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Research and Budget Analyst- Grants Coordinator

City of Savannah

Posted: Jan. 31, 2018

End Date: Mar. 2, 2018

City of Savannah

Research and Budget Analyst - Grants Coordinator

Salary: $41,505.00 Annually

Coordinates grants process, including grant seeking, writing, reporting, program planning, needs assessment, and administration.  Serves on committees, develops resources, and serves as primary contact between divisions and departments involved in grant processing.  Coordinates services and facilitates development of policies and procedures.  Performs professional analytical work in identifying, defining, analyzing and recommending solutions to a variety of grant-related management, organization, and/or budgetary issues of municipal operations.


 Essential Job Functions:
Participates in all phases of budget preparation; reviews and analyzes departmental budget requests; makes expenditure recommendations; confirms organizational charts and personnel schedules; conducts site visits; assists in the preparation of mission statements, goals, objectives and service levels; prepares assigned components of budget document.

Manages special studies and projects, which includes: proposing, writing, and/or setting up contracts, agreements, and/or grants; establishing and monitoring timelines; ensuring compliance with applicable governmental regulations; developing and monitoring project budgets; tracking projects; preparing related reports; and, performing other related duties.

Coordinates and administers special programs and/or events, which includes: publicizing programs; processing invoices; developing and monitoring budgets; and, performing other related tasks.

Monitors federal and state grant programs and/or contract awards to ensure compliance with requirements and regulations; ensures program regulations are met. 

Communicates with a variety of City personnel, departments and outside organizations regarding coordination of programs and activities, resolution of issues or concerns, housing and program development, grant administration, and to exchange information.

Coordinates the planning and preparation of grant proposals for one or more departments; provides guidance and assistance in the interpretation of funding agency regulations and requirements.

Prepares and compiles all components of each grant submission, ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in accordance with grant agency requirements.

Develops and maintains specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information; creates and distributes standard and special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as required.

May meet with department personnel to discuss budget issues and/or assist with development of presentations.

Monitoring of grant funded programs and agencies; assists with analytical review of grant funded programs/agencies and associated goals and objectives as directed.

Prepares and presents data in a coherent oral, written or graphic manner; may perform analysis using computer software applications.

Monitors assigned departmental budgets throughout the year; participates in preparation of status reports; reviews, investigates and approves budget related forms; assists in the preparation of correspondence pertaining to budgetary matters.

Assists with updating short-range and long-range financial/management plans.
May participate on a team conducting studies for management that may include, but not limited to, cost/benefit analysis, performance assessment, and statistical analysis.

Participates in disaster preparedness record keeping as assigned.

Participates in meetings and conferences to explain findings.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


 Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration or Finance; with one year experience in grants management or management/budget analysis or work experience in research trends analysis that includes utilizing basic accounting and budgeting principals, utilizing database software programs, gathering, reviewing and interpreting various data and preparing comprehensive written reports; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Master's Degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration, or Finance preferred.  May require the ability to conduct field investigations. Must possess' a valid driver's license.