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Grants Management Specialist

Grants Management Specialist:

Job Summary:
This position is located in the Executive Office of the Mayor, Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG). The mission of the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is to develop, fund, and coordinate programs that improve public safety; enhance the administration of justice; and create systems of care for crime victims, youth, and their families in the District. The Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants is the state administering agency for the District of Columbia for federal and local funds providing grants to District agencies and community-based organization that provide services to victims of crime, justice involved-individuals, and youth who are or are at risk for truancy or juvenile delinquency. Additionally, OVSJG works to enhance the District’s ability to recognize and respond to trauma and reduce gun violence.

The overall function of this position is to manage a portfolio of grants and provide grant management technical assistance in support of Building Blocks DC program activities and functions. The incumbent demonstrates experience with 2 CFR Part 200 – Uniform Administrative Requirements, Administrative Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, in administering grant compliance and reporting requirements according to government regulations and District policies.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Administers the grants from award to close out, applying appropriate management controls, and keeping abreast of changes in policies, procedures, or requirements. Manages specific grants as assigned that support the state administrative criminal and justice functions. Manages the awarding and administering of sub-grants. Participates in the planning and coordination of the general OVSJG grants activities supported and serviced through DC Government agencies and community-based organizations. Researches, investigates, conducts feasibility studies and recommends new improved grant management practices for application to the agency.  Reviews and evaluates plans and projects to ensure that they are in alignment with the program goals and priorities, District direction and standards. Monitors the sub-grant to include site visits and telephone contacts, completing and reviewing financial reports, comparing actual progress with expectations, and taking steps for corrective actions, where necessary.

Seeks new federal grant funding opportunities to be serviced through DC Government agencies and community-based organizations on behalf of the citizenry of the District of Columbia. Facilitates and/or implements opportunities for collaborative partnerships among the public, private and non-governmental sectors to secure targeted services to the citizenry of the District of Columbia. Participates in the development and coordination of workshops, technical training, seminars, and other special meetings relevant to advisory groups and or committees as stipulated by federal grants, District guidelines and regulations, or supervisor’s request. Prepares response(s) to request of the City Council, Mayor, DC agencies and officials in conjunction with Director. 

Education and Experience:
This position requires at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lowest grade level in the normal line of progression. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the line of work of the position and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include but not limited to Analyzing problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions. Plan, organize and communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Graduation from an accredited four year-college or university in public administration, public policy, business administration or related field, plus a minimum of five (5) years of work-related experience preferred.

Position closes on October 18, 2021

APPLY HERE (or visit careers.dc.gov and search for Grants Management Specialist Position.)

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