INL Grants Management Support Specialist

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/29/2022 10:04 AM)
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INL Grants Management Support Specialist


EverWatch is a government solutions company providing advanced defense, intelligence, and deployed support to our country’s most critical missions.  We are a full-service government solutions company. Harnessing the most advanced technology and solutions, we strengthen defenses and control environments to preserve continuity and ensure mission success.


EverWatch is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, citizenship or immigration status, and veteran status or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.



 INL’s Executive Office, Grants, Acquisitions, Procurement, and Policy (INL/EX/GAPP)

Division oversees the implementing mechanisms required to advance the Bureau’s foreign assistance objectives. INL/EX/GAPP includes the following sections: Bilateral Letters of Agreement (LOAs) and Inter-Agency Agreements (IAAs) Unit, which consists of Analysts with regional and functional portfolios providing analytical and subject matter expertise related to development, formulation and oversight; Grants Unit, which includes Grants Officers (GO) and Specialists with regional and functional portfolios executing Federal Assistance awards to provide funding opportunities for grants and cooperative agreements, in addition to executing property and travel grants; and the Contracts Unit, consisting of Contracting Officers (CO) and Specialists providing a variety of services pertaining to the planning, development and execution of service and commodity contracts, as well as Third Party Contracts (TPCs) and Personal Service Contracts (PSCs).


80% Telework is available



  • Support, oversee and advise on complex grant portfolios, including setting appropriate work priorities, applying knowledge of organizational needs and deadlines, and providing consistent follow-up to ensure timely receipt of required documentation.
  • Compile data and, as necessary, perform complex financial analysis to support the formulation of budget estimates.
  • Participate with program staff in the planning, development, and review of notice of funding opportunities (NOFO) requirements.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in interpreting, developing, and applying appropriate regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Support and advise Grants Officer (GO) on all required actions to ensure they are executed by recipients and the government in a timely manner, both prior to and after award.
  • Review and coordinate the business management activities related to the resolution of monetary and non-monetary findings identified in audits conducted in accordance with accepted government accounting standards.
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance to program officers, other federal staff, federal assistance applicants, and federal assistance recipients on all aspects of grants and cooperative agreements management.
  • Attend grant review meetings and provide administrative and budgetary information.
  • Develop and aid GO on budget negotiations with program staff and the grant community to ensure costs are reasonable, allowable, and allocable using federal regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain a tracking system of awarded grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Provide recommendations to GO to approve or disapprove requests by grantees or program officers for adjustments in requirements; take necessary actions to ensure that grant requirements are met.
  • Support and advise assigned grants or cooperative agreements after award, including conducting regularly scheduled monitoring of grantees to ensure compliance with grant/agreement awards.
  • Stay abreast of changes in policy, regulations, and legal authorities affecting agreements.
  • Provide advice and assistance in response to inquiries on standard grant/agreement determinations.
  • Review draft documents to ensure Legal Authority, Signatory Authority, Assurances and Provisions, Competition, and Appropriation Usage.



  • Respond in a timely manner to requests for information.
  • Provide reports to program office stakeholders on the status of implementing agreements and make substantive recommendations to help meet the specific requirements of assigned program offices.
  • Establish strong interpersonal relationships through excellent customer service skills, project management knowledge, and a related understanding of program offices’ unique needs and mandates.
  • Work closely with INL program and functional office staff and managers, as well as stakeholders at U.S. embassies overseas and within other U.S. federal agencies and organizations, to provide support on training initiatives.
  • Interact positively and work cooperatively with team members and points of contact to accomplish assigned work in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Take proactive measures and/or make recommendations to improve the working environment and build teamwork.
  • Seek to accomplish tasks in a manner that reduces the burden on senior management and be receptive to training and critique of work output.
  • Comply with all appropriate regulations, internal controls, management direction and standard operating procedures (SOPs) as well as Bureau conventions to protect organizational integrity and prevent unauthorized use or misappropriation of all classified and sensitive but unclassified (SBU) material and equipment in assigned areas; report security violations/problems to appropriate authority.





  • US. Citizen;
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and two to ten years’ experience at the equivalent GS-12 or higher level; or an Associate's degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of ten years’ experience at the equivalent GS-12 or higher level;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.



  • Active security clearance or have held an active security clearance within the last 12 months from date of solicitation.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to prepare and present information for briefings, develop, and interpret policies and guidelines, defend recommendations, and resolve problems.
  • Demonstrated superior organization skills and ability to oversee multiple concurrent activities of varying complexity, including changing priorities and short turn-around times.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English grammar, punctuation, usage, and style and ability to edit in a form suitable for lay audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels to assist in the planning and coordination of activities with other organizations; provide guidance, and advocate INL policies and positions in close coordination with INL leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service with all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated experience in the fields of Federal Assistance with emphasis on grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Demonstrated experience working with federal awarding agencies and/or international non-governmental organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing, assisting GO with negotiations, and resolving, awards and award-related issues in an effective manner.
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of INL or USAID programs, mission, and foreign assistance regulations such as Code of Federal Regulation. Automated Directive System (ADS) series, OMB Circulars and other directives governing grants and contracting.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Department of State (DOS) standardized document format, and DOS systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assistance regulations, policies and procedures and understanding of how to execute and administer a complex assistance, particularly as it relates to acquisition through methods of negotiation, grants making that result in standard and established federal assistance agreement/grant types.
  • Familiarity with Federal Assistance funding sources and programs with financial management procedures and systems such as ILMS/Ariba, SAMS domestic and overseas, or similar applications.



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