Job Opportunity Announcement
DIRECTOR GRANTS ADMINISTRATION & GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
Job #469-1 Open Until Filled
Located in the heart of North Carolina’s Piedmont, Rowan County is attractively and conveniently nestled between the state’s largest city and its Capitol. Rowan County is made up of more than 20 departments and nearly 1,250 employees that are committed to providing a wealth of services to County residents and businesses.
Rowan County is currently seeking applicants for the position of Director Grants Administration & Governmental Relations to perform highly responsible administrative work in directing the County’s grant administration and governmental relations activities; including but not limited to: (1) Develops, implements and enforces policies and procedures related to grant administration and governmental relations activities. (2) Provides training and instruction to departments on grant administration procedures. (3) Works with department Directors to apply for grants and submits grant application requests to the Board of Commissioners. (4) Serves as the grant subject matter expert and ensures compliance with all federal, state, local, and grant regulations. (5) Oversees both the pre-award and post-award activity for assigned grant funding, including contracting and reporting. (6) Tracks and reports grant activity through the life cycle of the grant. (7) Monitors all expenses and verifies availability of funds and allowable expenses as dictated by grant guidance. (8) Prepares status reports for the County Manager and the Board of Commissioners. (9) Manages all grant subrecipient activities. (10) Performs other duties as assigned.
Salary Range: $71,532—$114,451/annual (commensurate with experience). Excellent benefits package available including health, dental, vision, retirement, 401K, flexible spending, paid holidays, employee discounts, and more.
The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of state, federal, and policy regulations related to grant administration and governmental relations that apply to County government; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of grant administration; ability to use discretion and independent judgment to research grant opportunities; ability to listen to department Directors, understand their grant needs, and when necessary effectively translate those needs into a well written and technically accurate grant application; skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and ability to effectively present information to County administration and the County Board of Commissioners.
Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Technical Writing, or a closely-related field and 2 years of direct state, federal, or local grant administration work experience; or Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Technical Writing, or a closely-related field and 6 years of direct state, federal, or local grant administration work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Apply online at www.rowancountync.gov/jobs.
Individuals with disabilities may request application accommodations by calling HR at (704) 216-8101. The County administers pre-employment drug tests and criminal background checks for all positions. Rowan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.