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Job Title: Transportation Grants Coordinator
Location: Asheville, NC United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/11/2019
Expire Date: 03/11/2019
Job Categories: Transportation
Job Description
Transportation Grants Coordinator
The City of Asheville's Transit Division of the Transportation Department is seeking a full time Grants Coordinator. The purpose of this position is to provide professional support and ongoing management of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants and any other grants of the Transit Division.

Under direction of the Transit Planning Manager, the Grant Coordinator will coordinate internally with various departments, sub-recipients, and the Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Grant Coordinator is responsible for preparing grant funding applications and proposals for Federal, State, and other non-government grants to support various aspects of Asheville's transit operations. The Grants Coordinator will manage all details of the pre- and post-award grant administration for both City of Asheville transit and sub-recipients of grants. Sub-recipients include four counties within the region for which the City provides administrative services and oversight.

The Grant Coordinator is responsible for tracking grant expenditures and drawdowns, ensuring that all policies are followed, managing and maintaining documents for grant administration and accountability, applying for grants through FTA and the State, directing and providing oversight of grants to subrecipients (including performing site visits), collaborates with the City of Asheville Finance Department to ensure proper accounting and documentation for auditing and reporting purposes (e.g. National Transit Database reporting and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report), leads the FTA Triennial Review process, and assists division staff with procurement of transit-related purchases per FTA guidelines and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirements.
Qualifications & Requirements
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Grant Management, Finance, Project Management or a related field, with at least three (3) years of progressively responsible related experience; OR Associate's degree in a related field, with at least (5) years of progressively responsible related experience; OR a High School Diploma or equivalent with at least (8) eight years of progressively responsible related experience.
- FTA Program experience.
- Experience with Google Suite, with an exceptional ability in the use of Google Sheets. (Preferred)
- Transit Awards Management System (TRAMS) experience. (Preferred)
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Brooke Strickland
Contact Email:bstrickland@ashevillenc.gov
Company Description:
The City of Asheville is committed to being the employer of choice in the region and the best local government in North Carolina. If you are a seasoned professional or just beginning your career, we encourage you to join our team. The largest city in Western North Carolina and the 11th largest city in the state, Asheville is the county seat of Buncombe County with a diverse population of more than 84,000. Asheville was named one of “25 Best Places for Business and Careers” by Forbes.com. “Our Quality of Service, Your Quality of Life” is what we believe at the City of Asheville. More than 1,100 employees work each day to bring this quality of service to Asheville residents. The City operates under a council/manager form of government. The Asheville City Council sets policies and enacts ordinances, which are then carried out under the city manager’s direction. The city council is comprised of an elected Mayor and six council members. The city council is committed to effec¬tive strategic planning with clearly identified yearly and quarterly goals. The Asheville Way Continuous Improvement: Asheville employees are trained professionals who improve service delivery by balancing needs, resources and innovation. Integrity: Asheville employ¬ees demonstrate character with courage, honesty and pride. Diversity: Asheville em¬ployees value and respect a diverse community, work¬force and ideas. Safety and Welfare: Asheville employees value the safety and welfare of our employees and the citizens we serve. Excellent Service: Asheville employees strive to address needs with courtesy, compassion, timeliness, efficiency and commitment. The City of Asheville is a member of the Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition (WNC DEC). To learn more about the WNC DEC visit http://www.wncdec.com/ or search for WNC DEC on LinkedIn or Facebook. To learn more about the City of Asheville's employment opportunities visit www.ashevillenc.gov/jobs .
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