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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Talent Management Database

EDA is seeking quality job applicants under special hiring authority provided under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to both help promote our funding opportunities and administer grants under ARPA.

These positions are located in our Headquarters and Regional Offices or across their regions. Please note that employees hired under EDA’s American Rescue Plan Hiring Authority are hired as Schedule A employees into the excepted service for a period not to exceed two (2) years.

Please submit a detailed resume (federal government format) and cover letter to EDACareer@eda.gov. The subject line of the email should specify:

  • That this is a American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) position;
  • Title of position;
  • Geographic location of the employment opportunity
    (i.e., Atlanta Regional Office; Austin Regional Office; Chicago Regional Office, Denver Reginal Office; Philadelphia Regional Office; Seattle Regional Office; Washington DC Office).

Administrative positions are located in EDA Headquarters, Washington, DC. For Administrative positions that are not listed below (i.e. human resources, policy, procurement, etc.), subject line of the email should read as: Administrative (enter respective function, i.e. policy).

Economic Development Administration American Rescue Plan Positions

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Economic Development Representative (4 positions. Locations: Chicago (1); Denver (2); Seattle (1))

This position requires Economic Development Representatives to develop and implement significant new program strategies; analyze key business and industry policy questions and contribute to significant agency decisions, policy recommendations and positions. The incumbent will plan and manage the delivery of high-priority economic development products and services which are central to the objectives of the Economic Development Administration. The incumbent will work closely with our Federal and non-Federal partners for the purpose of revitalizing, expanding, and upgrading distressed communities' physical infrastructure in order to attract new industry, encourage business expansion and generate or retain long-term private sector jobs and investment. The incumbent will serve as a technical authority for EDA and authoritatively and independently handle a broad range of programmatic areas and functions where the incumbent will apply their knowledge of the theories, dynamics and factors underlying economic development programs. The incumbent will fully brief EDA grant recipients and applicants (distressed communities, economic development agencies and organizations, public officials and civic leaders on EDA programs, funding opportunities, regulations, guidelines and investment activities.

In addition, the incumbent will serve in an advisory capacity with the investment applicants and recipients and provide them with comprehensive technical and financial guidance to assure maximum and timely impact and results from EDA economic development investments. The incumbent will prepare and present reports and informational briefings and status updates to the Area Director regarding program investment pipelines, applications, allocation management, Investment Review Committee actions, application approvals and post-approval monitoring and important issues as well as how the area team is meeting all Operational Guidance requirements.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Economic Development Specialist (19 positions. Locations: Atlanta (2) Austin (3); Chicago (2); Denver (1); Philadelphia (3); Seattle (4); Washington, D.C. (3))
Positions Filled: Austin (3)

This position requires Economic Development Specialists to manage the grants approval process (pre and post award); conduct research and analysis, and strategic planning:

Grants Management (Pre-Approval): Provide technical support for the solicitation and development of investment proposals. Review and process applications for funding. Identify deficiencies and work with applicants to resolve them. Analyze proposals to determine pros, cons, strengths and weaknesses with regard to EDA's investment strategy and funding priorities. Prepare and deliver presentations of investment proposals. Respond to questions regarding proposals and provide suggestions for their improvement and guidance on their disposition in accordance with applicable regulations and policies. Ensure that necessary reviews and clearances are accomplished. Prepare and convey notifications of funding decisions. Properly maintain physical and electronic application files.

Grants Management (Post-Approval): Prepare and convey grant award documents. Conduct project management conferences with recipients to ensure a good understanding of award terms and conditions, and expectations for performance and compliance. Receive and review periodic financial and progress reports. Monitor awards for compliance, quality assurance, and successful implementation. Review and approve disbursement requests. Close out awards upon completion. Prepare for and assist with audits of project records. Properly maintain physical and electronic project files.

Research & Analysis: Conduct research of socio-economic data relevant to proposed and approved investments. Analyze socio-economic data to provide the basis for determining levels of economic distress in communities and regions, and to assess regional economic strengths, weaknesses, and trends.

Strategic Planning: Review state, regional, and local Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) for compliance with EDA’s guidelines and their relevance to proposed investments.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Environmental Protection Specialist (3 positions. Location: Chicago (1); Denver (1); Seattle (1))
Positions Filled: Seattle (1)

The incumbent of this position serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist and implements EDA procedures for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and other environmental legislation affecting the agency's program activities. The incumbent will be responsible for economic development grant process, particularly in the areas of environmental legislation, skill in interpreting and implementing environmental laws and principles and experience with Federal, State and/or local environmental regulatory agencies; experience with the application of various disciplines of environmental science such as meteorology, geology and hydrology; experience representing an agency or organization authoritatively to key business and/or government officials and experience planning and managing the delivery of major, high-priority products and services particularly as they are related to grant processing and management. Agency projects cannot be processed for approval without clearance by the EPS. This clearance includes a certification that the project has been processed in accordance with all environmental requirements and includes a recommendation to the Regional Director for approval, disapproval or modification based upon a balancing of the project's anticipated adverse environmental impacts against its anticipated economic benefits.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Economic Development Assistant (1 position. Locations: Seattle (1))

This position requires Economic Development Assistant to provide assistance to administrative specialists and/or managers by handling technical and procedural aspects essential to continuing unit programs and functions. Under direct supervision, the incumbent will assist with a wide range of economic development programs including but not limited to conduct research, reviews, and the assembling of data and information of the program area involved. The incumbent will process documents and actions necessary to implement program responsibilities; distributes information to Federal and non-Federal partner organizations affected by unit programs. The incumbent will assist personnel by providing advice and services; provides operational management assistance by preparing, distributing and tracking progress of documents and action items. This incumbent will prepare routine reports or data summaries and to allow clear and concise expression of program information to other organizational units technical and program support to unit programs and functions.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0300/miscellaneous-clerk-and-assistant-series-0303/

Business Coordinator (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

Directly supports the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer and team with project management responsibilities such as standardizing processes to improve efficiency. Create and maintain project documentation and best practices, track metrics, and support training efforts. Task scheduling, managing the project’s costs, budgets, and resources. Prioritize projects, map out project goals, define processes, workflow, methodologies to ensure all projects support the overall business objectives of the enterprise. Analyze Office of Finance and Management programs to ensure the full team, the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Budget Director, Digital Transformation Program Manager and senior leaders are apprised of core operational aspects and priorities. This includes analyzing tracking and progress for a variety of knowledge management, communications, digital transformation and workforce management and development, as well as supporting Offices across the enterprise to analyze and communicate complex information into plain language for all EDA staff to have the information they need, when they need it, to accomplish the agency’s Mission.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Civil Engineer (9 positions. Locations: Atlanta (2); Chicago (2); Denver (1); Philadelphia (2); Seattle (2))

This position requires Civil Engineers with a wide range of engineering and, project management responsibilities. The incumbent will play a major role on a multi- disciplined team making recommendations to the Area Director regarding technical project feasibility and merits, and regarding all aspects of the construction of multi-million dollar projects, including management of development and implementation of strategies that anticipate customer needs, and the execution of vital change initiatives.

The incumbent is responsible for Construction Project Management; ensure conformance with acceptable engineering standards and all statuary and regulatory requirements; recommend appropriate action, to include changes to the EDA project scope of work; arrange for and participate in pre-construction conferences with representatives of the recipient and the construction contractors, outlining the duties of each during the construction and warranty period and explaining EDA policies and requirements to be followed in the implementation of projects; review recipients' final construction plans and cost estimates and other related documents for compliance with EDA policies and procedures; approve project scope according to applicable local, state, and federal codes and statutes; and monitor recipients' compliance with all applicable procedures and requirements which are prerequisite to solicitation of bids including, but not limited to, the requirements of Section 106 of PL 89-136, the Relocation Assistance Act, Flood Insurance Act, Clean Air Act, Davis-Bacon and related Acts, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order PL 90-480 concerning design of buildings for handicapped persons and all pertinent sections of the latest edition of EDA's Summary of Standards.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdf (PDF)

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coal Communities Coordinator (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

Oversee the support for coal communities, including but not limited to:

Working closely with the EDA outreach and regional teams to create a strategy and system to build awareness, educate and provide technical assistance to potential applicants, particularly those from coal communities. Working closely with the other ARPA program leads to ensure proposals impacting coal communities are properly reviewed and evaluated in a transparent, consistent manner. Announcing awardees for the various grants that will impact coal communities, as well as appropriately notifying all applicants of their status, including informing relevant stakeholders (e.g., Congress, other federal agencies); Providing technical assistance to applicants and awardees in coal communities to help set them up for success. Developing processes and reporting to monitor awardee progress against set goals and milestones.

Monitoring and measuring the impact the ARPA programs have on coal communities.

Communications & Information Coordinator (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

Directly supports the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer and team by drafting and finalizing presentations, talking points, information papers, meeting agendas, minutes and other written products on a wide variety of issues and topics in engaging ways using appropriate technology.

Gathers, develops, and checks the accuracy of information from a wide range of sources. Researches subject, drafts and prepares materials for issuance covering topics such as Mission-enabling directives, policy, processes, service standards and other memoranda as directed. Analyzes and selects pertinent information and determines the most logical and effective use of the information.

Complies with overall length requirements or limitations setting the tone based on the target audience and message. Completes assignments based on general input from senior leaders and subject matter experts. Reviews the final information for clarity and accuracy. As necessary, the incumbent performs additional research and rewrites submissions to organize, balance, and apply a consistent sense of style, grammar, message, and flow to the finished product.

Provides communications support expertise to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer and team for special projects and assignments on a wide variety of issues with audiences at the highest level of senior leadership. Develops strategic communication messages based on the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer’s guidance and ensures that existing messages for the organization are incorporated into appropriate type of medium and product development to achieve desired level of impact with the appropriate audiences. Participates as a senior action officer in various forums and events for developing future objectives and strategic messages for incorporation into Deputy Chief Administrative Officer’s communications engagement plans.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Confidential Assistant (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

The incumbent shall perform administrative and/or analytical duties on matters related to policies and procedures to assist higher level management in decision making. Conduct administrative and clerical process studies to identify and analyze organizational issues, problems, or situations with proposed solutions. Use different processes and methods to perform comprehensive analysis to gather information and make recommendations to leadership. Perform technical automated functions to access personnel data and run data needed to produce reports for analysis for leadership and other staff members. Maintain a working relationship with staff members and officials of a unit to foster teamwork. Present and/or discuss a range of subjects on changes in support services to implement approved policies and/or directives. Establish and maintain a cooperative work relationship with the staff to provide or obtain information and/or services.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Congressional Affairs Specialist (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

The incumbent serves as a Congressional Affairs Specialist, Office of External Affairs, Legislative Affairs Division. Performing a variety of confidential and sensitive duties for OLA to ensure expeditious action on legislative and open communication between the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and state and local governments. In addition to performing a variety of activities including congressional grant award notifications, controlled correspondence, and legislative analysis, the incumbent serves as an advisor to EDA senior staff on matters pertaining to the U.S. Congress, congressional committees, individual Members of Congress, and state, county and municipal governments. The incumbent also serves as the primary point of contact within EDA for coordinating legislative, congressional and intergovernmental relations.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Correspondence Specialist (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

The incumbent shall track correspondence, develop and implement programs for the efficient management of all official records of the Office of the Assistant Secretary, and maintain correspondence and policy files. Manage and maintain the expected influx of EDA correspondence and reporting requirements related to special initiatives including the creation of written responses to inquiries by Members of Congress, Governors, government officials, businesses, community groups, nongovernmental organizations, and the general public. Review, edit, distribute, and dispatch responses to correspondence, projects, and action memoranda to or from the Assistant Secretary. Maintain prompt follow-up of replies to ensure that deadlines are met. Provide appropriate and comprehensive bureau information necessary to respond to Secretarial, Congressional, intergovernmental, other federal agency, and public requests. Prepare responses to inquiries and correspondence regarding policy issues, program/project matters, and all other correspondence requiring signature by the Assistant Secretary or Secretary. Prepares and tracks grant notification for announcement to congressional offices.

There are no Individual Occupational Requirements for this series.

American Rescue Plans Act (ARPA) Grants Management Specialist (5 positions. Location: Washington, D.C.)

Participates in the planning and management of assigned grants and applications. The incumbent assists higher-level staff in carrying out a variety of tasks related to reviewing proposals in a limited range of areas, using a variety of standard guidelines. The incumbent reviews grant applications that are limited in functional scope and complexity. Cases are well precedented and there are a number of directly applicable guidelines. Assists with the planning, development, and review of grant funding requirements. Participates in the financial and administrative analyses of a variety of grant mechanisms to determine if costs are reasonable and allowable within prescribed policies covering items such as personal services, equipment, facilities, and other relevant factors. The incumbent researches numerous criteria, laws, rules, and regulations to determine what is legal and applicable in formulating agreements. Assesses proposed projects for compliance with EDA regulations, guidance, policies and procedures; advises higher-level staff of concerns and issues; assesses and offers alternative solutions; and makes recommendations for corrective action, as needed. Prepares award notices for approval by higher-level staff and assists in ensuring that the awardee is in compliance with established administrative and financial policies, procedures, and sound business practices. Reviews grant/agreement applications for clarity and completeness. Assists with activities related to monitoring grants, including receiving and reviewing progress reports, assisting with preparation for on-site visits, and preparation of various reports. Checks reports of expenditures to ensure compliance with Federal government fiscal and administrative policies and regulations.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) IT Specialist (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

Analyzes and evaluates work concerned with integrated systems of computer programs and/or computer equipment. Applies available technologies and basic management principles to adapt computer methods to a variety of subject matter situations. Supports subject matter users by developing or designing applications for computers and/or in selecting, or assisting in selecting computer equipment. Oversees/performs equipment installation or relocation, testing and acceptance processes. Responds to and resolves problems with software, hardware and systems management. Integrates several hardware, software, and/or computer related services to provide an integrated information system. May evaluate vendor or employee developed software to assure that it will provide the desired results and operate properly on assigned equipment systems.

Management Analyst (Chief Talent Resource Officer) (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

Directs and develops plans for project teams or other groups in accomplishing/producing projects/studies. Analyzes and evaluates on a quantitative/qualitative basis the effectiveness of line program operations in meeting established goals and objectives. Evaluates and advises on organization, methods, and procedures. Analyzes management information requirements. Develops, analyzes, and evaluates new or modified program/management policies, regulations, goals, or objectives. Develops procedures and systems for assessing the effectiveness of programs/management processes.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Management & Program Analyst (4 positions. Locations: Philadelphia (1); Washington, D.C. (3))

The incumbent works collaboratively to support the successful implementation of various EDA programs and initiatives focused on regional economic development. The incumbent provides assistance to higher-level staff on key activities associated with collection, management, and analysis of performance data and development and maintenance of data management systems. Most assignments will require advanced data analysis, mining, and visualization skills. Additional duties might include assisting in economic research, program evaluation, grants management, and other tasks in support of the bureau.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN

Program Analyst (Advisor) (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

Serve as primary advisor to the ARP Program Director on American Rescue Plan program implementation, tracking and oversight. Duties would include, Providing project management support for the various ARP programs. Drafting memos related the ARP program implementation. Helping maintain a dashboard of key metrics related to the ARP programs. Troubleshooting issues or problems that arise related to the ARP programs. Working with various ARP program teams to collect data and provide support as needed.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program Analyst – Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) (3 positions. Locations: Atlanta (1); Philadelphia (1); Washington, D.C. (1))

This position primarily functions as an analyst and administrator for the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program, managing the RLF portfolio, and monitoring borrower’s compliance with the terms and conditions of the RLF Program. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for analyzing data to provide evidence of progress in implementing recommendations to stakeholders, and analyze RLF data to provide input into managerial and policy decisions related to the RLF program. Develops, analyzes, and monitors investments in compliance with EDA’s funding priorities and investment strategy; and conducts quality assurance of investments. The position may apply analytic capabilities to other economic development grant projects.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program Director (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

Oversee the strategy and implementation of all the ARP programs. This includes overseeing and managing the teams who will perform the functions, including but not limited to:

Conducting outreach to build awareness, educate and provide technical assistance to potential applicants, particularly those from underserved communities; Developing and implementing a grant review process to review and evaluate application and select awardees in a transparent, consistent manner; Announcing awardees for the various grants, as well as appropriately notifying all applicants of their status, including informing key stakeholders (e.g., Congress, other federal agencies); Providing technical assistance to applicants and awardees to ensure maximum participation in EDA programs; Developing processes and reporting to monitor awardee progress against set goals and milestones; Ensuring timely and accurate disbursement of funds; Developing and implementing appropriate internal controls to appropriate manage risk, fraud, waste and abuse, as well as to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations;

Monitoring and measuring the impact the ARP programs have on regional economies and regions; and Developing and managing a process and system to coordinate interagency efforts related to ARP (e.g., outreach, co-investment, application referrals).

Project Management: Effectively run a project management team and office that will continually have a pulse on the status, metrics, success, issues, barriers, etc. of the various ARP programs. Regularly maintaining an up-to-date dashboard on the key metrics to monitor progress and potential issues for the ARP programs; Appropriately taking action to address issues or escalating issues with the implementation of any of the ARP programs; Effectively coordinating grant management processes and decisions across ARP programs; Ensuring all grant funds are distributed in a timely and effective manner.

Team Management: Oversee and manage a team of approximately 5 direct reports and coordinate with a team of roughly 50+ staff to effectively implement EDA’s ARP programs.

Be able to effectively work with and assign tasks to indirect reports.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Lead Program Manager (Clusters) (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

Ideal candidates will have expertise in regional clusters and place-based economic development. Oversee the implementation of the specific ARPA program(s), including but not limited to:

Working closely with the EDA outreach team to create a strategy and system to build awareness, educate and provide technical assistance to potential applicants, particularly those from underserved communities; Developing and implementing a grant review and award process to review and evaluate applications and select and announce awardees in a transparent, consistent manner; Providing technical assistance to applicants and awardees to help set them up for success to the extent possible; Developing processes and reporting to monitor awardee progress against set goals and milestones and reviewing grantee progress to ensure key benchmarks and milestones are met; Ensuring timely and accurate disbursement of funds; Developing and implementing appropriate internal controls to appropriate manage risk, fraud, waste and abuse, as well as to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations; and Monitoring and measuring the impact the ARPA programs have on regional economies and regions.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program Lead (Workforce) (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

Ideal candidates will have expertise in workforce development and place-based economic development. Oversee the implementation of the specific ARPA program(s), including but not limited to: Working closely with the EDA outreach team to create a strategy and system to build awareness, educate and provide technical assistance to potential applicants, particularly those from underserved communities; Developing and implementing a grant review and award process to review and evaluate applications and select and announce awardees in a transparent, consistent manner; Providing technical assistance to applicants and awardees to help set them up for success to the extent possible; Developing processes and reporting to monitor awardee progress against set goals and milestones and reviewing grantee progress to ensure key benchmarks and milestones are met; Ensuring timely and accurate disbursement of funds; Developing and implementing appropriate internal controls to appropriate manage risk, fraud, waste and abuse, as well as to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations; and Monitoring and measuring the impact the ARPA programs have on regional economies and regions.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Public Affairs (Media Relations & Events Coordinator) (1 position. Locations: Washington, D.C.)

This position is located in the Economic Development administration, Office of External Affairs and Communication reporting to the Director, Public Affairs and Communications. The incumbent will report to Director of Public Affairs and Communications. A successful candidate in this position will provide expert media relations strategy and advice to the Lead Strategic Communication Team, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, and EDA leaders. This role will proactively and reactively identify opportunities to tell the organization's successes and how we are helping Americans to ‘build back better’. The successful applicant will manage the day-to-day activities of EDA's media relations program while building and maintaining relationships with critical media outlets and reporters relevant to EDA's mission.

In addition, this role also has a significant event planning component. This person will be the primary point of contact and subject matter expert-- planning, coordinating, and executing all aspects of EDA events, including speaking engagements, presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, site visits, inter-governmental, cross-sector events, and other duties as assigned.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program Analyst (RNTA) (2 positions. Location: Washington, D.C.)

The incumbent works collaboratively to support the successful implementation of various EDA programs and initiatives focused on regional economic development, including research and national technical assistance grants made through EDA’s Research and Evaluation and National Technical Assistance (RNTA) programs. The incumbent coordinates key activities associated with EDA programs, including responding to stakeholder inquiries, managing cooperative agreement pre- and post-approval; managing programmatic policies, systems, requirements, and procedures; undertaking program evaluation; and providing subject matter expertise to various EDA projects, problems, or tasks in support of the bureau.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Program Manager (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

This position is located in the Administration Division, Office of Finance and Management Services, Economic Development Administration (EDA). EDA was established under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to assist in stimulating industrial and commercial growth in economically distressed areas of the U.S. as a result of high unemployment, low per capita incomes or other severe economic distress. The Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Program Manager (PM) will be responsible for helping to develop and systematically execute diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives and related programming for EDA. The DE&I PM will support all aspects of DOC’s overarching diversity efforts, integrate those initiatives within EDA, and work closely with the EDA offices and Program Managers to ensure the success of all such efforts. In addition, the DE&I PM will also engage with constituents, both internally and externally in support of promoting and expanding EDA’s DE&I profile in the economic development industry. This is a full-time role that will report directly to the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/Administrative Director.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Supervisory Program Manager (3 positions. Location: Atlanta (1); Chicago (1); Denver (1))

The incumbent of this position functions as a Supervisory Program Manager for key programmatic activities that involve the solicitation, development, analysis, monitoring, and quality assurance of applications and investments that comport with EDA funding priorities and investment strategies and related grants management and administrative duties. Additionally, the incumbent assists the Regional Director through the Area Director in the direction and oversight of assigned programs and staff. The incumbent assists the Area Director in the managerial direction, technical guidance and oversight over EDA subject-matter experts engaged in one or more of the following programmatic areas: Investment Sourcing & Project Development/ Management, Construction Program Management, Revolving Loan Fund Management, Planning and Technical Assistance Programs, as well as other identified program areas.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Tribal Engagement Coordinator (1 position. Location: Washington, D.C.)

This position is located in the Economic Development Administration, Office of Regional Affairs. The U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.

The incumbent serves as a Tribal Engagement Coordinator (Coordinator). The incumbent will work as part of an interdisciplinary team as the programmatic lead for Tribal engagement on economic development and recovery grants and programs serving American Indians, Indian tribes, Alaska Natives and other Native communities across the United States as they prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This support includes building and expanding relationships with federal, state, and local officials, American Indians, Indian tribes, Alaska Natives, and other Native Leaders, national and state economic development and community organizations, external groups, and others across the country.

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