Grants Manager

Full-time
City of Desert Hot Springs
11/30/2022
cthomas@cityofdhs.org
760 329 6411 ext. 401

ESSENTIAL AND GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: • Plan, develop and implement the City’s grant program. • Coordinate and perform grants administration and reporting, including researching and evaluating grant funding opportunities relative to City policies • Analyze, review and ensure compliance of proposals and grant budgets with policies, regulations, funding agency requirements, and protocols and procedures; facilitates documentation requirements. • Develop and maintain specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information. • Collect, compile and analyze information from various sources on a variety of specialized topics related to assigned projects. Prepare comprehensive technical records and reports to present and interpret data, identifies alternatives, and makes and justifies recommendations. • Advise and guide Grant Writer Consultants on the application of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures. • Services as liaison with grant funding organizations pertaining to grant submissions and future funding. Provides information and assistance to the Grant Writer Consultants regarding research of funding opportunities. Receives and responds to questions relating to assigned areas of responsibility. • Oversee and participate in special projects and programs, as directed by the City Manager. • Prepare and monitor assigned departmental budget. • Develop presentations related to Grant program activities and services. • Analyze State and Federal legislation. Coordinate, update and implement the City’s legislative platform. • Coordinate with legal counsel on the development and preparation of agreements and leases. • Maintain files, databases and records related to grant programs. Prepares a variety of written reports, memoranda and correspondence. • Prepare requests for proposals (RFP) and participates in the selection and oversight. • Represent the City in meetings with members of other public and private organizations, community groups, and the public. • Perform periodic program evaluation and auditing. Provide financial analysis and tracking of grant funds. • Provide periodic grant progress reports. • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions to remain current on grant funding policies, regulations and procedures. Prepare reports of changes to management and provides recommendations on implementation and impact of changes. • Perform related duties as assigned

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Minimum of four (4) years of increasing experience in grant writing and municipal government experience.
Experience in grant administration, grant management, grant coordination and obtaining funding for grant projects and programs.

Bachelors’ Degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public or Business Administration, Finance (Preferred), or a related field that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Valid California driver’s license, automobile insurance, with a good driving record.

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