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Grant Coordinator/Financial Specialist III (FT)


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Position: Grant Coordinator/Financial Specialist III (FT)            Department:  Finance

Annual Starting Salary:  DOQ                                                 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Posting Date: November 22, 2021                                             Closing Date: December 6, 2021

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for (1) identifying, pursuing, requesting, and administering grant funds received from federal, state, and local grant funds for Habersham County; (2) performing multiple accounting functions related to general ledger maintenance, balance/reconciles funds and generates reports; and (3) performing multiple procurement functions for various purchases made by Habersham County.

Major Duties:


  • Identifies and researches opportunity for grants.
  • Prepares and monitors grant applications in accordance with relevant grant cycles
  • Prepares and submits financial reports and outcome measures to appropriate funders.
  • Creates, maintains and updates grant documentation and records in compliance with all applicable rules and regulations and generally manages grant program compliance.
  • Assists with financial oversight for administration of grant funds; and conducts routine monitoring.
  • Establishes and maintains community relations and partnerships.
  • Serves as the County’s representative for all grant related sites including keeping all required grant application portals active.
  • Develops MOUs and MOAs according to federal, state, and local protocols.
  • Obtains appropriate signatures for assurances.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation and support for grant allocation.
  • Assists Finance Department in budget projections based on allocation of grant funding.
  • Assists Finance Department with auditing controls.
  • Prepares status reports on progress of projects and submits to appropriate individuals or agencies; ensures timely submission of required reports/documentation to appropriate agencies/individuals.
  • Compiles or monitors administrative and/or statistical data pertaining to grant activities: prepares status reports and other related reports; maintains associated files/records.
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards and State Awards.

     Accounting - Procurement:

  • Performs a variety of accounting functions including but not limited to journal entries, account reconciliations and financial reporting.
  • Assists with compiling year end reports for the auditors.
  • Implements and coordinates centralized purchasing policies, procedures, and operations for the County.
  • Ensures the County obtains products and services that are high quality, meet operational needs and are procured at the best available price.
  • Administers all aspects of Bid processes; prepares bid documents, develops notices, advertisements, and timelines for bids, analyzes, evaluates/tabulates bid results, and makes recommendations for vendor selection.
  • Other duties at the direction of the Finance Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, statistics, business or related field required.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience and/or training in writing and administering government grants, project management, budgeting, and funding source research; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

The successful candidate must complete a Background/Reference Check and Pre-Employment Drug Screening prior to the start of employment.

To Apply: All applicants must complete a Habersham County employment application along with a cover letter and resume. Applications can be found online at  A detailed job description can be picked up at the Habersham County Human Resources Department, Administration Building located at 130 Jacob’s Way, Clarkesville, GA 30523 in room 303. For more information please call (706) 839-0214.

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