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Employment Opportunity at the Smithsonian Institution Karen Williamson 15 Jun 1999 16:24 EST

Please Note:  The following is NOT a federal position.  The mission of
the Smithsonian's Office of Sponsored Projects parallels that of a
University Sponsored Projects office.  Our retirement plan is with
TIAA.  Please send copies of this announcement to any interested
parties.  Thank you.

Announcement No.:  99MS-1179

 Office of Human Resources
 Vacancy Announcement

24 HOUR DIAL-A-JOB: (202) 287-3102



OPENING DATE:   June 18, 1999

CLOSING DATE:   July 9, 1999

Position Title:     Grant and Contract Financial Analyst
Organization:      Office of Sponsored Projects
Announcement:  99MS-1179
Series and Grade:  IS-501-7/9/11
Salary:  $27,508 -$52,927

DUTY LOCATION:   Washington,  DC

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All qualified candidates including qualified
individuals with a disability.

DUTIES: The Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) is a primary point of
administrative interface between the Smithsonian, public and private
organizations that provide funds for research, exhibitions and other
sponsored activities and Federal government officers charged with
writing/enforcing regulations related to research funded through
grants and contracts.

The incumbent is principally responsible for five main areas of work:
(1) those tasks that, during post-award administration of assigned
portfolio, require interaction with bureau staff and sponsors;
(2) those tasks generated by monitoring expenses using the regulations
and policies of the Smithsonian and sponsor;
(3) those tasks involving the application of prudent business
practices in cash flow management;
(4) those tasks generated by the computation and application of
indirect costs, fringe benefits and related studies; and
(5) staff assignments in support of OSP or special assignments from
the Director and/or the Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must possess one year of specialized
experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or four years of
education above the high school level.  Specialized experience is
experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position
and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge,
skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the

Selective Factors:   (Applicants must meet all of these mandatory
requirements in order to be considered qualified to compete for a

1.      Knowledge of financial policies and procedures.
2.      Knowledge of accounting methods, procedures and techniques
which are used to maintain accounts in an accounting system.
3.      Knowledge of automated information systems.
4.      Ability to enter, verify and modify information on a
computerized accounting system.

Quality Ranking Factors:   (These factors are not mandatory to be
considered for a position, but will be used to determine who are the
highest qualified candidates among those who meet the selective

1.      Knowledge of accounting principles and methods of audit
resolution, (A/P, A/R).
2.      Knowledge of automated information systems (spreadsheets, word
processors, databases).
3.      Skill in problem solving (e.g., resolving audits,
administering grants).
4.      Skill in written communication.
5.      Skill in oral communication.
6.      Knowledge of grant and contact financial administration.


How to Apply:

1.      The Smithsonian Institution does not require a standard
application form, but we need certain information to evaluate your
qualifications.  You may apply using a resume, the Optional
Application for Federal Employment, or any other written application
form you choose, including an SF-171, Application for Federal
Employment. See page 3 for further instructions.  (Note:  If you use
an SF-171, do not answer questions 38-47. Job finalists will be asked
to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment. The information on
this form will be used to determine suitability for Trust Fund
employment and to authorize a background investigation, if required.)

2.      Clearly describe in your resume or application your work
experience, education and/or training as it relates to this vacancy.
It is very important that you fully address how your work experience
and education/training meet both the specialized experience
requirement and the selective factors. This information will be used
to determine whether or not you are qualified for this vacancy.
Selective factors establish qualifications to be eligible to compete
for the position. Quality Ranking Factors are not mandatory but are
used to determine who are the highest qualified candidates among those
eligible to compete for the position. Therefore, it is to your benefit
to provide a full description of your experience, education/training
relative to the job requirements of this vacancy.

3.      The attached Background Survey Questionnaire should be
completed by all candidates, except Smithsonian Institution employees
and returned with the application. This is used for gathering
statistical data and will not be a part of the application.

Applications must be submitted to one of the addresses below and must
be received by the closing date.

Send your application to:

Smithsonian Institution
Office of Human Resources
Branch 1
P.O. Box 23762
Washington, DC  20026-3762


Bring your application to:

Smithsonian Institution
Office of Human Resources
955 L'Enfant Plaza, SW. Suite 2100
Washington, DC 20560
(Hours:  M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

To obtain information on the Trust Fund Hiring Process, hear about
other Smithsonian vacancies, or request vacancy announcements, an
Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), or an SF-171
(may be used for Trust Fund positions), call our automated Jobline on
(202) 287-3102 (accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week).

For further information please call (202) 287-2478 (voice) or (202)
287-3498 (TTY).

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Karen S. Williamson
Novell Network Administrator
Grant Specialist

Office of Sponsored Projects
955 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Suite #7400
Washington, DC 20560-0904
Phone:  (202) 287-2169
Fax:  (202) 287-3707

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