Grants Management Specialist, Housing & Community Development

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Job Listing Detail
Title: Grants Management Specialist, Housing & Community Development
Application Deadline: 12/02/2019
Req ID: 3232
Department: Commerce & Community Development Agency
Location: Montpelier
Position Type: Permanent
Pay Grade: 23
Schedule Type: Full Time
Job Code
049600
Overview
The Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) is seeking an individual highly skilled in
public program administration and/or financial administration to join our team as a Grants Management
Specialist for work with the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The Grants
Management Specialist will be working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the Home Investment Partnerships Program
(HOME) to ensure compliance with all regulations and reporting requirements by the Department and
Grantees to HUD and the State. This will involve enforcing the Labor Standards compliance of over
$75,000,000 of federal construction contracts annually. Working knowledge of construction contracts and
project management is a huge plus, but not a requirement.
The CDBG Program funds grants to municipalities for rehabilitation and new construction for housing;
economic development to retain or create jobs; public facilities; public service; demolition and clearance for
brownfield clean-up and revitalization/re-use of properties and structures. Work is performed under the
general direction of the Director of Grants Management, and you’ll be based out of our Montpelier, VT office.
Work Examples of the Grants Management Specialist include:
 Provide oversight and financial analyses at an advanced professional level with a focus on grants
management at a higher level of accountability
 Ability to analyze and interpret complex laws, rules and regulations, to disseminate to grantees and
staff with varying levels of experience
o Multiple Federal Registers; Statutes; Regulations; and Guidance
o Develop written materials for guidance and policies, and templates to assist the Grantees
 Financial Management
o In-depth review of Requisitions for accuracy, all the supporting back-up documentation,
invoices, cancelled checks, analysis of spreadsheet details in comparison to Grant
Agreement budgets
 Working knowledge of construction standards and management, with an emphasis on multi-family
residential buildings
o Labor Standards – Davis-Bacon, ensuring compliance with certified payrolls
o Procurement Standards under the Uniform Guidance
o Contracting – System for Award Management (www.SAM.gov/SAM/)
o On-site Monitoring
o Conduct construction inspections
o Final Program Report Reviews of projects, capturing the data for the beneficiaries to ensure
meeting the National Objective
Who May Apply
This position, Grants Management Specialist, Housing & Community Development (Job Requisition
#3232), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact AnnKarlene.Kroll@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Environmental Factors
Work is performed primarily in an office setting and in a variety of field situations including large group
meetings. Private means of transportation should be available since travel will be required for meetings with
various advisory committees, public interest groups, municipal officials and program staff as well as basic
position functions. Urgent deadlines can be anticipated. Encounters with adversary groups, conflicting
opinions, and public apathy may be anticipated.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree AND four (4) years or more at a professional level in community or housing planning or
development, grants management, compliance monitoring, auditing, or accounting, financial management,
or in a role with responsibility for management of financial affairs, or a governmental accounting system.
OR
Master’s degree in business or public administration AND three (3) years or more at a professional level in
community or housing planning or development, grants management, compliance monitoring, auditing, or
accounting, financial management, or in a role with responsibility for management of financial affairs, or a
governmental accounting system.
Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s
total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of
your total compensation, including:
 80% State paid medical premium
 Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
 Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
 Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred
compensation 457(b) plan
 Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for
a flexible schedule
 Low cost group life insurance
 Tuition Reimbursement
 Incentive-based Wellness Program
 Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with
disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.