Community Development Specialist - Grant Writer
Pasco County, FL - Pasco County, FL

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Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $43,614.00*
Salary Range for this Position: $43,614.00 - $74,039.00
  • + up to 15% depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.
Current Pasco County Employees - Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

General Description:
Pasco County seeks an experienced professional to join our team as a Community Development Specialist - Grant Writer. The individual selected will identify, define, and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to federal, state, and private agencies. The Grant Writer represents Pasco County through building and sustaining relationships with community partners, therefore, strong customer service skills and the ability to work with diverse populations are required. Position reports to the Community Development Manager.

Essential Job Functions:
Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office, Word, Access, Excel and Powerpoint) and database management skills. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to work effectively under pressure, use independent judgment, and produce a quality work product with tight time constraints. The successful candidate must have previous experience demonstrated by a proven track record in securing new and creative funding opportunities, a comprehensive ability for research, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities and eligibility requirements for successful grant making opportunities.

Primary responsibilities include preparation of proposals and grant applications, as well as professional and administrative work in researching, analyzing, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities in Community Development Division. Position also assists Community Not-for-Profit agencies and other governmental agencies or County departments in the areas of Agriculture, Animal Welfare, Arts & Cultural Programs, Disaster Relief, Emergency Services, Environmental Services, Faith-Based Programs, Homeless Coalitions, Public Transportation, Recreation, and Technology with applications, research, and facilitating coalitions. The position may also be tasked with other Community Development responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The successful candidate must possess mastery of the English language, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience with grant writing, computer literacy including mastery of Microsoft Programs and has experience in identifying problems, creating innovative solutions, and managing and evaluating complex projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the application procedures and eligibility requirements for state and federal grants as well as knowledge of creating budgets and reports. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) to diverse external and internal team members and will be a self-starter who is a quick worker, detail oriented, accurate with financial details, organized, and able to multi-task under tight deadlines.

Minimum Requirements:
Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Public Administration, Planning, or a related field. Four years of governmental grant experience in providing service delivery to the public.

A comparable amount of directly related experience may be substituted at the County's discretion for the minimum educational requirements if candidates are not available that fully meet the requirements of the position as posted.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.