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Title:  Federal Grants Program Manager

Application Deadline Date:  02/16/2023
Req ID:  46013
Department:  Public Service Department
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02

Overview

The Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS) is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and qualified candidate to join its team to advance state energy policy as a Federal Grants Program Manager. 

 

As an arm of the executive branch, The DPS represents the public interest in matters regarding energy, telecommunications, water and wastewater. The Federal Grants Program Manager will work in the Division of Efficiency and Energy Resources (DEER). DEER develops programs, policies, and plans that promote energy efficiency, electrification, clean energy financing, and sustainable energy resources in Vermont. DEER works closely with the Planning division on the development and revision of the state's energy plans. DEER also provides policy guidance and oversight for the state's Energy Efficiency Utilities and Distributed Utilities Renewable Energy Standard Tier III programs. In addition, DEER serves as the Vermont State Energy Office under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program.

 

This Grant Programs Manager position will coordinate the deployment of federal funds received by DPS. The Grant Programs Manager will work cooperatively with other team members as well as independently to: 

  • Oversee the expenditure of federal funds and ensure they are used in accordance with state and federal guidance.
  • Solicit applicants, evaluate proposals, and oversee work of outside consultants, utilities, and other entities performing work under contract or grant arrangements. 
  • Manage grants including grant writing, program development, on-site compliance monitoring, financial audits management, and environmental review. 

 

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, possess strong interpersonal skills, and have familiarity with State and federal procurement and contracting processes and procedures. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Working knowledge of energy efficiency, utility regulation, or related field is desired. The Public Service Department has the ability to hire into range for qualified candidates and supports the continued professional development of its employees. Telecommuting arrangements are negotiable, subject to the needs of the Department.

Who May Apply

This position, Federal Grants Program Manager (Job Requisition #46013), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized through 06/30/2025. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Kelly Launder at kelly.launder@vermont.gov.
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. Some private means of transportation should be available since occasional travel outside of the worksite will be required. Meetings with various advisory committees, public interest groups, municipal officials and program staff as well as basic position functions may entail significant evening hours. Urgent deadlines can be anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in business or public administration AND two (2) years or more at a professional level in accounting, financial auditing work, grants administration, or in a role with responsibility for management of financial affairs, or a governmental accounting system.

OR

Bachelor's degree with coursework in financial management, grants administration, program evaluation or closely related field AND three (3) years or more at a professional level in accounting, financial auditing work, grants administration, or in a role with responsibility for management of financial affairs, or a governmental accounting system.

OR

Five (5) year or more at a professional level in accounting, financial auditing work, grants administration, 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 celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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