The City of Fort Worth is currently seeking to hire a Grants Specialist to write and manage local, state and federal grant awards on behalf of the Police Department. This position will report to the Grants Manager within the Grant and Program Management Unit.
The Grant Specialist is responsible for the full spectrum of grant and program management duties, including application writing and development, the execution of agreements, timely project implementation, budget management, orderly records management, performance and financial reporting, conducting on-site monitoring visits, close-out and assisting with audits. This position will serve in a lead capacity in managing a variety of programs and grants critical to the department’s operations and will perform a wide variety of complex technical, analytical and administrative support duties.
Major duties of the Grant Specialist position include:
Serve as the lead grant management specialist on assigned grants and/or programs:
Assist with grant application development, agreement execution, budget set-up, reconciliation of grants expenditures, requests for reimbursements, and submission of reports.
Conduct site visits, maintain orderly files, perform grant close-out, and meet with auditors.
Serve as a project manager to ensure grant funded projects are implemented in compliance and by the contract end date.
Monitor program and/or contractual progress in meeting goals, objectives or milestones.
Manage federal funding in which the Fort Worth Police Department serves as the fiscal agent for multiple jurisdictions.
Provide technical assistance to staff, partnering agencies, local, state and federal officials, the public and grant agencies.
Participate in the annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) process by responding to auditor requests & assisting in the preparation of audit responses.
Assist with the administration of Crime Control and Prevention District programs as assigned and present performance information to the Board of Directors.
Assess the needs of the Police Department and recommend sources of grant funding to address the needs.
Provide a wide variety of research support and participation in special projects including research of new programs and services, conducting feasibility analyses, and assisting in the implementation of new systems.
Additional duties as assigned.
Minimum job requirements include:
Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field.
One (1) year of grant writing related experience, or one of the following:
Grant report writing
Preference may be given to applicants who possess the following:
Relevant Certifications. (CFRE, GPC, CGW, CGMS).
The Impact You’ll Have:
As a City of Fort Worth Police Department employee, the incumbent will contribute to the strategic goals, mission and vision of the Grant and Program Management Unit, the Police Department and the City. The incumbent will be expected to write successful grant applications in a complex, rewarding environment designed to support critical law enforcement operations that would otherwise remain unfunded—contributing to the mission and vision of the Police Department. Once funded, the incumbent will assist with the implementation of grant funded projects and ensure compliance with all City policies, contractual obligations, and funding requirements and guidelines.
Final candidates selected for hire in the Police Department will be subject to a fingerprint/criminal history background check and polygraph examination. Applicants must not have used marijuana during the previous two (2) years, nor illegally used any controlled substances within the last ten (10) years.
Environmental Conditions: Positions in this class typically requires touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions.
Physical Demands: Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly having to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Conditions of Employment
Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.