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Peace Corps

Country Director, FP-0340-2

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Overseas, Multiple Locations
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US Citizens
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Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement:

  • Ten Reasons to Work for Peace Corps! -- (1) Voted in the top 4 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government for small agencies in 2013, (2) the Peace Corps has a unique global mission. (3) Benefits include higher salary caps than the Federal standard with (4) quicker step increases. (5) Peace Corps employees earn non-competitive eligibility after 3 years of service and (6) have the chance to be selected for an annual Leadership Development Academy. (7) The working environment is highly flexible with alternative schedules, credit hours, teleworking. (8) There is a Distinguished Speaker Series, and (9) work-life programs including Metro and bicycle subsidies. (10) Peace Corps has a vibrant Community atmosphere; established through President Kennedy's call to service; the Peace Corps asks applicants what you can do for your country . . . and the world.


  • PRIOR INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITY OR RELATED WORK: Individuals who have been engaged in certain intelligence activity or related work or who have been employed by or connected with an intelligence agency are ineligible for employment with Peace Corps. Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases. APPLICANTS WITH CIA CONNECTIONS. CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO PROCEED.
  • If you previously applied for the Country Director position under vacancy announcement #14-External-CD or OPC12-External- CD, there is no need to reapply as your application is already under consideration.

    This is an Excepted Service Appointment. Initial appointments to the Peace Corps are normally for 60 months (5 years). Employees are paid on the Foreign Service pay scale and receive the same benefits as other Federal employees. A background security investigation will be required for all hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

    Candidate's years of specialized experience and the Peace Corps policy will determine the grade level being offered. Country Director positions may be filled at either the FP-02 or FP-01 grade level. The starting grade for each position will be based on the needs of management and of the specific overseas post, as well as the qualifications of the selected candidate.

    Fluent foreign language (professional level) may be required for some positions. Some positions require fluency in French, Spanish, or Portuguese. Other languages will be required according to the needs of the post. Applicants will be screened for language proficiency during the interview process. Ensure that you indicate your language proficiency in your application.

    Applicants are requested to provide justification to support their candidacy in the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA)/ Competencies portion of the application. The most competitive applicants are those that address how their experience matches the KSA/Competencies.

    Applicants who applied in the past 12 months but were not selected will not be considered unless they have significant additional experience or training to report.

    Qualified internal applicants will receive first consideration.


    If you have Peace Corps experience as a Volunteer and/or an employee staff member, ensure that you include your period of Peace Corps experience, location and dates in the 'Work History' screen when completing your application.

    Candidates will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance prior to the beginning of Overseas Staff Training. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for non-selection or if the candidate has been hired, termination of employment.

    Candidates and eligible dependents will be required to obtain a medical clearance as a condition of employment. The clearance is granted by the Department of State, Office of Medical Services. Failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for non-selection.

    This is a Federal Government civilian job called an Excepted Appointment. As an Excepted Service agency, Peace Corps employees are paid on the Foreign Service pay scale and employment is time-limited not to exceed 5 years.

    For questions regarding this specific Country Director vacancy contact Overseas Recruitment Selection and Support at

    E-mail Communication will be sent to you from 'mail@avuedigitalservices. Please add this address to your contact list so that these emails are not blocked or placed in your 'SPAM' folder.

    Once you submit your application, there will be no ability to update. If you are no longer interested in consideration after application submission, you may withdraw you application by logging into Avue.

    Both online and offline application assistance can be obtained by contacting the Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 or or by clicking on the "TECHNICAL SUPPORT" button while working in the automated system.

    When completing your Avue application online, you will receive a pop-up warning message after 45 minutes. It is strongly recommended that you save your data often, and turn off your pop-up blocker in order to receive any system time-out warning.


  • The Peace Corps Country Director (CD) plans and directs all aspects of the Peace Corps program in the country of assignment.
  • The Country Director ensures that day-to-day opeations create an environment for Volunteers and staff to work successfully and perform their duties and responsiblities.
  • The Country Director is the senior Peace Corps representative in the country of assignment.

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