Job Title:Grants Management Specialist (Policy), GS1109-13/14 MP
Agency:National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:DACS-2013-0002
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/ Per Year|
|Friday, April 12, 2013 to
Thursday, May 02, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
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Arlington, VA, USView Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
|Current/former Fed employees with competitive status obtained thru a permanent Federal competitive service appointment OR individuals with eligibility for noncompetitive special appointing authority OR veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act.|
This opportunity is also open to all US citizens under announcement DACS-2013-0003.
If you are intrigued by the idea of working at a unique federal agency that has a tremendous impact on the funding and advancement of science, engineering and education, then the National Science Foundation is the place for you. In addition to funding research in traditional academic areas, NSF also supports innovative ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but become the reality of tomorrow.
NSF has the advantages of a small agency environment that fosters collaboration, creativity and opportunities to contribute to major agency-wide projects. Consistently ranked by its employees as one of the top federal agencies in managing its workforce, NSF maintains a creative, flexible, and collegial atmosphere and is respected in both the federal and scientific arenas for its work in promoting science, technology, education and management best practices. Join our team at one of the best places to work in the federal government and use your knowledge and imagination to keep NSF at the frontier of discovery!
More about NSF.
This position is located in Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Management, Division of Acquisition & Cooperative Support (DACS), Cooperative Support Branch (CSB). CSB is responsible for providing comprehensive cooperative agreement award leadership, negotiation, award and administration of NSF's complex cooperative agreements for the agency's research facilities, as well as construction and operation of these facilities. DACS is also responsible for overseeing NSF procurement systems, contracts policy, processes and guidance, as well as FAR-based contracts.
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DUTIES:Back to top
This position is located in the Division of Acquisition & Cooperative Support (DACS), Cooperative Support Branch, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management (BFA). The position is responsible for the following:
The incumbent supports NSF sponsoring program office and Cooperative Support Branch personnel in accomplishing their solicitation, negotiation, award and administration responsibilities by providing advice and assistance in performing their duties. The incumbent also prepares and maintains written implementation guidance that are consistent with federal assistance policy and conforms to the management disciplines and specialties involved in the work of the Cooperative Support Branch. Duties also include conducting research, reviewing and analyzing information, and briefing NSF senior management on complex assistance and procurement related matters; supporting NSF’s financial statement audit; serving as an internal reviewer for pending award actions; conducting internal compliance reviews; and researching and analyzing information concerning other types of legal agreements (e.g., bailment, property leasing and intellectual property licensing).
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at GS-13, you must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of legal, administrative, management, accounting, auditing, quantitative or engineering principles and concepts applied to: (i) solicitation, award and administration of federal grants, cooperative agreements or contracts, or (ii) researching, writing and maintaining assistance or procurement policy, standard operating procedures, instructions, or other guidance documentation. To qualify at the GS-14, you need to have the following: At least one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of legal, administrative, management, accounting, auditing, quantitative or engineering principles and concepts applied to: (i) solicitation, award and administration of federal grants, cooperative agreements or contracts, or (ii) researching, writing and maintaining assistance or procurement policy, standard operating procedures, instructions, or other guidance documentation.
Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date. You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire. All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position. This position is in the bargaining unit.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used. Review your resume and responses carefully. Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score. A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher. In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.
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