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Job Title:Grants and Contracts Officer

Department:National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

Agency:National Endowment for the Humanities

Job Announcement Number:13-011-MP

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, December 21, 2012 to Friday, January 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

As Grants and Contracts Officer of the Office of Grant Management, the incumbent manages NEH’s grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts by establishing, developing, and implementing policies and procedures, and providing advisory services to senior management, agency staff, and the NEH’s constituency concerning the award and administration of grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts.

Note: This vacancy is being announced concurrently under vacancy announcement number 11-010-DE, open to all United States Citizens.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Relevant experience and/or education
  • Favorable background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with the Selective Service

DUTIES:

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  • Oversees award, administration, and close-out of all NEH grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Oversees all agency contracting activity, including solicitation of proposals, negotiation of awards, award administration and termination, and dispute resolution.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures related to grant and contract administration to ensure relevant regulations, executive orders, and laws are implemented at the agency.
  • Analyzes, interprets, and advises management on new legislation, Federal regulations, Executive Orders, and Public Laws which affect grants and contract management and the impact they may have on the Endowment.
  • Represents the Endowment in meetings and on contract- or grant-related work groups or committees and in high-level policy discussions with other Federal agencies such as the OMB.
  • Determines the work priorities for the office and deploys subordinate staff in an efficient manner to meet workload demands.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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At the GS-15 level, Qualified candidates must possess: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is experience performing grants administration duties under minimal administrative supervision, and with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, work of unusual difficulty and responsibility requiring extensive administrative experience which demonstrated leadership and marked attainments.

At the GS-14 level, Qualified candidates must possess: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level.

Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is experience performing grants administration duties under administrative supervision and work of moderate levels of difficulty and responsibility.


Your application will be assessed based on the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies:

  1. Knowledge of federal laws and regulations, OMB Circulars, Executive Orders, policies, and operating practices as they relate to  grants and cooperative agreements, and experience in applying that knowledge to the administration of grant programs.
  2. Knowledge of Federal contracting principles, processes, and the methods and the federal laws, regulations, OMB Circulars, Executive Orders, and policies that relate to federal contract management
  3. .Ability to manage/direct the work of others through the performance of a full range of managerial and supervisory functions.
  4. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the NEH's Merit Staffing Procedures.  We will review your résumé and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You will be further evaluated against job-related criteria and placed in one of two pre-defined categories:  

·          Best Category - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy announcement and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in applying knowledge, skill, and ability in the critical competencies for this position.

·          Qualified Category - Meets the specialized experience outlined in the minimum qualifications requirements section of the vacancy announcement.

Any exaggeration of an applicant’s experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating an applicant ineligible, not hiring the applicant, or for termination after he/she begins work.  If a determination is made that in responding to the competency-based question an applicant has rated themselves higher than is evident in their resume, experience, and/or education, the applicant’s score may be manually adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.

Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position. 


BENEFITS:

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Working for the National Endowment for the Humanities offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System, and transit subsidy. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.   To find out more click here https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

3. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://beta.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

5. Time-in-grade must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

6. This position may require completion of a 1-year supervisory probationary period.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, January 25, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
 
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 813885.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume or equivalent
  • Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
  • Writing Sample

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

NEH Human Resources
Phone: (202)606-8415
TDD: 866-372-2930
Email: HUMANRESOURCES@NEH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
20506

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


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Job Announcement Number:

13-011-MP

Control Number:

334347000