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Grants Management Specialist

Company: Department Of The Interior
Location: Boise
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

This position is located in Boise, Idaho. Information about Boise and the surrounding area can be found at

We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

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  • Executes awards and monitors assistance agreements from ?cradle to grave?, as well as imparting relevant information to activity personal, all under 2 CFR Part 200 for Financial Assistance Uniform Guidance.
  • Collaborates, conducts meetings, furnishes answers/solutions to questions/dilemmas regularly with program offices and recipients with respect to assistance agreements.
  • Provides training to BLM staff on specific topics related to assistance agreements and managing the associated BLM IDSO training and certification process routinely as needed.
  • Responds to external requests, reports and data calls.
  • As requested, also assists in the preparation of manual supplements, memoranda, and other guidance for State Office Level and when required National program level requirements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required to attend trainings, conferences, workshops, and/or field visits

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1109 Grants Management

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Be sure to read the 'How to Apply' and 'Required Documents' Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.
  • If selected for this position, you will be required to annually complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 within 30 days of reporting to duty.
  • May require a one year probationary period.


In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.

For GS-11: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Independently announces, awards, administers, and closes out or terminates difficult and diverse financial assistance actions. Reviews financial assistance packages to ensure regulatory requirements and practices are upheld. Maintains accountability and compliance of award agreements and amends if prudent and justified. Consults with supervisor and subject matter experts on complex actions outside of normal operations. Monitors grantee reports for accuracy and timeliness and advises on documentation compliance. Provides assistance to higher graded employees generating elaborate financial assistance actions. Ensures all Federal Assistance Award Data System reports follow established guidelines. OR

Education: Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. I will submit a copy of my transcripts. OR

Combination of Education and Experience: You may meet qualifications requirement for this position with an equivalent combination of specialized experience and appropriate graduate education. Graduate level education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position.

For GS-12: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Experience with the various rules and regulations regarding all things financial assistance to include 2 CFR Part 200, Management of Budget (OMG) Circulars, other relevant statues, policies and internal procedures to properly execute awards and monitoring of assistance agreements both pre-award and post-award. Knowledge of Federal Budget Authorizations and processes as well as Appropriations Law. Knowledge of administrative requirements that apply to state and local government, universities, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and for-profit organizations. Knowledge of program mission, goals, objectives, and operations requirements. Knowledge of all financial assistance automated processing systems - Grants Solutions, FAPIIS, FBMS, and many more required automated systems used to process and monitor efficiently financial assistance agreements, as well as provide other system technical support to other BLM States and National Financial Assistance organizations. Ability to communicate effectively in order to provide support to program officers and management on all things Financial Assistance, such as rules and regulations, how to formulate requirement packages, overseas TPEC (technical proposal evaluations) in order to ensure awarded agreements, meet all of the regulatory and mission critical elements.

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 experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.


If using education to qualify, you must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. See Required Documents section for more information.

Keywords: Department Of The Interior, Boise , Grants Management Specialist, Other , Boise, Idaho

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