Associate Director/Director (Grants Administration), MC-1109-3B/3A

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Dec 04, 2021
Closes
Dec 05, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Ensures that US Government funds are properly planned, budgeted, obligated, and expended in MCC foreign assistance programs, and for working with staff in the award and management of grants programs.
  • Provides strategic advice and hands-on support to members of the Practice Unit on all matters related to grants issued under a compact or threshold program, including the development of the grant policies, operational guidance, operations templates, training material, and supervision of grant-funded projects.
  • Defines the documentation requirements related to all aspects of grant administration through closure of grants as needed and ensures that all audit inquiries are adequately responded to.
  • Trains country counterparts where the compact includes a grant program governed by the PGG, including but not limited to MCA's grants implemented through Program Partnership Statements (PPS), Results-based financing (RBF), Leveraged Grants Facility (LGF), Innovation and Technology Program (ITP), and grants distributed to and/or through organizations such as DFC and SBA etc.
  • Evaluates the adequacy of MCAs' grant information management systems and structures proposed by host countries and/or other agencies to help MCC determine if those could be adequate for protecting the US government funds.
  • Formulates policies and operational procedures regarding the management of compact funds provided to eligible countries under the terms of a compact including the fiscal accountability of funds awarded.
  • Provides guidance to the host country counterparts (the Accountable Entity) in establishing the grant administration structure needed to implement the compact, and ensuring that reasonable measures to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the use of grant resources are implemented.
  • Assists the Office of the Inspector General, when necessary, on matters related to Grant audit programs of MCC-funded projects and activities and ensuring that MCC works with the MCAs to respond to and clear audit findings in a timely manner.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days
  • Some domestic and international travel maybe required


Qualifications

Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 4A (GS-13) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position, and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as; administering Federal grants, cooperative agreements, or awards and ensuring that US Government funds are properly planned, budgeted, obligated, and expended; developing policies and operational procedures policies, operational guidance, operations templates, training material for grants, cooperative agreements, or awards programs; evaluating/assessing the financial stability of the recipients of Federal grants, cooperative agreements, or awards to ensure compliance with terms and conditions; and communicating (both orally and in writing), with a variety of stakeholders to present, discuss and implement findings and recommendations. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

To qualify for pay band 3A you must meet the following:

Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band3B (GS-14) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position, and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as; administering Federal grants, cooperative agreements, or awards and ensuring that US Government funds are properly planned, budgeted, obligated, and expended in an international context; developing policies and operational procedures policies, operational guidance, operations templates, training material for grants programs; evaluating/assessing the financial stability of the recipients of Federal grants, cooperative agreements, or awards grants to ensure compliance with terms and conditions; and communicating (both orally and in writing, with a variety of stakeholders to present, discuss and implement findings and recommendations. Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.

Additional information

  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is operating in a state of maximum telework and most employees are teleworking full-time. Consequently, you will start your work in a temporary telework status and in a virtual environment. Your temporary telework arrangement will remain in effect until the agency informs you that MCC is open and operational for all staff. MCC will provide as much advance notice as possible before you may be required to report to MCC's office space. MCC has and will continue to offer flexible work arrangements.
  • RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION BONUS may be authorized for this position. If you are not a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Recruitment bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
  • If you are a current federal employee this position may authorize a one time Relocation bonus to be paid over a specified period. Selected individual will be required to a sign service agreement prior to receiving any bonus payments.
  • Selectee may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience.
  • The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower level, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
  • Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.
  • Pay: Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.
  • Promotion Potential: If the position is advertised with promotion potential, the selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition. Selection at a lower pay band level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
  • DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.
  • Selectee may be required to complete a probationary/trial period.


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