ARPA Grant Manager, City of Raleigh (closes 9/21/21)

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Closing: 9/21/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $59,595 – $78,500 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh is looking to hire a grant position as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding released by the US Treasury will require incremental administrative and fiscal management efforts as the City works to make this once in a lifetime funding positively impact our community for years to come. These tasks include managing and overseeing the life cycle of the grant processes, monitoring and tracking costs, overseeing sub-recipients, collaborating with external and internal partners, filing periodic required reports with the Treasury and creating transparent reporting for City Council and the larger community.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate financial activity of grant-funded projects/programs to ensure that objectives are accomplished according to federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Oversee both the pre-award and post-award activity for assigned grant funding.
    Manage federal grant funding as mandated by federal grant guidance.  Coordinate budget development, allowable direct and indirect costs, funding allocations, and appropriate approvals.
  • Create new grant project budgets, monitor all expenses, verify availability of funds and allowable expenses as dictated by federal grant guidance.
    Interpret laws and regulations pertaining to federal grants and aligns grant projects for compliance.
  • Prepare status reports for Grants Committee, Executive Team and City Council.
  • Evaluate all budgets and analyze all costs according to budget and ensure work within appropriate deadline.
  • Manage subrecipient grant application and award process.
  • Train and aid all subrecipients to assist in proper management of grant funding.
  • Provide comprehensive monitoring of subrecipients.
  • Monitor grant-funded projects and their budgets to ensure compliance with grant specifications.
  • Complete and submit required grant reporting to grantor.
  • Work with Finance staff to review reimbursement requests and track fund disbursement.
  • Maintain grant-related reference resources including funder research files, grant application deadlines, grant reporting schedules, and other information as needed.
  • Have working knowledge of funding sources and associated requirements and regulations, including 2 Code of Federal Regulation 200 – Uniform Administration Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
  • Have working knowledge of procedures related to financial administration of grants.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Ability to analyze, research, and interpret grant guidelines.
  • Ability to independently research and analyze information and to propose programs and projects.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other related work
  • Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with a variety of individuals and diverse groups, and to develop a consensus on specific issues.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.


Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and five years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience which includes experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing/Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques (based on assignment).
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work (based on assignment).
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others (based on assignment).
  • Principles and practices of general accounting and financial management.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance (based on assignment).
  • Training and coaching staff (based on assignment).
  • Managing a project or program.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.? Establishing and maintaining business relationships in support of financial management.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Managing project or program finances.
  • Preparing and administering budgets and related reporting (based on assignment).
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Supplemental Information:

ADA and Other Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.
Note: This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.