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Job Title:Grants Management Specialist, GS-1109-13 (Open to DOT Employees Only) DB

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Job Announcement Number:RITA.RDT-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:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 to Thursday, January 09, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1109-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

To qualify, you must be a current Department of Transportation (DOT) employee with status.

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB 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. 

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be current DOT employee with status and meet specialized experience,
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date,
  • Provide all required documents by closing date,
  • Telecommute NOT authorized,
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.

DUTIES:

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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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

LEVEL
To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

GRADE 13
  • Experience processing a full range of grant/agreement applications used to determine the selection of awards including reviewing grants for clarity, creating statements of work, and providing advice in the development of standards for the review and evaluation of grant proposals.
  • Experience working in a program office as either the technical representative of an organization or as an acquisition liaison.
  • Experience preparing contractual agreements, developing statements of work, and best interest determinations.



Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.
  • Time-in-Grade - Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • PCS is not authorized.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating. Please ensure that your resume and application provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions. Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. Your answers to the Vacancy Specific questions, your self-determined rating, resume and supporting documentation are reviewed. If your resume and supporting documents do not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Displaced employees may be eligible for CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.


If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE.
  • SF-50 - Which verifies grade, full performance level of position, and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If .requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85).


Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: TRANSJOBS@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY ADMIN
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status by logging into USAJobs.com. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. The most highly qualified candidates in the top group will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you directly. Once the position is filled, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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Job Announcement Number:

RITA.RDT-2014-0001

Control Number:

358378800