Grants Mgmt Specialist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Closes
Oct 23, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Grant Manager serves as the principal advisor to the National Director for National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events (NVSPSE) on all matters related to the Veterans Adaptive Sports Grant program (VASGP) and Veterans Monthly Training Stipend program (VMTSP). The position is organizationally aligned in VHA Office of Patient Care Services (PCS) in VA Central Office, Office of Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services (RPS), NVSPSE.
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Responsibilities

Duties include but not limited to:

Monitors and administers a discretionary grant/cooperative agreement program for the department. Manages, awards and/or obligate funds for grants, cooperative agreements, competitive and non-competitive evaluation of grant proposals and the administration, termination and closeout of all grants and training stipend recipient portfolios.

Completes annual budget, monitors for efficiency throughout the year and develops financial quarterly reports of approved recipients and disbursement of funds.

Ensures financial methods, procedures, and practices to assess financial stability of recipient of Federal grants and cooperative agreements and process all approved grant applications through our financial management system, vendor processing system, payment management system etc. to ensure all approved grantees applications are processed within established timelines.

Responsible for leading the board committee and providing pre-approved instructions to the committee members that reviews the vendor applications. Oversees, reviews, analyzes, and evaluates grants/assistance applications, plans, and estimates.

Ensure efficient record management of all files related to the VASGP and VMTSP to ensure policies and requirements are met. Reviews quarterly financial reports from grant recipients and monthly training stipend payments to ensure proper allocation of funds and submits report to supervisor.

Conducts program evaluation and identifies and recommends audits for awardees. Leads and performs reviews and site visits monitoring and oversight on grant and training stipend recipients, conducts resolution of review findings and monitors resolutions that need changes in compliance with relevant statutory regulations and manages required reporting, develops performance metrics for the audit, and tracks grant, and training stipend program activities identified during the audit.

Ensures recipients of Federal funds comply with Government's environmental and other requirements and initiates, plans, and conducts surveys and studies to recommend changes to policies, procedures, and regulations.

Serves as the liaison and Contracting Officer Representative for the grant and training stipend programs and completes all contracts, procurement and acquisition activities as well as request for contract changes, adjustments, and settlements and reports findings to supervisor for final decision and approval for resolution of contractor claims, delays or suspension of work.

Manages the grant database to include evaluation and implementation of new grantees, identify organizations that received grants, type and frequency of sport programing, geographic distribution, and unique veterans or recipients served. Perform internal reviews on a weekly basis to ensure grantees are performing required assignments and reconcile all grants agreements and adhering to the end of the fiscal year processing schedule

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telework: Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Grants Mgmt Specialist/PD03133A and PD03132-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/28/2020.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor for both GS-12 level and GS-13 level (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is:
  • Knowledge and skills in grant management and peer review processes of evaluating grant applicants
  • Subject matter expertise in the adaptive sports and/or adaptive sports medicine.


You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
  • Specialized Experience GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Expert knowledge and understanding of Federal grant management guidelines, regulations, state and local laws and policies concerning administrating grants to non-government organizations and delivery of Federal benefits to beneficiaries.
  • Specialized Experience GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Expert knowledge and understanding of Federal grant management guidelines, regulations, state and local laws and policies concerning administrating grants to non-government organizations and delivery of Federal benefits to beneficiaries.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

Knowledge and skills in grant management and peer review processes of evaluating grant applicants.

Subject matter expertise in the adaptive sports and/or adaptive sports medicine.

Ability to extract pertinent information, to gather and verify facts, and experience and skill in synthesizing information to analyze and present information in a manner that is clear, timely, and meaningful.

Ability to independently analyze management information, data and reports from divergent data sources to develop program or administrative reporting systems including the systems specifications, data gathering and analytical techniques, and systems evaluation methodology.

Knowledge of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of agency grant programs, to include knowledge of program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, and methods of evaluating program accomplishments.

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled office

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified : applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume
  • Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee
  • If you are a current or former Federal employee applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements. Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:
    • Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
    • Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
    • SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • CTAP/ICTAP Ltr
  • Proof of Marriage Status
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action


SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time in Grade and/or Eligibility):
  • Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee
  • An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade
  • Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.
  • Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:
    • Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
    • Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
    • SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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