Veterans Management Services Inc. Grants Management Specialist in Arlington, Virginia



VMSI is looking for a qualified Grants Management Specialist for a potential client in Arlington, VA.


  • Review, analyze and evaluate grant application packages and make recommendations for modifications or additional considerations.

  • Process grant actions, (e.g. award documents, performance reports, financial reports, grant close-outs, etc.)

  • Apply existing agency policies, laws, regulations rules, procedures, and methods governing the administration of Federal Grants, cooperative agreements, and awards.

  • Administer grants, cooperative agreements, or other related Federal assistance instruments.

  • Assess and review risk and eligibilities; ensure the grantee is meeting eligibility requirements of the grant in question.

  • Participate in Technical Review Committee (TRC) panels.

  • Create and maintain notes of TRC meetings and results. Ensure record in SmartSimple GMS 360 accurately reflects TRC activities.

  • Assist OEA in ensuring grantee’s responsibility and accountability for use of federal grant funds.

  • Process grant awards using the appropriate documents, templates and terms and conditions as outlined by OEA management and OEA Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Design, develop, implement, and interpret grants/assistance management policies, procedures, and practices

  • Develop, review and update Standard Operating Procedures and desktop manuals.

  • Prepare, process, issue and track grants/assistance awards in accordance with DoD, OEA and Federal requirements.

  • Conduct financial monitoring to ensure payments to grantee do not exceed the amount of funds awarded on the grant.


**Key Personality Attributes Required:

  • Sense of ownership.

  • Loyalty & long work tenure with prior organizations.

  • Sense of urgency.

  • Sense of pride in work product.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Enthusiastic.

  • High degree of personal motivation for success.**

  • Positive attitude – demonstrating an ultimate desire to fulfill organizational objectives through complete customer satisfaction.


  • A current (no more than 6 years old) Certification in Federal Grants Management by a relevant accrediting body (e.g. NGMA, MCI, GPCI, etc.), and shall have been trained on the OMB 2 CFR 200 Regulation, per the new guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that went into effect on December 26, 2014.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum 3 years of experience processing federal grants to include reviewing federal grant applications (SF 424), Payment Requests (SF 270), and Federal Financial Form (SF 425).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of grants/assistance management processes and techniques consistent with sound business and industry practices; and financial methods, procedures, and practices to assess the financial stability of recipient of Federal grants or cooperative agreements.

  • Experience reviewing and making recommendations to highly complex grants and cooperative agreements.

  • Ability to provide independent analyses, advice, and recommendations on grants and cooperative agreements.

  • Ability to collaborate as part of several teams and ensure completion of other’s work product.

  • Ability to record notes during official review meetings to be included in the official grant record.

  • Experience with GAO Code of Federal Regulation (per 2 CPR, Part 200)

  • Experience with Federal Grant Regulations and understanding policy implications as opposed to best practices.

  • Strong demonstration of experience using Microsoft Office products and Adobe Acrobat.


Founded in 2009, Veterans Management Services, Inc. (VMSI) is a management consulting organization and also a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). While strategically headquartered in the greater Washington D.C. area, VMSI has both employees and clients throughout the entire United States. Since our establishment, VMSI has grown to almost 200 employees located in over 30 locations across nearly 20 states and is continuing to grow.

VMSI provides both government and commercial clients with mission critical management support services within the functional areas of: Program & Project Management, Acquisition, Grants & Financial Management, Curriculum Development & Training Deployment, HR & Personnel Support, Information Technology and Administrative support Services. Our support services provide the additional expertise our customers require to accomplish their missions.

Our company mission statement is clear and simple—“To be the BEST DECISION our Clients make.” We accomplish this by providing our customers with industry leading professionals, increased business capabilities, applicable subject matter expertise and unmatched customer service—and we do this with integrity and passion.

The VMSI employee is a highly motivated, empowered, ethical, intelligent, inquisitive, driven, enthusiastic and hard-working individual. Our employees embody our corporate mission statement—“To be the BEST decision our Clients make!” VMSI both enables and expects our employees to be the very BEST by providing strong corporate support to ensure you can Anticipate Needs, Advise Brilliantly and Provide Solutions…and be the best decision our client has made!

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VMSI is proud to offer industry leading compensation, high-quality, broad and diverse benefits, a very generous Paid Time Off plan and a corporate 401k plan with unlimited company match! For more information on our benefits, please visit:

Equal Opportunity Employment:VMSI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

VMSI is an E-Verify Employer.

Job Title: Grants Management Specialist

Location: Arlington, VA