The Grants Specialist is responsible for the management assistance of assigned federal and private grants within the department and the development of methods and means to ensure new funds for proposed programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Assists program managers with the preparation of grant applications and monitors the expenditures of assigned grant programs.
Assists applicants in determining area or program needs, provides suggestions concerning application procedures, reviews grant applications, and recommends approval/disapproval.
Reviews grant applications, agreements, and accounting documents to ensure accurate budget information, conformity with grants conditions, and proper utilization of federal and state resources to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and procedures.
Assesses and monitors specific supplementary terms and conditions of grant awards inserted by federal grantor agencies, in terms of departmental impact, and assures compliance with these conditions.
Conducts internal financial reviews for grant agreements to project expenditures through the end of the grant period for variance computation and assists project managers with budgetary amendments as required.
Prepares financial status reports by analyzing grant information and disseminates information to program participants and funding sources concerning new programs or changes.
Reviews grants for compliance, recommends reallocation of funds, and researches and recommends sources for new funding.
Assists in developing requests for applications, application development workshops, and training conferences to applicant.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of financial grants management and funding. Knowledge of grant implementation, monitoring, and fiscal control practices. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing grant administration. Knowledge of state budgetary and accounting principles and practices. Ability to administer, monitor, and review grant contracts. Ability to research, interpret, and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing grants administration. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate grant program compliance. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written technical information and materials.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.