Deputy Assistant Administrator

US Agency for International Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance in less developed countries and countries that are experiencing or emerging from conflict. We operate in five regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Eurasia.

This Deputy Assistant Administrator position is located in the Bureau for Management (M) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) headquarters in Washington, DC.

The Bureau for Management includes the Agency’s principal advisors on matters relating to management and administration and houses an Assistant Administrator and three Deputy Assistant Administrators (DAA), who oversee, coordinate, and align general policy and direction to Bureau for Management offices. The M Bureau administers a program of centralized support for Agency operations worldwide that include: Accounting and finance; Operating Expense budget; Management policy, control, and audit coordination; Administrative services; Procurement policy and operations; Information resources management; and Overseas support.

Serves as the Deputy to the Assistant Administrator (AA) for Management, acting for the AA when absent, assisting with the management of those Bureau components and represents the Management Bureau on the AA’s behalf with senior Agency staff and externally, including at the National Security Council.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as needed.

Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs. Translates new legislation into program goals, actions, and policies, interpreting the impact of new legislative requirements on Agency programs.

How to apply

PLEASE NOTE: ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. USAJobs Resume Builder resumes will not be accepted for this position. You must upload all of the required documents. To apply, click the “Apply Online” button in the announcement and follow the prompts to the Career Connector website. If you are unable to apply online, call the Agency Contact listed in this announcement before noon ET on the closing date.

Along with a resume and complete online Assessment Questions, provide narrative statements individually addressing each of the ECQs and TQs, not to exceed two pages for each ECQ and no more than three pages for each TQ. The narrative statements should demonstrate the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. Keep in mind that each ECQ and TQ are unique qualifications. Do not write “Refer to Resume” or refer the reviewer to any other part of your application to explain your answer. Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to “See Resume” will be rated as incomplete. Additionally, applications that do not include narrative statements addressing each ECQ and TQ separately will be rated incomplete. ECQ narrative statements should be written in the Challenge, Context, Action, Results (CCAR) model format, as provided by OPM’s Guide to SES Qualifications. ECQs should focus on relevant experience, education and training accomplishments gained within the last 10 years. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. For specific information and guidance on the ECQ requirements, the CCAR model, and examples of good qualifications statements, refer to OPM’s Guide to SES Qualifications at SES Qualifications

Additional information on ECQs is available at OPM ECQs


Closing date: 7-Oct-22