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Grants Management Specialist

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Job ID: 15696

Opening Date: 1/18/2022

Closing Date: 1/28/2022

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Job Summary

This position is in the Office of Planning (OP), Urban Design Division (UDD).  OP is tasked with planning for the long-term growth of the District of Columbia (D.C.) 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 D.C.’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.

UDD develops and reviews plans and projects for neighborhoods and development areas with a focus on urban design, design excellence, beautification, sustainability, and the enhancement of the District’s public spaces. UDD manages the public space program and reviews streetscapes, parks and open space designs and develops plans, guidelines, and other tools to advance design quality and address safety, equity, environmental health, community image and aesthetics, and walkability. UDD provides urban design guidance, public education, and design review, including the development of strategies and guidelines for specific areas and projects, renderings, visual depictions, as well as the review of federal and District buildings and projects, zoning cases, large tract review, landscapes, other installations, streetscape elements, public art, signage, and commemorative works.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent of this position functions as Grants Management Specialist responsible for the fiscal management of the grants received and administered through the Comprehensive Plan for the purpose of public space activation and placemaking events. Manages the Streets for People public space activation grant program in its entirety to ensure compliance with the grant agreements, District regulations and best practices, and implementation of efficient business processes. Serves as point of contact for items, issues, and questions relating to grant proposals and program requirements, including coordination with grantees regarding required permitting associated with grant activities.

Coordinates with the OP’s Associate Director of Finance and Operations Manager in preparation of all fiscal reports pertaining to the expenditures of the program.  Develops narratives, presentations, data analysis on grantee progress and milestones to be used in agency newsletters, social media, and other communications to the public. Prepares policy guidelines, standards, criteria and performance measures, and compiles reports outlining status. Reviews proposed budgets and tracks grant expenditures to ensure activities follow established grant program guidelines.

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