Grants Management Specialist.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Reno, NV, USA
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024
Duties

As a Grants Management Specialist your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Analyzes and assesses risk determination and identifies appropriate risk mitigations necessary for the successful completion of the award.
  • Performs detailed budget analysis on both competitive and noncompetitive agreements to determine the allowability, allocability, and reasonableness under applicable cost principles and their relationship to the objectives of proposed project.
  • Monitors the performance of recipients through review of performance reports, financial status reports, and correspondence with both Bureau and recipient program/administrative staff.
  • Develops and posts notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) to applicable systems.
  • Reviews recipient requests for modifications to the agreement, coordinates and facilitates legitimate requested revisions, and processes applicable documentation for executing agreement modifications.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume (See "Required Documents"). Failure to provide ALL required information on your resume will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all information is provided on resume.
  • Eligibility and Supporting documents - You will ONLY be considered for the eligibilities that you select "yes" to AND submit the required supporting documentation, as listed in the Required Documents section.
  • Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain Grants Management certification from an approved organization.
  • Probationary Period: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service. To verify registration visit SSS.gov.

Qualifications

Only experience and education obtained by 07/10/2024 will be considered.

In order to qualify for this position you must possess Minimum Qualification.

Minimum Qualification [GS-07]

  • One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to grade GS-05 in the Federal service. Specialized experience may include: Reviewing grant documents (e.g. proposals, grants, cooperative agreements) for completeness; Entering information into an automated system to track award activities ; Utilizing computer software applications such as Adobe, MS Excel, Access, Word, etc. to prepare documents, reports, or correspondences; Assisting with budget analysis on grant documents.. OR
  • Possess 1 full year of graduate level education in a related field such as Business Administration or Finance. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: To qualify under this option you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify your education. OR
  • Possess a combination of specialized experience as described in A above and graduate education as described in B above, when combined, equals 100% of the total requirement. NOTE: To qualify under this option you must submit transcripts to verify your education and include proof of your experience in the text of your resume. OR
  • Possess a bachelor's degree and meet Superior Academic Achievement - S.A.A. is based on: (1) class standing in the upper third of the graduating class, (2) grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on an official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two curriculum years OR 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final two curriculum years, or (3) honor society membership as recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. NOTE: To qualify under this option you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify your education.

Minimum Qualification [GS-09]

  • One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to grade GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized experience may include: Ensuring financial assistance duties assigned are executed in accordance with all applicable regulations and guidelines; Serving as a liaison between the federal program and outside entities; Assisting in the administration, modification and termination of financial assistance actions and budget analysis functions; and Reviewing basic financial information from pulled queries. OR
  • Completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, in a related field such as Business Administration, or Finance; or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: To qualify under this option you must submit transcripts (official or unofficial) to verify your education. OR
  • Possess a combination of specialized experience as described in A above and graduate education beyond the first year as described in B above, when combined, equals 100% of the total requirement. NOTE: To qualify under this option you must submit transcripts to verify your education and include proof of your experience in the text of your resume.

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: Applicants must meet both eligibility and qualification requirements for the position of interest by the closing date of the JOA. Specifically,

i. Area of Consideration.

ii. Time-in-grade (TIG) requirements as specified in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.

iii. Time after competitive appointment as specified in 5 CFR 330.502.

iv. Qualification requirements outlined in OPM's Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions or for Federal Wage System (FWS), wage grade positions, applicants are evaluated using the OPM Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations and the job element examining method

Your SF-50 will be used to confirm you meet all requirements

Education

PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

PCS INFORMATION: No PCS entitlements authorized.

Telework: This position is suitable for telework and may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

Additional Vacancies: One or more positions may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP):Department of Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. CTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors; education, and experience requirements), score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/"

Reasonable Accommodation: The USFWS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please visit

The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA),P.L. 114-47, allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures.

Note: You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment that qualifies for LMWFA. Performance documentation can be obtained by contacting the supervisors for the positions you served in during your 24 months. If they did not complete performance appraisals ask them to provide a statement of performance for each period of service. The statement must specify the dates for each employment period and your level of performance (dates should match the dates on the SF-50s).

Current Appointees

  • Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency;
  • Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND
  • Must have performed at an acceptable level.

Former Appointees

  • Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency;
  • Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;
  • Must apply for position within 2 years after separation;
  • Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND
  • Must have performed at an acceptable level.
  • A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.