OF NEW BRITAIN
Open Competitive Examination
…………………………………. $1,330.85 - $1,712.36
(TO CREATE AN
This position is represented by
the Local 818 bargaining unit.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF
The Grants Administrator is a professional level
position in the Department of Municipal Development. The position serves as the
primary grant researcher, writer and funding coordinator. The Grants Administrator is responsible for
actively searching out funding through State, Federal, or private sources,
which may be available in the form of grants, for City and Community projects
and programs. The position is vested with primary responsibility for developing
detailed planning and budget products associated with professional
grantsmanship. The Grants Administrator should have the requisite writing,
organizational, communications skills and experience to satisfy often intense
and short notice requirements of grant application development, oversight, and
This position is also responsible for quality assurance
and fiscal management of grant programs and projects defined in the grant process.
The Grants Administrator is selectively responsible for the auditing and
monitoring of programs and for obtaining needed revisions and changes in grants
as required. The position is responsible for the supervision, direction and
control of staff assigned under any grant programs.
RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the
Director of Municipal Development
EXCERCISED: Oversees office staff assigned to assist
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
for acting as a resource person on availability of grant funding and for
preparing reports on active and pending grants as required.
for writing, executing and internal auditing of Community Development Block
Grant annual programs as set forth by city ordinance.
for obtaining all environmental approvals for projects requiring clearances.
a comprehensive grant evaluation and proposal development process that results
in new grant funding for the City.
a library of municipal knowledge including demographics, land use and
development, current programs, prioritized municipal projects awaiting funding,
and public safety projects that impact the community.
and writes grants proposals, re-submission, program updates and reports.
conducts research for prospects and other opportunities for new grant funding
sources including direct, indirect and regional based grant programs.
liaison to grant planning organizations on a regional, state, and federal
assistance and guidance in resolving issues and conflicts with grant funding
timely advice and information on grant funding opportunities, requirements and
closely with and guides department staff regarding funding needs, grant
opportunities, guidelines and funding sources for grants.
and updates a quarterly report regarding City-wide grant activity and funding
as deputy office manager in the absence of the Director.
a continuing self-improvement grant skills and learning experience supplemented
by formal modest professional development education.
in related professional services and activities as required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
ability to develop successful relationships with local, state and federal grant
ability to cultivate successful relationships within an organization, initiate
and coordinate internal meetings, and oversee grant compliance and reporting
to organize, analyze and interpret complex technical data relating to grants
to demonstrate excellent management, interpersonal, organizational and
to demonstrate excellent writing and editing skills
history of writing successful federal grant applications and obtaining federal
to manage and prioritize multiple projects with conflicting deadline pressure
and competing priorities.
and coordinates meetings with grant funders as needed.
Required skills and
knowledge include an undergraduate college degree in public administration or
related field with requisite experience in public administration. In addition,
a contemporary working knowledge of Federal Housing and Urban Development
regulations and programs is required. Applicants should have demonstrable previous
grant writing experience and knowledge of resources to access state, federal
and private grants.
The probationary period for this position shall be twelve (12) months.
COMPONENTS WEIGHTS WEIGHTS WEIGHTS
PASSING GRADE: The minimum
passing grade is 70%.
REQUIRMENTS: Must have and maintain a valid Connecticut
EQUIPMENT USED: Computer, printer, calculator, and standard
DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disability to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to sit, talk and listen. The
employee is required to walk and frequently use hands and fingers when
operating computer and calculator, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this
job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work is conducted in typical office
working conditions. The noise level in
the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT LIST:
A certified employment list shall be in effect for one year from the
date of its establishment by the Civil Service Commission. The Civil Service Commission, may, upon the
showing and finding of exigent and extenuating circumstances, extend the
duration of the list when it is in the best interest of the City. However, in no case shall any certified list
remain in force for more than two years.
RULE OF FIVE PLUS THREE:
The Appointing Authority is sent the first five names in rank on the
certified employment list plus the next three highest city residents. All may be considered equally for the one job
Prior to beginning work, the successful candidate must complete and
qualify on a City medical examination including a drug screen as well as a
background and reference check.
All requests for reasonable accommodations in the testing process must
be made in writing, no later than the closing date for applications. Documentation must be from a medically
licensed professional, and must be current within one year of the closing
deadline for applications. Documentation
of the disability must include what the disability is, what accommodation is being
requested, and must be received no later than two (2) weeks after the closing
deadline for applications. A candidate’s
failure to submit this documentation will result in no further consideration
being given for a reasonable accommodation in the testing process.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR CITY OF NEW
BRITAIN RESIDENTS: Proof of domicile shall be filed at the time
of filing the application. (Please see form attached). Failure to provide proof
of domicile in accordance with this timetable may result in no residency
consideration being granted for this examination.
be on file with the Civil Service Commission/Personnel, Room 409, City Hall, no
later than Friday, February 8, 2019 at 4:00P.M.
Application forms may be obtained at the office of the Civil Service
Commission/Personnel, Room 409, City Hall, 27 West Main St., New Britain,
CT 06051 or online at www.newbritainct.gov under Civil Service job
postings. Tel (860) 826-3406.