Grants Management Specialist

Department Of Agriculture Boise , ID 83701

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Summary

This position is for the Intermountain Region Acquisition Management staff located in Boise, Idaho and serves as a Grants and Agreements Specialist responsible for all aspects of awarding and administrating grants and agreements.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Mallory Munz at mallory.munz@usda.gov or 208-373-4289.

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Responsibilities

  • Duties listed are at full performance level.

  • Provides advice and guidance in all aspects of the unit's grants and agreements to federal and non-federal agencies, state, local, and tribal governments, and educational, private, and corporate entities.

  • Processes a full range of grant and agreement applications used to determine the selection of grants and agreements. Negotiates grants and agreements within the limits of delegated authority.

  • Provides interpretation of laws and regulations concerning use of federal funds and qualifying program expenditures. Examines appropriate legislative and program authority prior to execution of each grant or agreement.

  • Approves all grants and agreements for the unit, performs a variety of standard tasks related to the administrative aspects of grants and agreements.

  • Participates in the establishment of internal administrative and financial controls or systems.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position for meetings, training, or site visits.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

  • Job family (Series)

1109 Grants Management

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Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov

  • Must have or be qualified to obtain a Level I Grants Management Specialist Certification within one (1) year of hire.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Specialized Experience Requirement:

For the GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-07 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Prepared or reviewed grants and agreements and/or acquisition proposals to ensure alignment with statutes, regulations and policies; Provided support in the execution and administration of grants, agreements, or acquisitions/contracts; Assisted in the closeout of grants, agreements and/or contracts/acquisitions including reconciliation of expended funds and/or reviewed statements of work and financial plans to determine appropriate instrument and applicable provisions.

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Masters Degree or have successfully completed two (2) full academic years of graduate level education or completion of all requirements for an LL.B. or J.D. degree. Graduate education must be directly related to the position and demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work; such as: contracting, financial management, business administration, or public administration.

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A combination of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience that together meet he qualification requirements of the position.

For the GS-11: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-09 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are: Monitored grants and agreements to assess compliance with regulatory, policy, and reporting requirements; Performed standard grants and agreements administration tasks; Conducted standard grants and agreements close-out processes, including the preparing of final assessments for compliance with statutory and agency requirements for disposition of property, financial and accounting reconciliation, and resolution of any adverse audit findings and/or applied work methods when performing grants and agreements pre-award tasks.

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Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or three years progressively higher level graduate education which must be directly related to the position and demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work; such as: contracting, financial management, business administration, or public administration.

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A combination of successfully completed post graduate level education and specialized experience as described above that together meets the qualification requirements of the position.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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