|Position:|| ||Project Manager (ARPA)|
|Municipality:||Western Connecticut Council of Government|
Project Manager (ARPA)
Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) seeks a qualified person
to serve as a Project Manager, providing services to the region’s 18 municipalities
(“members”) under the American Rescue Plan.
This position will help members develop projects and funding
plans that comply with the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This will include
reviewing, understanding, interpreting, and disseminating U.S. Treasury
guidance and FAQs, as well as providing relevant training and useful tools for
members. It will include coordinating program initiatives and compliance with
state ARPA administrators and the U.S. Treasury Department to help members
determine eligible projects and account for and report the use of funds. Time
may be spent answering members’ queries about eligible projects and available
funds, assistance with the development of concepts, projects and grant
applications, submission of applications, monitoring of project and grant
status, and compliance with federal and state requirements, including ensuring
adherence to deadlines, appropriate documentation, and verification of project
and grant milestones. Responsibilities include training/speaking engagements,
linking members with similar interests, assistance services and developing
model templates, policies, guidelines, and handbooks. Monthly updates are
expected, and planning meetings specific to progress are anticipated. This position
will report directly to the Executive Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
responsibilities will be to develop a regional stormwater infrastructure inventory
which will include the following assignments:
§ Outreach to members for ARPA
§ Develop guidance, training,
FAQs, and other resources to assist members
§ Assistance with all ARPA
documentation and compliance
§ Assistance with project
development and determination of project eligibility
§ Assistance with audit
preparation, if necessary
§ Coordination with state
administrators, the U.S. Treasury, and the Office of Management and Budget, as
§ Monthly narrative report of
§ Final, annual report of
§ Track member requests and
questions in a searchable database
§ Any other projects and
duties as determined by the Executive Director
§ Inform the Executive
Director of issues raised by members
§ Recommend and implement
additional member service outreach programs and services to support members’
ability to improve financial management processes as they relate to the
American Rescue Plan.
Additional responsibilities may evolve over time and may
§ Support of regional
programs, including WestCOG’s economic development division and the Western
Connecticut Economic Development District (WCEDD)
§ Development, management, and
execution of regional projects and studies, including update to the region’s
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, as well as those associated with
CARES and ARPA funding
§ Technical assistance to regional
and local staff
§ Other tasks as assigned.
ideal candidate will have:
§ Excellent communication and
interpersonal skills that include the ability to communicate clearly, both
orally and in writing, with various municipal officials, co-workers, and
§ Experience working cooperatively
and productively with elected officials and civil servants, with a demonstrated
record of success in program/project management and delivery.
§ Ability to understand,
share, and act on complex, dense, and fast-changing information, including
funding notices, program requirements and guidelines, applicable law and
policy, and communications with partners and stakeholders.
§ Ability to understand and
put into practice to federal and state grant requirements as well as grant
administration best practices.
§ Ability to work with complex
documents, including spreadsheets and financial plans.
§ Embrace of the
organization’s mission and objectives.
§ Willingness and ability to
travel extensively within the region and attend evening and weekend meetings as
necessary. Occasional out of state travel. Travel and direct expenses will be
paid for by WestCOG or reimbursed, as appropriate, for duties performed in
carrying out these responsibilities.
§ A strong work ethic, characterized
by personal maturity, honesty, and reliability; pride in delivering work
correctly, on budget, and on deadline; and the ability to maintain a calm and
professional demeanor in dealing with management, coworkers, agency partners
(federal, state, and local employees), and members of the public.
§ Understanding of federal,
state, and local government structure, functions, and operations, including
Councils of Governments.
following is required:
§ A bachelor’s degree in
accounting, business, or public administration or comparable area
§ Five or more years of
financial management or other professional fiscal operations experience
including budgeting, grant writing, auditing and financial analysis
§ Experience and training with
Windows-based computer software, preferably Microsoft Office products. Advanced
Excel training and experience required
§ Possession and maintenance
of a valid driver’s license in good standing and access to reliable
§ Legal authorization to work
in the United States.
other education and experience as deemed equivalent by WestCOG.
Conditions of Work
position is expected to be full-time (35 hours per week), with options for
partial remote work, although attendance at in-person meetings at various
locations and times (including nights) in the region may be required.
applying, please verify that the position is still open by visiting: http://westcog.org/employment-opportunities/
apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references
Mr. Francis R. Pickering, Executive Director at email@example.com.
candidates may be asked to provide additional information or to appear for an interview.
on the above criteria this position offers a full-time starting salary of $70,000
to $100,000, depending on experience. Benefits are available.
position will remain open until filled or closed.
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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