Grants and Jobs

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

(Last updated – 3/20/2017)

Grants:

  • YouthBuild Program – The YouthBuild program simultaneously addresses several core issues important to low-income communities: affordable housing, education, employment, leadership development, and energy efficiency. The YouthBuild model balances project-based academic learning and occupational skills training to prepare disadvantaged youth for career placement. Closing date is May 9, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292310.
  • Farm Business Management and Benchmarking – The Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Competitive Grants Program provides funds to improve the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers, and establish and maintain a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management. Closing date is April 17, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292256.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Congressional 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. Excellent writing, verbal and organizational skills are essential. Ties to the Northern Mariana Islands preferred. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to MP00.Job@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.
  • Clerk (Veterinary Services) – The U.S. Army Medical Command has an opening for a Clerk in Guam. Incumbent will keep records and accounts as well as provide full client services for animal veterinary clinic among other administrative duties. Position is open until March 30, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/465646900/.
  • Support Programs Regional Director – The Department of the Navy, Joint Region Marianas has an opening for a Fleet and Family Support Programs Regional Director on Guam. Incumbent will perform a full range of duties, responsibilities, and taskings associated with maintaining high quality, flexible, support programs of human services for service members and their families. Position is open until April 14, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466019600/.
  • Customs and Border Protection Officers – Customs and Border Protection has openings for Customs and Border Protection Officers in Saipan. CBP Officers are members of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer profession. Typical assignments include enforcing customs, immigration, and agriculture law and regulations; facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel; and conducting inspections of individuals and conveyances. Position is open until March 31, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464524600/ and https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464772000/.
  • Supply Technician – The Guam Army National Guard has an opening for a supply technician. The purpose of this position is to function as the assistant logistics non-commissioned officer for the command. Position is open until March 21, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464640000/.
  • 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 – 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/.
  • 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/.