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Title:  Grants Management Specialist, Environmental Conservation - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  11/24/2019
Req ID:  3184
Department:  Environmental Conservation
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.35
Overview

The Water Infrastructure Financing Program is housed within DEC's Water Investment Division.  The program is seeking applications for a Grants Management Specialist.  This person would manage up to $20M worth of water related grants and contracts.  This position would be tasked with analyzing water quality goals, assessing who needs access to financing, understanding eligibilities and limitations of a variety of funding sources, and proposing efficient funding delivery mechanisms to accomplish these goals.  This position will join a passionate, high functioning team that believes in documentation of policies and always seeks to improve workflow efficiency.  The team is committed to the goal of improving water quality in Vermont and understands how our work contributes to that goal and it shows in the results we continue to accomplish.

A successful candidate would:

•    Take pride in providing excellent customer service to grant and contract applicants and their consultants to assist them with the public financing process. 
•    Enjoy the challenge of complex environmental needs and seeking solutions to address these challenges. This is truly where the science of water quality improvement meets financial tools to accomplish this work. 
•    Have continuous process improvement in their DNA and would be able to show demonstrated examples of their "LEAN" capabilities.  
•    Have a strong desire to develop professionally in the field of environmental finance to help the state meet its complex water quality goals.
•    Develop Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in coordination with technical project managers.
•    Have a knack for communication and outreach.  Approximately 10% of this position will be dedicated to development of outreach material for the wide variety of funding opportunities. The program has a number of new initiatives and development of tools to market these offerings is a critical missing piece.


Please submit a cover letter and resume clearly detailing your interest and experience as it relates to this work.

Who May Apply

This position, Grants Management Specialist (Job Requisition #3184), 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 this position, please contact Terisa Thomas at (802) 249-2413 or Terisa.Thomas@vermont.gov
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting

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 or program evaluation 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

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

Two years or more of full-time college coursework OR an associate's degree with coursework in financial management, grants administration or program evaluation AND five (5) 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

High School diploma or equivalent AND seven (7) 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.

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.


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