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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Grants Management Specialist (Literature), GS-1109-11

Department:National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

Agency:National Endowment for the Arts

Job Announcement Number:NEA-KMc-14-1188070 (DEU)

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 $82,019.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 to Monday, August 18, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1109-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

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 with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the Office of the Deputy Chairman for Programs and Partnerships, Literature and Arts Education Division, Washington, DC.

This position is being advertised concurrently with NEA-KMc-14-1188747 (MP), using Merit Promotion procedures.

If you are a status applicant (current permanent Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with competitive reinstatement eligibility), and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.

Salary Information:  GS-11: $63,091- $82,019 per annum.

First time hires to the Federal government salaries are normally set at the beginning of the salary range listed.

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.

 

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized
  • Suitable for Federal employment; determined by a background investigation
  • This position does not require travel.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 MUST be registered for Selective Service

DUTIES:

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As the Grants Management Specialist (Literature),  you will be responsible for the following tasks:

·        Review, organize, and process organizational grant applications from the Literature field, and follow these applications through the complete review process from receipt to final report.

·        Use expertise in the Literature field to serve as liaison between the Agency and field concerning applications, grants, guidelines, and related policies and issues affecting that field.

·        In consultation with the Grants & Contracts Office, monitor 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.

·        Counsel 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. 

·        Manage items related to special projects that arise. Duties might include managing meetings and convenings, webinar development and management, and other work items as they occur as well as processing cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, contracts, and other government documents.


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-09 performing duties such as: utilizing knowledge of the Literature field to implement and manage Literature projects (involving, for example, poetry, prose, translation, books, journals, book festivals, literary events, digital marketing, and/or services to the field); managing budgets and documents associated with non-profit organizations, universities, or government agencies; and communicating with the public.  OR

Applicants may also qualify by possessing a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR a LL.M., if related.  Or a combination of education and experience.

Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirement for the position by Monday, August 18, 2014.

If  you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you ARE required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or a list of completed course work, which includes semester hours earned and/or grade received by   or you will be disqualified from further consideration.

 


Education:

Applicants can qualify based on education by possessing a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR a LL.M., if related.

Foreign Education:  You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp.

The questionnaire has been developed in line with the following competencies and/or knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):

  • Communication (oral and written)
  • The Literature field
  • Grant applications

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.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of two categories:  Best Qualified and Highly Qualified. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  The online questionnaire will 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:

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation of management to promote the employee selected at some future date.

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by Monday, August 18, 2014 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: If claiming 5-point veteran preference you MUST submit copy number 4 of the DD-214.  If you are claiming 10-point veteran preference you MUST submit an SF-15, Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference AND all other required documents in order to be granted the preference.  All documents must be received by Monday, August 18, 2014.  Additional information on veteran's 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 Monday, August 18, 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 1188070 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 (if a current or recently separated Federal employee)

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

5.    Other Supporting Documents:

·         College transcript(s), if qualifying based 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:

Kathy D. McDuffie
Phone: (202)682-5470
Fax: (202)682-5708
Email: MCDUFFIEK@ARTS.GOV
Agency Information:
National Endowment for the Arts
Constitution Center
Office of Human Resoures
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC
20506 Fax: (202)682-5708

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.  Candidates with the highest ratings 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-KMc-14-1188070 (DEU)

Control Number:

378121800