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Agency Grants Specialist Supervisor

Recruitment #21-000809-0004

Introduction

The Maryland Historical Trust is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, the Maryland Historical Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. Part of the Maryland Department of Planning, the Maryland Historical Trust serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032

Main Purpose of Job

The position is responsible for administering federal and state grant programs for the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT). The position is responsible for applying for and monitoring MHT’s Annual Historic Preservation Award received from the National Park Service (NPS), including compilation of federal reimbursement requests in accordance with federal regulations and the National Historic Preservation Act.  In addition, the position is responsible for fiscal management of federal and reimbursable fund grants/agreements and MHT’s state grant programs.  As part of the MHT Office of Management, the position works directly with the Chief of the Office of Management, MHT Deputy Director, and MHT Director. By ensuring the effective administration of MHT’s operations, this position directly supports MHT’s mission to preserve and interpret the legacy of Maryland’s past through research, conservation, and education.

POSITION DUTIES

Applying for and managing MHT’s Annual Historic Preservation Award received from the National Park Service, including evaluating and reporting on program effectiveness and accomplishments; performing financial and staff time reporting and coordinating draws; and serving as MHT’s representative and the primary point of contact with the National Park Service regarding grant policies, procedures, requirements, and revisions.

Interpreting and providing guidance on statute, regulations, and policies for state and federal grant programs.

Assisting staff with preparation of applications for external grants and other funding opportunities.

Serving as a primary liaison with other government agencies and staff for fiscal management of all revenue generating grants, Cooperative Agreements and MOUs.

Preparing and overseeing the preparation of grant agreements and contracts.

Determining allowability of costs and accountability for fund expenditures.

Maintaining auditable records and participating in audit process.

Reconciling federal reimbursable grant fund accounts by determining accounts payable and receivable.

Overseeing, reviewing, and approving payments.

Performing narrative and financial reporting.

Assisting with budget preparation, implementation, and close-out for grant-related activities.

Assisting as needed in MHT’s Operations Management section, including performing reconciliation of the MHT Working Fund, assisting with bank deposits, and serving as inventory officer.

Supervising two Assistant Grants Managers (Agency Grants Specialist II).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

Notes:

1. Applicants may substitute graduate education in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, political science or public administration at a rate of 30 semester hours for each year of the required experience.

2. Applicants may substitute additional experience as defined above on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

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

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

 

Experience with grant management, preferably in a government agency.

Experience with fiscal and financial management.

Experience with developing and monitoring contracts, MOUs, MOAs, and other types of agreements.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application 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.

Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are not able to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St., Suite 608

Baltimore, MD  21201

Attn:  For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410 767-7950

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

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

Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay