R&D Grants Administrator - Details - Eagle Jobs

R&D Grants Administrator - Details

Open for Applications Until Sunday, January 23, 2022.

Twin Falls County

630 Addison Ave. W.
P.O. Box 126
Twin Falls, ID 83301

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Twin Falls County

Job Description
Provides centralized assistance for all County departments in seeking additional funding
sources for the development of, or continuation of programs in Twin Falls County. This
position also provides special project research and development for the County such as
preparation of lease proposals, supervision of construction projects, preparing environmental
assessments, and managing other projects as assigned. Time management is crucial in this
job so the employee can meet deadlines and set priorities to maximize effectiveness for
multiple projects. Financial management and good recordkeeping skills are also required to
track and monitor grant finances and claims. The principal duties of this class are performed
in a general office environment, although driving to various county locations is often required
for managing special projects. Work is performed under the general direction of the County
Commissioners, with latitude granted for independent judgment in meeting the research and
development needs of the County and performing the duties and responsibilities of the job.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (illustrative only and may vary by
Researches, initiates, and provides administrative support and technical assistance to
obtain and administer grant funding from public and private sources;
Consults with department heads and elected officials to become aware of funding
needs within the County;
Interfaces with departments to assure quality control of programs and adherence to
guidelines established by each specific grant;
Prepares necessary paperwork for applications to receive relevant funding;
Notifies relevant departments of progress on applications made;
Manages, administers and reports on grant awards;
Monitors compliance with grants, contracts, environmental, labor, procurement,
financial, and other applicable regulations;
Performs research and analysis functions, preparing documents and reports, compiles
and organizes information and data and prepares and maintains statistical,
demographic, and related databases, information files and reports;
Performs other special projects as assigned by the Commissioners ;
Processes grants and contracts for timely execution, maintains an accurate database
system(s), generates regular reports and prepares special studies and reports;
Keeps immediate supervisor fully and accurately informed concerning work progress,
including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved
ways of addressing such problems;
Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate co-workers and others to
maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.
Maintains strict confidentiality in all cases;
Interacts with County employees, customers, visitors and the general public effectively
and professionally.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the
Knowledge of:
Methods, policies, objectives, and standard practices of office and administrative
procedures, research and development, project management and prioritization;
Methods, procedures, objectives, and standard practices for federal, state, foundation,
private, and other grant and funding source application, administration, and compliance;
Idaho laws and statutes regarding bidding, public meetings, public information requests
and rules of county governance;
Effective communication techniques with individuals and small and large groups;
Project planning, design, coordination, implementation, and management.
Skill and Ability to:
Prioritize and organize projects and meet deadline requirements;
Read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports
and legal documents;
Effectively present information to management, public groups and/or boards of
Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference;
Define needs, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions;
Develop partnerships to accomplish goals and bring diverse partners together to solve
difficult problems to benefit the public;
Respond to the public over the phone or in person in a tactful, pleasant, and courteous
Speak clearly and communicate accurate information to others.
Use English to communicate effectively with others.
Proficiently operate computers, software programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, or similar office software to create documents and other materials, maintain
information, and generate reports.
Listen carefully to, understand, and effectively communicate through oral, written, and
interpersonal communication channels.
Follow verbal and written instructions.
Work independently and exercise initiative, with general guidance and supervision.
Use good judgment to make sound and reasonable decisions and problem-solving skills to
respond to customer service needs in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and
established policies.
Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;
Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the
pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
Demonstrate integrity and ingenuity the performance of assigned tasks and solving
Perform all duties in accordance with County policies and procedures with regard for
personal safety and that of other employees and the public.
Maintain confidentiality.
High school diploma or GED is required with a Bachelor’s Degree preferred; and
Diverse work experience that shows initiative, success, good communications skills,
efficiency and the ability to meet strict deadlines, preferably in grant management, or
An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills,
knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position may
be considered.
Must successfully pass background investigation relevant to the position and remain in
good standing for the duration of employment with the County.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this classification, the employee is frequently required to sit at a
computer for long periods of time and often drives to various locations or other County
offices. The employee may also visit project sites, occasionally in rough terrain, to track
construction progress or gather needed information to submit an applications or complete a
report. The employee is required to use hands to keyboard or type, handle materials, or
manipulate papers and files. The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this classification include close and distance vision to review
paperwork, read manuals, legal descriptions or other documentation with small print.
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing abilities required by this classification include
those which permit the employee to discern verbal communication and communicate
effectively in person and by telephone. While performing the duties of this classification, the
employee works in an office setting where the noise level in the work environment is usually
How To Apply
Apply online at https://twinfallscounty.org/