Grant Program Specialist


Vacancy ID: 783423   Announcement Number: PH-JP-13-783423   USAJOBS Control Number: 330775200

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Competitive (All U.S. Citizens)

21. Geographic Availability

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99MTRO012 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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) review a variety of program documents (e.g. proposals, grants, cooperative agreements, and other related instruments) to ensure compliance with established regulations; 2) review administrative audit and investigative reports to determine appropriate changes or if corrective action is required; 3) resolve common problems and refer situations requiring higher level expertise to a more experienced specialist; and 4) work directly with applicant, recipients, and sub recipients as needed, to obtain information needed to determine eligibility for participation in grant program.
B. I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree; or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
C. I have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify).
D. My education or experience is not reflected in the above statements.

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) prepare, process, issue, and track grant awards and compliance with reporting requirements; 2) review and evaluate adequacy of grant policies and procedures; 3) initiate, plan, and conduct surveys and studies to recommend changes to policies, procedures, and regulations; 4) lead group discussions with tribal, state, local entities and industries affected by grant programs; and 5) provide training, technical assistance, oversight, ethics advice, expertise, and consultation to program officials, awardees, review panels, applicants, recipients, and sub recipients as needed
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related.
C. I have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than two years but less than three years of education as described in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the second year by 36. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify).
D. My education or experience is not reflected in the above statements.

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.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

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 process 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.