Experience: One year of full-time experience at the GS-11 level that is close or similar to the work of this position. The experience includes activities such as: assisting in the administration of a Fellowship program for a mid sized university or organization which included compiling and analyzing program data, developing databases for programs and general administrative support.
Qualification requirements are derived from the Office of Personnel Management's Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:
-Knowledge of and skill in managing a predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship program for an organization.The incumbent should have knowledge of a variety of administrative operations including work analysis, budget execution, financial management, and contract and grant management.
-Mastery of principles, standards, and practices governing academic fellowship and grant programs, as well as practices and trends in such programs in order to provide analyses, expert guidance and recommendations to management.
-Knowledge of operational procedures and regulations necessary to effectively interface with SI's Office of Fellowships and Internships.
-Knowledge of IRS laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to tax withholding status for visiting scientists and requirements related to non-resident alien tax compliance sufficient to make well-informed, effective, and timely decisions.
-Strong written and oral communication skills in order to interact with and establish and maintain effective working relationships with foreign visitors, scientific, technical, and administrative personnel, and officials at all levels within the CfA at a number of levels, and with vendors and outside clients.
-Knowledge of and skill in office applications including word processing and spreadsheet applications and basic knowledge of html and file transfer protocol (FTP) in order to develop and maintain websites.
-Skill in data compilation and analysis.
Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed. To preview questions please click here.