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Job Title:Grants Management Specialist, GS-1109-12

Department:National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

Agency:National Endowment for the Arts

Job Announcement Number:NEA-TR-14-1051263 (DEU)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$75,621.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 14, 2014 to Friday, February 28, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1109-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. We are motivated by the vision of a Nation in which the arts enrich the lives of all Americans and enhance the livability of communities. If you share our vision, please consider joining us.

This position is located in the Visual Arts Division, Office of the Deputy Chairman for Programs and Partnerships, at the National Endowment for the Arts.

   

This position is being advertised concurrently with NEA-TR-14-1051265 (MP), using Merit Promotion procedures.

 

If you are a status applicant (current permanent Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with competitive reinstatement eligibility), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.

 

This is a great opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a generous benefits package; paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, health and life insurance, and excellent retirement package.

 

Salary Information:  GS-12: $75,621 - $98,305 per annum.

First time hires to the Federal government salaries are normally set at the beginning of the salary range listed.

 

Visit our website at http://www.arts.gov for more information about the NEA.

 

The following link will provide information on how to prepare a resume for Federal positions http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/index/Interactive/ResumeAndApplicationTips#icc.

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel is required to represent the NEA for local and out of town conferences and events

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized
  • Suitable for Federal employment; determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-59 MUST be registered for Selective Service

DUTIES:

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As the Grants Management Specialist (Design) you will be responsible for the following tasks:

·         Review and process all applications, grants, cooperative agreements and leadership initiatives from the Design field (areas such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, industrial and graphic design) and follows all applications through the Arts Endowment's complete process from application to Final Descriptive Report.

 

·         Counsels applicants and prospective applicants about proposed projects in context of published guidelines and with knowledge of field activities and trends as well as agency funding history of specific projects.

 

·         In consultation with Grants and Contracts Office, monitors grantee performance through review of progress, interim and final reports, amendment requests, conversations with grantee, etc, to assure that the grantee is functioning in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant.

 

·         Manages items related to special design leadership initiatives that arise. Duties might include managing series of meetings and convening, webinar development and management, and other work items as they occur as well as processing cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, contracts and other government documents.

 

·         Consults with appropriate agency staff to review and evaluate adequacy of agency policies and procedures with regard to design applications. Makes recommendations for guideline revisions and modifications of policy and procedures based on knowledge and communication with the Design Field.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 performing duties such as: utilizing knowledge of the design field (areas such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, industrial and graphic design) to implement and manage design based projects; managing budgets and documents associated with government grants or cooperative agreements; and writing memos and/or directives of policies to the public.

 

Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by  Friday, February 28, 2014.   

 

 


Education: There are no education requirements at this grade level.  

 

 

 

The questionnaire has been developed in line with the following competencies and/or knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):

·         Grants & Cooperative Agreements

·         Communication

·         Design Field Knowledge

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your online questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of two categories:  Best Qualified and Highly Qualified. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  The online questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.


BENEFITS:

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The NEA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal emplyees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after 12-31-1959 MUST be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see – http://www.sss.gov/).

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration.  The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station.  To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority of this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

A background investigation will be required for this position.  Continued employment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Veterans Preference: If claiming 5- point veteran preference you MUST submit a DD-214.  If you are claiming 10-point veteran preference you MUST submit an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference AND all other required documents in order to be granted the preference.  All documents must be received by Friday, February 28, 2014.  Additional information on veterans’ preference is available at:  http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

If you are selected for this Federal position, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.  Failure to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on the application may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001).

The application contains information subject the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a).  The information issued will be used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. Section 3302 and 3361.

Recruitment methods and selection procedures will based solely on merit after fair and open competition, and will be made without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, sex,  national origin, non-disqualifying disability, sexual-orientation or age.

EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi

Legal and Regulatory Guidance: http://www.usajobs.gov/lrg



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on the closing date of the announcement Friday, February 28, 2014.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the online questionnaire.  Please ensure you click Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login and click UPDATE APPLICATION in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

 

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.   The Vacancy ID is 1051263. 2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you are unable to apply online, you must FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf), document your responses to the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1.    A complete Resume (which includes hours worked, starting/ending dates (month and year), and if Federal employment - series, pay plan and grade).

2.    A complete Online Questionnaire

3.  Other Supporting Documents:

·         College transcript(s), if qualifying on education

·         Veteran Documents, (if applicable, a DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, etc.)

·         ICTAP/CTAP documents (if applicable)

·         Miscellaneous (as required by position)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

TIFFANY ROGERS
Phone: (202)682-5474
Fax: (202)682-5666
Email: ROGERST@ARTS.GOV
Agency Information:
National Endowment for the Arts
The Nancy Hanks Center
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 223
Washington, DC
20506 Fax: (202)682-5666

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  We will evaluate your resume and your responses to the online questionnaire to determine if you are among the Best Qualified for the position.  Candidate with the highest scores may be referred for further consideration.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.  If you are referred for further consideration you will be notified each time your name is sent to a hiring official.  You will receive notice via email, once the evaluation process is completed (generally 30-45 days).

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Job Announcement Number:

NEA-TR-14-1051263 (DEU)

Control Number:

361797900