Grants Management Specialist

  • Washington, DC
  • Full Time
  • Business & Workflow Investment
  • Experienced

Organization Overview:

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the Region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation.  ARC’s Business and Workforce Investment team works to connect as many people as possible with ARC's grant opportunities, critical research, and inspiring success stories.

Position Summary:  

ARC seeks a highly organized and collaborative team player to join our Business and Workforce Investment team as a Grants Management Specialist to coordinate the full lifecycle (reviews applications, monitors progress, issues amendments, and closes grants) of federal grants management including pre- and post- award activities. The incumbent applies knowledge of federal regulations and interprets and applies Commission policies and procedures related to management of ARC grants implemented under the Appalachian Regional Development Act (ARDA) of 1965. This position works closely with program team members and reports to the Division Director.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Adept knowledge of and ability to apply laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, processes, and methods governing the administration of Federal grants, cooperative agreements, and awards including financial methods, procedures, and practices to assess the financial stability of recipient of Federal grants or cooperative agreements.
  • Strong attention to detail, effective customer service communications, and ability to use a variety of software such as grants management applications, Excel, and Word.
  • 1 year of grants management experience.
  • Core competencies: accountability, adaptability, collaboration, communication, and critical analysis.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment bringing an energetic and innovative approach to the work.
  • Successful completion (prior to hire) & maintenance of background security review; U.S. citizenship required.
  • Ability to travel (up to 25%) and possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Why ARC?

Great Benefits:  ARC offers a collaborative work environment and a competitive benefits package which includes health insurance, 401(k), paid time off, commuting subsidy, professional development, and teleworking. This is not a federal position, however, if a federal employee is selected for this position and transfers without a break in service of more than three calendar days, he or she may be able to continue his or her retirement and life/health insurance benefits. ARC generally follows the General Schedule Salary Table of the Federal government.  ARC’s grades denoted by “NF” are equivalent to the GS chart.  This position is an NF-11 (DC locality). This position is located in Washington, DC. 

Strong Mission: Curious about the work we do at ARC? Read more about our newly released strategic plan, Appalachia Envisioned, to check out our goals for the next five years. Our team is dedicated to innovation, partnerships, and investments in the Appalachian Region to help achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation. See our work in action at the Appalachia Envisioned Roadshow, where ARC is hitting the road to highlight those strategic goals and how Appalachia’s 13 states are working to achieve them. 

 

 

 

 

Equal Employment Policy
ARC is an equal employment opportunity employer and endeavors to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of ARC’s business. If an applicant believes he or she requires such assistance to complete the application or to participate in an interview, he or she should contact the Director, Human Resources. If an applicant has any questions or concerns, he or she should reach out to the Lisa Pansegrouw, Director, Human Resources at 202.884.7770 or at hr@arc.gov

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