Senior Grants Management Specialist
Department Of Health And Human Services - Washington, DC

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Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) Office of Grants Management (OGM) in Washington, D.C.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Please note that federal employees are subject to federal ethics laws that may prohibit an employee from having certain financial interests or affiliations outside of the Federal government. In particular, employees of the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesÂ’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology may be subject to ethics review of his or her financial interests in certain health care companies and in health information technology companies.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Travel Required: No

DUTIES:
If selected for this position you will: Plan, develop, analyze and oversee grants and financial management policies impacting a wide range of grant programs. Identify areas in which new program regulations and policies are needed due to the unprecedented nature of issues and requirements; Conduct sensitive or highly complex negotiations, develop authoritative recommendations for formal actions and provide authoritative advice and technical assistance relative to discretionary and mandatory grants policy issues to management, staff and grantees. Oversee preparation of grants management regulations and/or assists program offices with the preparation of regulations that affect grants management activities; Interpret the implementing program legislation, requirements and related guidance to develop or refine grants management policies, methods, and operational approaches as needed in order to implement new or unprecedented grants management programs; and Evaluate, develop, monitor or conduct training on the administration of Federal assistance for Federal and recipient officials.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Minimum Qualification Requirements for GS-13 grade level:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, interpreting and providing guidance on grants administration policy and procedures to grantees and staff; developing policies and procedures on grants management relating to a healthcare or human services program; and reviewing and analyzing financial status reports.

Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees . Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be authorized: No

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

9. Drug Screening Required: No

10. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No

11. Student Loan Repayment Incentive may be authorized: No

12. Annual Leave for Non Federal Service may be authorized: Yes

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.

The Category Rating Process does not add veteransÂ’ preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

1. Ability to develop and interpret policies and practices for grant programs.

2. Knowledge of laws, regulations, decisions, authorities, and policies related to grants management.

3. Skill in written communication.

4. Ability to communicate orally.

BENEFITS:
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

OTHER INFORMATION:
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veteransÂ’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/veterans.asp .

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov ).

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

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