The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is seeking to fill a Program Analyst IV position within the Grants Management Division of the Office of Development and Grants Management. The Program Analyst IV is an advanced level professional that requires nominal direction and supervision. A Program Analyst IV primarily serves as an advisor to management on the evaluation of the effectiveness of government programs and operations. Program Analysts focus on reviewing, evaluating, and recommending approval of applications for grants and contracts. Program Analysts are responsible for assisting with the implementation and ongoing maintenance of the City's centralized grants management system and provides day-to-day support for the following groups: (1) Neighborhood, Community, and Economic Development, (2) Public Safety, Health, and Private Foundations, and (3) Transportation and Public Works and Government Operations. Program Analysts assist with continual timely and accurate tracking of activity and spending of City grants to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and audit requirements. Program Analysts also support the implementation and data integrity of the grants management system for the Office of Grants Management (OGM) and perform financial, set-up, and post-award management and administrative duties.
Examples of Duties
The Program Analyst IV performs a variety of program and project management functions including but not limited to: Analyzes and evaluates, on a quantitative or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of program operations in meeting established goals and objectives;
Develops, administers, monitors or evaluates economic and community development programs, grants and/or contracts for conformance, effectiveness and timeliness;
Develops cost analyses of projects or performs cost benefit or economic evaluations of current or projected programs;
Utilizes data collection and analysis techniques to evaluate individual programs; submits oral and written reports to management personnel for their consideration and decision-making;
Researches and investigates new or improved business and management practices for application to agency programs or operations;
Develops new or modified administrative program policies, regulations, goals, or objectives;
Initiates and/or recommends that an audit be performed;
Reviews audit and investigative reports to determine appropriate changes or corrective action required;
Provides assistance to Federal, State, and local agency officials in developing proposals and in preparing program plans and project application documents;
Performs and supports grant application development as directed and in coordination with City department staff;
Oversees, reviews, analyzes, and evaluates grants/assistance applications, plans, and estimates;
Prepares, processes, issues, and tracks grants/assistance awards and ensures and monitors compliance with all terms and conditions of reporting requirements;
Monitors and analyzes grantee financial and progress reports to assure funds are properly expended;
Serves as liaison with grantors, grant recipients, and grant sub-recipients to clarify, interpret, and resolve issues;
Performs final review of completed awards, makes appropriate adjustments or disallowances, and processes close-outs in a timely and compliant manner;
Conducts post-award reviews and analyses to identify management, financial, and administrative issues; and
Testifies before grant committees and at other public forums with recommendations in the area of funding, special conditions and grant administration to provide expert technical advice.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in business administration, public administration, public policy, economics, finance, accounting, urban studies, or a closely related field.
Four (4) years of professional experience involving the systematic review, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of grants or other financial data is required. Program Analyst IV must demonstrate proficiency with integrated word processing and spreadsheet functions.
License / Certificates
Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.
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