Program Specialist
Title:Program Specialist

Employer seeks candidate to work full-time on our US Government Program/Grants Management contract. Employer offers excellent benefits including: Paid Leave, Insurance, 401K.

Scope of Responsibility:

• Requires team oriented individual with effective communications skills in speaking, listening, and writing
• Requires excellent working knowledge of computer skills in database management, MS Excel, MS Word, and mail merge

• Required: Bachelor's Degree
• At least 2
years relevant experience

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Participates in on-site reviews for the purpose of assessing grantee performance and compliance with Federal regulations. Provides advice and assistance to grantee in program planning. Serves as liaison between grantees and designated ACF program operations; promotes new initiatives, and provides technical assistance to grantees at the local, state, regional and national level, as appropriate.

-Participates with officials of other organizations in the community to explore problems directly affecting grantee/program under review concerning both issues of compliance with Federal program requirements as well as with ascertaining the effort grantees take in maximizing the use of their own resources and those of other community organizations to meet clientele needs.

-Establishes and maintains contact with grantees in order to determine implementation strategies utilized by grantees; to identify possible compliance and logistical issues, and technical assistance needs; and to identify successful and innovative program implementation/administration techniques.

-Monitors grant activities for conventional or pre-established grantee/contractor programs. Reviews grant applications and work statements received from perspective grantees/contractors within an assigned area from a statistical and programmatic perspective to include outcomes, dissemination and utilization, areas of commonality, and potential for duplication.

-Collects and analyzes data, provides information and advice, and prepares, updates, monitors, and reports on designated program operations and grantee activities, issues and accomplishments.

-Plans, monitors, and evaluates the progress of designated program operations especially those dealing with social services, education and training activities and prepares recommendations for improvements in program operations as identified by data analysis.

-Reviews, studies, monitors, analyzes and evaluates financial, narrative, and statistical reports and program data submitted at the local, state, regional, and federal levels. Completes analyses of data and identifies programmatically significant findings. Drafts recommendations for improvements in program operations as identified by data analysis.

-Prepares descriptive background and analytical reports, memoranda, and other types of written responses for reports to senior management, supervisors, team leads and staff of significant issues of legislative and operational concern within the area of specialization. Such reports present and evaluate divergent professional points of view, define and describe policy operations, and identify and discuss the potential consequences of adopting various options.


Factor 1. Knowledge Areas Required for Success in the Position

-Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of the behavioral and social sciences field to provide technical advice/assistance related to designated agency program and initiatives.

-Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and other policies and practices pertaining to the behavioral and social sciences field and agency programs to ensure that grantees plans, operations, and grant requests are in compliance with Federal laws and regulations.

-Knowledge of the practices, methods and research pertaining to the behavioral and social sciences field and agency programs to apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to compile, analyze, evaluate and summarize data, identify problems, analyze alternatives, draw conclusions and recommend solutions on issues concerning program operations.

-Knowledge of data collection techniques, analytical tools, budget and financial management principles in order to gather, assemble and analyze facts, devise solutions to financial policy and program problems, and to draft recommendations related to the financial management and audit resolution processes.

-Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to prepare reports, conduct interviews, deliver presentations, identify problems, negotiate issues, relate findings, and present recommendations clearly, concisely and accurately.

Security Requirements:

All personnel provided under this task order must be able to either possess or obtain a government security clearance at a “SECRET” level to be issued by Department of State, Diplomatic Security.

Salary: $60,000 annually

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