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1. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform Grant Program Specialist work at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1) reviewing a variety of program documents (e.g. proposals, grants, cooperative agreements, and other related instruments) to ensure compliance with established regulations; 2) reviewing administrative audit and investigative reports to determine appropriate changes or corrective action required; 3) resolving common problems and referring situations requiring higher level expertise to a more experienced specialist; and 4) working directly with applicants, recipients, and sub recipients as needed, to obtain information needed to determine eligibility for participation in the grant program.
2. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform Grant Program Specialist work at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1) preparing, processing, issuing, and tracking grants/assistance awards and compliance with reporting requirements; 2) reviewing and evaluating adequacy of grants/assistance policies and procedures; 3) initiating, planning, and conducting surveys and studies to recommend changes to policies, procedures, and regulations; 4) leading group discussions with tribal, state, local entities and industries affected by grant programs; and 5) providing training and/or technical assistance, oversight, ethics advice, expertise, and consultation to program officials, awardees, review panels, applicants, recipients, and sub recipients as needed
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
3. Conduct research to compile and analyze data on economic, social, regulatory, or physical factors affecting crimes against women.
4. Identify problem areas and provide advice regarding program improvements to meet agency needs.
5. Assess evaluation findings on currently funded grant programs
6. Use judgment in choosing, interpreting, or adapting available guidelines to specific grant administration processes and issues
7. Recommend approval, denial, or conditional approval of proposals
8. Implement outreach strategies designed to provide technical assistance on victim advocacy programs
9. Apply knowledge of program concepts and issues at the Federal, state and local levels.
10. Review grant applications to ensure conformance with established regulations and policies
11. Analyze grant administration issues affecting parties both within and outside the agency.
12. Develop recommendations to resolve problems in the grant administration process
13. Provide advice on grant proposals that are limited in functional scope and complexity.
14. Assist in the planning of programs within the area of criminal justice, victim advocacy, public policy, or public administration
15. Prepare detailed procedures and guidelines to supplement established grant administration regulations or program guidance.
16. Prepare solicitations of work for the planning, implementation and evaluation of grant proposals.
17. Obtain additional information to prepare summary statements for management decision.
18. Develop measurement plans to troubleshoot contributing factors.
19. Inform supervisor of potentially controversial findings, issues, or problems with widespread impact
20. Hold public meetings with government officials, the public, or special interest groups to formulate, develop, or address issues regarding grant program initiatives.
21. Coordinate with specialist to review processes having significant variations from established criteria
22. Provide training in program policies and procedures through seminars, conferences, and written materials.
23. Recommend innovative approaches for avoiding and/or resolving problems and reducing conflicts.