Senior Grants Administrative Specialist

Rockville, Maryland
May 01, 2021
May 09, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES), Program Management, Policy Development and Analysis Staff (PMDA). The supervisor is Michael Brezovec. This position is in the bargaining unit, is subject to the Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements, and is not subject to security ownership restriction reporting requirements.

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As a Senior Grants Administrative Specialist, you will perform a wide variety of tasks in support of the NRC's Integrated University Program (IUP). The NRC awards IUP grant funds in support of university research and development to maintain and enhance the discipline of nuclear science and engineering. You shall work to support the grant process from award through closeout and will ensure all aspects involved in awarding, tracking and monitoring IUP grants are completed effectively and efficiently. You will be the lead for: Grant Monitoring Phase (oversight); Grant Closeout Phase; Grant Service Agreements; Grant Budget & Expenditure; and Grant Re-Payment Process. You will work pro-actively with educational institutions (grantees) and with students receiving scholarship funds from grantees to ensure compliance through the grant lifecycle. You will liaise closely with other offices as appropriate to identify and resolve legal, financial, budget and audit related issues. With support from OCIO, you will work to implement databases and dashboards to streamline and enhance data capture, query and reporting capabilities for the IUP grant program. You will also train and provide guidance for new and more junior staff of NRC's grant team on an as needed basis.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Must be able to meet/maintain security & suitability requirements.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (13) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience which demonstrates a proven ability to administer, review, and monitor a grant process from end-to-end and to identify, track, and resolve issues as they arise. This includes a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Grant Monitoring Phase (oversight); Grant Closeout Phase; Grant Service Agreements; Grant Budget & Expenditures; and Grant Re-Payment Process. It also includes experience which demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of the agency's financial and acquisition systems and related reports.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience should be addressed in your resume, responses to the vacancy questions, and additional space provided for supplemental response.


There are no educational requirements for this position.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the job requirements. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to any vacancy questions to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements. If you are among the top candidates for this position, your application will be referred to the hiring manager.

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
L Access Authorization

Drug test required

Required Documents

As a NRC employee you are required to submit your most recent Rating of Record (Performance Appraisal) or a statement saying that one is not available. You may do so either electronically, following the instructions below:

All supplemental documents can now be collected electronically and should be submitted BEFORE the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You have three choices for submitting your supplemental documents:

1. Use the "USAJOBs" feature to download documents from your USAJOBs portfolio; or
2. Use the "Upload" feature to upload documents directly from your computer. The following types of documents can be uploaded:
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3. Use the "Fax" feature to print the Fax Cover Sheet and fax it, along with your supplemental documents to 1-571-258-4052.

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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