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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Grants Management Specialist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:13-MP-SC-HQ-017

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 22, 2013 to Thursday, March 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1109-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

few vacancies in the following location:
Germantown, MD, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

  • Current Federal employee with competitive status
  • Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
  • CTAP/ICTAP eligibles
  • Veterans with VOW, VEOA or VRA eligibility
  • Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority

JOB SUMMARY:

Here is your opportunity to perform important work in a challenging environment. The Office of Science is involved in a variety of sciences, science education, and funding of science research. For more information about our organization, please visit our website at http://www.science.energy.gov. For more information about the Department of Energy, please visit our website at http://www.doe.gov.

The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, providing more than 40 percent of total funding for this vital area of national importance. It oversees - and is the principal federal funding agency of - the Nation's research programs in high-energy physics, nuclear physics, and fusion energy sciences. The Office of Science manages fundamental research programs in basic energy sciences, biological and environmental sciences, and computational science. In addition, the Office of Science is the Federal Government's largest single funder of materials and chemical sciences, and it supports unique and vital parts of U.S. research in climate change, geophysics, genomics, life sciences, and science education. The Office of Science manages this research portfolio through six interdisciplinary program offices: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics. In addition, the Office of Science sponsors a range of science education initiatives through its Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists program. The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Grants and Contracts Support, is seeking a motivated and highly qualified individual to serve as a Grants Management Specialist.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Relocation is at your own expense.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

DUTIES:

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As a Grants Management Specialist, you will:

  • Provide information, assistance, and direction in preparation and processing of financial assistance program. Provide expert technical guidance to a wide variety of individuals and programs.
  • Acknowledge, prepare, post, issue, track, and route Funding Opportunity Announcements.
  • Review and process grant and cooperative agreement applications and awards.
  • Prepare and coordinate a variety of reports covering the status of awards. Review programmatic guidelines, and grant solicitations. Receive, acknowledge, review for compliance with 10 CFR 605, and route financial assistance applications.
  • Provide potential applicants, awardees, and other DOE personnel with the proper instructions to the organization and/or DOE practices/policies on submitting applications, merit review criteria, award information policies and procedures, interprets financial assistance policies and practices.
  • Manage one of the following areas: policy development, workload analysis and improvement, or systems management and data gathering.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Specialized experience for this position is defined as, knowledge of a wide range of financial assistance policies, procedures, and authorities such as 10 CFR Part 600 and 10 CFR Part 605. This includes the ability to apply guidance materials by interpreting grants/financial assistance regulations.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

 

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below.

  1. Comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of types of financial assistance policies, procedures, and authorities such as 10 CFR Part 600 and 10 CFR Part 605.  This includes the ability to apply guidance materials by interpreting grants/financial assistance regulations.
  2. Knowledge of, and ability to, prepare and post Funding Opportunity Announcements.
  3. Ability to review and process grants and cooperative agreement applications.
  4. Ability to review and process grants and cooperative agreement award packages.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 


EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. 

You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

When the announcement closes, your application will be evaluated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training as it relates to the duties and qualification requirements of the position.

If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

If your résumé is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.


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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits.

You may be eligible for some or all of the following:

  • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Training and education opportunities
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Worklife4You Resource
For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page. 

OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is included in the bargaining unit. You must meet all qualification requirements outlined on this vacancy announcement by the closing date of the announcement. The travel requirement for this position is 5%. "As a member of the Council on Veterans Program the Department of Energy supports our nation's veterans through various veteran hiring initiatives and authorities." THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish the application. Our application system displays a deadline timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

 

Steps to submit a complete application:

  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed résumé. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded résumés and require that you have a completed résumé within your USAJOBS profile using the Résumé Builder (click the link for more information).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the Apply Now button.
  4. You must respond to all application assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to): transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and other supporting documents.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process--YOU ARE NOT DONE YET! You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received. Your USAJOBS status page may show a complete application even if you have not fully completed the final step of the application process.

If your résumé does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

NEED HELP?

If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours. If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Résumé Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.

 

If you cannot apply online because of a disability, please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.

 

If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

  • ALL APPLICANTS: Résumé supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Applicants using education to qualify (if applicable): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education may not be applicable for some jobs at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form 50 (SF). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show series, grade, and position type occupied.
  • Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Terri Sosa
Phone: 202-586-8460
Fax: 888-888-8888
Email: Terri.Sosa@science.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
19901 Germantown Road
Germantown, MD
20874
US
Fax: 888-888-8888

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.


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Job Announcement Number:

13-MP-SC-HQ-017

Control Number:

338350400