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Grants Compliance Coordinator #2309-223800-01

Budget & Finance Analyst Sr.

Date Opened
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 3:30 PM
Close Date
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Area Transit
  • $64,841 - $81,051/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

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Under general direction, the Grants Compliance Coordinator is a professional position responsible for performing a wide variety of grant oversight, analytical support duties, and administrative tasks related to organizational analysis. This position is responsible for many aspects of transit grant management including research, investigation, and application of grant opportunities, completion of applications in FTA’s Transit Award Management system (TrAMS) and NCDOT’s Enterprise Business Services web systems, grant setup in the city’s accounting system MUNIS, grant monitoring and closeout. This role is responsible for conducting quantitative analyses of information impacting departmental annual budgets and managing assessments of transit project progress using investigative analysis and informal consultation with Program Managers.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instrumental in researching, identifying, and applying for competitive and non-competitive Federal and State Transit grants, gathering necessary information, relevant data, and applicable statistics from internal and external partners.
  • Provides direct support to the Grant Compliance Administrator in the research and development of grant applications and grant management.
  • Assists in monitoring department performance against grant requirements.
  • Provides assistance and support to the Grants Compliance Administrator in the compilation of monthly Capital reports for Division Managers and the Executive Team.
  • Coordinates and works closely with departmental management staff to monitor the progression of spending for capital projects.
  • Create budgetary adjustments and journal entries to revenue or expense budgets based on informed decisions made by management.
  • Analyzes and documents various actions related to procurement, spending, accruals, and other accounting functions that impacts transit projects.
  • Monitors program progress in meeting goals and objectives; conducts updates with management staff to inform of project progress, and makes adjustments as necessary.
  • Provides a wide variety of analytical and research support from pre-existing data set sources in assigned departments or division; analyzes and makes recommendations for the solution of budgetary, fiscal, or operational concerns and issues.
  • Analyzes expense charges from other City of Charlotte departments for propriety and accuracy.
  • Assists with Federal, State, and local reviews, such as the FTA Triennial.
  • Participates in the development of solutions for reporting to various agencies for grants and Federal or State oversight reviews.
  • Performs other related duties as may be required or assigned.
  • As part of your responsibility to support the CATS Safety Culture, report safety concerns and issues through the various methods established by CATS as outlined in the ASP.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of governmental accounting.
  • Federal and state grant writing for competitive and non-competitive grants.
  • General methods for analyzing data generated by various financial systems.
  • Advanced methods and techniques used to conduct a variety of analytical studies.
  • Organization objectives, procedures, policies and regulations.
  • Advanced methods of research, program analysis, and report preparation.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Skilled in:

  • Organization and time management.
  • Advanced research and analysis.
  • Advanced problem-solving.
  • Creating and working effectively with spreadsheets, databases, Munis.
  • Microsoft Office Software (Access, Excel, Outlook, Word).

Ability to:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Analyze financial transactions, understand Federal, State, and Local financial regulations.
  • Analyze complex administrative/financial issues and prepare effective recommendations and solutions.
  • Apply practical knowledge of a technical field, analyze advanced data sets, and use judgment in making recommendations.
  • Make recommendations regarding policy development and implementation.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Independently prepare correspondence and memoranda.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Work in a diverse environment and coordinate various functions.

Preferred Qualification

Experience in a similar position in the transit industry is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration or related field, and five (5) years’ experience in grant writing, administration, and management or related experience or, a master’s degree with (3) years of directly related experience.  Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, a criminal background check, DMV report, and be eligible for a City driving permit.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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