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    Summary

    First time hires to the Federal government salaries are normally set at the beginning of the salary range listed above.

    Applicants are encouraged to use the USA Jobs resume template. However, if you do not use the template you must ensure your resume contains ALL required information which includes hours worked, starting and ending months and years, and if Federal employment (series, pay plan, and grade).

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located in the Multidisciplinary Arts Division, in the Office of Programs & Partnerships, at the National Endowment for the Arts. You will serve as a Grants Management Specialist for the Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works field, primarily assisting with the review and processing of applications and grants from receipt to closeout. In this capacity, you will:

    • Review and process assigned applications, grants, cooperative agreements and leadership initiatives from the Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works field and track all applications through the Arts Endowment's complete process from application to Final Descriptive Report.
    • Counsel applicants and prospective applicants about proposed projects in the context of published guidelines and with knowledge of field activities and trends as well as agency funding history of specific projects.
    • Assist Discipline Director in recommending appropriate experts from the Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works fields to serve as application reviewers and in all processing related to these determinations; provide technical assistance, expertise, and consultation to advisory panelists as needed.
    • Manage items related to Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works meetings, convenings, and workshops as well as process cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, contracts and other government documents.
    • Serve as agency liaison with the Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works fields; and represent the agency at select conferences, meetings, and panels.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    1109 Grants Management

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    -Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    -Suitability for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
    -May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    -Males born after 12 -31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    -All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    Qualifications

    In order to qualify for this position, you must meet on of the following requirements:

    GS-11:

    A. Have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service with experience in the following: reviewing and processing arts grant applications from receipt to closeout; working in the Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works field; and drafting and developing documents (such as budgets, spreadsheets, Power Point presentations, and letters/emails). You must clearly show in your resume, and claim on the questionnaire how you meet these specialized experience requirements, or you will be rated ineligible. OR

    B. Successful completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.; or successfully completed a Ph.D.; or equivalent degree, e.g., LL.M., at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college transcripts to support your claim). OR

    C. A combination of graduate education and specialized experience, as described above, which when combined, total 100 percent of the requirement.

    GS-12:

    You must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service with experience in the following: reviewing and processing arts grant applications from receipt to closeout; providing expertise to applicants in the Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works field; serving as liaison to other offices concerning applications, grants, and related issues; and drafting and developing complex documents (such as budgets, spreadsheets, Power Point presentations, and letters/emails). You must clearly show in your resume, and claim on the questionnaire how you meet these specialized experience requirements, or you will be rated ineligible.

    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.

    Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the advertised grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the dates worked and total number of hours per week.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

    Education

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    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/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htm

    Additional information

    Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation of management to promote the employee selected at some future date.

    If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by 05/18/2021 that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority of this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

    VETERANS PREFERENCE: If claiming 5-point veteran preference you MUST submit copy number 4 of the DD-214. If you are claiming 10-point veteran preference you MUST submit an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference AND all other required documents in order to be granted the preference. All documents must be received by 05/18/2021. Additional information on veteran's preference is available at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

    If you are selected for this Federal position, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001).

    The application contains information subject the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a). The information issued will be used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. Section 3302 and 3361.

    Recruitment methods and selection procedures will based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual-orientation or age.

    EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps
    Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi
    Legal and Regulatory Guidance: http://www.usajobs.gov/lr

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link regarding an Alternate Application.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of 3 quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, and Qualified.

    The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Attention to detail
    • Interpersonal communications
    • Knowledge of federal grants and cooperative agreements
    • Knowledge of Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works programs


    The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing

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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

    1. A complete Resume (which includes hours worked, starting/ending dates (month and year), and if Federal employment - series, pay plan and grade).
    2. A complete Online Questionnaire
    3. Other Supporting Documents:

    • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
    • Document(s) for special appointment (if applicable)
    • Veteran Documents, ( if applicable, a DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, etc.)
    • ICTAP/CTAP documents (if applicable)
    • Miscellaneous (as required by position)

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/18/2021 to receive consideration.

    Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
    • You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
    • You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
    • To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application.
    • Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    To preview the online questionnaire click here https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11068031

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form click here Alternate Application

    Agency contact information

    Philadelphia Services Branch

    Address

    Office of Multidisciplinary Arts
    400 7th Street SW
    Washington, DC 20506
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. We are motivated by the vision of a Nation in which the arts enrich the lives of all Americans and enhance the livability of communities. If you share our vision, please consider joining us.

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at National Endowment for the Arts, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.arts.gov//

    Next steps

    When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements.

    Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

    Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601020600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.