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    The ideal candidate for this position will have strong knowledge/skills related to internal controls with business processes and grant administration functions related to a variety of DHS/FEMA grants as well as managing, directing, and leading or supervising staff.  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Grant Management Branch, Region 7 team within FEMA.

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    Responsibilities

    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    In this position, you will provide technical guidance and supervisory oversight for a staff performing work that involves implementing and managing Federal grants and cooperative agreements and providing related technical assistance and services. Typical assignments include:

    • Providing leadership, technical expertise and guidance regarding difficult and critical program issues to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Performing first level supervisory oversight of work that involves the full range of program activities that include: negotiation, preparation, and administration of grants and agreements, interpreting the impact of new laws and regulations, providing related technical assistance and services; and carrying out significant mission-related special assignments.
    • Monitoring and analyzing grants systems to determine what is needed to address systems issues, errors, and/or rejections. Ensuring system issues are resolved and providing guidance or alternate non-automated methods for processing grants, when necessary.
    • Providing quarterly grants status presentations to agency leadership and stakeholders. Directing the conduct of on-site technical assistance visit to grant recipients, upon recipient’s request or other entity. 
    • Directing the full range of grants management monitoring activities that involve conducting risk assessment of grant recipients for all open grant awards to determine level of monitoring required. Reviewing proposed fiscal year monitoring schedule and ensures compliance with requirements of agency annual monitoring plan(s).

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel up to 25% is required for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    1109 Grants Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531272800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.