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Idaho Division of Human Resources GRANTS/CONTRACTS OFFICER in Boise, Idaho


Posting Begin Date: 2023/11/20

Posting End Date: 2023/12/04

Category: Administration

Sub Category: Miscellaneous

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Boise, ID, United States

Minimum Salary: 25.69

Maximum Salary: 30.00

Pay Rate Type: Hourly



State of Idaho Opportunity

Applications will be accepted through 4:49 PM MST on the posting end date.

The Idaho Department of Labor connects job seekers with employment opportunities, supports works through career and life transitions, and administers state labor laws.

The Workforce Administration Bureau has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Grants/Contracts Officer. This position will assist with various functions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and will be primarily responsible for the drafting, development, and submission of grant proposals for workforce development program funding.

The Grants/Contracts Officer will work both independently and as part of a team to identify potential funding sources to support the strategic growth of the Workforce Programs. They will focus on new and renewal applications and reports. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, and project management skills, with an emphasis on outcomes measurements.

This position is ideal for an experienced grant writer who possesses excellent writing and research skills.

The location of this position will be determined upon the successful candidate.

For more information regarding this position, you may contact Summer MacDonald at [email protected].

Grant Writing:

  • Researching grants and funding opportunities.

  • Responding to funding opportunity announcements.

  • Managing the collection of data and the development of background information for grant proposals.

  • Overseeing the coordination of grant requests for submission, including letters of interest, proposals, budgets, and presentations.

  • Managing, monitoring, and tracking grant applications submitted, and programs funded.

  • Maintains and implements funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities.

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to develop proposal strategies and gather relevant information for grant application narrative and supporting materials.

  • Managing grant timelines.

  • Working closely with Department staff and partners to help develop and implement plans for new grant-based initiatives.

  • Effectively manages time, multi-task, and handle a high volume of work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Develops detailed project timelines according to team-specified deadlines.

  • Assists in post-award grant administration, obligation, and reconciliation.

  • Ensures all required documentation is uploaded to grants.gov and other grant submission platforms.

    Project Administration and Development:

  • Assist with development and coordination of various workforce development programs.

  • Research, compile and analyze information and data to use in program planning.

  • Make recommendations for program development.

  • Assist with program monitoring activities and site visits.

  • Review policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal rules and regulations.

  • Develop subgrant agreements.

  • Negotiates terms of grants/contracts with users.

    Knowledge, Skills, and abilities:

  • Proven track record in obtaining grant funds.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Highly organized and ability to handle multiple projects in a deadline ‐ oriented environment with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent writing and editing skills, as well as keen attention to detail.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Effectively manages time, multi-task, and handle a high volume of work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Perform other duties assigned by program manager, including various duties of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please attach a resume and work history that clearly supports that you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Developing grants or contracts including identifying goals and timetables and determining program needs and funding.Requires at least one year of experience preparing contract documents including assessing and determining program needs and funding, identifying goals and establishing timetables, and negotiating terms and conditions; OR at least one year of experience providing technical assistance in all aspects of contract development.

  • Monitoring and evaluating grant or contract activities and expenditures.Requires at least one year of experience monitoring and evaluating contract activities for compliance with contract provisions, laws and regulations AND evaluating appropriateness of expenditures for contract activities; OR at least one year of experience evaluating requests for proposals (RFPs), recommending proposal awards, negotiating final proposal provisions and reviewing proposal activities for compliance/conformance; OR providing technical assistance in both areas (contracts and proposals).

  • Interpreting laws, regulations, and policies and advising on their requirements.Requires at least one year of experience interpreting and applying laws, reviewing information or documents for compliance with laws and regulations or explaining to others how laws and regulations apply to specific situations.

  • Evaluating statistical and financial information and developing reports of findings. Requires at least one year of experience evaluating and analyzing statistical and financial information and preparing narrative or statistical reports of findings.

Desirable Areas: These qualifications are not required; however, if you have the related background it may increase your score.

  • Demonstrates ability to effectively manage multiple projects at a time, with a variety of stakeholders and end users. Will be demonstrated by at least one year of managing or coordinating multiple projects with competing timelines and priorities.

  • Experience with AdobePro, Adobe Acrobat Sign, MS Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint). Will be demonstrated by at least one year experience using the software.


    The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html.*


    The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

    The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email[email protected].

    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.