Grants Program Analyst (Grants Officer)

Washington, D.C
Oct 24, 2020
Nov 02, 2020
Full Time


Due to the Pandemic, and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station/facility may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is safe to relocate.

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As the Grants Officer manages pre-award activities and post-award administration for FAA's Research and Development (R&D) grants including, but not limited to, the Center of Excellence, Aviation Research, and Workforce Development. You will be a key member of a team of grant professionals using your knowledge, technical skills, and other resources to accomplish program goals and make recommendations for program improvement.

Typical assignments may include:

Incumbent applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of grants programs to develop grant plans and operating guidelines, strategies and methods to: identify and establish grant program requirements and activities to enable selection of highly qualified grant recipients; execute sound awards; monitor progress, prepare and submit required reports; and assure closeout activities are finalized in accordance with OMB requirements.

Prepare and publish solicitations, establish schedules for proposed program activities, negotiating and entering into cooperative agreements, inter-agency service and other agreements on behalf of the FAA and the DOT. Interface with and provide programmatic guidance to grant recipients and applicants, respond to technical questions throughout competition phases. Inform management of various grant program requirements and obligations, routinely deliver expert information briefings.

Prepare grant award documents to support appropriate levels of effort in compliance with OMB 2 CFR 200, relevant statutory requirements, and legal and other guidance based on type of award; coordinate with OST as required. Prepare annual Congressional and other required reports, assure closeout activities are completed for all grant awards within the time period determined by OMB.

Demonstrate considerable independence in serving as a Grants Officer liaison in the FAA R&D Grants Management Office among various grant and cooperative agreement stakeholders to include aviation universities, FAA Program Managers and sponsoring organizations, academia, and industry partners.

Work to develop contacts internal and external to organization, providing instructions to financial assistance staff, acquisitions offices, community professionals, members of various aviation communities, research scientists, contractors and other government and industry officials. Contacts are identified for the purpose of addressing diverse complex issues which often cross multiple projects, programs, and/or functional areas. Contacts will also be used in providing answers and seeking guidance, resolving problems, establishing requirements, explaining and defending issues, and persuading or influencing decisions. Acts as a representative of the FAA officially committing the agency to a course of action with management concurrence.

You will assist in formulating and providing recommendation to management on major projects/policies/issues. Prepares, reviews, and recommends approvals of reports on projects, programs and other work activities for internal and external distribution. Develops briefings to convey strategic vision and/or organizational policies to internal and external audiences under management or senior level team member's direction.

Assist in developing broad policies and objectives providing general guidance for addressing that may require the development of new approaches. Assist in developing new policies, procedures, and approaches that take into consideration FAA policies, Government-wide rules and regulations and external concerns. Assist in creating new solutions and policy interpretations as situations require.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)


To view the complete qualification standard, applicants should reference - U.S. Office of Personnel Management Group Coverage Qualification Standard for the Miscellaneous Administration and Program Series, 0301.

To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-H, FG/GS-12. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience with pre and post award activities for grants programs at the federal, state, or equivalent level. Experience developing grant plans and operating guidelines, strategies and methods to identify and establish grant program requirements and activities. Experience in project management, allowable expenditures, and policies and procedures for a grants program or equivalent program.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.


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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

Current and former federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Links to Important Information: Locality Pay , COLA

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or email to on or before the closing date of this announcement. All emailed documents should reference the announcement number.

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system . If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link: .

Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are thoseveterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service.Applicants claiming eligibility for EVHO, MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

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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