Grants Administrator
State of Nebraska

Job Info

The Department of Health and Human Services' Operations Division is seeking a candidate with great analytical skills, leadership, and attention to detail for a newly created Grants Administrator position. This position will have direct oversight of the Subaward and Grants Unit within DHHS.

Apply today and start your first step in an exciting new career where you will be "Helping People Live Better Lives!"

What we can offer you:
• Stable Employment Opportunity and Hours
• Career Development and Learning
• Tuition Reimbursement
• 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
• 13 Paid Holidays
• Generous Leave Accruals and benefits
• Opportunity to make a difference
• Opportunity to positively impact the lives of Nebraskans

Nebraska State Office Building, Downtown

Hours: 8-5, Monday - Friday
Examples of Work
The Grants Administrator will:

• Oversee the Subaward and Grants Unit of DHHS Central Procurement Services, supervising a team of four. direct reports and eight indirect reports.
• Ensure best practices and compliance with law and policy in both federal and state grants, which includes both receiving grants from the federal government and private entities; passing through federal funding to subrecipients; granting state funds out; and processing payments on all types of grant agreements.
• Oversee a team that reviews grant applications, grant agreements, and administers competitive grant application processes.
• Periodically train internal staff on best practices, agreement or application drafting, and DHHS grants policy.
• Oversee end-to-end grant process for DHHS, from Grant Review Board, application, approvals, award, grant management, and close out.
• Establish and enforce policy and procedures for each phase of grant lifecycle: pre-award, award, and post-award.
• Be considered an Authorized Organizational Representative for all federal funding.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree in public administration, social work, human development, public health, behavioral science, law, finance, human resources or other program related field AND four years of experience in a field related to the assigned program area including supervisory experience; OR a Master's degree in any of the above mentioned fields and two years commensurate experience. Equivalent experience or coursework/training may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERRED: At least four years of experience managing or leading a team responsible for applying for, or receiving grants from, the federal government.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Regular, dependable attendance is an essential function of this position

Communication/Language Skills: Possess and demonstrate effective oral, written and listening skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret various documents as well as the ability to train others in performing duties and tasks.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in various forms. Ability to apply logic to understand and interpret agency business processes. Ability to prioritize multiple projects in a fast pace, deadline driven environment, utilizing input from others, as appropriate.

Human Relation Skills: Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional working relationships with all team members, employees, customers, and suppliers.

Computer Skills: Knowledge of computer systems, including, but not limited to, time and leave entry, information systems, financial and purchasing systems (contract management system experience a plus), and policies and regulations. Ability to use the following programs: MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and other purchasing-specific software programs.

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