Bureau of Reclamation Supervisory Grants Management Specialist in Lakewood, Colorado

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Summary

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Supervisory Grants Management Specialist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while supporting the announcement, selection, pre-award, award, post-award and closeout of federal financial assistance agreements.

LOCATION: Bureau of Reclamation; Mission Support Organization; Financial Assistance Management Branch; Lakewood, CO.

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Responsibilities

Conducts and documents pre-award due-diligence, including cost/price analysis of proposed budgets, responsibility determinations, business evaluations, and negotiates and drafts financial assistance agreements with proposed recipients.

Conducts and documents post-award monitoring and oversight of recipients including review and approval of performance and financial reports, negotiation of modifications, and close-out of agreements.

Conducts internal control reviews (peer reviews) of proposed new awards and modifications as well as mentors others in the proper award and administration of federal financial assistance agreements.

Exercises supervisory control and authority over the activities and employees of a Financial Assistance Operation Section, which consists of positions ranging from GS-5 to GS-12. Implements internal controls, policies and procedures.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

13

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1109 Grants Management

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Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National.
  • Suitable for Federal Employment, determined by background investigation.
  • You must submit resume and supporting documentation.
  • You must meet specialized experience requirements.
  • For Veterans consideration, submit required document(s).

You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions, by the closing date of this announcement.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must possess one year of specialized experience. To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined below:

GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government. Specialized experience includes experience with internal control review and approval and/or development and implementation of policies and procedures for proper pre-award financial assistance documentation including grants.gov postings, responsibility determinations, cost/price analysis of proposed budget estimates; internal control review and/or development and implementation of policies and procedures for paper award documentation including scope of work, milestones, approved budgets, reporting requirements, and other terms and conditions of proposed agreements; and oversight and/or development and implementation of policies and procedure for proper post-award administration including receipt, review, and approval of financial and performance reporting, payment, site-visits and close-out.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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Additional information
  • The Bureau of Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

  • This position is designated as a HIGH RISK Public Trust position. It requires a fully completed and favorably adjudicated Public Trust Suitability Background Investigation (T4 or T4R (previously called a BI)) that is current (within the last 5 years). This is a condition of employment.

  • Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: http://www.sss.gov.

  • DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) or through your resume and responses to the online questions.

  • Knowledge and ability to analyze financial assistance documents, negotiate with applicants, and document determinations associated with financial assistance actions.

  • Knowledge and ability to efficiently and effectively monitor and administer federal financial assistance agreements.

  • Knowledge and ability to review other personnel work products for quality and mentor others.

  • Ability to plan and direct work of subordinate staff, including supervisory/leadership skills.

Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months, schedule, i.e. hours worked, and grade if federal employment), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

  • SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50s, verifying all of the following: highest rate of pay held, the full performance grade level obtained or competed for, and documentation of your current career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which you are claiming eligibility. This could result in more than one SF-50 to be submitted. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT SUBMIT AWARD SF-50s.

  • CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

  • For candidates eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) you must submit the appropriate DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) documenting your eligibility.

  • For information on veteran's eligibility visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/.

  • SPECIAL NON-COMPETITIVE APPOINTING AUTHORITIES: For more information on special non-competitive appointing authorities visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/hiring-authorities/

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of the page. This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: http://www.usbr.gov/hr/hireme.html.

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.

Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to codo@usbr.gov, fax directly to the HR Office at 303-445-6349, mail to (DFC) 6th and Kipling Building 14th Floor, Denver, CO 80225, OR hand-deliver to HR Office: Denver Federal Center (DFC) 6th and Kipling, Bldg 67, 14th Floor, Denver, CO 80225. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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Agency contact information
HR Service Center
Phone

303-445-2684

Fax

303-445-6349

Email

codo@usbr.gov

Address

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION P.O. Box 25007 DFC, Bldg. 67 Attn: 84-52200 Denver, Colorado 80225-0007 United States

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Next steps

After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521232100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 01/09/2019 to 01/16/2019

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Salary: $94,890 to $123,358 per year

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time