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Job Opportunity - MN - Grant Coordinator

Feb 22, 2021

Job Summary

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, division of Parks and Trails are currently seeking a Grants Specialist Senior to provide support in the area of US Fish and Wildlife Services federal grant programs and grant in aid.  The incumbent will manage USFWS grants: Clean Vessel Act (CVA), Boating Infrastructure (BIG), and Sport Fish Restoration Trust Fund grants.  The incumbent will assist staff on other division grant programs.  Work encompassed in this position includes federal draws, applying for new grants, modifying existing grants, maintaining program databases, reviewing and compiling documents, tracking program income, and reporting progress.


Job Class: Grants Specialist Senior

Working Title: Grant Coordinator

Job ID: 43717

Location: St. Paul

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 02/17/2021

Closing Date: 03/18/2021

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources

Division/Unit: Parks & Trails/ Central Office

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Bargaining Unit/ Union: 214- MAPE

Work Location: St. Paul Central Office Headquarters

Employment Condition: Full Time

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $24.03 - $35.24 /hourly; $50,175 - $73,581 /annually

Classified Status: Classified

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, division of Parks and Trails are currently seeking a Grants Specialist Senior to provide support in the area of US Fish and Wildlife Services federal grant programs and grant in aid. The incumbent will manage USFWS grants: Clean Vessel Act (CVA), Boating Infrastructure (BIG), and Sport Fish Restoration Trust Fund grants. The incumbent will assist staff on other division grant programs. Work encompassed in this position includes federal draws, applying for new grants, modifying existing grants, maintaining program databases, reviewing and compiling documents, tracking program income, and reporting progress.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the division by coordinating the USFWS Federal Grant Programs for water access and development.
  • Coordinate the development, modification, and application of federal assistance grants on a timely basis.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintenance of federal and state match budgets to ensure that federal money is spent in accordance with the grant work plan.
  • Administer approved grants and coordinate the preparation of interim and final reports once grants have been approved.
  • Assist the division by managing and implementing the Clean Vessel Act and Boating Infrastructure Grant programs in support of water access projects.
  • Assist the division of Parks & Trails grant, acquisition, and development staff in performing work that supports water access projects or sites with federal interest.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Grants Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy/ Administration, Accounting, Finance, Natural Resources or related degree.
  • Two years of professional experience administering grant programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Knowledge in grant administration principles, procedures and techniques and the applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations sufficient to develop major statewide planning grants programs.
  • Ability to evaluate information and data sufficient to develop policy and program administration recommendations, identify alternative solutions to complex issues and convey to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to analyze fiscal reports for adherence and conformance to federal laws, state statues and departmental policies.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and analyze guidelines, statutes, contract agreements, amendments, and work programs in order to interpret and apply these to individual circumstance or situations.
  • Demonstrated communication skills (written and oral) sufficient to establish strong working relationships with Agency leadership, as well as Agency staff, other state agencies, grantees, and contractors; work effectively as a team member, and carry out work assignments; and possess the ability to identify issues, resolve disputes, and recommend solutions.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills and the ability to handle multiple projects, and work within tight deadlines and adapt to changes that arise.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of state and federal policies and procedures for the administration of grants.
  • Knowledge of general accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Master's degree in public policy, non-profit administration, natural resources, or a related field.
  • Proficiency with Statewide Integrated Financial Tools (SWIFT).
  • Knowledge of departmental structure, policies, and procedures.
  • Successful participation of the State of Minnesota Star of the North Fellowship program.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls. Occasional work in the out of doors under various conditions.

Additional Requirements

*This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver’s License with a clear driving record*

It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Employment Reference Check
  • SEMA4 Records Check
  • Criminal History Check
  • Education/license verification

Why Work For Us

The Department of Natural Resources is proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees. This means that our employees are supportive of a diverse workplace, are respectful to one another and to our customers. We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency’s mission.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please submit your certificate to Becky Keller at Becky.keller@state.mn.us by the job posting close date.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Linda Erickson-Eastwood at Linda.Erickson-Eastwood@state.mn.us.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the DNR’s Human Resources office to request an accommodation by: E-mail: ADA.DNR@state.mn.us or by calling Jill Westberry, Title 1 ADA Coordinator at 651-259-5326; or using MN Relay 711.