GRANTS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (BIL)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 10, 2022
Closes
May 17, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Assisting in organizing, coordinating, and implementing the review of recommended funding actions within assigned country portfolios.
  • Responds to inquiries or requests from, current grantees, contractors, and other offices. As directed, serves as a point of contact for assigned country portfolios.
  • Receives and processes applications for funding and organizes grant applications for further review. Reviews grant applications for adequacy and compliance with Federal and IAF grant making policies and procedures.
  • Supports the determination of awardee eligibility and conducts due diligence and risk assessments.
  • Serves as an agency expert and user of the IAF's grant management system and related trackers.
  • Drafts and updates grant documents including budget sections for additional funds, time extensions, and reprogramming amendments as well as project description and novation changes.
  • Supports the agency in the disbursement of funds to grantees. Liaises with the Bureau of Fiscal Services (BFS) regarding the grant disbursement process.
  • Collects, compiles and conducts preliminary analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Drafts and prepares a variety of spreadsheets, presentations, statistical or narrative reports, and other written products concerning assigned country portfolios in response to information requests.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.


Qualifications

This job announcement is open to receive applications from the first 50 applicants. The job announcement will remain open until either the quota of 50 applicants, or 05/17/2022 is reached. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 50 applicant limit.

Applicants must meet ALL qualifications and eligibility requirements of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education and selective placement factor, as identified.

This position contains a selective placement factor (SPF) that is part of the minimum qualifications requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is: Fluency in both orally and in writing in English and Spanish, (Haitian Creole and/or Portuguese desired).

If selected for an interview, a written and/or oral exercise may be used. Portions of the interview will be conducted in Spanish.

For the GS-07 level:
Must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-05) in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties the position. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes: (1) participating in the review, processing, monitoring, and management of grant applications and/or cooperative agreements or similar legal agreements; (2) performing preliminary assessments of grant applications for adequacy and compliance with established laws and regulations; (3) serving as an initial point of contact for customers to evaluate needs and refer to appropriate resources; and (4) providing administrative support to management.
OR
Must have successfully completed of at least one (1) full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education from an accredited college or university, which provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. You must include transcripts.
OR
Must have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study, which provided me with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance to do the work of this position, and I meet one of the following requirements for Superior Academic Achievement at the undergraduate level: 1) Class standing -- Graduated in the upper third of the class based on completed courses in the college, university, or major subdivision; 2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.)2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0 scale as recorded on official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society. (Note: A copy of your transcript is required as documented proof of your GPA, class standing, or election to honor society membership. Failure to provide your transcript will result in an ineligible rating).
OR
Must have successfully completed a combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take the number of months of full-time experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.

For the GS-09 level:
Must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal Service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties the position. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes participating in the reviewing and monitoring of grants and cooperative agreements for compliance with award terms and conditions in accordance with regulations; assisting with investigating criteria, laws, rules, and regulations for legality and applicable information for creating agreements; and participating in the financial and administrative analyses of a variety of grant mechanisms to determine if costs are reasonable and allowable within prescribed policies.
OR
Must have successfully completed at least a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D. from an accredited college or university, which provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. You must include transcripts.
OR
Must have successfully completed a combination of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree beyond one (1) year (18 semester hours) and divide by 18. Then take the number of months of full-time experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors; education, and experience requirements), score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP and ICTAP visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/

Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities

Telework Suitability: The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment:
Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule:
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous:
IAF uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement #IAF-22-DE-11469412CPO using Delegated Examining (DE) procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet DE requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

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