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Text of Document: JOB TITLE: Grant Writer / Administrator
DEPARTMENT: General EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Director of Finance SAFETY SENSITIVE: No
PAY GRADE: 13 DATE APPROVED: 4/2000
POSITION AUTHORITY: Non-supervisory
Work is performed under the administrative direction of the City Clerk / Finance Director. Researches funding needs and searches for possible sources of public and private grants and/or loans for all departments of City government. Provides administrative services when required.
Examples of Work Performed: Identifies grant and loan opportunities available to local governments; develops proposals; prepares applications; performs day-to-day administrative tasks in order to comply with requirements of funding agency; does progress reports, site inspections, may do wage rate monitoring and partial payment requests; conducts public hearings; prepares environmental assessments; presents grant application proposals to the City Council for formal approval; performs related duties as required.
Required Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of wide variety of public and private funding sources
Knowledge of general grant writing techniques
Knowledge of modern research techniques and statistical methods
Ability to operate a personal computer involving detailed queries of grant sources on Internet
Ability to collect and systematically analyze pertinent socio-economic data in support of grant applications
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with co-workers and the public
Four year degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Political Science or related field is preferred. Some experience in preparing grant applications and a valid Tennessee Driver’s License are required.
Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must be able to conduct public hearings and community meetings. Must be able to visit a variety of work sites. Must be able to use computer and applicable software applications.