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Job Title:Grants Management Specialist (Policy), GS1109-13/14 DE

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DACS-2013-0003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, April 12, 2013 to Thursday, May 02, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1109-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - Permanent.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any US Citizen.

This opportunity is also open to status candidates and veterans eligible under VEOA under announcement DACS-2013-0002.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation.
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above.

DUTIES:

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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:

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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:

Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles.  Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score.  Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good.  Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category.  

Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.

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." In NSF categories, this means at least "Very Good."
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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A GREAT LOCATION!  The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington.  Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage.  There are many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Employees receive the Federal benefits package and NSF offers:

    Pre-tax parking
    Public transportation subsidy
    Child Development Center on site
    Child care subsidy
    Flexible working hours
    Telecommuting
    Physical Fitness Facility on site
    NSF Federal Credit Union on site
    Health Services Unit on site
    Employee Assistance Program


OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation expenses will not be paid. For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide. If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement. WARNING! Applications submitted online must have 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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NOTE: THE AUTOMATED APPLICATION TOOL IDENTIFIES A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS POSITION BUT ARE NOT ACTUALLY REQUIRED.  THE DOCUMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE THE ONLY ONES REQUIRED FOR THIS JOB. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS LISTED ARE OPTIONAL.

If you are eligible under a special appointing authority (e.g., veterans appointment
authorities
or persons with mental retardation, severe physical disability or psychiatric disabilities), you will be required to submit supporting documentation. This will typically require the submission of one or more of the following documents:
1. DD-214 (Member-4 copy); and only if applicable, SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, plus the Department of Veterans Affairs Notice of Compensable Disability Rating to verify 10-Point Veteran's preference and/or to document eligibility under the disabled veterans appointing authority.
2. Schedule A Certification - from applicants requesting consideration under the Schedule A appointing authority for disabled applicants.

If you are requesting special employment consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) you must submit documentation provided by your current or former employing agency verifying your eligibility for that program.

All faxing/uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.If you are faxing your information, please use extreme care in dialing the fax number to assure we receive your information.  You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your faxed/uploaded document(s).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Karen Stemler
Phone: 703-292-8401
Fax: 703-292-7478
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: kstemler@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
2101 Wilson Blvd.
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-7478

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

DACS-2013-0003

Control Number:

341567100