Grants Specialist (WL)
State of Georgia - Fulton County, GA

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Duties & Responsibilities: The mission of the Governor's Office for Children and Families (GOCF) is to reach, support, and empower communities to serve Georgia

's children and families. By providing community funding, educational opportunities and technical assistance, we believe that communities and families will be able to increase their own independence and productivity. The Governor's Office for Children and Families Grants Specialist, under general supervision, evaluates and monitors program grant activities throughout the state to support the work of GOCF. The position is in the Finance Division and works closely with the Finance Director and division administrators. The divisions within GOCF include Family Violence, Juvenile Justice, Prevention and Family Support, and Youth Development.

The grants specialist

's primary duties will include processing provider payments, providing technical assistance to contractors, reconciling expenditures and conducting financial audits of applicable programs. Specialists may aid in the development of program contracts, program performance standards and program budgets. She/he advises local governments on eligibility criteria, collects required financial and programmatic documents; reviews and records grantees' expenditure of grant funds to insure that funds are spent according to regulations, and reviews final grant documentation to ensure all information is included in the required format. Duties will also include participation in the proposal review process, maintenance of program ledgers, and assisting in the completion of reports and presentations. Minimum Training & Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business, public administration, finance or related areas AND One year of experience in grants management, public funds administration, accounting or a closely related area

Agency Specific Qualifications and/or Preferred Qualifications: Experience processing claims, payments or provider reimbursements.
Commitment to providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers
Experience maintaining ledgers, evaluating budgets, and reconciling expenditures.
Ability to organize and prioritize tasks with respect to importance and time available
Intermediate level skill in the use of MS Office computer application software
Experience maintaining financial accountability and compliance of programs through comprehensive audits, financial records, review of expenditures, and documented program outcomes.

Additional Information: Please use the comments section of the Resume Builder to include a Cover Letter detailing your reasons for applying for this position and any other job related information you would like us to consider in evaluating your candidacy for this position.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

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