Class Code:PA053

GRANTS SPECIALIST

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to provide grant writing, grants research, collaborative grants assistance, grants related/capacity building training.

This class works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Supports the writing and submission of competitive grant proposals; facilitates the planning of multi-department grant proposals; gathers data and other statistical information to be utilized for the purpose of developing grant applications and other documents related to grants.

Develops and conducts grant training classes for County employees to improve their skill level and increase the likelihood of receiving grant funding; provides advice, technical direction, technical assistance with collaborations and individual grant projects and training.

Identifies possible grants and funding sources for various departments throughout the County; records and archives submitted grants.

Conducts research, walkthroughs, planning meetings and preparation; assists departments who have had audit issues related to grant funds, and make recommendations to improve policies and procedures based on audit findings.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration or closely related field.

Requires two (2) years in research, grant writing, grants management, and compliance in a local government setting, or closely related experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

None.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.