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GRANT WRITER

at City of Miami

Pay: up to $61629.15/year
Salary : $61,629.15 Annually
Posted: 12/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2655988
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Job Code:1339-20191223-ORIG
Job Title:GRANT WRITER
Closing Date/Time:Fri. 01/17/20 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Salary:$61,629.15 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location: City of Miami, Florida
Department:Office of Grant Administration
FLSA:Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
 
This is responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, writing and developing various public and private grant opportunities in an effort to generate new grant-funding sources and revenues for the City of Miami. 
 
An employee in this position is expected to meet with staff from federal, state and local agencies as part of the advocacy and negotiation process. This position works with other City departments to plan, organize, and coordinate the writing of their specific grant applications. The position will be guided by and report to a Grants Coordinator or other senior level staff members in this endeavor.
 
This job is not routine, clerical or ministerial in nature and requires using independent judgment.
 

 Essential Functions:
Identifies and monitors prospective federal, state and other public and private contracts and grant opportunities that may be a source of funding for the City of Miami.
 
Coordinates the grant process by working with internal and external stakeholders to solicit, gather and assemble materials (budgets, graphics, program outcomes, etc.) and submit grants and reports on time and in an organized manner.
 
Disseminates information to the appropriate staff as it relates to upcoming funding opportunities and funder requirements.
 
Initiates, facilitates and coordinates action steps in preparing and writing of grants to ensure proposal aligns with funder requirements.
 
Writes high-quality grant proposal narratives, budgets, applications and supporting documents in collaboration with department directors, program managers and City staff.
 
Ensures high-quality applications are submitted in a timely manner.
 
Prepares ordinances and other legislative actions, as required.
 
Maintains specialized databases and systems for recording grant proposals and awarded grants.
 
Prepares reports and correspondence as needed.
 
Performs other related work as required.
 Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree with three (3) years experience in grant writing. Previous experience writing grants for federal solicitations is desired. Master's degree preferred. A valid Driver's License from any state (Equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application, however prior to appointment a State of Florida Driver's License (Class E or higher) must be presented to the Department of Human Resources.
 
OR
 
An equivalent combination of education and experience beyond a high school diploma or its equivalent.
 

 Documentation Requirements:

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
 
Applicants, including City of Miami employees, must upload and submit attached copies of the following documents with the employment application. Please be sure to attach all required documents to your employment application each time you apply. Uploaded documents remain in your online profile but they will not attach automatically and you will be deemed ineligible without the proper documentation.
 
ALL DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED MUST BE CLEAR, LEGIBLE, AND IN PROPER FORMAT.
 
THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION AND ARE ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PROOF:
 
1.   Proof of education in the form of a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university. Foreign diplomas/degrees must be submitted with a credential evaluation report from an approved credential evaluation agency*. Translations of diploma/degrees are not accepted. If degree/diploma does not reflect the academic major on its face, transcripts indicating degree completion must be submitted. Audit/Academic reports are not accepted as substitutions for college transcripts.
 
To qualify under the equivalency clause, applicant must provide proof of education in one or more of the following applicable forms: High school diploma or its equivalent, or transcript showing at least 60 college credits, or Associate's degree or higher.
 
2.    Copy of valid Driver's License from any state (Equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application, however, a State of Florida Driver's License (Class E or higher) is required at time of appointment and must be maintained valid throughout employment.
 
*Approved Credential Evaluation Agencies:
Credential evaluation reports showing the United States equivalency for academic credentials earned in other countries may be provided by:
  • An accredited four-year college or university in the United States, OR
  • A current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), OR
  • A current member of the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE), OR
  • A recognized Professional Organization
 
For additional list of approved credential evaluation agencies visit the Florida Department of Education.
 
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required documents submitted with the employment application are in a format that is acceptable, clear and legible for eligibility determination or risk being disqualified.
 
Applicants, including City of Miami employees, must completely detail their work experience on the employment application or risk being disqualified. Resumes are not required and will not be reviewed in place of the employment application.
 
It is the applicant's responsibility to update their online profile with personal data, work experience, education, and certifications, when submitting application(s), failure to do so may result in disqualification.
 
Applicants must provide a valid email address in order to receive notification of eligibility. 
 
Veterans Preference: Veterans Preference is awarded in accordance with Florida State Statute 295.07. If veteran's preference is being claimed, it must be indicated on the application form and proper documentation, including all forms DD-214 (Member 4) and the applicable FDVA- Veteran's Preference Certification Form(s) in accordance with rule 55A-7.013 - Documentation of Preference Claim, must be submitted with the employment application.
 
FDVA Certification Forms: Please complete the applicable Veterans' Preference Certification Form(s). Form(s) must be uploaded with your employment application along with acceptable proof of veterans' preference. 

Form VP1: VETERANS' PREFERENCE CERTIFICATE
Form VP2: CURRENT MEMBER OF THE RESERVE CERTIFICATION
Form VP3: UNREMARRIED WIDOW or WIDOWER CERTIFICATE
 
Selection Preference for City Residents: In accordance with APM 2-02, applicants for classified positions who are City of Miami residents and new hires will receive preference in selection from interview ranking bands provided that any two (2) of the following documents are submitted with the employment application and again at time of interview:

A. Utility bill dated within 60 days of the date of submission
B. Valid Florida Driver License or State-issued I.D.
C. Property Tax Statement dated within 1 year of the date of submission
D. Properly executed valid lease agreement
E. Homestead Exemption dated within 1 year of the date of submission
F. Motor Vehicle Registration dated within 90 days of the date of submission
G. Official school records or transcripts, dated within 90 days of the date of submission
H. W-2 (or 1099) Tax Form dated within 1 year of the date of submission

City of Miami residents are granted selection preference over non-City of Miami residents within the same ranking band resulting from an interview process.

 
Selection Preference: Selection preference within the same ranking band resulting from an interview process will be granted in the following order: 1) preference eligible veterans, 2) active City of Miami employees, 3) City of Miami residents, 4) all others.

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