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    This position serves as the Grants Management Specialist in the Policy Division (IM030) within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. This office is responsible for developing, maintaining, and communicating NASA's financial policies, directives and associated business processes. This office monitors and interprets changes to Federal financial laws, regulations and policies and ensures their incorporation into NASA financial management policies. The Policy Division is responsible for developing and coordinating OCFO review of Agency requirements, directives, policy and procedures.

    The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) ensures the financial integrity of the Agency, including responsibility for ensuring that the Agency's resources are effectively used toward the achievement of NASA's strategic plan and missions. OCFO manages the Agency's budget, financial operations and serves as the Agency's appropriations liaison with the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations; directs the preparation and submission of annual financial and budgetary reports, and coordinates Agency's financial management activities with other Federal agencies.

    This position is being announced in conjunction with a Merit Promotion vacancy announcement number HQ18C0081. Current and former Federal employees, disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities wishing to be considered under merit promotion procedures may apply to vacancy announcement HQ18C0081.

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    Develops, coordinates, establishes, revises, and promulgates NASA-wide policy, standards, and procedures pertaining to the NASA Federal assistance system(s), in the form of new and/or revised regulatory and non-regulatory policies, including Federal Register Notices, terms and conditions of awards, and the Grants and Cooperative Agreement Manual. Ensures compliance with the laws and regulations governing the financial assistance process through the proactive identification of financial assistance policies and procedures requiring the development of new policy or the modification of existing policy documents.

    Conducts legislative research, develops recommendations, and responds to Congressional inquiries Freedom of Information requests, Government Accountability Office inquiries, and Inspector General Investigations relative to financial assistance instruments and policy.

    Plans and conducts a variety of analytical studies, risk assessments, business reviews, and trend analysis of Federal financial assistance policies and procedures. Studies are highly complex, and involve individuals from across NASA and industry. Summarizes results of studies, prepares comprehensive reports, and recommends specific adaptations or approaches based on the unique needs and conditions of the particular areas studied. Briefs results of studies to NASA senior management and other officials.

    Serves and represents NASA as one of the principal experts in areas of new or changing financial assistance policy, including topics such as conflict of interest, eligibility of for-profit grantees, cost analysis, containment of facility and administrative costs, program income, grant-related income, grant application procedures, and grants to foreign institutions.

    Provides guidance and consultation on the interpretation and application of Federal and NASA financial assistance policy and procedures to Headquarters staff, program offices, Center procurement offices, and the public. Regularly consults with NASA Center procurement offices providing them solutions and advice in resolving unique and complex grant administration issues. Prepares and presents briefings on major financial assistance policy issues to NASA senior management.

    Actively participates in the development and training of NASA grants management staff and assists in establishing and maintaining a vigorous program of education and career development in the area of financial assistance instruments.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

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    U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals

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    1109 Grants Management

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