Grants and Jobs

Opportunities – Federal contracts, grants, and jobs for and in the Mariana Islands:

(Last updated – 2/21/2017)

Grants:

  • Drug-Free Communities Support Program – The DFC Support Program’s main goal is to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, non-profit agencies, and all levels governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. Current closing date is March 15, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291062.
  • US Pacific Territories Capacity-Building Scholarship – The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council is offering up to three academic scholarships to support the capacity building of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam to effectively manage their fisheries and related resources. Applications are due on February 28, 2017. For more information, go to http://files.constantcontact.com/f764162f201/d856dcfe-5e3d-4256-9520-e54d3c188710.pdf.
  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program WebNEERS – The purpose of the EFNEP-WebNEERS cooperative agreement is to fund the maintenance of security and ease of use of the current Web-based NEERS, improve functionality and further develop the WebNEERS to align with advances in program direction. Closing date is February 28, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291046.
  • NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program – This program is intended to build resilience by reducing the risk to coastal communities, economies and ecosystems from extreme weather events and climate-related hazards. Projects that build resilience include activities that protect life and property, safeguard people and infrastructure, strengthen the economy, and conserve and restore coastal and marine resources. Closing date is March 15, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291204.
  • Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Grants – The principal objective of the NMFS Community-based Restoration Program Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration solicitation is to support fish habitat restoration projects that use an ecosystem-based approach to foster species recovery and increase fish populations. Closing date is March 23, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291268.
  • Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation – The WIFIA Program is a federal credit program administered by EPA for eligible water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Letters of interest from prospective borrowers seeking credit assistance are due April 10, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.epa.gov/wifia.
  • Farmers Market Promotion Program – The goals of FMPP grants are to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance. Closing date is March 27, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291170.
  • Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program – The mission of the BREP is to develop technological solutions and investigate changes in fishing practices designed to minimize bycatch of fish and protected species as well as to minimize mortality and injury of bycaught species. Projects should produce outcomes that can directly influence management needs of federally managed living marine resources. Closing date is March 31, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291025.
  • 2017 Marine Education and Training Mini Grant Program - The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA/NMFS) is soliciting competitive applications for the 2017 Pacific Islands Region Marine Education and Training Mini-Grant Program. Projects are being solicited to improve communication, education, and training on marine resource issues throughout the region and increase scientific education for marine-related professions among coastal community residents. Closing date is February 23, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290838.
  • Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program - The Bureau of Justice Assistance is accepting applications to establish drug courts or enhance existing drug court services, coordination, and offender management and recovery support services. Closing date is February 28, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290852.
  • National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative - The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding to test untested sexual assault kits, prevent sexual assaults, and improve the criminal justice system’s response to sexual assaults. Closing date is March 2, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290850.
  • Brown Tree Snake Program – The Brown Tree Snake Control Program funding focuses on preventing the dispersal of this invasive species from Guam to other geographic areas and funding research in support of population suppression with the ultimate goal of eradication. Closing date is March 31, 2017. For more information, go to http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=290112.
  • Congressional Award – Established in 1979, the Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you'd like to try for the first time. There are no deadlines. Work at your own pace. Just make sure you achieve your goals by your 24th birthday. For more information, go to http://www.congressionalaward.org/index.php.

Jobs:

  • Social Worker – The Veterans Health Administration is accepting applications for a Social Worker in Guam. Incumbent functions as a Senior Case Manager working for the Pacific Islands Health Care System, Mental Health Service, Housing and Urban Development-VA Supported Housing Program, and is responsible for coordination of case management services for veterans receiving HUD Section 8 housing vouchers. Position closes on February 28, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464355600/.
  • Education Services Specialist – The Army National Guard is accepting applications for an Education Services Specialist in Guam. Incumbent has responsibility for the development, management and administration of an education and incentive programs designed to provide individual career-related or self-development assistance and planning requirements for military personnel. Position closes on March 13, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464227800/.
  • Staff Assistant – Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan is seeking a Staff Assistant in the Washington, D.C. congressional office. Responsibilities include answering phones, maintaining the front office, greeting visitors and giving Capitol tours, answering constituent requests for general information, assisting the office manager with scheduling and bookkeeping, and assisting staff with other various administrative and legislative duties in a supportive role. The Assistant will also be responsible for selecting books at the Library of Congress for the Congressman’s “Let’s Read” initiative. Excellent writing, verbal and organizational skills are essential. Candidates should be well-organized, hard-working, detail oriented, and willing to learn. High degree of professionalism required, as well as an ability to work a flexible schedule. Ties to the Northern Mariana Islands preferred. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to bob.schwalbach@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.
  • Substitute Teacher – The Department of Defense Education Activity has an opening for a Substitute Teacher on Guam. Incumbent will present instructions in accordance with an established lesson plan and curriculum to students in a classroom environment, among other duties. Position is open until December 31, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/461039600/.
  • IT Specialist (Customer Support) – The Army National Guard has an opening for an IT Specialist on Guam. The purpose of this position is to serve as the primary interface between the incumbent's assigned organization and all information systems customers associated with the C4 mission.  Position is open until February 26, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/463385000/.
  • IT Specialist – The Air Force Personnel Center has an opening for an Information Technology Specialist on Guam. Incumbent will be responsible for analysis, planning, design, and implementation of the enterprise structural framework to align IT strategy with the mission of the organization. Position is open until April 30, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/463560400/.
  • Social Worker – The Air Force Personnel Center has an opening for a Social Worker on Guam. Incumbent will provide professional social work services in support of the Family Advocacy Program requirements and initiatives. Position is open until April 30, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/463059400/.
  • Test Administrator – The U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command is accepting applications for a Test Administrator in Guam. Incumbent will conduct specified aptitude examinations sessions at high schools, coordinate with school officials, and prepare test session packages, among other duties. Position is open until February 28, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453398600/.
  • Sales Store Checker – The Department of Defense, Defense Commissary Agency has an opening for a Sales Store Checker in Guam. Incumbent will operate an electronic checkout system, make change, and verify change fund and amount of currency received during an assigned shift. Position is open until March 31, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451963800/.
  • Store Associate – The Department of Defense, Defense Commissary Agency has an opening for a Store Associate in Guam. Incumbent will assist customers answering questions such as item price or location, perform a variety of duties in handling, preparing and maintaining stock levels of grocery and produce items. Position is open until March 31, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451964000/.
  • Store Worker – The Department of Defense, Defense Commissary Agency has an opening for a Store Worker in Guam. Incumbent will be responsible for maintaining  adequate stock of resale items, identifying spoilage, damage, and out-of-date merchandise, receive supplies, equipment and resale items, among other duties. Position is open until March 31, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451846600/.
  • Meatcutter – The Department of Defense, Defense Commissary Agency has an opening for a Meatcutter in Guam. Incumbent will perform a full range of tasks associated with processing beef, pork, veal and lamb into retail and ready-to-eat cuts, advice patrons of storage life, temperature requirements, thawing times, and proper cooking procedures. Position is open until March 31, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451685700/.
  • Meatcutting Worker – The Department of Defense, Defense Commissary Agency has an opening for a Meatcutting Worker in Guam. Incumbent will assist journeyman meatcutters, tray, wrap, weigh, and price cut using automatic or manual wrapping machines, and ensure correct prices by referencing price lists. Position is open until March 31, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451685100/.
  • Custodial Worker – The Department of Defense, Defense Commissary Agency has an opening for a Custodial Worker in Guam. Incumbent will maintain an orderly and clean specified area following general instructions regarding the tasks to be performed, sweep, mop, scrub, wax, and polish floors using heavy industrial powered equipment. Position is open until March 31, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/452561700/.
  • Substitute Teacher/AVID Tutor – The Department of Defense Education Activity has an opening for a Substitute Teacher/AVID Tutor in Guam. Incumbent will present instruction in accordance with an established lesson plan and curriculum to students in a classroom, among other related duties. Position is open until May 30, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/440337800/.