Grants/Contracts Officer
Idaho Division of Human Resources - Boise, ID

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Idaho Transportation Department:
Our Mission. Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.
Come and work in one of the most exciting, diverse and dynamic state agencies in Idaho. The Idaho Transportation Department's Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is a critical component of a strong economic infrastructure and the people of ITD do important work. The vital services we provide demand a highly skilled workforce.
The hiring list developed from this recruitment will be used to fill the current opening in our DMV Administration Section in Boise. If you have previously applied for a Grants/Contracts Officer position and wish to be considered for this opening, you must re-apply under this announcement. Scores from previous announcements will not be considered.
The scope of this position is to administer , monitor, audit and provide oversight to ensure the grants and/or awards comply with agency, state, and federal guidelines. This position provides project administration using project management techniques to ensure successful grant compliance. This position will work closely with the members of the grants programs and finance teams to ensure award compliance. This position requires strong emphasis on award administration including project management and monitoring. The Grants Officer will report directly to the DMV Business Operations Manager.

Administer and monitor grants (travel may be required); plan grant projects with defined goals, work plans, timelines, and implementing strategies; evaluate and report grant activities relative to project planning; provide training and technical assistance utilizing a variety of training methods, including public speaking.
Prepare and/or review plans, grant applications, or contracts for compliance with state and federal requirements, feasibility, and legality of program design and cost-effectiveness.
Develop or recommend program policies and procedures to conform to federal regulations and eligibility criteria.
Develop grants/contracts closeout and summarization reports.
Provide technical assistance in grant project management and finance by identifying any in-kind match, developing of corrective actions for compliance, resolving of project cost/schedule variances, negative findings or poor performance reports, and program limitations and requirements.
Provide technical assistance in state and federal procurement development, ensuring compliance with all state and federal rules and regulations.
Serve as liaison between the state and federal government and grantors.
Assist in the development and implementation of goals, policies, and priorities relating to the accounting, budgeting, and
financial management activities of grant programs.
Aid in the development of control systems and monitor and review budget control systems as required to comply with accounting procedures, laws, ordinances cost allocation methodologies, and other regulations.
Conduct or facilitate pre-award and internal risk assessments.
Research and interpret Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Emergency Management Administration / Department of Homeland Security programs that include but are not limited to: FMCSA, DHS and OMB circulars, 49 CFR 18.20 and common rule for grant administration, and other regulations and guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:
To be considered, you must have experience: Administering grant programs; managing projects through their lifecycle; m onitoring and evaluating grant activities and expenditures; good knowledge of state and federal procurement rules, regulations, and policies; interpreting laws, regulations, and policies and advising on their requirements; developing grants or contracts agreements including identifying goals and timetables and determining program needs and funding; and evaluating statistical and finance information and developing reports of findings.

Desirable qualifications:
ITD DMV Administration is seeking an individual who has experience in working with state, and federal grant regulations including Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Emergency Management Administration / Department of Homeland Security (FEMA/DHS) and other state and federal grant programs. Ability to analyze and review financial data to develop forecasts, trends, and analysis, analyze data, and draw logical conclusions. Train personnel on unit activities, procedures, and regulations. Interpret and apply rules, regulations, legislation, and policies.
The successful candidate will possess ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, communicate effectively with a variety of personnel and establish/maintain effective working relationships. The individual will need dynamic organizational skills with demonstrated experience maintaining order in a fluid and vibrant environment, proven ability to work with all levels of office staff, to work in teams, and with different personalities and organizations. A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is necessary.

Rating of Training and Experience (TRAEX). You will receive a score based on your responses. To preview the exam, click on "Preview Exam" below (you will not be able to test from this screen). All responses must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application. You must receive a minimum rating of 66 to pass this examination.