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Title:  DCF Grants and Contracts Manager - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  12/12/2022
Req ID:  45321
Department:  Children and Families
Location: 

Waterbury, VT, US

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

Overview

Do you like to write?  Work with numbers?  Have a good eye for details? Enjoy working with budgets, spreadsheets, and performance-based data?  Have a knack for developing tracking systems?  Do you want to have an impact on healthy development, safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency of Vermonters?  Then the Department for Children and Families' Grants and Contracts Unit may be just the place for you!  
 
We are looking for a new member to join our close-knit team based out of the Waterbury State Office Complex; while this position is based in Waterbury, there is the opportunity for a hybrid (in office/remote) schedule. Our Unit is made up of fourteen staff, including other DCF Grants and Contracts Managers, that work closely with internal and external partners to support DCF's initiatives at the Department and Division levels (Child Development Division, Disability Determination Services, Economic Services Division, Family Services Division, and Office of Child Support). 

 

This position is anticipated to have a primary focus on drafting and managing procurements and agreement (grants, contracts, Memorandums of Understanding) across the Department.Great attention to detail, an understanding of financial reconciliation and budgeting, strength-based customer service, excellent written and oral communication skills, proven ability to work independently and juggle competing demands, flexibility, and a willingness to learn are some key qualifications for this position. Experience with and/or working knowledge of Uniform Guidance, the Agency of Administration's Bulletins 3.5 and 5, agreement drafting or development of detailed scopes of work, and the child welfare and early care and education systems are a plus! This position does not supervise.

Who May Apply

This position, DCF Grants and Contracts Manager - Limited Service (Job Requisition #45321), 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 Alexia.Venafra@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.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office environment as well as in the field, for which private means of transportation must be available. Some evening and weekend work may be necessary. Considerable tact and diplomacy will be required for effective performance. Extensive interaction with a broad range of community groups, service providers, advocacy groups, and other state and federal agencies will occur.  Stress may be encountered from deadlines and from operating in a highly publicized and public setting.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher AND two (2) years of work experience that includes one or more of the following: (a) administration of grants/contracts as a funder and/or recipient; (b) collaboration with community partners in the delivery of social services; c) enforcement of provider agreements; OR d) management of financial affairs or a governmental accounting system.

OR

Four (4) years of experience that includes one or more of the following: (a) administration of grants/contracts as a funder and/or recipient; (b) collaboration with community partners in the delivery of social services; c) enforcement of provider agreements; OR d) 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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