Grants Management Specialist

US Department Of Transportation Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 days ago

  • Duties




This position is located within the Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA), Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Budget and Finance Division. If selected, you will be tasked with developing, reviewing, overseeing, analyzing, and ensuring grant announcements comply with applicable laws, regulations, and financial monitoring of grant funds to ensure compliance with financial and accounting standards.

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At the full performance of this position, your duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Working closely with PHMSA's management to identify grants management priorities, goals, and initiatives that ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, etc.

  • Managing grants management working groups and key stakeholders to achieve organizational objectives.

  • Developing standard operating procedures associated for the pre-award and post-award of the grants management phase.

  • Serving as PHMSA's expert for the implementation and installation of software solutions related to grants pre-award, post-award administration, and grants financial management.

  • Managing all budget execution functions for financial assistance including budget development, fund certification, reporting status of funds, and responding to all department data calls for financial assistance and representing PHMSA on Departmental working groups.

This position is perfect for Financial Management Professional who is a proven collaborator and seasoned professional with education in financial management and experience in federal financial management and Federal government accounting that is looking for challenging assignments in Budget execution for financial assistance and grants administration policy and oversight of a portfolio of grant programs designed to prevent, identify, and remediate hazardous materials transport risks at the state and local level.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1109 Grants Management

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.

  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.

  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.

  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.


  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify for the Grade 13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

  • Experience with grants and financial administration including obligations, awards, payments, and recoveries

  • Experience reviewing, processing, and ensuring that grant announcements comply with laws, regulations, and good financial management practices.

  • Experience developing checklists, templates, and other tools supporting compliance and sound financial grants management practices in the pre- and post-award phases.

  • Experience utilizing financial information system solutions (such as Delphi, Prism, or Discoverer) to grant award and post-award actions.

To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include:

  • Experience with grants and financial administration including obligations, awards, payments, and recoveries

  • Experience providing oversight of an organization's grants financial management policies and procedures.

  • Experience reviewing, processing, and ensuring that grant announcements comply with laws, regulations, and financial management practices.

  • Experience utilizing financial information system solutions (such as Delphi, Prism, or Discoverer) to grant award and post-award actions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  • Grants Management: Knowledge of requirements, practices, and procedures for soliciting, receiving, reviewing, and processing proposals, and awarding and administering grants and agreements

  • Team Building: Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.

  • Budget Administration: Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration and analysis; including preparing, justifying, reporting on, and executing the budget; and the relationships among program, budget, accounting, and reporting systems.

For all types of consideration, 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.

For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link:

All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


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Grants Management Specialist

US Department Of Transportation