Grants Management Specialist (Policy)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Oct 05, 2022
Oct 06, 2022
Full Time

  • As a Grants Management Specialist (Policy) some of your duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Plan and conduct a variety of analytical studies, reviews, and trend analysis of assistance policies and procedures of all awarding units.
  • Proactively identify areas of grants policies and procedures requiring the development of new policy or the modification of existing grants policy source documents.
  • Analyze policy issues and develop as final products, in the form of new and/or revised NIH Manual Chapters, NIH.Grants Administration Manual Chapters, announcements In the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, and/or NIH Grants Policy Statement.
  • Provide guidance and consultation on interpretation and application of grants policy and procedures to staff of institutes and centers, and the public.
  • Respond to Congressional and other inquiries regarding policy and procedural issues which frequently relate to far-reaching public policy Issues requiring sensitive treatment and follows-up responses as the issues evolve.
  • Manage division initiatives and special projects on a variety of grants and administrative policy issues, as assigned by the director, DGP and Director, OPERA.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements within thirty (30) calendar days of the closing date of this announcement, including time in grade.


You qualify at the GS-14 level, if you meet the following qualification requirements:

You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing technical leadership to grants management specialists and managers; analyzing trends for use in developing grants policies, guidelines, procedures and internal controls; evaluating the impact of new or proposed legislation or policies on existing processes and policies; providing advice to senior management officials regarding the need for, or implementation of grants management policies and procedures.

Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

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Additional information

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  • This position is designated as a " non-emergency/teleworker " position and the selected candidate will be considered a " non-emergency/teleworker " employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.
  • A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
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  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
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