Job Title:Grants Management Specialist, ZA-1109-III
Department:Department Of Commerce
Agency:National Institute of Standards and Technology
Job Announcement Number:NISTGMD-2013-0007
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year|
|Wednesday, February 13, 2013 to
Tuesday, November 05, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Career or Career-Conditional Appointment -
|Few vacancies in the following location:|
Gaithersburg, MD, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All qualified U.S. citizens and status candidates.
Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
To learn more about working at NIST, please visit Careers at NIST.
This position is located in the Office of Financial Resource Management, Grants and Agreements Management Division. The incumbent of this positions supports NIST's audit resolution process.
Are you ready to explore your future with NIST?
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must be registered for Selective Service (see Other Information).
- You must be suitable for Federal Employment.
- You must complete a OGE-450, Financial Disclosure form
- You must complete a moderate level background investigation.
DUTIES:Back to top
The incumbent of this position supports NIST's audit resolution process. As such:
- Works with grantees to resolve audits concerns
- Develops written and oral correspondence, including recommendations and justifications
- Reviews and analyzes grant files and audit reports
- Analyzes recipient recipients files containing grant terms, conditions, requirements, justifications, and reports
- Resolves audit issues related to foreign and domestic grants and/or cooperative agreements
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level (ZA-II at NIST). Specialized experience may be defined as experience resolving audit findings, audit recommendations, and corresponding audit concerns related to grants, cooperative agreements, and/or financial awards.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and cover letter to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position. If you meet the qualification requirements stated in the vacancy announcement, we will then compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses to the job questionnaire (which will be scored) and place you in one of the three pre-defined categories. Your responses to the job questionnaire will serve as the basis for your initial rating in one of three pre-defined categories "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Within each category, those eligible through veterans preference will be listed at the top of the category. More information about the three categories can be found at: http://www.nist.gov/hrmd/staffing/categoryrating.cfm.
The candidates in the highest category will be certified for referral to the selecting official. If you are applying as a MERIT candidate, we will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, operational cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the self-assessment questions, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited to an interview. ICTAP and CTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. The job questionnaire covers the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
- Knowledge of grant and cooperative agreement audit resolution procedures
- Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and procedures governing financial assistance and administration of grants and cooperative agreements
- Ability to communicate and reconcile differences to reach resolution
- Ability to interpret and apply grants and cooperative agreement policies and procedures
Your responses to the job questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please review your responses before submitting your application to ensure the responses are accurate. To preview questions please click here.