Program Manager
City of Brownsville - Brownsville, TX

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: Under general direction of the Senior Program Manager, the Program Manager achieves operational objectives by contri

buting information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.

ESSENTIAL TASKS:
Performs various general grant administration functions such as monitoring of budget, changes in grant terms, program evaluation, etc.

Ensures accurate and timely preparation of grant budgets and reports for various audiences.

Creates and maintains appropriate spreadsheets and documentation to support grant expenses.

Works with appropriate agency / departments to gather data for reports and ensure that proper records are maintained.

Performs ongoing monitoring of grant program goals and monthly performance status.

Communicates relevant grant information with agency / departments and all appropriate internal and external users.

Review contract documents for specification of legal requirements, federal procurement and state regulations.

Conducts periodic review of grant funded activities to ensure regulatory compliance, provides guidance on grant management best practices to staff and management.

Provide technical support, information and guidance on CDGB contract compliance issues.

Prepare comprehensive reports detailing project progress.

Oversees approved grants by tracking program progress and expenditures, and ensures compliance with all grant requirements.

Prepares audit reports, documents audit findings, recommendations, and processes.
Performs related tasks as necessary.

INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS
DATA INVOLVEMENT:
Plans and directs others in the sequence of major activities and reports on operations and activities which are very broad in scope.

PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT:
Counsels or instructs/trains others through explanation, demonstration and supervised practice or makes recommendations based on technical expertise.

INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Handles or uses machines, tools, or equipment requiring little or no prior experience such as copiers, calculators, or similar small office items.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS
REASONING REQUIREMENTS:
Performs supervisory work involving policy and guidelines, solving both people and work related problems.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Uses addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and/or and calculates ratios, rates and percents.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Reads journals, manuals, and professional publications; speaks informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, general public, people in other organizations, and presents training; composes original reports, training and other written materials, using proper language, punctuation, grammar, and style.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Perform specialized technical or entry level professional work requiring general understanding of operating policies and procedures and their application to problems not previously encountered; application of specialized technical or professional principles and practices or the use of a wide range of administrative methods in the solution of problems; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Decision-making is a major part of job, affecting a major segment of the organization and the general public; work in a dynamic environment, responsible to develop policies and practices.

VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
Requires Associate's degree, vocational technical degree or specialized training that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of two years of college education.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES:
Valid Texas Drivers License.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Over one year and up to and including two years.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires 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.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:
The job risks exposure to no significant environmental hazards.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking.

ADA COMPLIANCE:
The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

BENEFITS:
The City of Brownsville offers benefits including a retirement system, sick and annual leave, and health and life insurance.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

This position is contingent upon continued availability of funds.

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