The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives and affiliated Islanders.
This is a term position not to exceed 13 months, but may be extended annually up to 4 years.
This position is located in the Department of the Interior, Office of the Assistant Secretary Insular and International Affairs, Office of International Affairs (INT), International Technical Assistance Program (ITAP). The incumbent is responsible for supporting ITAP project implementation and the INT communications program. This position supports projects in Latin American and The Caribbean and requires fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish.
At the full performance level (GS-09) the major duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:
- Supports the development and implementation of various technical assistance projects in the Latin America and Caribbean portfolio and other areas as assigned. This includes contributing to the drafting of project concept notes, scopes of work, and work plans. Also contributes to assembling and preparation of technical assistance teams.
- Provides support to the travel coordination team, including planning, coordinating, and making international travel arrangements for staff.
- Helps with representation at meetings, events, and conferences by assisting with the development of PowerPoint presentations, selecting images, and drafting narratives for outreach materials.
- Drafts project semi-annual, quarterly, and other ad hoc and trip reports. Analyzes office-wide processes and procedures and makes recommendations for improvement.
- Supports the communications and outreach portfolio through ongoing recommendations for updates to the website, social media, and communications materials. Helps translate outreach materials from English to Spanish and vice-versa. May serve as interpreter between Spanish-only speaking partners and the ITAP travel and budget team.
- Supports budget, payment, and contracting actions by monitoring activity to report against project budgets; reconciles declining balance card accounts; utilizes various forms and payment methods to implement project activities.
- Works with Contracting Officer's Representatives (CORs) to ensure contracts serve ITAP needs and contract deliverables meet project needs for the Latin American and Caribbean program.
At the GS-5, you may not perform all of the duties stated above, or may perform them with more guidance and supervision.
First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.
This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position up to 1-5 nights/month on average.