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Grants Services Section Manager

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Grants Services Section Manager


Pinellas County Government


Clearwater, FL, USA

Primary Job Function

Executive / Senior Management, Program / Project Management, Public Policy / Administration, Research

Type of Position


Education Requirement

Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement

5-10 years

Salary Range

$80,001 - $95,000

Salary Terms


Remote Options

Hybrid (Some In-Person Required)

How to Apply:

Position closes Friday, March 29, 2024.  Apply by clicking the link below.

Description / Details:

Pinellas County Human Services has been creating solutions for a stronger community by serving those most in need since 1955. With a network of over 105 partner agencies and managing over 200 contracts and grants, Human Services helps Pinellas County residents obtain access to medical care, emergency financial assistance, help connect to county judicial resources, optimize benefits for Veterans and Dependents, investigate consumer complaints, and help those who are experiencing homelessness. Our vision is to be the standard for public service in America, if you enjoy working with data and seeing it used to drive change then we look forward to hearing from you.

Performs highly responsible professional, administrative, and technical work managing the operations of a section within a division of the Department of Human Services, (HS). Work involves responsibility for the organization, management, and coordination of the day-to-day operations of the section. The position is responsible for advanced professional work writing, maintaining, reviewing and coordinating federal and state grant programs and contract administration and other assigned special projects. Employees in this class work at a high-performance level with minimum supervision and exercise a high degree of independent judgment in resolving problems. Work includes researching, evaluating information, initiating action and preparing grants within the framework of professional grant-writing techniques and existing laws, rules, and regulations. An employee in this class facilitates development, review and editing of grant proposals; conducts extensive research for potential funding sources; interacts with administration and outside agencies in developing proposals for Pinellas County; supervises all staff within the Grant Services Section.

Our benefits rank among the top in the area!
Comprehensive medical coverage at a low cost
Choose from two medical plans which offer the same low premiums and include medical care, prescription coverage, behavioral/mental health, and vision care.
Benefits package includes health, vision, prescription, dental, life insurance, disability, and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options
Florida Retirement System (FRS): Choose the Investment Plan or Pension Plan
Generous leave time including 9 to 11 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, 2 personal days (pro-rated), and 15 days of annual leave the first year
Tuition reimbursement up to $2,800 per year
Wellness Program including a Wellness Center, gym discounts, and classes.
Deferred compensation plans from four providers

Essential Job Functions
Manage the operation and activities of the Grant Services Section within the HumanServices Department to address Division/Department goals and community needs.
Oversee grant administration and compliance across Human Service functional areas and independently define and implement improvements.
Develop and enforce standards and grant monitoring processes for each grant and related program.
Writes grant applications according to format required, and submits application collaboration with Division Director, SME, and assigned staff.
Coordinates special grants projects that may range from program planning, budget preparation, research, and public relations.
Oversee implementation of grant-related activities in collaboration with the Division Director, SME, and assigned staff.
Oversee grant-related document generation and track grant-related milestones and activities and propose and implement improvements.
Lead ongoing collaborations with internal and external partners to further grant efforts and meet community Human Service needs.
Monitors grant compliance; prepares periodic reports on fiscal status of grants and other resource programs.
Develops department grant strategy in collaboration with Division Director, SME, and assigned staff.
Supervises high-performing grant team to manage Department grant activities and deliver critical services within the community.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Position Specific Requirements
Education and Experience:
Seven (7) years of progressively responsible technical, professional, and administrative functions in public administration, accounting, regulatory compliance, community planning, community services, health services, grant writing, contracts management, systems development or a related field that includes one (1) year of supervisory experience; or Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience as described above; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
Florida Driver’s License or Florida Commercial Driver’s License and endorsement, if any.
Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of federal and state grant programs and the fiscal procedure required in this specialized area.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of grant acquisitions including advanced knowledge in environmental management.
Knowledge of national, state, and local grant acquisition-related laws, rules, ordinances, codes, and regulations.
Knowledge and experience with supervising a high-performing team.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of public and business administration.
Knowledge of budget and accounting principles, practices and procedures.
Skill in advanced leadership techniques and practices to evaluate and determine organizational goals and objectives, maximizing effectiveness of organizational work units through staff selection and assignments.
Ability to plan and execute a complex grant management program related to the specialized area of assignment and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and to make effective presentations to a variety of groups.

Physical/Mental Demands
The work is sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Additionally, the following abilities are required:
Fingering: Picking,
pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Visual ability: Sufficient to effectively operate office equipment including copier, computer, etc.; and to read and write reports, correspondence, instructions, etc.
Hearing ability: Sufficient to hold a conversation with other individuals both in person and over a telephone; and to hear recording on transcription device.
Speaking ability: Sufficient to communicate effectively with other individuals in person and over a telephone.
Mental acuity: Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish
tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities, and needs.

How to Apply:

Position closes Friday, March 29, 2024.  Apply by clicking the link below.