The scope of this position is to provide grant administration for state and federal economic development and/or tourism grants as well as perform state procurement functions when required. The successful applicant must be able to independently administer the full grant cycle including application, evaluation, award, reimbursement, reporting, and amendments.
Experience providing technical assistance through interpretation of program guidelines, statue, and IDAPA is required. Under the direction of the manager, this position will have secondary responsibilities of agency procurement for various services and commodities including hardware, software, marketing, and other professional services.
This position reports to the Manager, Grants & Contracts and will work closely with Commerce Program Managers, the fiscal team, and Commerce advisory councils. Public speaking experience and presentation skills are required.
Example of Duties
1.Subgrantee evaluation/grantee/contractor compliance.
Typical responsibilities: reviews, evaluates and approves subgrantees' or contractors' applications, reports and agreements for accuracy and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations; monitors and measures subgrantees' or contractors' progress towards goals and timetables; analyzes financial reports to determine if expenditures are in compliance with grant or contract guidelines; reviews payment requests or expenditures and recommends approval/denial; conducts interviews with subgrantees or contractors to determine compliance and identify problems; determines program deficiencies and recommends and negotiates corrective action; recommends termination, suspension or repayment of funds; gathers and compiles information for grantees' or contractors' state plans, applications and reports; ensures grantees' or contractors' program recommendations and reports are accessible, accurate and complete; develops written and statistical reports; may conduct on-site visits to determine compliance of service delivery.
Typical responsibilities: provides technical assistance on fiscal and program management, interpretation of program guidelines and regulations, and changes in federal and state policies, laws and regulations; responds to inquiries regarding grant or contract availability, requirements and guidelines; writes and revises grant or contract manual and forms; conducts and/or arranges training for potential and current subgrantees or contractors.
Some knowledge of: grant or contract administration.
Some knowledge of bookkeeping.
Experience: interpreting, applying and explaining laws and regulations; interpreting narrative or demographic or statistical reports to ensure compliance with laws, regulations or requirements; collecting, organizing and evaluating data and writing a narrative report of findings.
Preferred Candidate will have:
Experience with automated grants management systems.
Experience negotiating terms or grants or contracts.
Experience reading, interpreting, nad explaining complex grant program rules and regulations.
Some knowledge of Idaho State procurement process.
Public speaking skills.
Experience creating and conducting grant application and funding workshops.
Experience with CRM databases.
Idaho Division Of Human Resources