A professional-level position within the Research Division of the AGFC. This position supports the mission of the AGFC by seeking, competing for, acquiring, managing, and reporting on competitive grants available to state conservation agencies across all divisions, including Wildlife Management, Fisheries, Education, Law Enforcement, Research, Fiscal, and others. Individual selected should have the ability to actively seek competitive grants to financially supplement the current and ongoing activities of the AGFC. This individual will work closely with AGFC leadership and various division staff to determine priority submissions, track grant expenditures, grant budgets, and all mandatory grant reporting requirements.
This position will lead and oversee a competitive grants program with a statewide, multi-dimensional scope. Cultivate relationships with AGFC personnel to understand agency and program needs to increase competitive advantage. Engage in regular, effective work planning meetings with AGFC leadership and various AGFC division personnel. Actively search for new funding sources to support AGFC programs, conservation management, and research, communicate opportunities with program staff and AGFC leadership of new funding opportunities. Write, edit, and package well-crafted proposals that include letters of inquiry, compelling project descriptions and detailed budgets, logical frameworks, progress/stewardship reports, grant agreements, and other materials as needed. Manage each stage of the grant process with agency staff, from the proposal development stage to proposal submission, to notification and reporting and acknowledgment.
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, or a related field; plus four years of experience in the administration of grants, contracts or related area, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES CHIEF.
Master's degree or equivalent preferred in the fields of biology, zoology, botany, wildlife, fisheries management, or a related field.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Knowledge of grants, contracts, and special funding programs.
Knowledge of grant implementation, monitoring, and fiscal control practices.
Knowledge of state budgetary and accounting practices and procedures.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others.
Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate grant program compliance.
Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written technical information and reports.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software; Ability to prioritize, use time efficiently and effectively and make strategic decisions; Ability to work independently and manage time to meet deadlines; Thoroughness and attention to detail; Ability to research, assess relevance, and analyze issues from multiple perspectives, assimilate information, reach sound conclusions, make appropriate decisions and recommendations; Ability to work cooperatively with others to develop and implement solutions to achieve mutually desired results; Ability to handle multiple simultaneous demands/projects by organizing, prioritizing competing deadlines, and completing work accurately and on time; Ability to work the number and schedule of hours needed to accomplish assigned tasks and regular job responsibilities; Demonstrated skill working as a constructive member of a team, including the free sharing of information and technical expertise as needed; Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changes in work objectives, processes, and technology. Experience in grant writing including researching grant sources, writing grants, and reporting; Ability to assimilate complex and technical information from various sources and prepare clear, persuasive communication using various writing styles to meet the needs of the donor/granter communications; Demonstrated success in securing and managing foundation and/or government grants; Knowledge and understanding of conservation, biology, ecology, or related field; Excellent grammar and written communication skills, including the ability to draft, proofread and edit grants and reports.