Student Trainee (grants Management Specialist) Gs-1199-05/07 Pathways Intern

Employer
National Science Foundation
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Apr 24, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Ref
1946937891
Hours
Full Time
SummaryThis is an opportunity under the Internship Program component of the Pathways Programs. The Internship Program provides students enrolled in high schools, colleges, trade schools and other qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while completing their education. Veteran's Preference will be applied in filling positions under the Pathways Programs.This announcement is for a Student Trainee (Grants Management Specialist). Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesAs a Student Trainee (Grants Management Specialist) in the Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management (BFA) the incumbent will perform a variety of tasks selected by the supervisor with a view to his or her development:* Participates in reviewing program recommendations and in negotiating, drafting and awarding grants, cooperative agreements and other agreements with Federal agencies for funding scientific research and other related activities, including research facilities;* Utilizes highly automated electronic and computer systems to review, process and generate certain data and documentation;* Assists DGA senior staff in the review and analysis of business, financial, management, policy and other non-scientific aspects of recommended awards and potential and current NSF awardees;* Participates in administering and closing-out grants, cooperative agreements and other awards and recommends corrective actions including suspension and termination of awards when necessary;* Assists DGA senior staff in providing advice and assistance to NSF Programs in selecting the most effective methods for generating proposals in order to implement diverse types of scientific research projects and other related activities;* Participates in discussions with program staff, proposers and awardees regarding NSF policies, procedures, and requirements and applicable Federal laws and regulations that pertain to the award, administration and management of grants and cooperative agreements;* Participates, as appropriate, in representing DGA, BFA, and NSF at various agency and interagency meetings;* Participates in the development of NSF policy in grants, contracts, and other agreements.CompetenciesCustomer ServiceFinancial Assistance MechanismsGrants ManagementGrants Management Laws, Regulations, and GuidelinesOral CommunicationOrganizational AwarenessProblem SolvingTravel Required Not requiredSupervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Job family (Series) 1199 Business And Industry Student Trainee Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. You must be taking at least a half-time course load. Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluationssee tab above. Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt. Background investigation. It is NSF policy that NSF personnel employed at or IPAs detailed to NSF are not permitted to participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs. Failure to comply with this NSF policy could result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal Service or termination of an IPA assignment and referral to the Office of Inspector General. Foreign Talent Definitions* Eligible students must be enrolled at least half-time in an accredited academic institution & maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher.* Students may be hired for Internship positions at any time during the year, & may work full-time or part-time based on office needs.* Students will be on indefinite appointments during their period of eligibility under the Internship Program.* Interns will be required to sign an agreement that outlines the parameters of the Internship Program.* The Internship Program allows students an opportunity to be converted non-competitively to a career-conditional or term position once the student completes all requirements of the Internship Program.* Noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term position is NOT guaranteed. The Intern's eligibility for conversion does not guarantee that the agency will opt for conversion.* Interns may be required to submit updated transcripts and proof of enrollment upon selection. From the closing date of this vacancy announcement, applicants MUST have at least one year remaining in their required coursework for completion of their degree. Experience refers to paid & unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) & other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills & can provide valuable training & experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. You must answer all job-related questions in the eRecruit questionnaire.All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full /blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.This position is in the bargaining unit.QualificationsTo qualify for the GS-5, you need to have one of the following: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in federal service. Examples of this experience includes: participating, with supervision, in the federal grant award process; gathering and analyzing data; and generating reports.OR Have successfully completed a full four year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor's degree, from an accredited college or university.OR Have a combination of post high school education and experience that, combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position.To qualify for the GS-7, you need to have one of the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience includes: participating in the grant award process; screening grants for completeness; conducting analysis of data and preparing reports.OR Have one full year of graduate level education.OR Have superior academic achievement eligibility after completing a Bachelor's degree.OR Have a combination of post high school education and experience that, combined, meet the qualification requirements for this position.From the closing date of this vacancy announcement, applicants MUST have at least one year remaining in their required coursework for completion of their degree.EducationEducation may be substituted for experience as described in "Qualifications."All Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accredited institutions recognized by the US Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation.PLEASE NOTE: Certificate program is defined as post-secondary education in a qualifying educational institution equal to at least one academic year of full-time study that's part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.Additional informationRelocation expenses will NOT be paid. This announcement is open to (All US Citizens OR current NSF employees) who meet citizenship and eligibility requirements. Federal Appropriations Law requires that Non-Citizens meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered. Non-citizens may NOT be converted to competitive service appointments. This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary.The Selected Candidate(s) may be subject to a background investigation.Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): ICTAP and CTAP provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP or CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP or CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified you must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least "Very Good" on the questionnaire. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information regarding ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources Veteran's Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (eg, documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation as specified on the SF-15.Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Applicant qualifications will be assessed based on the level of completed education and relevant work experience at the closing date of the announcement. Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category. Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category. The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the competencies required of this position. Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or CTAP must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least "Very Good." To preview questions please click here. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsYou are strongly encouraged to submit all required documents at the time you submit your resume. Cover letters are optional. * You MUST submit your official or unofficial college transcripts, including your cumulative GPA, with your application. This office will be unable to determine qualification eligibility without transcripts. Applications without transcripts are incomplete applications and will be rated "INELIGIBLE". Transcripts will NOT be accepted after the closing date of this announcement.* You MUST provide proof of enrollment for the current Spring/Summer 2021 academic term (ie, course schedule, acceptance letter, letter from the registrar). Applications without proof of enrollment are incomplete applications and will be rated "INELIGIBLE". Proof of Enrollment will NOT be accepted after the closing date of this announcement.If you are entitled to veterans' preference:You must submit all required documents at the time you complete your application or it will not receive further consideration.You must provide a copy of your DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (eg, documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.For information on veteran's eligibility visit: -Citizens may apply, but must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. However, non-citizens may NOT be converted to competitive service appointments. All uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the vacancy closing date.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US 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 US 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. Help BenefitsA career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. A GREAT LOCATION! The National Science Foundation Headquarters is conveniently located across the street from the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station, right in Alexandria, VA, a few miles from downtown Washington, DC. There are shops and restaurants within walking distance, as well as historic Old Town Alexandria a short trip away. Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers: Pre-tax parking Public transportation subsidy Child care subsidy Flexible working hours Telecommuting Physical Fitness Facility on site Health Services Unit on site Employee Assistance ProgramEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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