State Of Indiana Indianapolis , IN 46218
Salary for this position is commensurate with education and job experience
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Join U.S. News & World Report's #1 state government! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana features a diverse workforce offering applicants stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana's communities every day. You also benefit from the state's enterprise-wide employer values including work-life balance, public service, professional growth, diversity and wellbeing.
Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS)
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security ("IDHS") works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect the people, property, and prosperity of the State of Indiana. We pursue this mission in order to achieve the highest level of safety and security for Indiana's citizens, businesses, and infrastructure. It is also IDHS's goal to efficiently and effectively mitigate and respond to threats and disasters, both natural and manmade. The IDHS team works tirelessly to achieve its vision by focusing on the following three values:
People. IDHS works to enhance the safety and security of Indiana residents by ensuring that first responders, such as firefighters and EMTs, are properly trained and certified to effectively and efficiently provide assistance during emergencies; supporting security measures during major events in Indiana; and continuously monitoring and standing ready to respond to potential hazards and threats.
Property. IDHS works to ensure that public buildings, such as businesses and schools, are compliant with fire and building codes; that our cities and towns are provided with continuous support and resources through our Emergency Operations Center in times of crisis; and that our critical infrastructure is protected from both physical and cyber-attacks.
Prosperity. IDHS works to ensure that economic activity will continue during and after a natural disaster or manmade crisis by administering disaster mitigation, response, and recovery grant funding from both the state and federal government; by planning and training so that IDHS is able to help minimize the impact of a disaster; and, when necessary, quickly assess damage and seek disaster relief assistance from the federal government.
Secure School Safety Coordinator
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is designated as the Administrative Agency for Indiana's 2013 Senate Bill 1 establishing the Indiana Secured School fund. The fund provides matching grants to enable school corporations and charter schools to establish programs to: (1) employ school resource officers; (2) conduct threat assessments of school buildings; or (3) purchase safety equipment and technology.
This position assists in the development of policies and procedures as they relate to school safety. Employee will serve as a subject matter expert in grant administration along with providing interpretation pertinent to the grant application process, resource information on grants and technical assistance.
A day in the life:
Maintain responsibility for the day to day interaction with grantees and compliance/field coordinators regarding grant requirements, grant guidance, the Indiana Grants Management System (iGMS), and technical assistance and training to apply and maintain grant.
Monitor quarterly reports submitted through iGMS.
Conduct desk reviews and assist with compliance field staff.
Assist with providing training sessions in regards to the grant process.
Assist in making recommendation to supervisor on interpretations of grant regulations, application procedures and objectives, consider alternative interpretations on situations that may come up and provide solutions as it relates to IDHS and state statute.
Provide written grant updates to supervisor on a regular basis.
Assist in the coordination of the school safety interim study committee which shall: (1) study how to improve the safety of schools in Indiana; (2) develop best practices for a school resource officer to employ in order to successfully carry out the officer's responsibilities; and (3) study additional topics that the legislative council assigns.
Assist with research and development of policies related to school safety initiatives undertaken by the department and provide guidance documents to the Secured School Safety Board as needed.
Secured School Safety Program Manager will report to the IDHS Grants Management Section Chief, but understands that decisions about the Indiana Secured School Safety Grant Program is ultimately determined by the Secured School Safety Board, as established by 2013 Senate Bill 1.
Other duties as assigned.
What we're looking for:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Systems or General Business or related field preferred.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to quickly analyze problems and bring to the attention of management.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Must be proficient in Microsoft programs.
Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures, financial management, state government procurement process, budgets and financial data and reports.
Knowledge principles, practices, and terminology of grants management.
Knowledge of desk review and site visit/compliance procedures.
Researching and developing policy guidance documents for schools and supervisor.
Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships.
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
Position is based on a 37.5-hr work week
Flexible schedule, including alternative work schedule, available after 6 months of employment
Tuition reimbursement available
Covered parking in parking garage provided at no cost to employees
Choose from four medical plans (including RX coverage), vision and dental
Wellness program that offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan
Health savings account, offered for most medical plans, includes state contributions
Deferred compensation account (similar to a private sector's 401 K plan) with employer match, as well as a choice between two fully funded pension plans
Group life insurance
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
The State of Indiana offers other generous leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Free downtown parking
Equal Employment Opportunity
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.