Grants Management Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 20, 2019
Closes
Jul 24, 2019
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Agricultural Marketing Service/Transportation-Marketing Program: Formulate/administer policy/program/goals to effective agricultural marketing; analyze industry needs; provide grants/technical aid-improve domestic/international market access to US agricultural producers; research/development-improve productivity/economic efficiency; analyze/develop wholesale market facilities/local-regional food systems; implement/manage AMS grant programs/TM transportation program for farm commodities/supplies.
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Responsibilities

  • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform various pre-award activities. Design, develop, implement, and interpret grant/assistance management policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Announce programs and solicit applications or proposals for funding.
  • Determine applicant eligibility using formulas and methodology and established eligibility criteria. Oversee, review, analyze, and evaluate grant/assistance applications, plans, and estimates.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of grant/assistance awards to include costs, schedules, and oversight responsibilities.
  • Perform various liaison roles between the Government and the grant recipient organization to clarify, interpret, and resolve issues.
  • Provide training, technical assistance, oversight, ethics advice, expertise, and consultation to program officials, customers, review panels, applicants, recipients, and sub recipients as needed.
  • Conduct outreach to eligible applicants about grant program requirements.
  • Conduct program evaluation and post-award activities. Monitor and assess recipient performance/compliance with all award terms/conditions, and ensure alignment with established performance measures.
  • Perform various compliance activities. Initiate and/or recommend audits be performed as necessary. Resolve audit findings or monitor audit resolution. Conduct post-award reviews and analyses.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.


Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including time in grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

TIME IN GRADE: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

FOR THE GS-12 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of grant/assistance management processes and techniques; ability to apply laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and methods governing the administration of Federal grant agreements and awards; ability to assess the financial stability of recipients of Federal grant agreements.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods to improve program processes and systems; skills in resolving policy -related and compliance issues. Working knowledge of conducting reviews and analyses to identify and resolve management financial and administrative issues, throughout the grant lifecycle.
Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level.

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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.


How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

For CTAP & ICTAP, well-qualified means that the applicant meets the qualification standard and eligibility requirements for the position, meets basic qualification requirements, meets all selective factors where applicable is able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry, and is rated at 85 or above on the applicant assessment. Applications and required documentation (see below) will be reviewed to determine if applicants meet eligibility and job requirements. Qualified applicants will then be rated on the quality of experience, education, and training they possess relevant to the duties of the position and the extent applicants possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (or competencies):

  • Grants Management

Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.

Note: If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

To preview the application questionnaire, please visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10545176

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure or downtime, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
  • Resume that includes:1) personal information such as name, address, contact information;2) education;3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) all supervisors' phone numbers and if they may be contacted; and 5) other qualifications.
  • If education is required or being used to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient if it includes your name and all course information. If selected, official transcripts will be required prior to entering on duty. Education must have been obtained from an accredited institution. Education completed in a foreign institution must include an evaluation by an organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs that it was deemed equivalent to an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, see: Foreign Education Evaluation . All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

You must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following:
  • CTAP/ICTAP:
    • Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; AND most recent performance evaluation; AND SF-50 documenting separation or the position from which separating; OR
    • Workers Compensation Separation: Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50; OR
    • Disability Annuity Termination: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50; OR Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from the military or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50.
  • VEOA Veterans: DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty that shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. Active duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. It must be on the letterhead of the military branch and include the dates of service. Veterans' preference must be verified prior to appointment. Visit Feds Hire Vets for more information.
  • If claiming 10-point veterans' preference you must provide the DD214 or certification (see above) plus the documentation listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. Failure to submit these documents could result in a finding that 10-point preference cannot be awarded.

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