Grants Management Specialist (Award)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 06, 2021
Closes
Apr 14, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Grant Administration, Department of the Chief of Program Operations, in Washington, DC.

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Responsibilities

The Grants Management Specialist (Award) is responsible for performing a variety of technical grant related and financial analysis of new, renewal funding, and supplemental grant proposals approved for funding to ensure they include all required forms, assurances, and agreements. Will perform the following duties:
  • Conducts initial due diligence review of AmeriCorps applications, including review of items such as issues noted in the System of Award Management, unresolved debts to AmeriCorps, and other overall organizational and application eligibility criteria.
  • Performs final financial sufficiency review for grant applications and amendments to ensure compliance with federal requirements and AmeriCorps policies, and issues Notice of Grant Award for grant awards across all streams of service.
  • Delivers financial management training, and supports the development of training curricula, for staff and grantees/sponsors on pre- and post-award activities such as federal financial accounting standards and interpretation and implementation of agency policies, guidelines and systems.
  • Provides technical advice and guidance to AmeriCorps Portfolio Managers to solve unusual problems or issues related to financial grant administration. Serves as a subject matter expert on grant management financial policies.
  • Analyzes, assesses, and makes appropriate recommendations on issues, and initiatives of a complex and technical nature. Interprets, explains, and informs others regarding AmeriCorps policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
3

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • You must be a current AmeriCorps employee on a General, Permanent appointment or a AmeriCorps employee eligible under a Noncompetitive hiring authority
  • Must be telework ready
  • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation
  • A supervisory probationary period is required for new Federal supervisors
  • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees


Qualifications

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper range of the NY-02 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-09 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes participating in the grant review process; providing technical assistance to grantees; and applying established techniques to monitor the financial compliance of active grants.

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

Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.

Education

If you are qualifying based on education alone, you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Such education must be from an accredited institution and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. You must submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards.

You may also qualify based on a combination of education and experience, if applicable.

Additional information

ADDITIONAL SELECTONS MAY BE MADE FROM THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

Special Employment Consideration:
Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Technical Competence
  • Technical Credibility

Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.

Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the agency's Human Resources system which allows for:
1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Non-status candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
  • Unofficial transcript (if qualifying based on education);
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable


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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