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Grants Administrator/Accounting Manager - Central Office at State of Nebraska

Grants Administrator/Accounting Manager - Central Office

State of Nebraska Lincoln, NE (On Site) Full-Time

Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) employs nearly 2,300 team members operating nine institutions, which house approximately 5,200 inmates, statewide. The department's focus includes inmate programming and education, physical and behavioral health care, re-entry services, and community programs, and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). Candidates will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, "Keep people safe." Information about the Department can be found at: For more information call
(402) 471-2654
. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Mike Carr at
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Central Office, 801 W Prospector Pl, Bldg 1, Lincoln, NE

Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30

Examples of Work

Plans and participates in various phases of the grant management process, such as the application, monitoring, and budgeting of funds to ensure compliance with rules and regulations. Provides technical assistance to other agency staff in proposing projects and developing legal and financial support documents to ensure guidelines and deadlines are met. Reviews statutes, rules, and regulations associated with agency projects to determine their application to fiscal and grants management practices. Reviews budgets to ensure the efficient use of funds; recommends appropriate fiscal corrections or changes for consideration by the project manager. Assists agency staff in maintaining and updating various federally funded activities and in writing extensive activity and progress reports. Monitors payments to grant providers/recipients to ensure the proper allocation/distribution of funds. Oversees and coordinates the development of contracts and other mechanisms used by project managers to manage state and federal aid funds. Participates in site reviews to examine compliance with appropriate statutes, rules, and regulations. Prepares special reports as requested by agency management to monitor grants and to examine compliance with appropriate statutes, rules, and regulations. Complete payroll reconciliation and verification for identified payrolls. Visit institutions and serve on accreditation internal audit committees and internal fiscal audits.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in grants management, business administration, public administration, accounting, budgeting, or related fiscal field AND four years' experience in grant management, contract administration, accounting, budgeting, or other fiscal related areas of work. Additional years of experience in the area listed may substitute for the required education, on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERRED: Two years' governmental financial experience; one or more years' experience writing and monitoring grants; experience developing policies and procedures related to grants.

OTHER: Transcripts required prior to appointment. Must have valid driver's license. Applicant accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam and, at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: state and federal statutes and legislation regarding aid administration; agency and state fiscal policies, rules, and regulations; the State Accounting System. Twenty-four hour payroll calculations.

Skill in: quantitative and analytical review; planning and organizing.

Ability to: analyze financial transactions; work independently, with little supervision; work effectively with staff in other divisions and agencies; complete accurate reports.

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  • Accounting
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  • Calculations
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