Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The mission of RITA is to advance the DOT priorities for research, development, and innovative application in transportation technologies to improve our mobility, promote economic growth, environmental stewardship and sustainability, to deliver a better integrated transportation sector. RITA's portfolio includes extensive research and development programs through grants, cooperative agreement and interagency agreements managed by the Office of Research, Development and Technology (RD&T). RD&T's grants management program involves implementing and managing Federal grants and cooperative agreements and providing grants-related assistance and services to further the Department strategic goals.
 
The candidate will manage RD&T research investments through grants and interagency agreement to support initiatives that reduces the transportation sectors environmental impact and improve sustainability and economic competitive. S/he will also manage the alternative fuel program by promoting intra-agency multi-modal research.
 
RITA is looking for an experienced motivated and self-reliant candidate willing to learn  and adapt  to change  in working with  skilled professionals that ensure the safety and fairness of the transportation industry.  This position is located in the  New DOT building, which  sits directly across  the street from  the  metro and  blocks away from  the new  National's Baseball  stadium. OST has flexible work  schedules and flexible health benefits. 

Duties

As a Grants Management Specialist, you will:

  • Review grant applications for clarity and completeness and provide advice and assistance in the development of criteria and standards for planning, implementation and evaluation of grant application. Review and approve grant and cooperative budgets. Review, approve and process awards. Analyze and resolve financial audit finds.
  • Manage and provide expertise in administration, technical assessment, preparation, and negotiation of grants, cooperative agreements and interagency agreements.  Perform evaluation of research and analysis to assist internal and external stakeholders regarding a variety of grants.
  • Review grant applications for clarity and completeness and provide advice and assistance in the development of criteria and standards for planning, implementation and evaluation of grant application. Review and approve grant and cooperative budgets. Review, approve and process awards. Analyze and resolve financial audit finds.
  • Lead and/or represent agency as a member of an advisory, monitoring, working group to identify research gaps and synergies and potential research investments.  Serve as primary liaison with external customers to clarify, interpret and resolve issues related to grants, cooperative and interagency agreement and other related instruments.  Prepare written responses to audit reports of grantees.

Relocation Authorized

  • No