Grants are important tools the government uses to fund projects that benefit the public. Grants Management Specialists at DOI play a critical role in a variety of financial partnerships, such as with non-profits and public-private collaborations, serving as the vital connection between DOI and the many organizations doing work that benefits citizens. Grants Management Specialists award funds to organizations, answer questions, and make sure agreements are met, so the public gets the value they deserve.
This position is represented at the following bureaus
The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, familiar with Federal financial processes, able to work well with people both inside and outside of government, and comfortable with understanding and making sure others follow regulations and other requirements.
Mostly indoors, in an office setting.
Minimum Education Requirements
Please see the Administrative and Management Group Qualification Standard on the OPM website.
Career Level Requirements
Responsibilities by Level
- Performing detailed cost analyses
- Reviewing and analyzing performance reports from grantees
- Providing training and technical assistance in the administration of grants and agreements; interpreting laws, regulations and policies
- Participating in working groups on grant management issues or projects
Strengths by Level
AccountabilityHolds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.Show Tool TipJourney 12-13
Attention to DetailIs thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.Show Tool TipJourney 12-13
Customer ServiceWorks with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.Show Tool TipJourney 12-13
Decision MakingMakes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.Show Tool TipJourney 12-13
FlexibilityIs open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.Show Tool TipJourney 12-13
Interpersonal SkillsTreats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.Show Tool TipJourney 12-13
Oral CommunicationExpresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.Show Tool TipJourney 12-13
Problem SolvingIdentifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.Show Tool TipJourney 12-13
Self-ManagementSets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.Show Tool TipJourney 12-13
TeamworkEncourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.Show Tool TipJourney 12-13
Technical CompetenceUses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.Show Tool TipJourney 12-13
WritingRecognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.Show Tool TipJourney 12-13
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