Virginia State Government Grants Manager 00215 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 Manager vacancy to manage the agency’s grant-making activities. This position will ensure compliance with all regulations and requirements on federal/state grants. The Grants Manager works with their team to develop and implement policies and procedures by which the agency administers its federally funded financial assistance programs. In addition, this position will provide guidance, training and communication of federal grant program parameters and procedures to all involved in the grant processes..

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 the employee’s official Employee Work Profile (job description).

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of state budgeting and federal grants management processes and policy requirements. Knowledge of business practices, principles of supervision, and financial monitoring, accounting and reporting. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with diverse groups to achieve consensus and mutual understanding; plan, prepare, and submit complex reports in a timely manner; administer, monitor, analyze, reconcile and report on multiple complex non-disaster federal grants using parallel accounting systems and spreadsheets. Customer Service acumen. Ability to utilize automated systems. Ability to lead and motivate a team; supervise personnel.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated customer service skills both internally and externally. Graduation from a college or university with major studies in business administration, public administration, management or related field a plus; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Extensive managerial experience in preparation, review, and coordination of federal grants assistance agreements.

Special Requirements

Salary commensurate with education and experience. The selected candidate is subject to a background investigation including but not limited to a fingerprint-based criminal history check; Division of Motor Vehicles; consumer credit report; employment verification and degree verification. A valid Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record and Statement of Economic Interests are required. 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. Applications must be fully completed to include all details of work history, salary history, and references. Resumes may be attached but will not substitute for the on-line application.

Contact Information


Amanda Martens

Working Title: Grants Manager 00215

Role Title: Financial Services Manager I - 19034

Job Open Date: 04/17/2018

Job Close Date: 04/23/2018

Open Until Filled: No

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

Hiring Range: $65,000 - $80,000

Agency: Dept of Emergency Management (127)

Agency Website:

Location: Chesterfield - 041

Position Number: 00215

Job Posting Number: 1036847

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

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

Pay Band: 05