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Grants Management Specialist [IMLS]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 17, 1973 in job announcements, Uncategorized |
$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 to Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1109-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time – Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. We provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.

 

 

This Grants Management Specialist (Program Officer/Senior Program Officer) is responsible for managing a variety of assigned grant programs, which are often characterized by such features as a large number of potential applicants; a need for extensive educational endeavors to acquaint potential applicants with the availability and requirements for grants; build and maintain a substantial network of professional contacts in the relevant library communities; responsible for developing and presenting proposals for changes in agency policies relating to the grant program; and carry out responsibilities of equivalent scope in administration of a key grant program.  This is the position of a senior grants specialist in the discretionary grants program. The incumbent manages the administration of a grant portfolio. The position carries substantial responsibility for direction and administration of this program.

This position is located in the Office of Library Services, Discretionary Programs.  This position is responsible for managing a variety of assigned grant programs, which are often characterized by such features as a large number of potential applicants; a need for extensive educational endeavors to acquaint potential applicants with the availability and requirements for grants; build and maintain a substantial network of professional contacts in the relevant library communities; responsible for developing and presenting proposals for changes in agency policies relating to the grant program; and carry out responsibilities of equivalent scope in administration of a key grant program. Employee cultivates contacts with professional staff members of the institutions affected by the assigned grant program, building a network of relationships that will enable the agency to spread information about the program among the affected institutions, to recruit professionals of the library community for reviewing and rating grant applications and to advise on agency programs, to solicit grant applications among the institutions eligible to receive grants under the agency programs, and to enable the staff of the agency to explain grant decisions to both recipients and non-recipients. This position is responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of a database comprised of subject matter experts in the various phases of library operations who may serve as reviewers of grant applications or members of rating panels or in other capacities helpful to the program. Employee is responsible for representing the agency and the program in a range of activities designed to spread information about the grants, the agency, and the procedures widely among the institutions and associations that are the targets of the grant program. Employee attends conferences and conventions and makes presentations as a representative of the agency; visits key institutions to establish or maintain relationships with library staffs and to acquaint them with the grant program and recruit as possible raters and reviewers; maintains contacts by other means (telephone, electronic contacts, circulation of program literature, and other methods); and uses every opportunity to spread the word about the grant program and the agency and its other programs. This position is accountable for the assessment of an assigned program area on a routine and/or ad-hoc basis. One is responsible for identification, indexing, risk assessment, gap mitigation, and process enhancements.  Such areas of responsibility may include some of the following: 

 

  • ·         Program policies

 

  • ·         Administering and/or awarding grants

 

  • ·         Cooperative agreement modifications

 

  • ·         Technical training and oversight for internal and external stakeholders

 

  • ·         Grantee compliance oversight

 

  • ·         Post-award assessments and evaluations

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