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Title:  Grant Programs Manager

Application Deadline Date:  10/05/2022
Req ID:  40163
Department:  Forests, Parks & Recreation

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02


Do you want an opportunity to work among a dedicated group of colleagues and partners committed to protecting Vermont's forests, promoting outdoor recreation, and operating Vermont's state parks? 


The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is hiring a Grants Program Manager to support our forestry, recreation, and land conservation work. The incumbent will have independent responsibility for administering multiple grant programs while also contributing as an important member of our small business office team. The ideal candidate brings proven financial and/or project management experience, Excel savvy, a positive professional approach, shows initiative, works effectively in a dynamic environment, and shares an interest in the department's mission. Position eligible for a flexible work schedule and significant telework, though occasional in-person staff collaboration is expected. The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation strives to create and maintain a welcoming, safe, and inclusive workplace for all.

Primary Duties

  • Independent responsibility for federal and non-federal grant program administration. Tasks include management of incoming and outgoing agreements which entails:
    • Managing grant applications; 
    • Administering awards; 
    • Preparing agreements in accordance with state and federal policy; 
    • Maintaining agreement file; 
    • Allocating expenses across funding sources; 
    • Monitoring revenue and expenses; 
    • Providing financial reports for department staff; 
    • Managing federal and non-federal reporting; 
    • Initiating amendments; 
    • Approving and processing payment; 
    • Drawing federal funds and managing invoices; 
    • Recording revenue in the Vision accounting system; 
    • Managing agreement closeout; 
    • Managing the chart of accounts in accounting system and payroll system; 
    • Subrecipient monitoring; 
    • Collaborating with colleagues and partners. 
  • Serve as department expert for grant and MOU agreement administration.
  • Provide administrative and technical guidance and support for department staff including but not limited to state and federal grant procedures, administrative management of grant programs and other program areas, procurement procedures and related policies.
  • Establish and/or maintain department wide policies and procedures and standards for granting MOU agreements. 
  • Provide creative solutions and innovative responsibilities to help implement and utilize effective systems. Effectively implement and manage change. 
  • Work effectively and independently as part of a team with a service-oriented approach.

Who May Apply

This position, Grant Programs Manager (Job Requisition #40163), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Agnes Barsalow at
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. 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

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.


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.


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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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier