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An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for grant research, preparation, coordination, monitoring, reviewing, modifying, drafting, redrafting, and writing of grants and grant related contracts for presentation to the Department, County leadership, County Manager and/or BoCC for acceptance.
Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor or designee and is reviewed through conferences, reports and observation of results achieved.
Facilitates County grant proposals by searching out available grant offerings at local, state, and national levels, that are appropriate to the County revenue diversification effort.
Maintains an inventory of funding resources and information to allow monitoring of grants and grant related contracts to insure compliance with Federal, State, and County guidelines.
Prepares, writes, and submits grant applications utilizing desktop publishing and word processing software.
May assist other County departments in the development, writing and review of grant applications.
Analyzes grants and grant agreements, reviews language and makes modification and re-drafts, as required.
Coordinates and leads FEMA Reimbursement Team to establish County-wide operational procedures and filing disaster reimbursements.
Reviews and answers requests for information regarding Department and County grant and grant related contractual relationships.
Maintains an on-going database of all relevant grants and grant information, as well as permanent files for grants and grant related contracts.
Evaluates compliance with grant and grant related contract requirements.
Works with and/or trains appropriate staff to prepare or assist with grant applications, process grant awards, track compliance, monitor expenditures and assist with reporting needs.
Represents the County on various committees and groups, as directed.
Provides periodic updates to the County Manager and Board on the status of grants in the County.
Works with lobbyists and state and federal agencies on grant issues.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of Federal and State funding sources and requirements.
Knowledge of governmental accounting.
Knowledge of the Federal and State rules and regulations relating to the administration of grant programs.
Ability to perform analytical work carefully and accurately.
Ability to collect, compile and analyze statistical and fiscal data and to present logical conclusions in graphic and narrative form.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County departments, co-workers, elected officials, associates, representatives of Federal, State and local agencies and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including public speaking and preparing written reports, memoranda and graphic presentations.
Ability to use a computer and associated software.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach and to be mobile.
Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, and distance vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.