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About the Position


Grants Specialist, Senior

ID: 2502
Classification: Grants Specialist, Senior
Working Title: Sr. Grants Specialist – Parks and Environmental Lands
Specialized Field:
Classified or Exempt: Exempt
Department Vacancy: Parks and Conservation Resources
Work Site: 12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Post Date: 10/11/18
Close Date: 10/26/18
# of Openings: 1
Pay Grade: P1
Pay Range: $61,942.00 - $93,850.00

Description

Maintaining and creating beauty amidst Pinellas County’s 20,000 acres of parks, preserves and natural resources is accomplished by many dedicated Pinellas County employees.  Currently, the county’s Parks and Conservation Resources Department is seeking a Sr. Grants Specialist who specializes in parks, preserves and natural resources to tie grant opportunities from funding sources such as the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), Florida Communities Trust (FCT), and others to our County’s current recreation and resource needs.  This individual will manage complex grant projects, including all contracts, reporting, financial management and compliance requirements for the funder. Responsible for preparing, submitting, and managing grants. Assist with audit and closure of grant projects.  Employee will coordinate and monitor department contracts, licenses, and agreements to include preparation and review of specifications, and oversee audit compliance for department contracts and licenses.  Assist in special projects as necessary. 

 

Position Specific Qualifications 

  • 9 years professional experience in grant writing, contract negotiation and monitoring of various federal or state funding sources in the areas of natural resources, parks and recreation, or sustainability; or
  • Associate’s degree in natural resources, environmental science, finance, accounting, business, public administration, or a related field and 7 years professional experience in grant writing, contract negotiation and monitoring of various federal or state funding sources in the areas of natural resources, parks and recreation, or sustainability; or
  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental science, finance, accounting, business, public administration, or a related field and 5 years professional experience in grant writing, contract negotiation and monitoring of various federal or state funding sources in the areas of natural resources, parks and recreation, or sustainability; or
  • Master’s degree in natural resources, environmental science, finance, accounting, business, public administration, or a related field and 3 years professional experience in grant writing, contract negotiation and monitoring of various federal or state funding sources in the areas of natural resources, parks and recreation, or sustainability; or
  • PhD. in natural resources, environmental science, finance, accounting, business, public administration, or a related field and 1 year of professional experience in grant writing, contract negotiation and monitoring of various federal or state funding sources in the areas of natural resources, parks and recreation, or sustainability; or
  • An equivalent combination of training, education, and/or experience.  

Additional Requirements  

  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Florida Driver's License.  
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.  

Illustrative Tasks (These are examples and are not all inclusive.)  

  • Assists with coordination of special projects that may range from program planning, budget preparation, research, and public relations.
  • Prepares applications for grant funding and maintains grant funding resource materials and publications.
  • Evaluates and monitors projects and contracts for federal, state and county programs. Liaison for various county organizations concerning federal, state and local funding opportunities.
  • Monitors grant compliance; prepares periodic reports on fiscal status of grants and other resource programs.
  • Writes grant applications according to format required, and submits application to department director; discusses program requirements and sources of funding available with director and/or departmental Finance Manager. Meets with representatives of funding source(s) to work out final details of proposal.
  • Coordinates evaluation and monitoring of grant-funded programs.
  • Maintains master files on grants.
  • Monitors paperwork connected with grant-funded programs.
  • Performs related work as assigned or required.   

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Knowledge of federal and state grant programs and the fiscal procedure required in this specialized area.
  • Skill in written, research and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other federal, state and county operational units.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and related word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records, develop presentations of composite data and perform comparative analysis of fiscal and operational performance data.

Below is a preview of the supplemental questions you will have to answer during the application process.

Supplemental Preview: What is your minimum starting salary requirement?

Of the following, which statement matches your education and work experience?

1 = I possess at least 9 years professional experience in grant writing, contract negotiation and monitoring of various federal or state funding sources in the areas of natural resources, parks and recreation, or sustainability.

2 = I possess an Associate’s degree in natural resources, environmental science, finance, accounting, business, public administration, or a related field and at least 7 years professional experience in grant writing, contract negotiation and monitoring of various federal or state funding sources in the areas of natural resources, parks and recreation, or sustainability.

3 = I possess a Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental science, finance, accounting, business, public administration, or a related field and at least 5 years professional experience in grant writing, contract negotiation and monitoring of various federal or state funding sources in the areas of natural resources, parks and recreation, or sustainability.

4 = I possess a Master’s degree in natural resources, environmental science, finance, accounting, business, public administration, or a related field and 3 years professional experience in grant writing, contract negotiation and monitoring of various federal or state funding sources in the areas of natural resources, parks and recreation, or sustainability.

5 = I possess a PhD. in natural resources, environmental science, finance, accounting, business, public administration, or a related field and 1 year of professional experience in grant writing, contract negotiation and monitoring of various federal or state funding sources in the areas of natural resources, parks and recreation, or sustainability.

6 = None of the above.

This position is required to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations. Are you willing and able to fulfill this requirement?
No
Yes

Of the following, which do you possess?

Commercial Driver's License Class A
Commercial Driver's License Class B
Commercial Driver's License Class C
Noncommercial Driver's License Class E (Regular Driver's License)
I do not possess a valid Florida Driver's License
I possess a valid Driver's License issued by another state

Which state or country issued your current driver’s license?

What is your full driver’s license number?

Which, if any, of the following Restrictions are on your driver’s license? To select multiple answers, press and hold the CONTROL button on your keyboard and use the cursor to highlight all that you possess.
Restricted C: Business Purposes
Restricted D: Employment Purposes
Restricted E: Daylight Drive Only
Restricted P: Ignition interlock device installed in order to operate a vehicle
Restricted 1: Vehicles without Air brakes
None of the above

Have you received three (3) or more moving violation convictions in the last three (3) years?
Yes
No

Have you received two (2) or more reckless driving convictions in the past three (3) years?
Yes
No

Has your driver’s license, certification, designation or any similar qualification been suspended or revoked in the last three (3) years?
Yes
No

If yes, please indicate the reason why your driver’s license, certification, designation or any similar qualification was suspended or revoked? Otherwise, type N/A.

Has your driver’s license been suspended for refusing to take a test to show if you were driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the last four (4) years?
Yes
No

Has your driver’s license been revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the last four (4) years?
Yes
No

Is your driving privilege restricted to employment or business purposes only (Florida Driver’s License Restriction C or D)?
Yes
No

Are you required to have an ignition interlock device installed in order to operate a vehicle (Florida Driver’s License Restriction P)?
Yes
No

Have you written and applied to State or Federal grants dealing with parks, natural resources or land acquisition?
No
Yes

If yes, please describe this experience. If you don’t have this experience, please type N/A.


Do you have experience, education or training in the identification of native flora and fauna identification?
No
Yes

If yes, please explain or provide examples. If you don’t have this experience, please type N/A.

EOE/AA/ADA/DFW/VP

 

Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment by the state and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.

Ciertos miembros del servicio y veteranos, sus esposas/os, y sus familiares reciben preferencia y prioridad en el empleo  con  el gobierno y se les recomienda que apliquen para los puestos.

Please allow 45 minutes to an hour to complete your online application and answer any Supplemental Questions that may be required for any position.

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