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Recruitment #20-002586-0001


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for a Grants Manager (Administrator I) within its Division of Business & Industry Sector Development (BISD).




The World Trade Center - 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position will administer, implement, manage, monitor, and coordinate grant agreements and activities from inception to close ensuring documents comply with state and federal grant regulations and agency policies.


Incumbent provides general administration of economic development grant programs; perform technical and operational work, overseeing annual grants to approximately 100 businesses and organizations totaling approximately $2 million. Duties includes: tracking, monitoring, and reporting on programmatic and fiscal activities associated with grant agreements; interpreting and documenting grant activities; drafting agreements; budget reconciliation of grant invoices; conducting grant close outs; participating in the negotiation and acquisition of new grants; serving as point of contact with the public, organizations; maintaining program information, guidelines, and the overall grants management systems.  Individual will prepare and ensure timely and accurate submission of reports; compile statistical and budgetary data; coordinate the preparation of grant packages; review, analyze, and initiate the grant payment process; train departmental and external recipients and provide technical assistance to grantees on grant awards, regulations, laws, requirements, and reporting procedures; and prepare correspondence and forms. It is important to maintain collaborative and effective relationships with agency, program staff, grantees, and state and federal staff.

The selected employee will be well organized; possess excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; ability to effectively present information, explain policy, respond to internal and external inquiries; work independently; and handle multiple, concurrent and high priority projects; possess an aptitude for detailed work.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in grant evaluation and monitoring or budget preparation, presentation and execution.


1. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, political science, or public administration may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  

2. Additional experience  as defined above on a year-for-year basis may be substituted for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Budget  Officer classification or Financial Management specialty codes in the budgeting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application and in response to the supplemental questionnaire regarding your qualifications.

Experience in grant management

Working knowledge of grant evaluation and monitoring.

Experience monitoring expenditures and approving invoices.

Skill in applying State and Federal laws, policies, and regulations.

Skill in analyzing and interpreting grant announcement/award requirements. 

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Mail and/or other relevant programs.



Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application and in your response to the supplemental questionnaire to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.  




The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.



If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300. You may also visit our website at:  

 It is highly preferred that you apply online at - review Career Openings section. Please attach a resume to your online application and answer the supplemental questionnaire.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the State paper application, resume, and supplemental questions (by closing date) to:

Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources 


The World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street, 10TH Floor 

Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

As an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay  1-800-735-2258