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Title:  DCF Senior Grants and Contracts Manager

Application Deadline Date:  12/12/2022
Req ID:  45072
Department:  Children and Families
Location: 

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $29.79

Overview

The DCF Grants and Contracts Unit is currently hiring for a Sr. Grants and Contracts Manager to help support and motivate Unit staff as well as develop and manage some of the most complex procurements and agreements (grants, contracts, and MOUs) with internal and external partners that 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). Responsible for the mentoring of the unit's Grants and Contract Managers (GCM) in the centralized Grants and Contracts Unit within the Business Office, this position will be the "go to" for the GCMs' questions and needs. This position will also work closely with the Unit's Directors to develop, maintain, and improve resources to provide the full range of services required to ensure agreements are created timely, efficiently, and legally sound.  

 

The successful candidate will be a strengths-based leader with knowledge and expertise in outcomes-based contracting, financial monitoring, performance measure development and monitoring, systems development, change management, Uniform Guidance, the Agency of Administration's Bulletins 3.5 and 5, Subrecipient monitoring, Results-Based Accountability, Excel, VISION, state and federal compliance regulations and policies, and the programs of the Department for Children and Families. Experience creating and implementing trainings, developing monitoring and reporting tools, and reviewing State Plans are a plus!

Who May Apply

This position, DCF Senior Grants and Contracts Manager (Job Requisition #45072), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Alexia.Venafra@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.

 

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

Work is performed in a standard office setting.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND four (4) years or more of experience providing professional administrative-level services to a business or organization which included an accounting or budgeting function and experience as a supervisor of clerical or administrative staff.

OR

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business or public administration, office administration or a related field AND two (2) years or more of experience providing professional administrative-level services to a business or organization which included an accounting or budgeting function and experience as a supervisor of clerical or administrative staff.

OR

High school diploma AND six (6) years or more of experience providing professional administrative-level services to a business or organization which included an accounting or budgeting function and experience as a supervisor of clerical or administrative staff.

OR

Associate's degree in accounting, business or public administration, office administration or a related field AND four (4) years or more of experience providing professional administrative-level services to a business or organization which included an accounting or budgeting function and experience as a supervisor of clerical or administrative staff.

OR

One (1) year or more of experience as an Administrative Services Manager I with the State of Vermont.

NOTE: Only administrative work experience is qualifying. Administrative services includes those functions which keep the organization running or provide the resources for others to provide the programmatic work (e.g., accounting, budget management, grant administration, finance, human resources, payroll, purchasing, or space management).

Special Requirements

For some positions experience working with the VISION system (VISION is the State of Vermont PeopleSoft financial management system) may be required.

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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