Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, GS-1109-14 (MAP)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Silver Spring, Maryland
Posted
May 28, 2022
Closes
Jun 01, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, you will perform the following duties:
  • Serve as Branch Chief in the Grants Management Division, Acquisition and Grants Office providing full supervisory responsibility for the overall management of NOAA grants and cooperative agreements including overseeing processing of financial assistance awards; providing guidance and assistance to all levels of NOAA management on grant policies and procedures; and monitoring and performing the analysis, processing, and control of financial assistance applications.
  • Provide the full range of grants management services to meet deadlines for financial assistance awards, implementing new requirements and ensuring the fulfillment of Congressional and other inquiries.
  • Develop and formulate procedures and methods relating to technical problems involved in the administration of NOAA grants and cooperative agreements including evaluating and modifying guidelines and procedures to ensure their effectiveness.
  • Assume overall responsibility for evaluating budget requests and justifications, the availability of resources and facilities of applicant institutions, and the techniques employed by the institution in dealing with the stewardship of funds entrusted to NOAA.
  • Meet with university officials, board of directors, business managers, grant administrators, individual principle investigators, and others responsible for grants administration in organizations receiving grants funds to discuss and explain grants management objectives, changes in policies or procedures, and to ensure prudent use of public funds.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.
  • If selected, required to complete OGE Form 450 financial disclosure.


Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. NOAA received notice of reintegration to occur on April 25, 2022. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you will need to follow management's guidelines on the expectation of reporting to the duty station listed on this announcement. You may be eligible to request to telework depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

This position requires a Moderate Risk Security Clearance.

NOTE:
* A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.

* Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

* This position is not in the bargaining unit


Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

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.

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify at the GS-14 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:
  • Providing oversight of the administration, review, and monitoring of federal grants and cooperative agreements for compliance with award terms and conditions.
  • Developing and formulating policies and procedures to manage technical problems in the administration of grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Evaluating budget requests and justifications, the availability of resources and facilities of applicant institutions, and the techniques employed by an institution in dealing with the stewardship of funds; and
  • Providing assistance and information to internal and external customers regarding compliance with all applicable grants policies and regulations.


Additional information

CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  • A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
  • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
  • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  • Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

  • ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  • A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
  • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;
  • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  • Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

  • Non-Competitive Reinstatement to a Higher Grade/Band than Previously Held MUST submit the following documents:

    1. SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action: you must provide the most current Notification of Personnel Action (Form SF-50) that verifies career/career-conditional status, title, series, and highest grade level held on a permanent basis for your previous position. (do not submit an Award SF-50) AND , the SF-50 that verifies your separation date; AND .

    2. Performance Appraisal - most recent performance appraisal showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan that does not include this information.

    NOAA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

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