Grants Management Specialist (Sr Program Officer)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2022
Closes
Jan 20, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The closing date for the vacancy announcement(s) has been extended until January 21, 2022. Previous applicants do not need to apply again.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and individual states with different phases of reopening, the selectee's report date to the official duty station (Washington, DC) may be delayed until such time as employees are allowed to report to the workplace. The person selected may telework up to the maximum extent possible, up to and including full time, until it is determined by state and Federal officials that employees are allowed to report to the workplace (Washington, DC) where this position is located, on a regular basis.

As required by 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 such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before your entry on duty date with IMLS, if after November 22, 2021. IMLS will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of IMLS a legally required exception from this requirement.

If selected for the Grants Management Specialist (Sr Program Officer) position, the incumbent will serve as Senior Program Officer with primary responsibility for managing a variety of assigned grant programs, specifically Native American and Native Hawaiian Library Services Programs within the Office of Library Services (OLS), Discretionary Services Program. Typical assignments will include but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of a database comprised of subject matter experts in the various phases of library operations who may serve as reviewers of grant application, or members of rating panels or in other capacities helpful to the program.
  • Responsibility for representing the agency and the program in a range of activities designed to spread information about the grants, the agency and the procedures widely among the institutions and associations that are the targets of the grant program.
  • Discerning from contacts within and without the agency areas of the need that the present grants do not adequately address, or opportunities to use the authorized grants to bring about significant changes in the institutions affected and their relationships with their communities
  • Serving the agency and the library community as an expert and sources of information and knowledge about developments, trends, and best practices in the institutional field covered by types of grants.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • 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.
  • Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See Required Documents).
  • Status candidates must meet all qualification requirements, to include time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment, and specialized experience by the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Your resume must include detailed information as it relates to the responsibilities and specialized experience for this position. Evidence of copying and pasting directly from the vacancy announcement without clearly documenting supplemental information to describe your experience will result in an ineligible rating. This will prevent you from receiving further consideration.

GS-13: To be eligible at the GS-13 grade level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Specialized experience is defined as (1) knowledge and/or experience with operational and administrative policies, processes, and procedures of grantmaking in federal, state, or local government(s) or non-government organizations; (2) knowledge and/or experience with reviewing, awarding grants, and administering awards for grants or cooperative agreements; (3) skill in written communications to create policies, reports, and responses to internal/external inquiries; (4) experience and skill in leveraging the expertise of and building cooperative relationships with external stakeholders; and (5) presenting findings or recommendations on program-related activities in one of the following areas: Native American studies, library services and operations, archives, preservation, and cultural heritage and collections stewardship.

NOTE:
1
. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
2. 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; 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 experience.
3. Your resume and application materials should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application or resume how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified in the specialized experience definition. Cite specific examples of experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write, "See resume" in your application.
4. Your resume must include detailed information as it relates to the responsibilities and specialized experience for this position. Evidence of copying and pasting directly from the vacancy announcement without clearly documenting supplemental information to describe your experience will result in an ineligible rating. This will prevent you from receiving further consideration.

Education

Education is not a substitute for specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level.

Additional information

Status candidates must meet all qualification requirements, to include time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment, and specialized experience by the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.

Career Transition Assistance Programs :
These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

Selective Service Registration:
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

Veterans Preference :
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans .

HIRING INCENTIVES:
  • Eligible for Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Eligible for Tuition Assistance Program
  • This position is telework eligible: For details on agency's Telework policy, contact the Office of Human Resources at recruiting@imls.gov