Goverment Jobs
December 3, 2019
Omaha, Nebraska
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The Position

Incumbent works under the direction of the Assistant County Administrator or designee, performing a variety of functions related to grant application, award management and compliance reporting focused on juvenile justice-related grants.

Essential Functions

Develop working relationships with various juvenile justice related agencies in order to maintain a current knowledge of grants and potential funding.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, County employees, elected officials, attorneys, law enforcement, judges, other agencies, and the public.

Comply with Civil Service policies and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, County policies, and laws to create a cooperative, safe, respectful and quality work environment.

Review, edit and format proposals in collaboration with participating entities ensuring all submissions comply with grant solicitation instructions.

Coordinate the completion and submission of identified grant proposals and reports working with appropriate resources.

Maintain grant related reference resources (e.g. grant application, award history, grant reporting schedules) in a timely and accurate manner.

Assist in identifying program objectives and approaches in order to complete grant submissions and determine future funding projections.

Complete grant proposal budget development including consulting with department and finance staff.

Develop timelines for grant implementations making necessary adjustments.

Prepare and distribute grant reporting as specified in the grant award ensuring compliance with grant requirements.

Prepare and submit necessary sub-grant adjustments ensuring grant funding is used as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Collaborate with finance staff to track fund disbursement and develop financial reports, process timely payment to grant sub-recipients and process award reimbursement payments from funding agencies.

Solicit grant opportunities based on applicability to County or partner programs.

Monitor grant funded projects and their budgets ensuring compliance with grant specifications, contract terms, and special conditions.

Maintain a current knowledge of laws, regulations and other developments in grant management, especially those related to Community-based Juvenile Services Aid.

Attend meetings, seminars and training as directed.

Safely operate a motor vehicle when required to travel on County business.

Report to work at assigned location with regular, consistent attendance.

Perform other duties as directed and assigned.

Education and Work Experience and Other Requirements

Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business, finance, or accounting required.*

Bachelor's degree preferred.

One (1) year of experience with grant writing and administration required.

Experience in budgeting and accounting preferred.

Experience with county juvenile justice system preferred.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and own mode of transportation at the time of hire and throughout employment.

*Equivalent experience may be substituted for educational requirements beyond high school on a year-for-year basis.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is generally performed in an office setting. Noise level is frequently moderate. Work schedule is generally day-shift hours; however it may vary (e.g. evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime). Work may be stressful when dealing with multiple priorities, competing needs/ time constraints, and uncooperative persons.

Work requires some physical activity including extended periods of sitting and standing, frequent walking, and occasional balancing, kneeling, bending, and reaching. Work also requires the ability to frequently lift and carry objects weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 pounds.

Required sensory abilities include vision, hearing and touch. Visual abilities correctable to normal ranges include close, distance and color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Communication abilities include the ability to talk and hear within normal ranges. Incumbent must possess the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computers and other equipment.

Douglas County offers a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Insurance including health, dental, vision, and life
  • Pension
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • 12 Holidays
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Deferred Income plans (457 plan)
  • EAP
  • Health Savings Accounts
What is the highest level of education you have completed?

  • High school diploma/GED
  • 1 year of college
  • Associate's Degree/2 years of college
  • 3 or more years of college
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
If your degree is in a field of study other than Public Administration, Business Finance, or Accounting, please specify your field of study.

    How many years of experience do you have with grant writing and administration?

    • Less than one year
    • One year
    • Two years
    • Three years
    • Four years
    • Five or more years
    You must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and own mode of transportation at the time of hire and throughout the course of employment. Do you understand this condition of employment?

    • Yes
    • No
    This is a grant-funded position and funds are not guaranteed. Should the funds no longer be available, the position will be eliminated. Is this acceptable to you?

    • Yes
    • No
    Please describe your experience in budgeting and accounting.

      Please describe your experience with county juvenile justice system.

        Are you able to successfully perform the Essential Functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation?

        • Yes
        • No
        Are you able to meet the Physical Requirements and Working Conditions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation?

        • Yes
        • No
        If you answer yes to claiming Veteran's Preference, you must attach to your application, before submission, a copy of your DD214 including page 4 identifying your character of service (and IF disabled, verification of disability from the VA), OR if you are a spouse of a 100% disabled veteran, you must attach a copy of your spouse's DD214, showing character of service, a copy of the veteran's disability verification from the Department of Veteran's Affairs demonstrating a 100% permanent disability rating, and proof of marriage to the veteran; OR if you are a spouse of an active service member, you must attach a copy of your spouse's active service orders and proof of marriage to the active service member. I understand this requirement that documents must be attached.

        • Yes
        • No
        • I am not claiming Veteran's Preference
        If you are selected as a final candidate, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL (email address on application) TO COMPLETE A QUESTIONNAIRE regarding any and all convictions you have of any criminal statutes by a DEADLINE DATE (typically 3 days from the date of the email). It is your responsibility to check your email, as well as your SPAM FOLDER, and access your account utilizing your User Name and Password. (Please be advised that Douglas County Human Resources does not have access to your login information). IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLETE THE CONVICTION QUESTIONNAIRE WITHIN THE DEADLINE DATE, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FURTHER IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. Do you understand this requirement?

        • Yes
        • No
        Are you able to work Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm?

        • Yes
        • No
        The pay range salary for this position is $19.42 to $29.34 per hour. Is this acceptable to you?

        • Yes
        • No

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