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Job Title:Senior Grants Management Specialist, GS-1109-15 NF

Agency:National Science Foundation

Job Announcement Number:DGA-2014-0004

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 to Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1109-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time. - Permanent.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Arlington, VA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management (BFA), Division of Grants and Agreements (DGA). DGA activities include:

    Providing assistance with the development of effective program announcements, solicitations and program descriptions; The development of appropriate and effective funding mechanisms for assistance awards of varying complexities; Ongoing post-award management and oversight, including financial and administrative business assistance and issue resolution; and Assistance regarding the development, implementation and ongoing assessment of all supporting business models and processes.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Background investigation.
  • US citizenship.
  • Supervisory/managerial probationary period.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.

DUTIES:

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The Senior Grants Management Specialist serves as the Senior Staff Associate to the Division Director and Director of Operations, with the responsibility for providing staff support, management, advisory services, consultation and analysis of information processing and management programs conducted by the Division in the area of policy development, management of award systems, and financial and business oversight of NSF awardee institutions.  Other duties include:

Provides expert management advice to the Division Director and Director of Operations on broad and complex award administration and systems issues within a wide range of NSF programs, and assesses consistency of programs within established award management goals and objectives.

Provides management oversight for activities throughout the Foundation affecting (or affected by) the broad range of DGA functions.

Provides expert staff assistance to the Division Director and Director of Operations, DGA, in such broad areas as award program development, communications, information technology, public affairs, financial management, and business process re-engineering.

Serves as expert and takes the lead in harmonizing proposal and award policies between NSF and the government-wide systems.

Performs a wide variety of analyses and studies using appropriate statistical methods and management analysis techniques to identify and evaluate sources of data, analyze the data, and prepare conclusions and recommendations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify at the GS-15 level you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Service managing grant programs. Examples of specialized experience involve: providing research administration & business assistance to a variety of awardees; determining the financial conditions & adequacy of accounting systems of organizations recommended for funding; assisting awardees in implementing adequate financial, accounting, & compliance systems for Federal awards; & reviewing, analyzing, & resolving audit findings.


Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.

You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Ratings will be assigned based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. In some cases, additional assessment processes may be used.

Review your resume and responses carefully.  Responses that are not fully supported by the information in your application package may result in adjustments to your score.  A Human Resources Representative will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.

In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

For additional information on the NSF eRecruit system, please visit our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.


HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application should be submitted online and must be completed and all required documents successfully faxed (or uploaded) before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date. You must answer all of the job-related questions to ensure full consideration for this position. For more detailed information, please review our NSF eRecruit Applicant Guide.

If you do not have internet access or if you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Representative listed in the vacancy announcement.

WARNING!  Applications submitted online must have a valid email address.  If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

If you are an NSF employee in a permanent, competitive service position or you are an NSF employee who is reinstatement eligible based on prior Federal permanent, competitive service, you need not submit documents to confirm status.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Karen Stemler
Phone: 703-292-8401
Fax: 703-292-2466
TDD: 703-292-5090
Email: kstemlerl@nsf.gov
Agency Information:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 Wilson Blvd
Room 315
Arlington, VA
22230
US
Fax: 703-292-2466

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website.

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Job Announcement Number:

DGA-2014-0004

Control Number:

366003300