Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
$61,218.00 to $95,388.00
Open & closing dates
$61,218 to $95,388 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 11 - 12
2 vacancies in the following location:
Salt Lake City, UT
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for reinstatement eligible.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Individuals with a disability
Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. View our video titled Traditions, Talent and Teamwork at: http://www.usbr.gov/hr/video
Reclamation is seeking (2) career professionals looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her experience as a Grants Management Specialist. You can make a difference in the West by providing financial assistance for the region.
Would you enjoy providing administrative management for award of financial assistance to state and local governments, universities, tribes, non-profit organizations through assistance grants and cooperative agreements and interagency agreements with other federal agencies.
You can progress from $61K to $73K in 2 Years! Year 1 (GS-11) $61,218, Year 2 (GS-12) $73,375.
Promotion to the next grade/salary level is not guaranteed nor automatic, but based on successful performance determination by the supervisor.
Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!
LOCATION: Positions are located with the Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region, Acquisition Management Division, Assistance Group, Salt Lake City, UT. For information on Salt Lake City, UT visit http://www.usbr.gov/uc/
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Senior Grants Management Specialist is responsible for development, preparation, coordination, award and administration of financial assistance instruments. Possesses authority to sign financial assistance grants and cooperative agreements with delegated authority.
Provides key oversight and training to staff specialist, grants officer technical representatives, program managers, etc., regarding cooperative agreements, grants and interagency agreements.
Advises management and contracting officers on matters pertaining to assistance instruments, contracting policies and procedures. Advice is provided upon request regarding specific situations or problems and upon receipt of changed procedures imposed by higher headquarters involving regulations, laws and good business practices.
Assists the Procurement Analyst and management in developing guidance material for the Upper Colorado Region Financial Assistance personnel. Publishes informational material to inform clarify, and explain regulatory policy changes and to note recurring errors observed during grant/cooperative agreement by direction of Supervisor and on behalf of Regional Office and/or Washington Office initiatives.
Reviews all applications for financial assistance programs to determine that proposals/agreements conform to law, regulations, and Reclamation policy.
Occasional travel - For meetings, training and conferences.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current and former Federal employees serving under competitive service career or career-conditional appointments; current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA); Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP); Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program; (ICTAP); VRA; VEOA; 30% Disabled Veterans; Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO); Military Spouses; Schedule A; Individuals with Disabilities; Peace Corps; AmeriCorps; Vista.
Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.
Job family (Series)
1109 Grants Management
Conditions of Employment
You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (See How to Apply);
You must meet specialized experience requirement (See Qualifications);
Must file 'Annual Confidential Financial Disclosure Report OGE-450'.
Submit transcript(s) to verify education requirements;
For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Required documents;
U.S. Citizenship or National.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, 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).
In order to qualify at the GS-11 level You must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or L.L.M., if related -OR- 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-9 level in federal service. Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows: Experience assisting Senior Grants Management Specialists in 3 or more of the following areas: developing, preparing, and presenting terms and conditions in bids or proposals; negotiating or awarding financial assistance agreements; legal practice involving participation in negotiating, awarding or administering grants and agreements; preparing modifications to financial assistance agreements; experience analyzing and administering all phases of financial assistance instruments from development through award & post-award activities.
In order to qualify at the GS-12 level applicants must have specialized experience as defined below:
Definition of Specialized Experience: To meet specialized experience, your resume must describe experience that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities as follows: Experience as a Senior Grants Management Specialist developing, preparing, and presenting terms and conditions in bids or proposals; negotiating or awarding financial assistance agreements; legal practice involving participation in negotiating, awarding or administering grants and agreements; preparing modifications to financial assistance agreements; experience analyzing and administering all phases of financial assistance instruments from development through award & post-award activities.
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 experiences that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
If you do not meet the qualification requirements listed above, you will be determined not qualified for this position.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. For further information, visit: Foreign Education
-Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
-References: On your application, please include the names and current phone numbers for at least 3 supervisory references. If any individual is no longer available for contact, you are requested to provide the name and current phone number of another person with the company (team lead, acting supervisor, etc.) that would know your work history.
-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
-E-Verify: 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.
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 30 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)” through your resume and responses to the online questions:
1. Knowledge of and ability to apply laws, executive orders, regulations, circulars, policies and procedures governing financial assistance such as grants, cooperative agreements, and interagency agreements.
2. Skill in effectively communicating information, both orally and in writing and consistently developing and sustaining cooperative working relationships.
3. Skill in analyzing various financial assistance issues and problems, and their potential impact in order to provide recommendations.
4. Provide key oversight and training to staff specialist, grants officer technical representatives, program managers, regarding cooperative agreements, grants and interagency agreements.
Applicant's answers will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education may be removed from employment consideration.
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Background checks and security clearance
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:
--Resume: A resume with dates of employment: Your resume may be submitted in any format. If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is most recent. It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application. For qualifications determinations, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and mm/dd/yy to mm/dd/yy, OR mm/dd/yy to the date you are submitting the resume). If using an automated resume builder, be sure to include this specific information in the narrative portion of your work description. Any period of employment that does not include this specific information WILL NOT be credited toward meeting the qualifications requirements of the position.
--SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50, verifying highest rate of pay and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which you are claiming eligibility. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
--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: here
--30% Disabled Veterans: Please submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form.
--Special Non-Competitive Appointing Authorities: For more information on special non-competitive appointing authorities visit: here
--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: CTAP/ICTAP
--TRANSCRIPT(S): All applicants must provide a copy of transcripts if substituting education for experience.
--Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles: If you are a current or former land management agency appointee – you must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows:
a) A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that reflects having initially been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment;
b) A copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; and
(c) A copy of your Performance Appraisal Plan and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
For more information on LMWFA, visit: LMWFA
--Current or former Public Land Corps (PLC) eligibles: If you are a current or former Public Land Corps participant-you must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows:
a) Verification of Participant Work Hours for Conservation Projects. Document must reflect at a minimum 640 hours of satisfactory conservation project hours with at least 120 hours through PLC within the last 2 years.
b) Certificate of Non-Competitive Eligibility. Signed documentation from a bureau PLC coordinator that a participant has satisfactorily completed all service requirements and meets eligibility for non-competitive hiring status.
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.
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 the url above.
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How to Apply
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 top of any 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: HireMe
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 email@example.com, fax directly to the HR Office at 801-524-3187, mail to Bureau of Reclamation, Human Resources Office, Attn: UC-543, 125 South State Street, Room 8100, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1147 OR hand-deliver to 125 South State Street, Room 7102-A, Human Resources, Salt Lake City, UT. BE SURE TO 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.
Agency contact information
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
125 S. State St., Room 8100
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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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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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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.
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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.
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Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
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