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Grade: 12
1.GS-12 You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-11 level in the federal service that is in or directly related to the line of work of the position as described in the duties and responsibilities section of this vacancy announcement.


Grade: 13
1.GS-13 You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-12 level in the federal service that is in or directly related to the line of work of the position as described in the duties and responsibilities section of this vacancy announcement.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Are you a current or former career or career conditional employee of the Federal government? If the answer is yes, please be sure to fax a copy of the Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, that supports your status to the fax number listed in this vacancy announcement before 11 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.As a grant analyst, grant specialist, or grant officer, how many funding opportunity announcement or requests for grant applications did you put together in compliance with the OMB proposed format last year?
  1. Fewer than 2
  2. 2-5
  3. 6-10
  4. More than 10
  5. I do not have this type of experience as a grants analyst, grants specialist, or grants officer.


* 3.As a program official, how many funding opportunity announcement or requests for grant applications did you review last year?
  1. Fewer than 2
  2. 2-5
  3. 6-10
  4. more than 10
  5. My grant experience is as a grants analyst, grants specialist, or grant officer.
  6. I do not have this type of experience.


* 4.How many grant award files did you review last year as a grants analyst, grants specialist, or grant officer?
  1. Fewer than 10
  2. 10-50
  3. 50-100
  4. more than 100
  5. I do not have this type of experience as a grants analyst, grants specialist, or grants officer.


* 5.How many grant award files did you review last year as a program specialist or administrative personnel in the program office?
  1. Fewer than 10
  2. 10-50
  3. 50-100
  4. more than 100
  5. My grant experience is as a grants analyst, grants specialist, or grant officer.
  6. I do not have this type of experience.


* 6.How many grant award files did you sign last year?
  1. None
  2. 1-10
  3. 10-50
  4. 50-100
  5. more than 100


* 7.Is your grants experience mostly with discretionary grant programs, block grant programs, or both?
  1. I have no experience with grants programs.
  2. My experience is mostly with block grant programs as a grants analyst, grants specialist, or grant officer.
  3. My experience is mostly with block grant programs as a program official.
  4. My experience is mostly with discretionary grant programs as a grants analyst, grants specialist, or grant officer.
  5. My experience is mostly with discretionary grant programs as a program official.
  6. My experience is divided between discretionary and block grant programs as a program official.
  7. My experience is divided between discretionary and block grant programs as a grants analyst, grants specialist, or grant officer.


* 8.How many times did you calculate Facilities and Administrative costs or answer questions about the application of Facilities and Administrative costs for a grant last year?
  1. None, I do not have the experience described above
  2. 1-10
  3. 10-50
  4. 50-100
  5. more than 100


* 9.Are you currently certified or warranted by your Department, agency, or office as a grants manager?
  1. Yes
    You may be asked to provide a copy of your authorization document
  2. No


* 10.Have you prepared a research grant budget using Microsoft Excel as part of the preaward calculation of a pending award?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Have you created a presentation on a grant procedure, grant policy, or grant process for an audience of at least five people?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Have you used automated information technology systems for grants management?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.Have you used automated information technology systems for file management?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.Have you served on any of an agency’s grants management committees?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.Have you attended an agency’s grants management conferences or those sponsored by the Society of Research Administrators, the National Council of University Research Administrators, or the National Grants Management Association?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.Have you written any educational material for an external audience about an agency’s grants management processes or policy? Lengthy, explanatory emails of more than 300 words may be included.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.Have you processed applications or awards pursuant to both a parent/annual/open Funding Opportunity Announcement and a targeted/specialized/RFA Funding Opportunity Announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.Have you provided technical assistance to grant applicants or recipients?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 19.Have you advised program offices about the regulatory requirements or agency policy standards governing research grants?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.In the last twelve months, which of the following tasks have you performed (select all that apply):
  1. Assisted in the development of a computer system.
  2. Written policy, procedures, how to guides, position papers, or white papers.
  3. Trained individuals in grants related functions.
  4. Responded to data calls.
  5. Responded to complaints.


* 21.This position requires knowledge and experience of Federal grants management and sponsored research. Please indicate which of the following statements apply to you.
  1. I have completed the Management Concepts Grants Management Certificate Program or similar curriculum of training in federal grants management.
  2. I am a Certified Research Administrator by the Research Administrators Certification Council, a Certified Grants Management Specialist by the National Grants Management Association, or I have a similar professional credential in grants management or research administration.
  3. I possess other training, experience, education, or credentials that demonstrate my expert-level knowledge in grants management or research administration. I will provide documentation to support this claim.
  4. I do not have any formal certification or training in the grants field.


* 22.I have read this vacancy announcement thoroughly and understand that supplemental documentation may be required. I further understand that I will not be considered if my supplemental documentation is not received by the Human Resources Office by 11:59pm on the closing date of this announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No