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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Grants Management Specialist, GS-1109-9/11/12/13 NF

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DGA-2014-0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$51,630.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 04, 2013 to Monday, November 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1109-09/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - Permanent.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments.

JOB SUMMARY:

Want to diversify your professional experiences?  Intrigued by other positions within NSF? Looking for a new way to contribute to NSF's mission? This may be the opportunity for you!

As an NSF employee, you are our most important strength. That's why we've consistently been recognized as one of the best places to work in the federal government!  Leverage your current skills in a new capacity to build bridges across NSF and contribute to cross-cutting projects, while at the same time expanding your own career horizons by increasing your responsibilities and pursuing fresh perspectives.  Take charge of your career and apply today!

This position is located in the Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management, Division of Grants and Agreements (DGA). DGA activities include: Providing assistance with the development of effective program announcements, solicitations and program descriptions; The development of appropriate and effective funding mechanisms for assistance awards of varying complexities; Ongoing post-award management and oversight, including financial and administrative business assistance and issue resolution; and Assistance regarding the development, implementation and ongoing assessment of all supporting business models and processes.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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This position serves as a Grants Management Specialist located in the National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management (BFA), Division of Grants and Agreements (DGA) with responsibilities for:

  • Planning, advising upon, and managing a series of grants and other agreements in support of complex research, facilities and education projects or other activities involving large dollar amounts or unusual situations;
  • Identifying and developing program implementation strategies and alternatives for new initiatives and activities;
  • Advising and assisting NSF program managers in selecting the most effective methods of generating proposals and methods, techniques and instruments for implementing widely differing types of proposed projects or activities, including, but not limited to, grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, and Memoranda of Understanding;
  • Providing direct advice and assistance to program management in formulating, drafting, reviewing and finalizing program solicitations, announcements, brochures and other appropriate proposal generating mechanisms; and
  • Providing grants management policy guidance, budget development guidance and other business and NSF policy advice as required.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-9 level, applicant must have a master's or equivalent graduate degree, OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. or Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal Service.  Examples of such experience include: reviewing routine grants and agreements for completeness; obtaining additional information; completing related assignments to develop skills and knowledge in grants management.
To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicant must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent, OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M, if related. or One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal Service.  Examples of specialized experience include: working knowledge of various assistance mechanisms, techniques, and procedures from fundamental to complex grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, other agreements and Memoranda of Understanding; knowledge of procurement policies and requirements applicable to sub-awards.
To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include: working knowledge of various assistance mechanisms, techniques, and procedures from fundamental to complex grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, other agreements, and Memoranda of Understanding; knowledge of procurement policies and requirements applicable to sub-awards.
To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include: working knowledge of various assistance mechanisms, techniques, and procedures from fundamental to complex grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, other agreements, and Memoranda of Understanding; knowledge of procurement policies and requirements applicable to sub-awards.


Education may be substituted for experience as described in “Qualifications."

If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

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.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.

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.
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:

If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Karen Stemler
Phone: 703-292-8401
Fax: 703-292-2466
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: kstemler@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-2466

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:

DGA-2014-0001

Control Number:

354505200