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Grants Management Specialist – Multiple Locations
Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
Job ID: 361934Start Date: 11/16/2020End Date: 11/23/2020
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-07: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as majority of the following: assisted in the review of grants and agreements proposals to ensure alignment with laws, regulations, rules and policies; provided support in performing duties in executing and administering grants or agreements; and/or assisted in reviewing statements of work and financial plans to determine appropriate instrument and applicable provisions; OR one full year of graduate level education; OR an appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience; OR Superior Academic Achievement (go to this site determine if you are eligible: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. For the GS-09: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as majority of the following: reviewed statements of work and financial plans to determine appropriate grant or agreement instrument and applicable provisions; participated in the negotiation of terms and conditions of proposed grants and agreements, including cost, schedule, administrative and fiscal matters; analyzed straightforward budget proposals and financial plans to assess the partners’ ability to meet financial performance requirements associated with agency programs; examined projected program income and negotiated indirect cost rate agreements; performed standardized duties in support of the execution and administration of grants or agreements; and/or assists in the preparation of grants and agreements documents required to facilitate their administration OR a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. For the GS-11: You must have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as majority of the following: monitored conventional grant and/or cooperative agreements to assess compliance with regulatory, policy, and reporting requirements, such as monitoring long-established formula grants to ensure compliance with award provisions and to track financial performance trends; performed standard grants or agreement administration tasks, such as independently conducting standard grant close-out processes, including the preparation of final assessments of compliance with statutory and agency requirements for disposition of property, financial and accounting reconciliation, and resolution of any adverse audit findings; and/or applied new or modified work methods in performing conventional grant and/or cooperative agreement pre-award tasks, such as generating grant solicitations, identifying potential negotiation strategies, and making recommendations to resolve problems; OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a master’s degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). 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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