Job Overview


This position is located in the Office of Grants Management, Department of the Chief Financial Officer, Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.


The Corporation for National and Community Service was established as a Federal agency in 1993 to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service. Together, its Senior Corps and AmeriCorps programs promote the ethic of service and help solve critical community problems in every state, many Indian tribes, and most U. S. territories. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Americans are joining forces to address community needs in education, homeland security, housing, health care, environmental protection, and disaster relief.

Interchange Agreement:

The Corporation for National and Community Service (Corporation) has an approved (by the Office of Personnel Management) civil service interchange agreement. The Corporation is an excepted service agency. Under the terms of the Interchange Agreement, permanent Corporation employees may be considered for appointment to positions in the competitive service in the same manner that employees of the competitive service are considered for transfer to such positions.


As a Grants Management Specialist the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Provide comprehensive, authoritative and independent grants management services (i.e. pre-award, award, post award, monitoring and closeout) and expert technical advice to internal program staff and the staffs of Grants Management and other organizations that administer CNCS programs.
  • Exercises overall authority and responsibility for grant negotiations, execution and administration, including determination of cost acceptance, monitoring and resolving audit issues.
  • Analyzes deficiencies, weaknesses and strengths identified in the review of submitted grant applications, amendments, rebudgeting request, Federal Financial Reports (FFR) and audit reports. Analysis includes examining budget data for accuracy and compliance with CNCS and OMB regulations.
  • Initiates, designs, develops, and delivers training on grants management and CNCS grant requirements for Corporation and grantee staff. Responsible for the development of technical assistance, financial risk assessments and monitoring site visits.