Virginia State Government Grants Administrator in Chesterfield, Virginia

Position Information

Job Description

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is seeking dynamic, high-energy professionals. VDEM’s mission is to sustain a Commonwealth that is safe, secure and resilient, especially before, during and after emergencies and disasters. We are seeking individuals who can inspire others to raise the bar for performance, as well as leverage expertise and resources to support emergency management. VDEM’s priority is to ensure Virginia is ready for the hazards of today while preparing for the threats of tomorrow. This requires individuals who are customer-service-oriented and innovative, and willing to take on complex challenges. We are seeking candidates who approach work tasks with a “can-do” attitude and have solid qualifications. Are you an influencer poised to model high standards to peers? VDEM offers numerous opportunities for professional development and access to the best training to further career goals. If you are mission–focused and have the ability to work collaboratively within teams, come join us as we continue to build a more resilient Virginia.

VDEM is seeking qualified candidates for our Grants Administrator vacancy to plan, allocate, and monitor federal funding to localities and other state agencies. Provides technical assistance and consultation to programs. Provides guidance and training to grantees and emergency management professionals. Conducts site visits and other means of communication, ensuring compliance with grant rules and regulations. Develops resources, policies, and procedures as required for specific grants.

All VDEM employees are designated as essential personnel and may be required to work during emergency situations, such as inclement weather, and natural or man-made disasters/events. This may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in this Employee Work Profile/job description.

Minimum Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of grant management, accounting and business management, budget preparation procedures, and department administration. Demonstrated ability to interpret policy and procedures; to read and interpret grant guidelines and contracts; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; and to prepare budgets and monitor fiscal actions.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree from college or university with major studies in accounting, business administration, public administration, or related field of study a plus; or an equivalent combination of training and education.

Special Requirements

Salary commensurate with education and experience. A valid Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record are required. Candidate must successfully pass a fingerprint-based criminal history background check. A one-year probationary period is required of all newly hired and re-hired employees. This position is restricted due to funding sources.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will only be accepted on-line through the State Job Listing at Applications must include complete details of work history, salary history, and references. Resumes may be attached but will not substitute for the on-line application.

Working Title: Grants Administrator

Role Title: Finan Svcs Spec I - 19031

Job Open Date: 04/17/2018

Job Close Date: 05/01/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $45,000 - $60,000

Agency: Dept of Emergency Management (127)

Agency Website:

Location: Chesterfield - 041

Position Number: 00222

Job Posting Number: 1036849

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: 04