HR: Employment Opportunities
 Job posting 20-12
Opening date: December 31, 2019
Closing date: November 30, 2020

TITLE: Grant Management Specialist, IS-1109, Grade 09, $57,043 to $74,152 Annually
TYPE OF POSITION: Trust Fund (non-Federal) Permanent
DIVISION: - SPP Sponsored Programs and Procurement
LOCATION: Cambridge, MA

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: This position is open to all U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

SUMMARY: The incumbent will be involved in Grant Awards with responsibility for negotiating and issuing subgrants and amendments for various SAO programs.


The incumbent will primarily perform pre-and post awards functions related to the Chandra X-ray center (CXC) scientific observing subgrants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: performing subgrant award administration including producing subgrants, amendments, and closeouts; processing drawdown advances and expenditures; participating in reviewing budgets of proposals that have been recommended for funding and providing assessment of conformance with applicable guidelines, allowability and reasonableness of costs in the budget; ensuring that awards are issued in accordance with funding agency requirements and Smithsonian policies and procedures; analyzing, negotiating and preparing subgrants, budgets, and associated transmittal documents; interpreting, applying organizational regulations, policies, and procedures; Performing other duties as assigned.


One year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level (Grade 7) in the normal line of progression for the position. Experience at this level normally would have equipped the applicant with skills in negotiating and issuing subgrants; monitoring award performance at an educational, non profit or government institution.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Master's or equivalent graduate degree


2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

Or LL.B. or J.D., if related

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We are only accepting online applications for this position. To apply, please visit: USAJOBS

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