Portfolio Manager Job

Vacancy No. CNS-19-113-10816350 Department Corporation for National and Community Service
Salary $64,663.00 to $85,645.00 Grade 3 to 3
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 5/11/2020 Close Date 5/7/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates
Locations:
DENVER, COKANSAS CITY, MOCONCORD, NH


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 05/11/2020 to 05/07/2021

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    NY 3

  • Salary

    $64,663 to $85,645 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

Few vacancies in the following locations:

  • Denver, CO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Concord, NH
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to
  • Federal employees - Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Federal employees - Excepted service

    Current excepted service federal employees.

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Internal to an agency

    Current federal employees of this agency.

  • Military spouses

  • National Guard & Reserves

    Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.

  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates

Announcement number

CNS-19-113-10816350

Control number

568022400

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    These positions are located in the Department of the Chief of Program Operations (CPO), Office of Regional Operations (ORO). See locations with salary ranges below under, "Additional Information."

    Regional duty stations and annual salary ranges are as follows:

    Salary Ranges by Location:

    Concord, NH: $71,276 - $85,645
    Denver, CO: $70,183 - $84,332
    Kansas City, MO: $64,663 - $77,698

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    Responsibilities

    The Portfolio Manager will independently oversee and manage a portfolio of CNCS grantees and projects. As an advisor to current and perspective grantees or sponsors, the Portfolio Manager is responsible for providing ongoing technical assistance and support to grantees or project sponsors to ensure the effective, timely and compliant administration of their grant award.

    • Serves as the primary point of contact to current or potential grantees or project sponsors on all grant related activities for assigned portfolio of local, state and national grantees and sponsors. Oversees and manages the programmatic, financial, technical and administrative components of grants management or program development across all CNCS streams of service.
    • Provides technical assistance and program development to current or potential grantees or project sponsors throughout the grant life cycle, ensuring all aspects are carried out in compliance with CNCS program policies and guidance.
    • Provides authoritative information to current and perspective grantees by relaying legal and regulatory requirements for programmatic and fiscal management of Federal grants.
    • Serves on teams and working groups tasked with developing or revising guidelines, policies, and processes on program delivery, monitoring, compliance, data analysis, performance management, risk assessment and related operational goals and objectives.
    • Maintains grant oversight by ensuring timely, accurate, and complete submission of all reporting requirements, to include Performance Progress Reports (PPRs) and Federal Financial Reports (FFRs). Conducts periodic reviews to monitor program performance and expenditures.
    • Liaises with the Office of Monitoring, grantees and project sponsors to implement corrective action plans to ensure programs achieve desired outcomes and promote grant compliance.
    • Participates in the review process of grant applications for new or current grantees as needed.
    • Under the leadership of the Senior Portfolio Manager, fosters collaborative relationships with CNCS funded partners within the region. In coordination with the Director, Outreach and Partnerships, identifies opportunities to increase awareness of CNCS' mission and programs with non-profit organizations, foundations, and other partners.
    • Works with other Portfolio Managers to identify opportunities to collaborate, layer and leverage portfolio investments for the purpose of maximizing sustainable community impacts.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    3

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • You must be a United States Citizen
    • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
    • Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade
    • This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.
    • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees
    • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
    • New employees to the Corporation for National Community Service will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
    • All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the referral cut-off date.
    • This position is eligible for telework at the discretion of management.
    Qualifications
    Applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper range of the NY-02 pay band, which would be at or equivalent to, the GS-9 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience includes:
    • Independently overseeing and managing a portfolio of grantees and projects;
    • Providing technical assistance and program development guidance to current or potential grantees or project sponsors throughout the grant life cycle; and
    • Providing authoritative information relaying legal and regulatory requirements for programmatic and fiscal management of Federal grants to grantees.
    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Such experience must be clearly documented in the applicant's resume.
    Education

    If you are qualifying based on education alone, you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or LL.M., if related leading to such a degree. Such education must be from an accredited institution and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work. You must submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards.

    You may also qualify based on a combination of education and experience, if applicable.

    Additional information

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

    Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

    Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.

    Ethics Requirement: Our Agency is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes (18 U.S.C. 201-209) and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (5 C.F.R. part 2635). Additionally, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment date and on an annual basis thereafter.

    Applicants rated ineligible on this vacancy announcement need to reapply and update their application package to be considered on future vacancies filled through this announcement.

    Applicants selected and hired on this vacancy announcement need to reapply to be considered on future vacancies filled through this announcement.

    All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the referral cut-off date.

    Referral Lists will be issued on an as needed basis as vacancies occur.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    • Customer Service
    • External Awareness
    • Oral and Written Communication
    • Partnering
    • Problem Solving
    • Technical Competence

    Important Note: Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions. High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration. If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered. Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.

    Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

    1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.
    2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.
    3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

    NOTE: Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:
    1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and
    2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.

    Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive. Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only. For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
    • Unofficial transcript (if qualifying based on education):
    • Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
    • For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
    • Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire, which is available to preview here https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10816350, along with submitting the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 05/07/2021.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the Agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information Tanya Mathews Tanya Mathews
    Address

    Corporation for National and Community Service
    250 E Street SW
    Office of Regional Operations
    Washington, DC 20525
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    We are the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that helps millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

    We invest in thousands of nonprofit and faith-based groups that are making a difference across the country. We are AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and more. We serve, we build, and we make an impact that changes lives and communities.

    Employer of National Service

    As an Employer of National Service, CNCS is committed to providing job opportunities to national service participants. Accordingly, qualified AmeriCorps members (current and former), returned Peace Corps volunteers and other national service participants are encouraged to apply to our positions. National service is a cost-effective solution that taps the power of citizens to get things done. We multiply the impact of our investment by generating hundreds of millions of non-federal dollars, mobilizing millions of additional volunteers, and operating with a high degree of accountability. Volunteering and national service are vital and cost-effective solutions to our nation's most-difficult challenges. CNCS stands ready to help Americans tackle these challenges and build a better future for our people, neighborhoods, and nation.

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Corporation for National and Community Service, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.nationalservice.gov/

    Next steps

    Once the occupational questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful, however, you must also include a resume and any other documents that are applicable to you under the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy announcement. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your status via email. Please be aware that emails could reside in your "junk," "bulk," or "spam" mail folder, depending on your filters. You will be notified of the final outcome.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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