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Job Title:Grants Management Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Office of Justice Programs

Hiring Organization: Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART)

Job Announcement Number:JP-14-073

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$63,091.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1109-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency



Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=PTQRZ.

KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    (The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

    Reviews, analyzes, and tracks awardee compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant or agreement as well as compliance with government-wide and agency regulatory, policy, and reporting requirements. Conducts risk assessments, financial reviews and audits, and business reviews of grant/agreement awardee operations, and recommends or initiates actions to protect agency interests. Pre-visit activities involve reviewing compliance reports and the awardees policies and procedures.
    On-site visit activities include evaluating the awardees compliance with program goals and award specifications. Post-visit activities include writing up site findings and recommendations.

    Develops, analyzes, and interprets grant and/or cooperative agreement policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and guidelines. Provides training, technical assistance and guidelines, oversight, expertise and consultation to internal staff, management and program officials, awardees, review panels, applicants, recipients, and sub-recipients.

    Performs a variety of pre-award functions for grants and/or cooperative agreements including designing, developing, and/or preparing solicitations; reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating applications, plans, and estimates received in response to particular programs and Request for Application (RFA) requirements; conducting financial reviews of applicants to evaluate fiscal integrity and financial capability, examine proposed costs, and determine whether the budget and budget narrative accurately explain the projects costs and whether those costs are reasonable, necessary, and allowable; conducting pre-award negotiations on matters such as terms and conditions of awards, costs, schedules, and oversight responsibilities; and providing applicant support during the solicitation period.

    Coordinates, manages, and evaluates the effectiveness of agency grant and/or cooperative agreement programs and projects.

    Performs a variety of post-award grants and/or cooperative agreement management tasks including conducting post-award reviews and analyses to identify and resolve management, financial, and administrative issues; providing training, technical assistance, oversight, ethics advice, expertise, and consultation to program officials, awardees, and recipients; establishing performance measures and monitoring and assessing awardee performance; and reviewing completed awards, making appropriate adjustments or disallowances. Processes close-outs of grants and/or agreements, ensuring compliance with programmatic, administrative, and fiscal requirements of relevant statutes, regulations, policies, guidelines, and with grantee stated objectives, and the applicable implementation plan.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    Knowledge of grant and cooperative agreement program management principles, concepts, methods, processes, and techniques consistent with sound business and industry practices.

    Ability to apply analytical methods and techniques in the identification and resolution of grant and/or cooperative agreement administration issues.

    Knowledge of the laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and methods governing Federal grants, cooperative agreements, and awards.

    Ability to communicate in writing.

    Ability to provide advice and guidance on grant and cooperative agreement policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and guidelines.

    MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    Grade 11:

    Qualifying experience for the GS-11 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-9 which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of experience include researching or analyzing established administrative issues in order to evaluate the adequacy of grants/assistance policies and procedures; preparing, processing, issuing, and tracking grants/assistance awards; evaluating grants/assistance applications, plans, and estimates; and serving as liaison between the Government and awardee organization.

    SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Experience requirements at the GS-11 level may be met by three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or the successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

    COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

    Grade 12:

    Qualifying experience for the GS-12 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-11 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of experience include implementing and managing Federal grants and cooperative agreements, and providing grants-related assistance and services, such as processing standard grant/agreement close-outs and dispositions; evaluating grantee/awardee performance and compliance; and conducting risk assessments and business reviews.

    Grade 13:

    Qualifying experience for the GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of experience include implementing and managing Federal grants and cooperative agreements, and providing grants-related assistance and services, such as negotiating terms and conditions of grants/assistance awards to include costs, schedules, and oversight responsibilities; interpreting complex program requirements, conducting risk assessments and business reviews, identifying problem areas, and providing advice to grantees on program improvements; conducting on-site monitoring of grantees to ensure compliance with federal regulatory requirements and agency grants management policies.


    See Other Information.

    Selectees may be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.

    If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizen.

    This appointment requires completion of a one-year probationary period. During this time period, employee's conduct and performance will be monitored in order to determine if employee will be retained.

    Position requires overnight travel 1-5 nights per month.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    BASIS OF RATING: You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience, and training you report relative to this position which show the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed on this vacancy announcement.


    BENEFITS:

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    You can review our benefits at: https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/viewVacancyStatement?referenceCode=PTQRZ&statement=BENEFITS

    Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible.

    Moving expenses are not authorized.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Government housing is not available.

    BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; incentive systems; subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, training and development opportunities, family/worklife program, etc.

    Recruitment bonus is not authorized.

    Telework: This position is eligible to telework.

    DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    HOW TO APPLY: Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. If you are unable to apply online, you may contact Avue Digital Services for alternate application procedures. Please call Avue at 800-407-0147 or email Joeavue@avuetech.com. Applicants submitting required documents can electronically attach them to the employment application or email them to OJPApplicants@usdoj.gov . If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: (AGENCY), c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Avue Enterprise Direct, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible). All applicants who qualify based on education or a combination of education and experience must provide an unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.) (Use if education is being credited for the purpose of meeting minimum qualification requirements or if grade point average is being used to determine superior academic achievement.) Your on-line application must include your: 1. Resume and/or work history profile, 2. Responses to the online questions, 3. Required supporting documents, as applicable; 4. Cover letter (optional). Note: If a cover letter is submitted, it may be used to assess your qualifications. You must indicate on your on-line application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 or other official agency documentation showing this grade in order to receive credit. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.


    HOW TO APPLY:

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    Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=PTQRZ.

    If you are unable to apply online, you may contact the employing office for alternate application procedures. Please call Constance Jones at 202-616-8663 or email at Constance.Jones2@usdoj.gov.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans' preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim.
    If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, or you are applying for consideration under the Veteran Employment Opportunity Act or Veteran Readjustment Authority, attach a copy of your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Constance Jones
    Phone: 2026168663
    Fax: 2025143076
    Email: Constance.Jones2@usdoj.gov
    Agency Information:
    DOJ/ Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
    810 7th Street NW
    Room 3300
    Washington, Dist of Columbia
    20531
    US
    Fax: 2025143076

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/xxx/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.
    Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: (AGENCY), c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Avue Enterprise Direct, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.
    Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
    Applicants who apply online will automatically receive email acknowledgement of receipt of their application.

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the representative listed under Agency Contact Information. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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

    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).


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    Job Announcement Number:

    JP-14-073

    Control Number:

    367484100