General Purpose of Job/Job Summary
The Grants Manager is responsible for maintaining the Authority’s relationship with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), who distribute over $15 million annually to the Authority. Within this relationship, the Grants Manager prepares and submits all grant applications on behalf of the Authority as well as reports on their progress. The Grants Manager is also responsible for finding and applying for funding as opportunities arise.
To prepare State and Federal grant applications as required including technical exhibits and assembling appropriate information from other departments. This includes electronic grant filing.
To manage relationships with external funding partners in addition to internal project managers
To research and keep the Authority staff apprised of new grant opportunities.
To prepare periodic reports on grant activity for both internal and external (compliance) purposes. This includes progress reports to granting agencies
To fully understand appropriate state and federal regulations and statutes governing grant activities and to communicate to CDTA staff changes in grant requirements.
Assist in monitoring grant procurements to ensure items are being charged appropriately. (Within the agency as well as with sub-recipients.)
Maintaining an open line of communication with State & Federal Sources. This includes leading any review efforts by these agencies (i.e. Triennial Review)
Provide oversight of sub-grantees ensuring compliance with FTA guidelines.
Actively participate in regional planning process, coordination with Planning Department
Assist in preparation of Five-Year Capital Plan.
Assist Comptroller compiling data and discerning which items purchased shall be classified as fixed assets.
Assist Senior Deputy Comptroller with Monthly Management Report.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable experience in Grant Administration including FTA report processing. Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Database Management.
Education and Prior Work Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or Business. Experience with State and Federal Grants. Master’s Degree Preferred. Three to Five years professional experience.
Occasional work past normal business hours
The work environment is a standard office setting.
CDTA offers a competitive salary. This position is a grade 616 ($55,064.02 - $69,380.66) CDTA is also offers enrollment into the NYS retirement system.
It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Stephanie Belokopitsky (518) 437-8383