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  5. How to Apply

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-14-1051265 (MP)

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:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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 advertised concurrently with NEA-TR-14-1051263 (DEU), using Competitive Examining procedures.

 

Applications will be accepted from current and former Federal employees with competitive status or who are eligible for consideration under a special appointing authority (e.g., VRA, Schedule A, Peace Corps, etc.).

 

Applications will also be accepted from a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has separated from the Armed Forces under Honorable conditions after approximately 3 years or more of continuous active service.  Additional information on veteran’s preference is available at: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

 

If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee in the competitive service or former Federal employee who has competitive service reinstatement eligibility, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, “Notification of Personnel Action” and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure in the competitive service, or you will not be considered under the Merit Promotion process.  Also, you should submit your most recent Performance Appraisal.

 

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.

 

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

 

This 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.
  • Time-in-Grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • An SF-50 MUST be submitted for this position.

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.  Candidates with the highest scores will be identified as the Best Qualified.  The online questionnaire should 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 employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc



OTHER INFORMATION:

Special Employment Consideration:  Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the armed forces, and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for non-competitive appointment.  If you are eligible for and would like to be considered for one of these non-competitive appointments, please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions when applying. You must submit proof of this eligibility by TAG:Closing Date in order to receive consideration.

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: Veteran preference is not applicable to Merit Promotion.

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 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 the 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 1051265 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.    An SF-50. Showing title, series, grade, FPL, duty station and Competitive status

4.    Most recent Performance Appraisal (if a current Federal employee)

5.    Other Supporting Documents:

·         College transcript(s) (if qualifying on education)

·         Document(s) for special appointment (if applicable)

·         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-14-1051265 (MP)

Control Number:

361798100