Economic Development Specialist (Workforce) (Public Notice Flyer)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 26, 2021
Closes
Oct 04, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in facilitating regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. EDA is seeking quality job applicants under special hiring authority provided under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These positions are located in our Headquarters Office.

After the closing date, applicants can still submit resumes to: EDACAREER@EDA.GOV

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

  • Manage the grants approval process (pre and post) providing technical support for solicitation and development of investment proposals;
  • Prepare and convey grant award documents, conduct project management conferences with recipients;
  • Providing support to grantees to ensure they can maximize outcomes of their programs (e.g., number of workers trained with skills to secure quality jobs)


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12 - Position has promotion potential to the GS-12 level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).


See "Qualifications section.

Qualifications

Qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualifications available on the OPM's website located at: https//www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

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, 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 for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

For the GS-11 level:

EXPERIENCE: To qualify for the GS-11 grade level you must have one full year of specialized experience. You must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09. For this position, specialized experience is:
  • Assisting with the evaluation process for the grant competition.

OR

EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related.

OR

COMBINATION: Equivalent combinations of education and experience.

For the GS-12 level:

EXPERIENCE: To qualify for the GS-12 grade level you must have one full year of specialized experience You must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11. For this position, specialized experience is:
  • Ensuring compliance with grant management processes.

Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade.

Education

See "Qualifications" section.

Additional information

Background Investigation: This position is designated as Non-sensitive/Low Risk and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.

Please note this position is being filled under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Employees will be hired under EDA's CARES Hiring Authority as a Schedule A employee under the Excepted Service for a period not-to-exceed two (2) years.

The salary is contingent upon the official duty location and will be determined based on individual selections.

Veterans' preference is not applicable to this position.

Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.

Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

See "Qualifications section.

The competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform this job are:
  • Knowledge of grants management, processing and administration policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents for the analysis and assessment of investment project proposals..
  • Knowledge and ability to research and interpret general business, financial, industrial and related data and information.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing

Required Documents

See "How to Apply" section.

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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