USPSC Junior Disaster Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)

USAID/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

About the organization

Junior Disaster Operations Specialists (JDOSs) play a central role in the USG’s disaster response, humanitarian assistance, and disaster risk management programs. They assist in managing all aspects of grants for humanitarian donor organizations, and in preparing information products, and briefing materials. They support portfolios consisting of one or several countries, and are members of regionally focused humanitarian response teams consisting of other JDOSs, Disaster Operations Specialists, a Team Leader, Information Officers, and Technical Specialists.

JDOSs are part of the Disaster Response Team within the ALE Division. This team consists of four regional groups, each covering the following areas: Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia (EMCA), South Asia (SA), East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Each regional group is managed by a Team Leader.


**For the complete list of duties and responsibilities for this position please view the solicitation at**

*The JDOSs must serve a minimum of two years in the GS-9 Junior Disaster Operations Specialist position, receive a performance rating that exceeds fully successful, and meet the minimum education and experience requirements for a GS-11 in order to be considered for promotion to the GS-11 position.

The primary focus of the JDOSs will be managing the grants and awards process for various geographic teams. However, they will also provide policy review support and produce basic informational products. The JDOSs will have primary responsibilities for some tasks and secondary responsibilities for others.

For the GS-9 Equivalent: Working under the guidance and supervision of the Team Leader for the assigned region of responsibility, the JDOS will:

Contextual Specialty:
• Establish an understanding of incipient disasters, international disaster response plans and efforts, and major humanitarian issues and challenges in the area of responsibility.
• As requested, maintain contact with OFDA field representatives and the OFDA Regional Office to maintain current triangulated understanding of existing and impending humanitarian crises in the area of responsibility.


**For the education and experience requirements for this position please view the solicitation at**

(Determines basic eligibility for the position. Offerors who do not meet all of the education and experience factors are considered NOT qualified for the position.)

Bachelor’s degree with significant study in or pertinent to the specialized field (including but not limited to international relations, public administration, political science, international development and/or disaster management) and at least two (2) years of cumulative experience working in government, a large organization, or a business setting, with responsibilities related to planning, budgeting, writing business letters and memos, and renewing project or funding proposals. Work history must include at least one (1) year of cumulative experience working with an international development, international training or humanitarian assistance organization. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, and in preparing and manipulating Excel spreadsheets.


$57,510 - $74,759

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

**Please see for full solicitation for this position.**

Position Title: Junior Disaster Operations Specialist (Multiple Positions)
Solicitation Number: 720FDA19B00068
Salary Level: GS-9 Equivalent: $57,510 - $74,759
Issuance Date: July 22, 2019
Closing Date: Open and continuous through December 2, 2019 with Three (3) Review Periods closing on:

August 12, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
October 7, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time
December 2, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

Closing Time: 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time

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