Grant and Financial Management Officer

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
May 11, 2022
Closes
May 25, 2022
Ref
220386
Hours
Full Time
Metro seeks a Grant and Financial Management Officer to assist with the management of a grant portfolio currently at over $4B. The position will assist with identification, application, management, reporting, and closeout of both formula and competitive grants for capital needs and operating assistance from the US Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration, the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other US Federal agencies.

The position is in the Office of Capital Financial Management (OCFM), part of the Strategy, Planning and Program Management (SPPM) organization. SPPM builds and oversees Metro's prioritized capital program, ensuring it advances agency priorities and invests federal, jurisdictional and dedicated funding wisely, and is the lead organization responsible for business transformation, planning, sustainability, capital programming, capital budgeting and funds and grants management for both the capital and operating budgets, and capital reporting.

The incumbent will work in conjunction with a Senior Manager on a team to manage all aspects of the grant management process. The incumbent will support the strategic sourcing and planning of grants to support Metro 6 year Capital Program Plan. The incumbent is expected to monitor assigned grant resources and identify needs and opportunities for revisions and reallocation of funding. The incumbent is expected to be an effective communicator both orally and in written correspondence with major contributors from within Metro, external to Metro, and from the US Government who affect and influence Metro's grant management program. The incumbent is expected to support project management oversight of federally assisted projects to support pre-award and post-award compliance and reporting associated with federal awards. This will require familiarity with federal environmental compliance, procurement requirements, and an understanding of financial management.

Alternative work scheduling and telecommuting of up to 2 to 3 days a week are available for responsible employees in good standing. When not telecommuting, the position will report to Metro's Jackson Graham Building at 600 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 with a move planned to the Metro Virginia Office Building at 2395 Mill Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314 in mid 2023. Alternative work scheduling and telecommuting are planned to be available for responsible employees in good standing after the move. Both building locations are located close to Metro stations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, or a related field.
    • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, a high school diploma or GED and four (4) years of experience in financial, budget programs applicable to operations and/or capital programs, in addition to the experience stated below, will be considered.

Experience
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the development, administration, measurement, communication and execution of financial plans or budget programs applicable to operations and capital programs
  • Experience must include presenting and justifying major organization-wide budgetary initiatives and programs and evaluating/costing complex and comprehensive budget initiatives.
  • Successful completion of a Master's degree can be substituted for two (2) years of experience

Certification/Licensure
  • N/A

Preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, or a related field.

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Mission Essential Designation:

In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

SUMMARY

The Grant and Financial Management Officer, under the direction of the Management staff, supports the planning, coordination, administration, and reporting on grant activities that support the operating, and capital budgets for WMATA. The incumbent reports grant and budgetary information to senior management; coordinates with funding agencies for grant compliance and required approvals; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions and departments; provides complex administrative, procurement, and other high-level support to senior management.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Reviews, analyzes, and interprets federal regulations and laws associated with financial assistance and/or its impacts to WMATA operations to ensure compliance with those laws and regulations and to determine the fiscal applicability and/or assess potential implications of potential grant opportunities for WMATA.
  • Reviews and assesses the requirements and applicability of Competitive Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs). Confirms that elements of the application criteria are appropriately completed. To assess the applicability of NOFOs to fund WMATA's program of projects and adopted capital and operating annual budget and/or six-year plan of projects and to secure non-routine financial assistance available through competitive programs.
  • Assists with oversight of grant funded projects - cradle to grave, including but not limited to the understanding and analysis of funding capital projects and their budgets, schedules, and scopes of work and associated funding.
  • Evaluates financial information for the purposes of financial planning and reporting, such as preparation of the federal financial reports. May assist in the review and recommendation of fund source assignments based on project portfolio knowledge,
  • Assists with audit requests from internal and external stakeholders, as required, to ensure compliance with applicable audits and reviews and, to reconcile or remedy findings and recommendations, and support continued process improvement.
  • Supports senior staff in the oversight and resolution of liabilities with federal sponsors and the assessments and recommendations on the eligibility of grant funding reimbursements. Helps to ensure compliance with federal requirements for tracking, use and documentation of incurred and resolved liabilities, and the use of sources available through insurance proceeds, Land proceeds, or disposition. Supports accounting, asset management and legal counsel personnel in making determinations of compliance.
  • Supports senior staff in the oversight and processing of environmental and planning requirements in support of federally funded capital investments.

The functions listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report

Closing

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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