The Manager II, Grants will assist in administering and monitoring a billion-dollar portfolio of active grants from federal, state, and local sources.
TO APPLY: This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications beginning June 1, 2022. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
This is the senior level of the Manager (various) series. At this level, incumbents typically independently represent the organization; serve as a subject matter expert who possesses highly specialized knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience; are responsible for a specialty program area that has a major impact on the organization.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
Receives oversight from departmental management.
First-line supervisory responsibility.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of responsibilities.
Develop grant applications of moderate complexity independently and assist with complex applications.
Determine funding eligibility of projects according to grant solicitations and guidelines.
Develop complex funding plans for grants/projects and monitor their implementation.
Conduct research, formulate recommendations, and communicate results regarding grant compliance issues.
Complete requisite procedures to obtain executed grant agreements, time extensions, or reprogramming.
Develop strong business relationships with internal teams, SCRRA leadership and various stakeholders (e.g., member agencies, grantors).
Develop, monitor, and evaluate the efficiency of department processes and procedures.
Establish and maintain relevant controls and feedback systems to monitor the operation of the department.
Prepare presentations for Board of Directors, management, committees, and outside agencies.
Participate in internal or external audit processes.
Prepare analytical and statistical reports.
Collaborate with SCRRA departments
Communicate regularly with grantors, member agencies, Authority staff, and executive leadership.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, or a related field.
A minimum of five (5) years’ experience performing similar job duties.
A combination of training, education and or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered when determining minimum qualifications. Advanced relevant coursework may also substitute for a portion of required experience.
Valid Class C Driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record of no more than three moving violations and no DUI’s within the last three years.
Master’s degree preferred.
Transit agency experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Industry standards and best practices of grant acquisition and administration.
Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies governing grantees
SCRRA strategic plan, policies and procedures.
Large construction project lifecycle.
Principles and practices of employee supervision and performance management.
Use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Use of ERP systems (e.g., Oracle).
Strong and effective, leadership, communication, team building and time management.
Think creatively and critically.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to individuals and groups at all levels within and outside of the organization.
Develop and present results and recommendations of technical research
Multi-task, prioritize, work with tight deadlines and be organized.
Transition between a stationary position at a desk or work location and move about Metrolink facilities or other work site locations.
Operate tools to perform the duties of the position, such as computers, office equipment, and work-related machinery.
Transport equipment or boxes up to 25lbs.
Exchange ideas by means of communication.
Visual acuity to detect, identify and observe employees or train movement and any barriers to movement when working on or near railroad tracks.
Hear and perceive the nature of sounds when working on or near railroad tracks.
Balance, ascend/descend, climb, kneel, stoop, bend, crouch or crawl within assigned working conditions and or locations.
Position requires work in a normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, or temperature. Work may also be conducted in outdoor environments, at construction sites, Railroad Track and Right-of-Way environments, and warehouse environments, with possible exposure to individuals who are hostile or irate, moving mechanical parts, and loud noises (85+ decibels, such as heavy trucks, construction, etc.)
Southern California Regional Rail Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Authority will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.