NIH Job Opening for Extramural Support Assistant-MP

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    Brian Rabin

    SALARY RANGE: $35,971.00 to $46,760.00 / Per Year
    OPEN PERIOD: Monday, December 10, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0303-06
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
    Durham, NC United States
    WHO MAY APPLY: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

    This position is located in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT), Susceptibility and Population Health Branch (SPHB).

    The Division of Extramural Research and Training plans, directs and evaluates the Institute’s grant program which supports research and research training in environmental health. It develops program priorities and recommends funding levels to assure maximum utilization of available resources in attainment of Institute objectives. Through cooperative relationships with NIH and with public and private institutions and organizations, the Division maintains an awareness of national research efforts and assesses the need for research and research training in environmental health.

    For more information, visit


    •Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
    •Position is subject to a background investigation.


    If selected for this position your duties will include:
    · Performing clerical and technical tasks requiring continuing responsibilities for projects, questions, and issues related to grants. Serving as a point of contact and furnishes explanations of the regulations and procedures pertaining to grants.
    · Providing non-routine administrative support for grant applications involving a variety of problems and situations.
    · Reviewing completed work of other clerical staff to ensure that instructions have been followed.
    · Providing logistical support and coordination for scientific conferences, workshops, and site visits as well as reviewing any other advisory group meetings. Assisting with meetings activities on site.
    · Maintaining data in local databases and prepares reports.
    · Initiating and responding to email, telephone, and letter inquiries and providing requested materials.
    · Using software functions to produce a wide range of documents that require complex formats such as graphics or tables within text, to edit and reformat electronic drafts, and to update or revise existing databases or spreadsheets.


    GS-6: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: preparing and processing grant related materials, serving as a point of contact for an assigned areas, creating files and documents for program staff, processing travel orders, responding to customer inquiries, maintaining data in local databases, scheduling meetings and arranging for meeting facilities and equipment.

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