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Grants Research Specialist

Chicago Police Department

Office of Public Safety Administration

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Contact Information

Address:

Chicago Police Department
Attn: Office of Public Safety Administration
3510 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/28/24
  • @ 11:59 PM

Salary:

  • $84,972.00

Sworn:

  • 11,716

Population:

  • 3 million

Position Details

Chicago Police Department

Office of Public Safety Administration

PSA Grants Division

Number of Positions: 2

This position is open to the public and all current city employees covered under the City's Collective Bargaining Agreement with AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (AFSCME) – BARGAINING UNIT 1, 3, 4 & 5.

As an essential member of the Chicago Office of Public Safety Administration (OPSA) Grants Division, under the direction of the Director of Grants Management, the Grants Research Specialist significantly contributes to the management of the entire public safety grants portfolio by gaining specialist-level knowledge of public safety grant programs under their responsibility. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Conducting research to identify and assess sources of available grant opportunities provided through public and private agencies.
  • Preparing summaries and providing recommendations to management on available funding opportunities for new or existing programs and initiatives to support or enhance department operations.
  • Preparing grant applications and writing grant proposals, including the development and writing of the program narrative, budgets and budget narratives, and timelines for program implementation.
  • Reviewing completed grant applications to ensure proposed programs are in compliance with grantor's funding requirements.
  • Accepting grant awards in accordance with city grant guidelines.
  • Monitoring grant funded programs and working with program staff to monitor their implementation and to ensure compliance with funding source reporting requirements.
  • Evaluating program proposals submitted by agencies for funding and making recommendations for the allocation of funds and the selection of agencies based on established criteria.
  • Communicating with grantors.
  • Attending workshops and seminars to enhance occupational skills and to gather information on available grant opportunities.
  • Attending operational and administrative hearings and meetings to enhance their knowledge and understanding of public safety agency needs and operations.
  • Representing the department at public hearings and community meetings regarding grant funded programs and project initiatives.
  • Coordinating with other city departments in the set-up, administration, and implementation of grants.
  • Assisting with audits by compiling required documents.
  • Proving direct support to and implementing the full grants management cycle from application to close-out.

Additional duties may be required for this position.

Location:

3510 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60653

Days:

Monday - Friday

Hours:

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a directly related field, plus two (2) year of grants preparation, community outreach, or project management experience.

NOTE: Represents the department at public hearings and community meetings regarding grant funded programs and project initiatives. 

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Experience with federal and other grant programs relative to researching and identifying funding opportunities, writing, and submitting grant proposals, monitoring/overseeing grant expenditures and preparing required status reports to grantors.
  • Experience with developing complex budgets.
  • Experience writing requests for proposals and or grant proposals and or implementing funded initiatives.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires applicants to complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or a skills assessment test as part of the interview.

The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview will be selected.

The interviewed bidders possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected in seniority order according to the collective bargaining agreement.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT. 

Apply Here:

https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/100/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=394602

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer. 



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