Grants Management Specialist


Vacancy ID: 782932   Announcement Number: NW21109-11-782932K3489948   USAJOBS Control Number: 330783000

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please accurately identify your level of experience and demonstrated capability when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy. You will be asked at the end of this questionnaire to certify your entire application as true and accurate.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment and referral consideration. Please indicate those eligibilities for which you are eligible and would like to be considered. You will only be considered under eligibilities that you select and provide requested supporting information either below or within your resume. If you do not meet at least one of the eligibilities below, you are not eligible to be considered for this position. For additional information, definitions and supporting documentation requirements see the list of appointing eligibilities listed at http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicantChecklist_Merit.pdf.  Please note that documentation (e.g., SF-50s or DD-214s) will be requested if you are selected to verify your eligibility.

1. Current Department of the Defense Employee - I am currently employed in the Department of Defense (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, etc) as a permanent career or career-conditional (Tenure 1 or 2 in box 24 of SF-50) employee in the competitive service (SF-50 will show a 1 in box 34); or, I am currently on a permanent Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (SF-50 will show a 2 in box 34) in Department of Defense. Note: Your resume MUST include your position title, pay plan, series, grade level, agency worked for and dates of employment for all applicable federal work experiences.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, or I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

2. Annuitant - I am currently receiving an annuity for service as a federal civil servant. If selected, I would be serving as a re-employed annuitant.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable

3. PPP Military Spouse - I am registered in the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference Program (Program S) for the series, grade and location covered by this announcement.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable

1. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-1109-07 GRANTS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST. (PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualified based on education, please verify your claim by attaching a copy of your college transcripts or providing on your resume an itemized list of courses that includes transcript-equivalent information (i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, grades, and degree earned).

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-05) in the Federal service providing clerical support for intramural research programs. This experience would typically include but is not limited to duties such as: announcing programs and soliciting applications or proposals for funding under grant/assistance awards; preparing, processing, issuing, and tracking grants/assistance awards and compliance with reporting requirements; ensuring recipients of Federal funds comply with Government's environmental and other requirements.
B. I have successfully completed one full year of graduate education.
C. I have successfully completed a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement.
D. I have a combination of experience and education as described above that equates to one year of experience.
E. I do not have any of the experience or education as described above.

2. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-1109-09 GRANTS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST. (PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualified based on education, please verify your claim by attaching a copy of your college transcripts or providing on your resume an itemized list of courses that includes transcript-equivalent information (i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, grades, and degree earned).

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-07) in the Federal service providing administrative support for intramural research programs. This experience would typically include but is not limited to duties such as: awarding and administering grants, cooperative agreements, or other related instruments; preparing, processing, issuing, and tracking grants/assistance awards and compliance with reporting requirements; monitoring, assessing, and ensuring awardees comply with all terms and conditions of award.
B. I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree.
C. I have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree.
D. I have obtained an LL.B. or J.D. if the degree is related to the position being filled.
E. I have a combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience.
F. I do not have any of the experience or education as described above.


3. 1. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-1109-11 GRANTS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST. (PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualified based on education, please verify your claim by attaching a copy of your college transcripts or providing on your resume an itemized list of courses that includes transcript-equivalent information (i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, grades, and degree earned).

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-09) in the Federal service providing administrative and analytical support for the management, planning and review of intramural research programs. This experience would typically include but is not limited to duties such as: designing, developing, implementing, and interpreting grants/assistance management policies, procedures, and practices; reviewing and evaluating adequacy of grants/assistance policies and procedures; overseeing, reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating grants/assistance applications, plans, and estimates.
B. I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree.
C. I have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree.
D. I have obtained an LL.B. or J.D. if the degree is related to the position being filled.
E. I have a combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience.
F. I do not have any of the experience or education as described above.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please accurately identify your level of experience and demonstrated capability when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy. You will be asked at the end of this questionnaire to certify your entire application as true and accurate.

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.

4. Keeps apprised of new and changed federal policies and procedures affecting research grant applications.

5. Responds to inquiries from prospective and current grantees regarding procedures and methods of grant submission.

6. Administers grants awarded by extramural and/or intrmural sources.

7. Ensures grant applications are in compliance with established policies.

8. Performs review of grant proposals to determine possible difficulties in the interpretation of grantee applications.

9. Performs a full range of pre-award and post-award activities associated with research grants.

10. Clarifies terms and conditions of grant awards to determine levels of funding and project dates.

11. Generates specific documentation for the evaluation of grant award statements.

12. Manages grant processing procedures for final approval.

13. Performs duties related to the award of intramural grants for Federal sources.

14. Provides advice and consultation to resolve discrepancies regarding grant applications.

15. Provides oral guidance to grantors on policy information.

16. Maintains continuous communication and coordination of grant-administration procedures with management and department personnel.

17. Serves as a focal point to provide authoritative advice relating to formats and modes of data retrieval for grant documents.

18. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit.  Deliberate attempts to falsify or inflate your responses may be grounds for not referring you.

Please take this opportunity to review your rating to ensure the accuracy of your answers and that they are supported by your resume.  Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation does not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.