New job Disaster Project Specialist 1 in Iowa

Disaster Project Specialist 1
Disaster Project Specialist 1

Disaster Project Specialist 1

Company : State of Iowa Talent Gateway
Salary : $50,440 - $76,482 a year
Location : Iowa

Full Description

The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is seeking an individual who is resourceful, detail-oriented, organized, and contributes positively to the team. An individual with education and/or experience in grant management, finance and accounting, or project management will do well in this position. The successful candidate will serve under the authority and supervision of the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD), Recovery Division.

This individual will assist with providing technical assistance to governmental and private non-profit organizations related to development of grant applications, grant work planning and scope of work development, grant project budgeting, grant requirements for economic and/or benefit cost analysis, and grant cash management/accounting systems. HSEMD employment requires that employees are available to respond to work needs outside of normal work hours, such as staffing the State Emergency Operations Center. Reporting to work outside of normal work hours is mandatory during times of disaster response operations.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Reviews subrecipient grant financial and grant documentation to support the release of state and/or federal funding.
  • Learns to conduct the review and analysis of grant applications to determine program eligibility and provide recommendations for approval in accordance with federal and state statutes, rules and regulations.
  • Provides technical assistance to local/state subrecipients for compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations, federal program guidance, state program guidance and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars.
  • Assists with monitoring subrecipient grant performance to ensure progress is being made toward specific grant program performance and financial objectives.

Travel required during times of disaster, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economic, Financial, Engineering, Social, Health or Agricultural studies and one year of full time professional-level experience in grant program planning, analysis or administration work; professional accounting or civil or construction engineering; or professional administrative work;

OR
an equivalent combination of experience and education substituting one year of the required full-time experience for each 30 semester hours of the required education;
OR
graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economic, Engineering, Financial, Social, Health or Agricultural studies.


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