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Grant Specialist

EPH Consulting, Inc.
Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $68,000 to $71,500 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, dental, life insurance,
Job Description

Position: Grant Specialist

Department: Office of Grants Management

Reports to: Project Manager (on-site)

Location: DHHS, OHS, 300 C Street, S.W., Washington DC 20024

Type of Position: Full-time, non-exempt

General Summary:

EPH Consulting, is seeking a Grants Specialist to support our government customer with financial & grant management functions. You will perform a variety of technical grant related and financial analysis of new, refunding, and supplement grant proposals to ensure the inclusion of all required forms, assurances, agreements, etc. You will also assist Program Specialist(s)with grant application status and post-award monitoring of grantee's on-going activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance.
  • Three years of progressive professional experience related to the task activities, preferably including federal discretionary grants management, non-profit or for-profit financial management, and regulatory compliance monitoring and oversight.
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college related field preferred, or a combination of education and experience that provides the needed preparation to complete the task activities.
  • Demonstrated prior experience in financial auditing and/or audit finding resolution for federal discretionary grant programs, preferred.
  • Ability to telework when required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and produce high quality written products such as memoranda, presentations and correspondence.
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, along with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituent population.

Must be able to obtain at a minimum an NACI (National Agency Check and Inquiries) Level 1 security clearance for obtainment of a personal identity verification (PIV) card.

Must be a US Citizen or have a current work permit.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform initial comprehensive cost analysis on approved grant applications to ensure compliance with ACF Grants Administration Manual and Technical Review and Budget form.
  • Verify Indirect Cost Rate Agreements, and evaluates specific elements of cost for necessity, reasonableness, and allowability.
  • Prepare written recommendations for Grants Officer based on analysis of cost data.
  • Contact grantees, when necessary, to request missing or additional supporting documentation for proposed costs and revised budgets.
  • Research list of grantees excluded from Federal Procurement Programs to ensure prospective grantee does not appear on any of these lists.
  • Consult Ranking and Approval list for new grants to ensure grantee has been approved for funding by the appropriate officials.
  • Review continuation grant documents to ensure Program Project Officer Certification has been obtained prior to award.
  • Prepare the Notice of Grant Award (NGA) document for each assigned grant award in compliance with Head Start policies and procedures.
  • Review grantees post-award requests regarding carryover of unobligated funds, changes in the approval of equipment purchases, and no-cost extensions of project periods to ensure conformance with Head Start policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate review of grantee requests with appropriate program official; prepare documentation to formalize requested post-award action.
  • Review Financial Status and Program Progress reports submitted by grantees to ensure progress on awarded grant is adequate and funds are being spent in compliance with applicable cost principles and terms of grant award.
  • Compile relevant grant information for analysis, in the Head Start Enterprise System (HSES), in preparation for Risk Management Meetings.
  • Participate in Risk Management Meetings of Program Office Staff, Technical Assistance Staff and representatives from a Head Start grantee to discuss agency and program performance, strengths and challenges and to develop a plan to mitigate risk including identifying the need for technical assistance.
  • Review facilities purchase, construction and renovation requests and determine eligibility per

Head Start Performance Standard

  • Perform additional technical pre-award and post-award grant related activities as requested by Grant Office and Project Manager

Equal Opportunity:

− All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

− Employer takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified employees and applicants who are disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces Service Medial veterans, and other protected veterans.

− Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

− DO NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

− No Phone Calls Please

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $68,000.00 - $71,500.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
Currently staff are required to telework 3 days per week and work onsite 2 days per week. (NOTE: This requirement is subject to change to full-time onsite work at any time)

Note: No relocation expenses provided.

Company Description
EPH Consulting, Inc. is a small woman-owned business, located in Maryland. We provide grant management as well as program support to federal and local government agencies.

EPH Consulting, Inc.

EPH Consulting, Inc. is a small woman-owned business, located in Maryland. We provide grant management as well as program support to federal and local government agencies.


Washington, DC


Non Profit

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