Grant Management Specialist (Public Notice Flyer)

Washington, D.C
May 21, 2022
May 26, 2022
Full Time

This position will directly support EDA's $500 million Good Jobs Challenge, which is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. The Good Jobs Challenge aims to get Americans back to work by building and strengthening systems and partnerships that bring together employers who have hiring needs with other key entities to train workers with in-demand skills that lead to good-paying jobs.

The major duties of this position include:
  • Partnering across the Good Jobs Challenge team and EDA to provide accurate, timely, grants management expertise to internal and external stakeholders throughout the grants life cycle.
  • Utilizing a problem-solving mindset and proactive approach to mitigate risks, identify emerging challenges, and recommend early intervention strategies, ultimately advancing grantee likelihood of success throughout the performance period.
  • Managing the grants approval process (pre and post-award), including all tasks and efforts to timely process grants by September 30,2022, as well as setting up an effective post-award grant management process.
  • Developing and supporting the delivery of technical assistance, including high quality training materials and project management conferences.
  • Preparing and conveying grant awards documents.
  • Supporting the development of internal grants management policies, handbooks, guidance and procedures to help ensure compliance with program requirements.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (

See "Qualifications section.


Qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualifications available on the OPM's website located at: https// .

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, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

For the GS-11 level:

EXPERIENCE: To qualify for the GS-11 grade level you must have one full year of specialized experience. You must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09. For this position, specialized experience is:
  • Working with grants or investments;
  • Analyzing data in order to assess economic trends.


EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related.


COMBINATION: Equivalent combinations of education and experience.

For the GS-12 level:

EXPERIENCE: To qualify for the GS-12 grade level you must have one full year of specialized experience You must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11. For this position, specialized experience is:
  • Working with grants and investments;
  • Analyzing data in order to assess economic trends;
  • Experience with investment strategies; and
  • Negotiating with staff or community partners.

Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade.


See "Qualifications" section.

Additional information

Background Investigation: This position is designated as Non-sensitive/Low Risk and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

Please note this position is being filled under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Employees will be hired under ARPA's Hiring Authority as a Schedule A employee under the Excepted Service for a period not-to-exceed two (2) years.

Please submit a detailed resume (federal government format) and cover letter to . The subject line of the email should specify:
  • That this is a CARES Act position or ARPA position;
  • title of position;
  • geographic location of the employment opportunity (i.e., Atlanta Regional Office; Austin Regional Office; Chicago Regional Office, Denver Reginal Office; Philadelphia Regional Office; Seattle Regional Office; Washington DC Office).

Veterans' preference is not applicable to this position.

Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

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