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Job Title:  Deputy Grants Management Officer - NIAID - MP
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:  NIH-NIAID-MP-14-1084059

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Monday, March 31, 2014 to Friday, April 04, 2014
Full Time - Agency Employees Only
1 vacancy in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD View Map
Current Permanent Title 5 NIH employees and individuals under CTAP only
Public Trust - Background Investigation


This position is located in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Extramural Activities (DEA), Grants Management Program (GMP).  The GMP is the focal point for all business-related activities associated with the negotiation, award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements within the NIAID.

If selected you will serve as a full managerial Deputy to the Director of the Grants Management Program, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and, in the absence of the Director, assume full responsibility for the duties of that position, representing the Director and the Grants Management Program at meetings. This position is a key management position within GMP with delegated responsibilities for overseeing and managing the day-to-day technical and business activities of GMP.  The position has “2nd level” managerial responsibilities over the operation of the three (3) Grants Branches, and does not function as a first level supervisor for grants specialists.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Position requires an average of 5 nights per month.


  • No


  • Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.


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If you are selected for this position you will perform the following duties:


Assist the GMP Director with the planning, direction, implementation and evaluation of NIAID-wide grants and cooperative agreement programs and initiatives in support of NIAID research requirements.


Provide leadership in assessing and evaluating policies and overall activities in all areas of grants administration and develop new or modified policies, procedures, and/or internal controls to improve NIAID’s grants administration program. 


Serve as Deputy Director to the NIAID Director, Grants Management Program (GMP), in providing managerial leadership and oversight of negotiation, award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements.


In the GMP Director’s absence, and as designated by the Director GMP, NIAID, plan, direct, implement, and evaluate the day-to-day operations of GMP.


Evaluate and monitor the business management capability and  performance of applicant organizations and grantees, and  the internal operating procedures associated with the business management aspects of the grants process.


Serve as the focus for strategic short term and long term planning to address the NIAID’s expanding grants program needs; lead the coordination of all NIAID grants planning initiatives; develop and recommend new or modified plans concerning grants management and administration.


Represent GMP and the NIAID in contacts with the U.S. and international scientific and research community; organize and participate in symposia and discussions; coordinate periodic formal and informal narratives, reports or presentations on the GMP’s programs; and represent the Director, GMP at Division and Institute level meetings, and other committees or conferences.


Oversee the planning, reviewing, negotiating, awarding, monitoring and managing of grants and cooperative agreements. 


Represent GMP’s perspective on various boards and advisory groups within NIAID, NIH and DHHS; serve as a liaison with NIAID, NIH, and DHHS fiscal, administrative, and programmatic officials.





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You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the the GS-14 level in the Federal service, obtained in either the private or public sector. Examples of specialized experience includes: providing leadership and oversight to support grants administration programs; providing advice and guidance to senior managers on grant policies and program plans and/or strategies; managing a mult-million dollar budget for a grants program and defending budget estimates to senior officials; and evaluating and developing responses for input to proposed new and revised grant policies/procedures. 


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Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.


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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.


If selected, you will be required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.


Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.


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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.  You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:


  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire. Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)



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The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, April 04, 2014.

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.
  4. If submitting a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50), or equivalent, submit one that shows the effective date of your current position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your HR Office or, if you are an HHS employee, from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; FAX - 618-935-3014; Email CPR; or visit the National Archives Website.


Laverne Coleman
Phone: (301)402-3942
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD


Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, April 04, 2014, you may check your status online at USAJOBS We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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