Grants Management Specialist – GS-1109

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

Earth Day is every day at EPA! At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.

Duties

EPA achieves its mission by working with a variety of States, Tribes, universities/colleges, and non-profit grantees. The Grants Office ensures that this entire process is performed in an appropriate and business-oriented manner. The person selected for this position will develop an understanding of Federal and EPA grants requirements in order to advise and guide EPA program managers and assistance recipients regarding their projects. EPA grants management is a very dynamic area. Responsibilities include evaluating and reviewing costs identified in grant applications for federal funding and monitoring grantee compliance; implementing and interpreting provisions of statutes, regulations, policies, procedures and practices; participating in pre-application conferences; performing cost reviews, cost analysis, and related functions; responding to verbal and written inquiries; and providing advice and guidance to management and assistance recipients related to grants and assistance agreements. EPA provides on-site technical assistance to Tribal grant recipients; some travel to Indian Country within the Region 8 area is required.

Qualifications

EPA achieves its mission by working with a variety of States, Tribes, universities/colleges, and non-profit grantees. The Grants Office ensures that this entire process is performed in an appropriate and business-oriented manner. The person selected for this position will develop an understanding of Federal and EPA grants requirements in order to advise and guide EPA program managers and assistance recipients regarding their projects. EPA grants management is a very dynamic area. Responsibilities include evaluating and reviewing costs identified in grant applications for federal funding and monitoring grantee compliance; implementing and interpreting provisions of statutes, regulations, policies, procedures and practices; participating in pre-application conferences; performing cost reviews, cost analysis, and related functions; responding to verbal and written inquiries; and providing advice and guidance to management and assistance recipients related to grants and assistance agreements. EPA provides on-site technical assistance to Tribal grant recipients; some travel to Indian Country within the Region 8 area is required.

Salary

GS-07-GS-12 depending on experience

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Email your resume, cover letter, professional references, and proof of NCE to Sarah Hulstein, Grants Management Officer at the EPA Region 8 Office in Denver, Colorado ([email protected]).
Proof of NCE includes:
• The Peace Corps Volunteer can use their signed Description of Service document as proof of NCE. This is usually attached on the last page before their Country Director’s signature.
• If the Volunteer does not have their Description of Service document, they create an RPCV Portal account and requests their Description of Service. For detailed procedures, please visit www.peacecorps.gov/certify.
• If the Description of Service is on-file, the Volunteer will receive the document through the RPCV Portal. If the document is not on-file, they could request it directly from their country post found at www.peacecorps.gov/countries.

NOTE: Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position for which you wish to be considered.

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