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Wayne County Government Detroit, MI

  • Expired: December 04, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Wayne County's Public Defense Services Unit is developing a staff of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in criminal defense representation at the trial court level and equal access to justice. The PDSU launched in August of 2020 with the hiring of its Director, and a staff of nine employees is anticipated in FY 2021. The PDSU is state-funded through annual grants from the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC).

Reporting to the PDSU Director, the Fiscal Grants Manager will help to prepare and administer annual budgets that include funding from the MIDC and Wayne County, and will serve as the primary point of contact for fiscal matters. The Fiscal Grants Manager will monitor compliance with general and specific requirements contained in MIDC and other grants, working with the Director to prevent over-expenditures or deviations from funded activities. The Fiscal Grants Manager will work in a team environment to develop and implement a process for payment of vendors in the indigent defense system, including investigators and experts, and assigned counsel and will help develop a process for ensuring the accuracy of vendor requests for payment, and for communicating with vendors who need help with the process.

Key Responsibilities

The Fiscal Grants Manager will support the PDS Director by:

  • Managing and supporting the grant requirement and implementation for the indigent defense system;
  • Participating in development of MIDC compliance Plans, cost analysis and planning grants;
  • Developing an PDSU payment process for all indigent defense system participants, including defense investigators, experts, assigned counsel, and other vendors;
  • Developing a process for checking the accuracy of requests for payment, as well as compliance with rate schedules;
  • Working closely with staff of the Third Circuit Court to develop and transition indigent defense payments currently managed by the Court;
  • Working closely with other County and Commission staff, including the County Executive, Sheriff, grants management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budget, CFO, Corporation Counsel, Commission Counsel and Auditor General;
  • Understanding and following County procurement ordinances, procedures and policies;
  • Creating and maintaining electronic spreadsheets for efficient fiscal data collection and report production;
  • Interpreting regulations and policies for grant recipients and vendors;
  • Preparing and analyzing internal and external financial reports for the PDSU, MIDC and other system stakeholders;
  • Recognizing and preparing necessary budget adjustments, working with the MIDC and the County Commission to effectuate them;

  • Maintaining financial data within the Wayne County fiscal environment, ensuring accountability for use of public funds.



Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Business or Accounting; AND


Required: Minimum of 4 years of grant management or professional accounting experience for a public accounting firm or for an internal audit department of a government or non-profit organization.


  • Experience in budgeting, financial analysis and auditing of state and/or federally-funded grant programs, within a governmental entity
  • Desire to remain technically capable in current technologies
  • Ability to influence and drive projects to meet key milestones and overcome challenges
  • Ability to assess organizational and individual needs, and align solutions with organizational goals
  • Ability to find and develop technology solutions, and expertise, within existing County resources
  • Excellent personal organization and ability to prioritize and carry out multiple tasks
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills with demonstrated experience documenting and working through issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Desire to enhance existing technology through innovative and collaborative approaches
  • Comfort in working without routine supervision
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies
  • Strong skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint and project management tools

Wayne County offers a competitive total compensation package and excellent employee benefits.

Please include cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Wayne County Government


Detroit, MI
48228 USA


Non Profit

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