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Title:  Grants Administrator - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  02/08/2023
Req ID:  42907
Department:  Forests, Parks & Recreation

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.29


Do you want an opportunity to work among a dedicated group of colleagues and partners committed to outdoor recreation?

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is hiring a Grants Administrator. This position will join a small staff responsible for administering several outdoor recreation focused community grant programs. The incumbent will contribute 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, initiative, the ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment, and shares an interest in the department's mission. This position is 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.

Responsibilities include the following major job duties:

  • Provide high volume administrative support for Grant Programs Manager to execute high quality State and Federal grant agreements by managing documents in multiple formats; and creating and maintaining complete and accurate digital storage files.
  • Ability to ensure that compliance guidelines are successfully met in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effectively manage all grant information (grantee details, start and end dates, funding sources, budget, scope of work) in various software programs. These include but are not limited to: VISION, Excel, SharePoint, Microsoft Suite, Grants Solutions,, Adobe, and DocuSign.
  • Ensure accuracy with financial reporting, payments, and closeout materials related to recreation grants.
  • Actively participate with Grant Programs Manager/Business Office on process improvements and problem solving.
  • Ability to collaborate and effectively communicate with a small working team.

Who May Apply

This position, Grants Administrator - Limited Service (Job Requisition #42907), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, 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

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting. Duties may entail some work outside of normal office hours and some travel, for which private means of transportation must be available. Some pressure from deadlines may be anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years or more at or above a technical level in the development, evaluation, administration, or fiscal monitoring of grants.


Master's degree in public administration or accounting AND one (1) year or more at or above a technical level in the development, evaluation, administration, or fiscal monitoring of grants.


Associate's degree (or two years of full-time college coursework) AND five (5) years or more at or above a technical level in the development, evaluation, administration, or fiscal monitoring of grants.


High School diploma AND seven (7) years or more at or above a technical level in the development, evaluation, administration, or fiscal monitoring of grants.

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