Job Title: Grants Administrator, GS-1109-9/11/12 NFJob Announcement Number: DGA-2014-0009
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Monday, July 7, 2014 to
Monday, July 21, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
WHO MAY APPLY:
NSF employees on permanent competitive service appointments.
About the Agency
This position is located in the Division of Grants and Agreements, office of Budget, Finance and Award Management (BFA). The Division of grants and Agreements (DGA) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) annually provides assistance to a wide range of scientific program divisions in their development of funding solicitations, and the selection and development of grant and cooperative agreement funding mechanisms. DGA also is responsible for the ongoing award oversight, including monitoring through desk review and on-site review processes.
- Background investigation.
- U.S. citizenship.
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- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
DUTIES:Back to top
The Grants Management Specialist serves as a Grants Administrator overseeing, managing, analyzing, and processing grants and cooperative, interagency and other agreement actions to provide program support to one of several DGA teams. Major duties and responsibilities include:
- Serves as Grants and Agreement Officer Level I or II with authority to obligate funds, issue awards and amendments, and obligate or approve awardee actions on behalf of NSF.
- Manages and administers a variety of post award and no-fund grant and agreement actions such as no cost extensions, change of PI/Co-PI long-term absences, and subaward approvals.
- Manages review of new awardee/new performer packages, involving communication with awardee institutions and analysis of materials submitted.
- Reviews and screens proposals and recommended actions forwarded from NSF program offices for completeness and conformity to the applicable statutes, policies and guidelines.
- Serves as an important portfolio collaborator and facilitator, attending numerous team and branch meetings, participating in special projects, and working collaboratively with other team members to address spikes in workload, complex issues, highly specialized circumstances, or those lacking precedents.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at GS-9, you need to have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience include: reviewing routine grants and agreements for completeness; obtaining additional information; completing related assignments to develop skills and knowledge in grants management. OR completed a master`s or equivalent graduate degree, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B., or J.D., if related.
To qualify at GS-11, you need to have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: working knowledge of various assistance mechanisms, techniques, and procedures from fundamental to complex grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, other agreements, and Memoranda of Understanding; knowledge of procurement policies and requirements applicable to sub-awards. OR Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
To qualify at GS-12, you need to have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience include: working knowledge of various assistance mechanisms, techniques, and procedures from fundamental to complex grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, other agreements, and Memoranda of Understanding; knowledge of procurement policies and requirements applicable to sub-awards.
Education may be substituted for experience as described in “Qualifications."
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 position is in the bargaining unit.
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.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." At NSF, this means a score of 90.0 or higher.
In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals.
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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
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.
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You may check the status of your application at any time on the USAJOBS website