Grants Management Specialist PD 18R138 / 14R338 - Office of Federal Assistance Management

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Dec 01, 2021
Closes
Dec 09, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

These positions are located in Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Federal Assistance Management, Division of Grants Management Operations, HIV/AIDS and Rural Health Branch Health Center Branch. The duty location for these position is in Rockville, MD.

Major Duties

As a Grants Management Specialist, you will perform developmental assignments that included formal and informal training designed to teach you perform the full range of duties for federal grants and cooperative agreements.

Your major duties and responsibilities include:
  • Interpreting and applying grant laws, regulations, policies and procedures for specific programs and situations.
  • Providing technical guidance to grantees.
  • Performing assigned grant functions involving review, coordination, monitoring, and the provision of general technical assistance.
  • Conducting routine cost analyses and review of grant applications.
NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Federal applicants must submit an SF-50 to show status and time-in-grade.
  • Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Position is in the Bargaining Unit.
  • Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
  • Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)
  • THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO THE COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT. REFER TO THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS MANDATE.


Qualifications

THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 12/14/2021

Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS are defined as qualifications that an applicant must possess, at a minimum, to be eligible to participate in an assessment for hire or promotion under the competitive system, e.g., education, experience, and/or other requirements (e.g., licensure). Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position receive no further consideration.

GS-7: Applicants may meet the minimum qualifications for this grade based on one of the three methods below:

1. EXPERIENCE: Your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying experience that is
comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-5 level in the federal service.

Examples of minimum qualifying experience equal to the GS-5 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and
recurring basis:
  • Extracting data from automated financial or accounting systems to prepare reports, spreadsheets, etc.
AND
  • Assisting in the preparation of standard financial, accounting, or budget reports and documents.
OR

2. EDUCATION: Have completed one full year of graduate level education in field related to the position being filled.

OR

Have a Bachelor's Degree AND meet the requirements of Superior Academic Achievement (SAA). SAA is based on (1) class standing,
(2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating
class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration,
based on completed courses. Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-- Applicants must have a grade-point average of: 3.0 or higher out of a
possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed
based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on
the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2
years of the curriculum;

OR

3. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the
qualification requirements for this position.

GS-9: Applicants may meet the minimum qualifications for this grade based on one of the three methods below:

1. EXPERIENCE: Your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying experience that is comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-7 level in the federal service.

Examples of minimum qualifying experience equal to the GS-7 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and
recurring basis:
  • Applying standard financial or accounting practices, methods, and techniques to complete standard financial, accounting or budget transactions.
AND
  • Researching regulatory financial, accounting or budget information to check for compliance and accuracy of documents, reports, etc. submitted.
OR

2. EDUCATION:
Have a master's or equivalent (LL.B. or J.D.) graduate degree or, two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in field related to the position being filled.

OR

3. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

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; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of financial analysis, forecasting, and modeling to interpret quantitative and qualitative data; includes data modeling, earned value management, and evaluating key financial indicators, trends, and historical data.

FINANCIAL BUDET AND PROGRAM ANALYSIS - Obtains financial information from within and outside of an organization for relevant guidance or other information; reviews and evaluates the financial data and makes recommendations as appropriate.

TECHNICAL WRITING - Prepares written documentation to transfer technical information about concepts, situations, products, services, or results to audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge.

ADMINISTATION AND MANAGEMENT - Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.

TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11292509

Current status candidates must meet Time-in-Grade (TIG) by the closing date of this announcement. To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, provide any of the following SF-50s:

Please Note: An SF50 for the current year pay adjustment is NOT acceptable for verifying TIG (ex. 2021 general increases cannot be used to verify TIG).
  • Competitive or Career-ladder promotion to your highest grade (this does not include 120 day temporary promotions)
  • Regular Within Range Increase (WRI) or With In Grade (WGI) increase at your highest grade (this does not include quality step increases (QSIs).
  • Competitive career/career-conditional appointment to your highest grade.
  • SF-50 at your highest grade held, that is at least one year older than the announcement closing date of 12/14/2021.
Not sure which SF-50 to submit? Check out our video... Go here to watch the video on the SF50s to submit in your application package .

Education

If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to your starting work.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov .

Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. However, agencies must verify that the education was completed successfully before the applicant can be appointed.

Additional information

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO THE COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

Vaccination Mandate :
In accordance with Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Your HR Consultant will provide a list of documents acceptable as proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirement.

Expanded/Maximum telework Posture :
Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy.

HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.
  • Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees . Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • E-Verify: HRSA participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for annual leave for prior work experience directly related to the duties of the position being filled. The use of this service credit is at the discretion of the selecting official and must be finalized prior to selectee's entrance on duty. For more information, please click here .
  • Financial Disclosure: This position requires you to file a public or confidential financial disclosure report prior to receiving a final offer letter as well as within 30 days of your appointment. This will require you to report information such as recent sources of income, financial interests you hold, and outside activities you participate in, as well as similar information from a spouse or any dependent children. If you have questions, please contact AskHR@hrsa.gov .


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