Grants Management Specialist

  • Department of State
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Jun 24, 2022

Job Description

Summary

Located in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Office of the Comptroller. The PRM Bureau formulates and implements U.S. policy and programs to support U.S. foreign policy objectives of (1) promoting peace, (2) maintaining regional stability, (3) promoting sustainable development, and (4) relieving human suffering. The incumbent plans and carries out a specific range of moderately complex federal assistance awards (contributions, grants and cooperative agreements).

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Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

    06/14/2022 to 06/28/2022
  • Salary

    $106,823 - $138,868 per year
  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13
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    Location
    • Washington, DC MANY vacancies
  • Telework eligible

    Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    No
  • Appointment type

    Permanent
  • Work schedule

    Full-time
  • Service

    Competitive
  • Promotion potential

    13
  • Job family (Series)

    1109 Grants Management
  • Supervisory status

    No
  • Security clearance

    Top Secret
  • Drug test

    Yes
  • Announcement number

    HRSC/PRM-2022-0020
  • Control number

    659680700

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This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Federal employees - Competitive service
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
  • Land & base management
  • Military spouses
  • Family of overseas employees
  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
  • Special authorities
  • Veterans

Help This job is also open in another announcement to:
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Federal employees - Competitive service
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
  • Land & base management
  • Military spouses
  • Family of overseas employees
  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
  • Special authorities
  • Veterans

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Duties
  • Provides a full range of technical support which includes tracking performance and progress, grants and assistance agreements and amendments, and closing out grants. Monitors cash drawdowns and highlights excessive drawdowns for denial of funds.
  • Monitors the review & evaluation of assigned competitive and non-competitive solicitations of grants and cooperative agreements. Explains the application & evaluation process to applicants & grantees and answers or resolves any questions that arise.
  • Oversees the negotiations of modifications to financial assistance instruments, including requests for additional funds, no cost extensions or revisions to original project requirements and authorizing budgetary adjustments and terminations.
  • Advises program staff and recipients on Federal assistance management requirements and techniques. Provides training and orientation for assistance agreement community as needed.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements described below by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must applying for the GS-13 must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

- Experience processing the review and evaluation of assigned competitive and non-competitive solicitations of domestic and foreign grants and cooperative agreements, as well as contracts.

- Experience tracking, reviewing and analyzing financial reports, performance reports and correspondence, with an eye to identifying financial and administrative problems or areas for corrective action of awarded contracts.

- Experience using your signatory authority, within established monetary limits, to enter into or modify domestic and foreign assistance agreements.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.

Education

Education requirements do not apply to this vacancy announcement.

Additional information

  • For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or OAA@state.gov.
  • If eligible, telework agreements may be permitted with supervisory approval.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. If eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other similar positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department for up to 240 days. Telework eligibility and security clearance requirements may vary for such similar positions.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume will be conducted and compared against your responses to the assessment questions to determine if you are qualified for this job. Note: Responses to questions that are not fully supported by the information in your resume may result in adjustments to your rating.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements, as described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement, will be assigned to one of three quality categories:
Qualified - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must demonstrate a basic level of the required competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities) for the position. Well Qualified - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must demonstrate proficiency in some but not all of the required competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) for the position. Highly Qualified - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must fully demonstrate proficiency in all of the required competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities) for the position.
Highly Qualified applicants may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Ability to apply basic contract / procurement laws, rules, regulations, principles and procedures.
  • Knowledge of domestic grant and cooperative agreement types, techniques, and methods.
  • Knowledge of contracting laws, regulations, principles, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the Highly Qualified category [,except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is considered scientific/professional. REMOVE THIS TEXT IF THE POSITION IS NOT SCIENTIFIC OR PROFESSIONAL]. Other 10-point preference eligible and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligible applicants within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans' preference on OPM's Fed Hire Vets website.

Agency and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP and ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never been a Federal employee, you are not CTAP or ICTAP eligible. View information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. You must be rated in the Well-Qualified category for this position and submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this job announcement to receive consideration for selection priority.

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    All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    1. Resume showing relevant work/volunteer experience, education and training. Include the start and end dates (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week worked/volunteered. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must support your answers to the completed online assessment questions.

    2. Veterans' Preference Documentation, if applicable:
    • To claim 5-point preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
    • To claim 10-point preference, submit all required documentation outlined on the SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) to support your claim (e.g., DD-214, official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, etc.). If we cannot verify your 10-point preference claim, your application will be reviewed for 5-point preference.
    • To claim 10-point derived preference (i.e., spouses, widows, widowers or mothers of veterans), submit a completed SF-15 and all required documentation listed on the SF-15 to support your claim.
    • To claim 0-point Sole Survivorship preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 or another form of official documentation showing that your discharge or release from active duty occurred on or after August 29, 2008 and was based on a sole survivorship discharge.
    • For all preference claims:
      • DD-214 Member 4 copies are preferred and must show the dates of service, type of discharge, and any qualifying service campaign medals.
      • If you are currently on active duty and applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must provide a certification on letterhead from your military branch which contains your military service dates, expected date of discharge or release, and the character of service to show that your military service was performed under honorable conditions. The expected date of discharge or release must be no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted for consideration for this vacancy announcement.
    • For more veterans' preference information, visit the USAJOBS Help Center.
    3. ICTAP/CTAP documentation, if applicable (e.g., reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, RIF separation SF-50 personnel action, certification of expected separation, etc.). Visit our agency's ICTAP and CTAP eligibility information sites for more information and required application documentation.