Job Opportunity: Grant Specialist for the Office of Broadband Development

I thought some folks might be interested. I’d like to see them get someone really good.


$ 23.15-$ 34.18 hourly, $ 48,337-$ 71,368 annually

Date Posted: 08/25/2014
Closing Date: 09/02/2014
Hiring Agency: Employment & Econ Development Dept
Location: St. Paul
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 14DEED000184
Employment Conditions: Limited, Full-time
Work Shift: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required: yes
Job Grouping: Finance Regulatory Econ Devel
Classified Status: Unclassified
Job Description: This is a one year temporary Unclassified position, with the possibility of an extension.

The purpose of this position is to develop, promote, implement, provide technical assistance for, evaluate and report on state and/or federally funded financing programs of the Office of Broadband Development. The Office develops and administers programs designed to achieve high quality broadband access for all Minnesotans and to support and promote the skills necessary to adopt and use broadband tools for economic, educational, health, and institutional benefits.

Major job responsibilities include the following:

1). Program development/marketing (provide outreach and marketing and training, solicit grant applications from potential applicants, provide advice and input on detailed and technical aspects of financing programs)

2) Program implementation: soliciting applications, providing technical assistance and financial packaging assistance to applicants; analyzing and reviewing applications for financial assistance.

3) Program management, and management of grant portfolios (training of clients to assure they comply with the contract and program conditions, work closely with client to assure they are aware of project timelines and timing of funds available from the Office, monitor program caseload, monitor grantees for compliance with contractual requirements).

4) Recommend financing conditions and awards to the Director. Negotiate and coordinate grant agreement closings.

Minimum Qualifications: Please describe your qualifications, experience and education in the Job Specific Question Section in Resume Builder.

Two (2) years professional experience in one or a combination of the following areas. To receive credit for experience, you must provide specific information regarding your experience, education and accomplishments in the areas of grant management,training and workforce development related experience (job title, specific duties, dates performed, number and nature of grants administered).

Grants experience: professional experience involving evaluating, administering, accounting for, training and/or monitoring of grant/grants proposals, grant agreements, or grant recipients for a grant making organization or similar work for a grant recipient organization.

Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures with ability to effectively interpret and communicate those to grant recipients.

Training and workforce development experience: professional experience working with training and workforce development issues, including but not limited to business and economic development, instructional design and methods, labor market data and employment projections, accrediting standards, industry certifications, training resources, federal poverty guidelines, strategic planning, finance, marketing.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, planning and/or community development or Political Science or related degree may substitute for 6 months of experience.

Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.
Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance. It includes contact with the applicant’s former employers.A Criminal Background Check will be conducted on those positions that have access to confidential information and/or private data, handle financial transactions, or enter the homes of our clients. Please note that a Criminal History Check will be conducted on all finalists for this position. A criminal conviction will not automatically remove you from consideration for employment.

When the position requires travel and the applicant drives a state owned or leased vehicle, a driver’s license and record check will be conducted.

How to Apply: Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State’s selection process, go to <>.

Anyone with a disability who believes they may need an accommodation should contact the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, in advance, so any necessary arrangements can be made. To request an accommodation, email; or call 651-259-7094 (voice) or 651-296-3900 (TTY), MN Relay 711 or use your preferred relay service.

Contact for More Information: Sue Zeches, 651/259-7107/
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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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