Transportation Program Analyst (Open to both US Citizens and Federal Employees)

Employer
Federal Transit Administration
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
86523652
Hours
Full Time
Summary You will serve as a Transportation Program Analyst in the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Guidance Division. You will perform grant and program management functions, analyze complex laws, regulations and legislation, and provide consistent guidance to stakeholders for FTA grants and cooperative agreements. Responsibilities As a Transportation Program Analyst, you will: Provide accurate and timely interpretation and application of applicable transportation laws and policies and OMB's Uniform Guidance for FTA grants and cooperative agreements to Headquarters (HQ), regional staff and all other stakeholders on pre and post award requirements; the cost principles, including indirect costs, uniform administrative and audit requirements; and common grants management and transit-related issues that impact multiple FTA programs. Provide guidance and training to Headquarters (HQ) and regional staff and all other stakeholders on grants management issues surrounding indirect costs including general requirements; the use of the de minimis rate; establishing a federal indirect cost rate with FTA; and the inclusion of the federal indirect cost rate in awards and subawards. Develop and interpret FTA grant and cooperative agreement management policies, guidance, directives, and regulations for FTA's internal and external stakeholders. Design, develop and implement guidance pursuant to legislative initiatives and administration mandates; analyze and interpret complex regulatory issues. Develop and update grant making and guidance tools that would be used to disseminate information to internal and external stakeholders Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and policy/issue papers related to grant management guidance. Identify training needs, design and develop comprehensive training materials and workshops, deliver presentations and provide technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders. Prepare and provide briefing materials to supervisor. Communicate with managers and peers to obtain information, reach consensus and participate on teams as required to complete products in a timely manner. The ideal candidate has extensive knowledge and experience applying and interpreting OMB Uniform Guidance, analyzing and making recommendations to grants management practices, producing program grant guidance such as pre-award, post-award and cost principles, specifically pertaining to indirect costs and the de minimis rate provision, and preparing communications and training materials related to grants management guidance for internal and external stakeholders. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a US Citizen and eligible for consideration. You must meet specialized experience to qualify. Required documents must be submitted by the closing date. Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service. GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only. PCS/RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT:Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Relocation, and Recruitment Incentive authorization varies by position/selection. SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed). PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed). TIME-IN-GRADE:Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower gradein the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed). Qualifications To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration. To qualify for the GS-12 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11 it must include: Experience analyzing laws, regulations and legislation as it relates to grants and cooperative agreements. Experience analyzing grants management and producing program grant guidance such as pre-award, post-award and cost principles specifically pertaining to indirect costs and the de minimis rate. Experience preparing, developing, and presenting written materials related to grants management guidance to internal and external stakeholders. To qualify for the GS-13 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11 it must include: Experience analyzing, reviewing and evaluating laws, regulations and legislation as it relates to grants and cooperative agreements. Experience analyzing and making recommendations to grants management and producing program grant guidance such as pre-award, post-award and cost principles specifically pertaining to indirect costs and the de minimis rate provision. Experience preparing, developing, and presenting written materials related to grants management guidance to internal and external stakeholders. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Grant Policy Knowledge: Knowledge of and experience with the structure and content of OMB's uniform guidance to analyze and interpret laws and regulations and to provide consistent guidance and grants management practices. Grant guidance: experience providing recommendations and advice for resolving common grants management and transit-related issues that impact multiple FTA programs. Communication: (oral and written) skills in expressing facts and ideas in a clear, concise manner and to facilitate an environment that foster an open exchange of ideas. For all types of consideration, experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; 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 experienceFor additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4 All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education Additional Information This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.

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