The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hiring a grants officer for our Financial Division located at our State Office in Boise. This position develops, manages, and monitors federal grants to ensure DEQ complies with and remains eligible for federal funds. This position also manages DEQ’s Waste Management and Remediation federal grants and cooperative agreements.
$22.36 – $25.00 Hourly
$46,508.80 – $52,000.00 Annually
Example of Duties:
- Serve as a liaison between DEQ and funding agency staff by meeting grant deadlines, ensuring timely and effective communication between entities, and resolving any grant-related issues.
- Coordinate budget development with DEQ programs and fiscal staff, including tracking grant expenditures, participating in quarterly budget reviews, and resolving internal grant-related issues.
- Help develop work plans and budgets as part of federal assistance proposals, applications, and reports.
- Document and complete all grant requirements to ensure compliance with administrative and programmatic conditions, including compiling, routing, submitting, and returning documents, amendments, and assurances to the appropriate funding entity.
- Maintain and manage electronic grant folders in the file database.
Experience: developing grants or contracts including identifying goals and timetables and determining program needs and funding; monitoring and evaluating grant or contract activities and expenditures; interpreting laws, regulations, and policies and advising on their requirements; evaluating statistical and financial information and developing reports of findings.
- Flexible work schedule available to some positions for increased work-life balance.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness – eligibility requirements may apply.
- Accrue paid vacation every pay period to accumulate approximately 2 weeks the first year, and increasing with state longevity
- Paid Parental Leave
- Paid sick leave separate from vacation leave
- 11 paid holidays
- Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance benefits, Flexible Spending Account https://ogi.idaho.gov/premium-rates/
- Relocation Assistance available to some positions
- Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) https://persi.idaho.gov/members/base_plan.cfm
- Optional 401K and Deferred Compensation plans with traditional and Roth options
- Eligible for Employee Assistance Program – Confidential support, information and resources for all of life’s challenges.
- Ability to sit and work on a computer for 2-4 hours at a time
- Ability to reach and bend for filing purposes
- Some periods of heavy reading and typing required
- Some travel may be required
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- OTHER: At times, there is prolonged and intense exposure to stress during high level negotiations and/or appeals, hearings and challenges to awards. A computer is an essential tool for this position due to the necessity of accessing the Fiscal accounting and electronic filing system, along with generating documents such as grant applications and associated appendices.
DEQ is a state department created by the Idaho Environmental Protection and Health Act to ensure clean air, water, and land in the state and protect Idaho citizens from the adverse health impacts of pollution.
As a regulatory agency, DEQ enforces various state environmental regulations and administers a number of federal environmental protection laws including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
The agency is committed to working in partnership with local communities, businesses, and citizens to identify and implement cost-effective environmental solutions.
The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of driver’s license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.
Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.
Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.
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