Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lead Grant Management Specialist with the Forest Service

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Job Title:Lead Grants Management Specialist

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Forest Service

Sub Agency:Forest Service

Job Announcement Number:12-10530000-00228DP-PM


$89,370.00 to $116,118.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, January 10, 2012 to Friday, January 20, 2012




Full Time - Permanent - No time limit




1 vacancy(s) in the following locations:
Abbeville, SCView Map
Aberdeen Prvg Gd Edgewood Areas, MD
Aberdeen, IDView Map
Aberdeen, SDView Map
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Reviews, analyzes, and tracks awardee compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant or agreement as well as compliance with government-wide and agency regulatory, policy, and reporting requirements. Conducts risk assessments, financial reviews and audits, and business reviews of grant/agreement awardee operations, and recommends or initiates actions to protect agency interests. Pre-visit activities involve reviewing compliance reports and the awardees policies and procedures.
On-site visit activities include evaluating the awardees compliance with program goals and award specifications. Post-visit activities include writing up site findings and recommendations.

Performs a variety of pre-award functions for grants and/or cooperative agreements including designing, developing, and/or preparing solicitations; reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating applications, plans, and estimates received in response to particular programs and Request for Application (RFA) requirements; conducting financial reviews of applicants to evaluate fiscal integrity and financial capability, examine proposed costs, and determine whether the budget and budget narrative accurately explain the projects costs and whether those costs are reasonable, necessary, and allowable; conducting pre-award negotiations on matters such as terms and conditions of awards, costs, schedules, and oversight responsibilities; and providing applicant support during the solicitation period.

Coordinates, manages, and evaluates the effectiveness of agency grant and/or cooperative agreement programs and projects.

Performs a variety of post-award grants and/or cooperative agreement management tasks including conducting post-award reviews and analyses to identify and resolve management, financial, and administrative issues; providing training, technical assistance, oversight, ethics advice, expertise, and consultation to program officials, awardees, and recipients; establishing performance measures and monitoring and assessing awardee performance; and reviewing completed awards, making appropriate adjustments or disallowances. Processes close-outs of grants and/or agreements, ensuring compliance with programmatic, administrative, and fiscal requirements of relevant statutes, regulations, policies, guidelines, and with grantee stated objectives, and the applicable implementation plan.

Supervises a group of employees performing work at the GS-12 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members. Recommends or approves appointments, selections, or reassignments to positions appropriate to the selection authority delegated. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.