ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Meets with staff from federal, state, and local agencies as part of the advocacy and negotiation process.
- Works with City’s departments to plan, organize, and coordinate the writing of their specific grant applications.
- Researches potential funding sources and develops funding requests.
- Prepares and files grant applications to ensure the funding of various programs.
- Initiates and coordinates actions steps in preparing and writing of grants from various funding sources.
- Disseminates information to the appropriate staff as it relates to upcoming funding opportunities.
- Prepares ordinances and other legislative actions, as required.
- Reviews contracts and enables legislation enacted for accepting grants.
- Prepares reports and correspondence as needed.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations governing grants and their funding mechanism including expenditure and reporting requirements.
- Knowledge of research methods and techniques, programs, and funding sources.
- Knowledge of the City and departmental policies and procedures related to specific programs and projects regarding community based involvement.
- Knowledge of project management including project evaluation and closeout.
- Knowledge of management principles and their application.
- Ability to initiate and coordinate actions to ensure the funding for the improvement/enhancement of various City programs.
- Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions.
- Ability to research information concerning potential funding resources and to develop program budgets.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing including presenting findings and recommendations to community organizations, the City Commission, and other government and private organizations.
- Ability to interpret federal, state, local, corporate and foundation grant guidelines pertaining to programs and projects.
- Ability to work under pressure and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, the public and representatives of other agencies.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Social Science, Public or Business Administration, Mass Communications, or related field, and three (3) years experience in grant writing, report writing, contract administration/ or legislation development, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.