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Job opening: Special Assistant

Salary: $70 685 - 103 803 per year
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Company: Peace Corps
Employment Type: Full-time
The Special Assistant position is located in Office of Global Health and HIV and reports to the Director of OGHH. The incumbent will work closely with various internal and external stakeholders to support OGHH objectives. The purpose of this position is to provide administrative and executive support, organizational support and task management, and significant scheduling and follow-up with external partners for the Director.


The Special Assistant performs the following major duties:



All qualification requirements must be met by 04/16/2024 (the closing date of the announcement). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate the start and end dates (month, day, and year) of employment, the number of hours worked per week, and the location of employment in your resume. Qualification claims will be subject to verification. Specialized Experience: This vacancy is being announced at one grade level: Specialized Experience at the FP-05: To be minimally qualified for this position at the FP-05 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression, FP-07 or GS-07 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes all of the following: serving as liaison for an organization to external offices; analyzing administrative functions and work processes and recommending corrective actions; AND preparing reports on programmatic and administrative issue for organizations. ~OR~ A Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree OR L.L.B. or J.D., if related. ~OR~ A combination of education and experience Please note: If qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience, please review the "Education" section of this announcement. Past experience that satisfies the Specialized Experience MUST be well documented within your resume. Failure to provide this information in your resume with corresponding start and end dates (month, day, and year) of employment, the number of hours worked per week, and location of employment may result in disqualification from further consideration. Specialized Experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer work done with National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) or other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site. Peace Corps employees are employed using the Foreign Personnel (FP) pay scale. The FP pay plan does not follow the same structure as the GS pay plan. In the FP pay plan, as the grade-level numbers decrease the level/pay for the position increases. The FP-09 is the lowest entry-level grade and the FP-01 is the highest senior-level grade.


A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Transcripts can be official or unofficial.

A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be used towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by recognized institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at this website.


  • Address Office of Global Health and HIV 1275 First St. NE Washington, DC 20526 US
  • Name: Peace Corps Jobs
  • Email: [email protected]


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