Student Trainee (Grants Management Specialist), GS-1199-09 FPL GS-11 (HRF 13-034)


Vacancy ID: 864033   Announcement Number: HRF 13-034 (SR864033)   USAJOBS Control Number: 340352600

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2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

09

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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

001 Student Trainee - Grants Management Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


110010001 Washington DC, 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. To be considered for employment under the Pathways Program for this position, applicants must be recent graduates who have completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, OR veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation, who have as much as six years after degree completion to apply. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, you will not receive consideration for this position.

A. I have graduated within the previous two years from an academic program leading to a Bachelor's or higher degree in Business, Contract Management, Social Science, or other closely related field of study.

B. I am a veteran who was unable to apply within two years of receiving my degree due to military service obligation, and have, within the previous six years received a Bachelor's or higher degree in Business, Contract Management, Social Science, or other closely related field of study.

C. I do not meet the requirement stated above.

2. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your background meets the specialized experience or education requirements for a Student Trainee (Grants Management Specialist), GS-1199-09 position. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank, you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these specialized experience requirements, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include duties such as: serving as a business consultant or specialist; oversee nonprofit or commercial partner operations; assist in development of business or strategic plans; assist in development of business agreements.
B. I do not have the one year of specialized experience as defined in 2A above; however, I have successfully completed two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters or equivalent graduate degree in an accredited educational institution concentrated in a field that is directly related to the work of this position, business management, contract management, the social sciences or other directly-related subject matter.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: If you are using education to qualify you must
document your course work and/or degree completed in your resume or other application materials you submit. You must submit a copy of your transcripts or a complete list of college courses taken that identifies for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade received, and date completed.  If you are qualifying based on education and you do not submit specific course work information as described previously, your application will be rated not qualified for consideration. (A copy of your official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty, if selected).

C. I have not completed one year of specialized experience as described in 2A above, or the two years of graduate education in a directly related field as described in 2B above, but I have an equivalent combination of such graduate education and experience. For example, I have six months of the specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level (50 percent of the specialized experience requirement) and 27 semester hours or 41 quarter hours of progressively higher level directly related graduate education (50 percent of the education requirement).

D. I do not meet or exceed any of the statements above.

KSA-1. Knowledge of the principles, techniques and procedures for grants and agreements administration.

For the questions below, please select from A through E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed. The questions were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your application packet submitted for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from senior employee.
E- I am regarded as expert in performing this task, and/or have trained others (or am consulted by others) on how to do it.

3. Apply policies, requirements and procedures to grants, agreements, or related business programs.

4. Apply Federal Financial Assistance policies and procedures for specific programs.

5. Prepare reports, evaluations, and recommendations for grants, agreements or related business programs.

6. Analyze financial assistance laws and regulations related to grant or agreement actions.

7. Interpret and apply policies, procedures and federal regulations pertaining to Federal Financial Assistance actions.

8. Explain the application of laws, regulations, precedents, and practices covering one or more types of legal instruments.

KSA-2. Ability to prepare and review technical documents.

9. Examine business documents such as contracts or grant/financial assistance applications for completeness.

10. Ensure documents meet required policies and procedures.

11. Negotiate revisions to documents and explain required corrections.

12. Negotiate with others to accept new or different ways of operation.

13. Compose documents or correspondence involving complex or technical information.

14. Proofread and edit complex or technical writing of others.

15. Explain in writing the application of laws, regulations, precedents, and practices covering one or more types of legal actions.

16. Write summaries of recommendations discussed during meetings for documentation purposes.

KSA-3. Ability to communicate effectively/Interpersonal skills.

17. Communicate, explain, or defend complex ideas or information clearly and adapt material to the audience's level of knowledge.

18. Verbally justify controversial decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations to management or other officials.

19. Represent the agency, corporation or business by preparing written briefs, or presenting oral arguments.

20. Facilitate debriefings and pre-proposal conferences. (Please describe this experience in your application).

21. Provide verbal and/or written guidance to individuals on new regulations.

22. Prepare and provide a verbal or written summary of new regulations affecting the mission of a work unit.

23. Compose letters in response to requests for information about business procedures or requirements.

24. Communicate with clients and other administrators or specialists in carrying out routine work.

25. Work well as a team member, support group efforts and show an ability to get along well with associates through use of interpersonal skills. (Please describe this experience in your application).

26. Independently plan, organize, and coordinate assignments and workloads in such a way as to avoid unnecessary conflicts and distinguish between the critical and routine issues.

KSA-4. Ability to use desk-top computer systems and associated software such as word processing, spreadsheet, and automated business programs.

27. Use desk-top computer systems and software to create documents and correspondence.

28. Use spreadsheet software to create spreadsheets to examine and evaluate information.

29. Use automated business software, such as Interior Department Acquisition System (IDEAS), Financial and Business Management System (FBMS), or equivalent government or commercial systems to develop and document contracts or agreements.

30. Use word processing, spreadsheet, and/or automated systems software to perform a specialized service or function.

31. Use a variety of internet sites to research or prepare documents.