Grants Management Specialist

Job ID 9539224 Date posted 10/04/2018 Location Atlanta, Georgia
Department: Department of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-M1-19-10306559
SALARY RANGE: $91631.00 to $119121.00/Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: 2018-10-03 to 2019-10-02
SERIES & GRADE: GS--13/13

AGENCY MARKETING STATEMENT:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation's premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world. This position is located in the Department of Human and Health Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Director (OD), Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO), Office of Financial Resources (OFR), Office of Grants Services (OGS), Atlanta, Georgia. CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Announcement has been amended to extend the closing date.

JOB SUMMARY:
The incumbent has responsibility for administering and coordinating a complex grants portfolio which includes serving as a technical authority and resource with external grantees and HHS staff.

DUTIES:
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"As a Grants Management Specialist you will: Manage a complex grants portfolio including setting appropriate work priorities, applying knowledge of organizational needs and deadlines, and consistent follow-up to assure receipt of required documentation. Compile data necessary, including performing complex financial analysis work, for the formulation of budget estimates and participates with program staff in the planning, development, and review of grant funding requirements. Serve as a subject matter expert in interpreting, developing, and applying appropriate regulations, policies, and procedures that pertain to grants and cooperative agreements. Ensure that all required actions are executed by recipients and the government in a timely manner both prior to, and after award. Review and coordinate the business management activities related to the audit resolution of monetary and non-monetary findings identified in audits conducted in accordance with accepted government accounting standards. Provide consultation and technical assistance to program staff, other Federal staff, applicants, and recipients on all aspects of grants and cooperative agreements management. Represent the Agency on grants management work groups or task forces and notify the supervisor of significant developments that result from representational activities. Attend grant review meetings and provide administrative and budgetary information. Develop and negotiate budgets with program staff and the grant community to ensure costs are reasonable, allowable, and allocable using Federal regulations, policies, and procedures." ]

REQUIREMENTS:
US Citizenship is required. Background Investigation is required. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. One-year probationary period may be required. Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: No Bargaining Unit Position: Yes Drug Screening Required: No Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: No Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No Research position: No Promotion potential: No Supervisory position: No Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. CDC Financial Disclosure -OGE form 450 Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Public Trust/Moderate Background Investigation (5) is required.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level of difficulty and responsibility in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph. Specialized experience is experience at or equivalent to which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience interpreting and providing complex guidance on grants administration policies and procedures to grantees and staff; developing policies and procedures on grants management relating to healthcare or human services program; and reviewing and analyzing financial status reports.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Collaboration / PartneringContinuous DevelopmentCost AnalysisCustomer ServiceDecision MakingDiversityFederal Assistance Governing RequirementsFunding Opportunity AnnouncementGrantee Performance ManagementGrants ManagementInfluencing/NegotiatingIntegrityNegotiating / InfluencingNotice of Grant Awards / Terms and ConditionsOral CommunicationProblem SolvingResults DrivenSelf AwarenessStrategic PlanningWritten Communication

BENEFITS:

OTHER INFORMATION:
Special Notes: This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified applicants will be considered as job opportunities occur and may or may not receive further notification regarding the status of their application. This announcement is being used to create an inventory of applicants for Grants Management Specialist and will be used to fill immediate and future needs. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in order to maximize their employment opportunities. Your application will remain in the inventory of tentatively qualified applicants and will be referred as requests to fill vacancies are processed by the Human Resources Office. The first cut-off date for you to be referred will be October 17, 2018. Thereafter, additional referral lists will be generated throughout the open period as vacancies occur. Applications received after the cutoff date, may be considered on future referral lists. Current or Former Political Appointees: Agencies must seek prior approval from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service. Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50. This position is exempt from the HHS hiring freeze pursuant to HHS guidance. PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ). For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. To view the questionnaire, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10306559 If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/02/2019 of this announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application. Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process. You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/. If you cannot apply online: You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Additional Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Your résumé showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. Other supporting documents:Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable SF-50 (if you are a federal employee or have reinstatement rights as a federal employee) Schedule A Eligibility Letter if you are applying as a Schedule A candidate. Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will receive notice via email once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
CDC HELPDESK
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta GA US 30333
Telephone: (770) 488-1725
Email: HRCS@CDC.GOV