Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
The mission of the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) is to improve the lives of Seattle's immigrant and refugee families. The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs centers racial equity and community engagement in its work and seeks candidates who are committed to these values.
Have you been looking for an opportunity to use your grants and contracts skills to have a significant positive impact on immigrants and refugees? Are you organized, thoughtful, and detail oriented? Do you understand that government processes are unfamiliar and confusing to many community members and want to help break down barriers to success and support capacity building? If so, here are a few more details about the Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist job at OIRA:
- RFP development and implementation - criteria, standards, and rating guides and management of RFP review committees
- Creating contracts, with an emphasis on writing well thought out scopes of work
- Technical consultation and support to applicants and grantees
- Budget tracking - budget to actual spending, invoice submission, and pay-outs
- Monitoring sub-contractor work
- Writing program evaluations and making program or funding modification recommendations
- Grant writing, management, and compliance
To be successful in this assignment, you are committed to:
- Procurement equity
- Centering work in community and advocating for racial equity outcomes that benefit immigrants and refugees
- Listening to and elevating community voices so that decisions and decisionmakers are better informed
- Building trust and strong working relationships
To be effective in this assignment, you have:
- Government grant experience, including grant management using software, such as PeopleSoft 9.2 or Masterworks, to track requirements and program progress
- Provided technical support and communicated program information to audiences unfamiliar with grant program rules and requirements
- Organized and juggled work priorities to meet quality and compliance expectations and time-sensitive deadlines
- Worked to advise and assist community-based organizations with contracting
- Led project/program scope, planning, and budget decisions
- Developed Requests For Proposals (RFPs)
In addition to the skills and experience listed above, you are also required to have:
Experience: Four years of experience in in contract administration, budget management, planning, human services administration, or a related field.
Experience: Three years of experience in in contract administration, budget management, planning, human services administration, or a related field.
Education: An associate degree in business or public administration, a human services field or a related field.
Experience: Two years of experience in in contract administration, budget management, planning, human services administration, or a related field.
Education: A bachelor's degree in business or public administration, a human services field or a related field.
This position is classified as a Grants & Contracts Specialist, Senior. The full pay range for this step-progression position is $36.47 - 42.57. New employees begin at Step 1 of the pay progression, which is $36.47. Current City employees starting rate of pay will be based on Personnel Rules regarding promotions.
Why work at the City?
The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures, unlearn the way things have always been done, and provide equitable processes and services.
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: https://www.seattle.gov/human-resources/benefits/employees-and-covered-family-members/most-employees-plans
To be considered for this role, please complete the online application fully and attach:
- A current resume
- A cover letter that explains your interest in this job and work you have done that is most similar
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Who may apply: This position is open to all applicants that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy. The Office of Housing encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.
More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources | seattle.gov
Closing Date/Time: 9/19/2023 4:00 PM Pacific