The City of Bellevue Transportation Department is seeking a self-motivated, team-oriented person to manage and grow its multi-million dollar grants and outside funding program. Our Transportation Department mission is to provide a safe and efficient transportation system that supports livable neighborhoods and a vital economy in partnership with the community. We take pride in being a dynamic, international and multicultural, future-focused, high performing city and department. We invest in our employees and encourage and reward employee growth and development. Our culture values and encourages quality communication, shared leadership and responsibility, innovation and integrity.
We are looking for an extraordinary candidate who is excited about the opportunity to work in this environment and help deliver our mission. This individual will coordinate required activities for existing grant-funded projects, evaluate projects for funding potential, write proposals, monitor state and federal regulations, coordinate efforts with granting agencies, and provide support for other transportation planning and capital programming activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages Complexity: Makes sense of complex, high volume, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
Plans & Aligns: Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
Communicates Effectively: Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Action-Oriented: Takes on new opportunities and challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
Interpersonal Savvy: Relates comfortably with people across all levels, functions, culture, and geography. Acts with diplomacy and tact, especially in difficult situations
Instills Trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
Cultivates Innovation: Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful
Stewardship: Has a sense of the public trust, ethics, and urges decision makers to make informed financial and environmental stewardship decisions while constructing projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage all Transportation Department grant programs and activities, including evaluating funding opportunities, developing application materials, monitoring state and federal grant regulations, and ensuring all required grant administrative activities are performed in a timely manner.
Work with project managers and other agency staff to strategically identify grant projects, define project descriptions, determine scheduling and funding needs, and coordinate activities among multiple projects with complex funding packages.
Define, or assist in defining, program goals and objectives; establish methods and means of accomplishing program objectives; implement policies and procedures.
Develop and maintain management reports on grant activity and seek concurrence of City Council to obligate and program new grant awards.
Make reports and presentations on programs and projects to City Council, Transportation Commission, other agencies, department leadership teams, citizens, and business groups.
Serve as the primary department resource for transportation grant issues and questions.
Coordinate with fiscal and operational staff within other agencies for grant application and management purposes.
Participate in local, regional, and state groups and committees; serve as the City's representative to said groups.
Assist in the development of the department's 6/7-year Capital Investment Program (CIP), 12-year Transportation Facility Plan, the City's Local Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the City's contribution to the Puget Sound Regional Council's Regional TIP and State TIP.
Provide support for other department planning, programming and project delivery activities, including participating in the development of local, subarea and regional transportation plans by participating with City staff and outside agencies such as the Puget Sound Regional Council, King County, Sound Transit, and the Washington State Department of Transportation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Knowledge of the rules, regulations and policies affecting federal and state grant programs and the fiscal procedures required in this specialized area.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; ability to speak in front of a variety of audiences and present technical information in a non-technical manner.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other federal, state, regional and City operational units.
Proficiency with the Microsoft word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation programs utilized by the City.
Ability to plan, prioritize and organize workload to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet required deadlines with minimal supervision.
Ability to prepare and consistently maintain accurate records.
Knowledge of governmental decision-making processes and of planning issues, concepts, policies.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in finance, business, public administration or other related field.
Five or more years of professional experience in the grants management process, grant-writing or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities.
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