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Grants Management Specialist

Monday, November 29, 2021

Job ID: 15137

Opening Date: 11/29/2021

Closing Date: 12/09/2021

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Job Summary

This position is in the DC Office of Planning, Community Planning and Design Division.  The Office of Planning has the lead responsibility for planning the physical and economic development of the District of Columbia. The Office of Planning provides vision, framework, and principles to guide public and private development decisions. The office supports and coordinates efforts to encourage housing and neighborhood enhancement; to expand the employment base for the District residents; to promote the local economy and to retain, expand and attract new businesses. The office is responsible for zoning analysis, statistical services, and interagency coordination of economic development planning efforts and serves as the official Census State Data Center.

In addition, the Office of Planning is tasked with planning for the long-term growth of the District of Columbia to help ensure it reflects our values of an inclusive and vibrant city, where all District residents can thrive, regardless of income, race, age, or background. OP guides development in the District of Columbia’s distinctive neighborhoods by engaging stakeholders and residents, performing research and analysis, serving as the steward of our historic resources, and publishing various planning documents, including the Comprehensive Plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will manage grants processes to ensure compliance with District regulations and best practices; implementation of efficient business processes; and achievement of best-in-class customer service. Actively updates grant manual in coordination with legal team and other District organizations. Ensures quality and consistency of work.  Identifies areas for improvement and enhancement in grants management and provides training. Provides policy guidance to program staff through meetings, briefings, seminars, or conferences. Maintains contact with grantors, organizations, and entities, as necessary, to ensure compliance.

The incumbent will manage the development and operation of a record system to inventory and track all grants and sub-grants. Establishes and maintains a grants information database and develops and/or maintains grants management planning tools, such as automated systems for financial information and reporting. In addition, the incumbent coordinates with the organization and Fiscal Officer to determine grant needs and create and update grant plans. Reviews proposed budgets and tracks grant expenditures to ensure compliance with established grant program guidelines. Works with organization staff to monitor the performance of grantees and their compliance with the obligations and requirements of the grant agreements.

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