The Grants Analyst is responsible for review, analysis, preparation, submission, monitoring and/or finalizing the grant application process. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Provides technical assistance to grantees regarding grant applications, grant modifications, progress reports and budgets. Prepares and submits grant application to applicable federal agencies. Conducts grant related workshops and meetings. Develops, implements and analyzes grant program related goals and objectives. Prepares annual and biennial budgets, project incomes, ensures sufficient appropriations for grant awards, and analyzes expenditure reports. Prepares detailed reports of actions taken in grant programs to provide information to funding sources to ensure compliance with grant requirements. Plans and conducts grant training programs; prepares and updates grant guidance manual for use by personnel, which explains policies and procedures. Develops, analyzes, and reviews grant reports, and analyzes data. Develops reporting systems and monitoring methods to measure program effectiveness and to ensure that grant programs are in compliance with state and federal laws, and monitors grant projects for compliance with state and federal regulations. . Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of federal and state grant funding business. Knowledge of state and department policies, procedures and guidelines. Ability to evaluate information and prepare narrative reports. Ability to communicate information and provide technical assistance to requesting parties concerning grant program requirements. Ability to analyze and conduct research. Ability to develop reports and schedules with applicable software. Ability to make oral presentations.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance or a related field; plus one year of experience in the review, analysis, preparation and/or monitoring of grants. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Experience with monitoring programs to determine compliance, budget review and invoice processing skills preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division of County Operations
Special Work Condition
This position requires extensive travel, including overnight. Monitoring is required statewide.
Special Application Information
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select statewide from this county list.
FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Child and Family Development
Counseling (any field)
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Human Development & Family Studies
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.