Senior Grants Specialist
Title:Senior Grants Specialist
Job Description
Employer seeks candidate to work full-time on our US Government Grants Management contract. Employer offers excellent benefits including: Paid Leave and Health and Dental Insurance.

Position Description

Position: Sr. Grants Specialist

Reports to: Project Manager (on-site)

Location: Dept. of Health and Human Services 300 C Street, S.W., Washington DC

Type of Position: Full-time, Contract

Salary: Starting at least 65K (competitive salary based on experience)

Performs a variety of technical grant related and financial analysis of new, refunding, and supplement grant proposals approved for funding to ensure the include all required forms, assurances, agreements, etc. Keeps assigned Program Specialist informed of the grant application status; conducts post-award monitoring of grantee’s on-going activities.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Performs initial comprehensive cost analysis on approved grant applications to ensure compliance with ACF Grants Administration Manual and Technical Review and Budget form.
  • Verifies Indirect Cost Rate Agreements, and evaluate specific element s of cost for necessity, reasonableness, and allow-ability
  • Prepares written recommendations for Grants Officer based on analysis of cost data
  • Contacts grantees when necessary to request missing or additional supporting documentation for proposed costs and revised budgets
  • Researches list of grantees excluded from Federal Procurement Programs to ensure prospective grantee does not appear on any of these lists.
  • Prepares the Notice of Award (NOA) document for each assigned grant award in compliance with Head Start policies and procedures.
  • Reviews grantees post-award requests regarding carry-over of un-obligated funds, changes in the approval of equipment purchases, and no-cost extensions of project periods to ensure conformance with Head Start policies and procedures
  • Coordinates review of grantee requests with appropriate program official; prepares documentation to formalize requested post-award action.
  • Reviews Financial Status (sf-425) submitted by grantees to ensure funds are being spent in compliance with applicable cost principles and terms of grant award.
  • Participate in a Case Management Meetings of Program Office Staff, Technical Assistance Staff and representatives from a Head Start grantee to discuss agency and program performance, strengths and challenges and to develop a plan to mitigate risk including identifying the need for technical assistance
  • Performs additional technical pre-award and post-award grant related activities as requested by Grants Office and Project Manager
Scope of Responsibility:
  • Knows the policies, procedures, and practices necessary to conduct the normal Grants Management Analyst function. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the Grants Management Office.
  • Knowledge of Code of Federal Regulations 45 Parts 75 (Uniform Guidance)
  • Knowledge of reviewing bank reconciliation statements and audit reports
Education/Experience (The below are a MUST):

Baccalaureate degree in a field related to task activities from an accredited university or college with demonstrated coursework in accounting. Baccalaureate degree in accounting highly preferred.

Five years of progressive professional experience related to the task activities including accounting, federal discretionary grants management, non-profit or for-profit financial management, and regulatory compliance monitoring and oversight.

Demonstrated prior experience with the resolution of financial audit findings for federal discretionary grant programs.

Demonstrated experience in providing subject matter expertise related to regulatory compliance with federal financial management regulations including the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and produce high quality written products such as memoranda, presentations and correspondence.

Equal Opportunity:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Employer takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified employees and applicants who are disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces Service Medial veterans, and other protected veterans.

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