Transit Systems 2021-10-11 2021-10-22

Manager of Grants Administration

Company: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority View more listings
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 135939


SALARY RANGE: $64,092.68 - $80,115.85 Annually

CLOSING DATE: 10/22/2021

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The Regional Transit Authority gets people moving around New Orleans. Our transit services bring hard-working commuters to their jobs, students to their schools and fun seekers to entertainment, shopping areas and restaurants. We provide mobility to residents of the city as well as tourists, taking them to and from their hotels to historical neighborhoods and countless attractions. RTA’s system includes five streetcar lines, 34 bus routes, two ferry routes and paratransit services. Our passengers take more than 19 million rides every year.

Director of Procurement & Grants

- Grants Analyst II
- Grants Accountant

Grant applications are prepared by Infrastructure; the Manager of Grants Administration is responsible for grant applications review and submittals.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

  • Review and submit grant applications for capital, operating, planning, training, and other programs to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), including the Program of Projects (POP) and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).
  • Collaborates in the preparation of project budgets in cooperation with the project managers and other department heads.
  • Reconciles grants activities to the general ledger and the Federal Transit Administration.
  • Collaborates in the development of long range capital outlay plans; identify source of funding, monitor activities, prepare analyses, recommendations, and updates.
  • Develops Force Account Plan (FAP) in cooperation with user department (internal technical staff); update, as necessary.
  • Coordinates grant close out information; prepares and submits close out report, follows up with unresolved item(s) if any, through the period of financial acceptance.
  • Prepares monthly analyses on expenditure charges to Force Account Plan. Reviews all grant supported contracts and invoices for conformity with approved budgets and eligibility requirements.
  • Develops grant amendments and/or revisions after collaboration with management and/or appropriate staff; prepares for submission to the FTA; distribute approved revisions/amendments.
  • Reviews receivable balances concerning grant related expenses. Prepares adjustments when needed to correct invalid entries.
  • Prepares financial status reports to the Federal Transit Administration.
  • Monitors RTA's Capital Budget expenditures to determine reasons for cost overruns.
  • Assists in the annual compilation and presentation of Capital Budget
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of RTA are carried out
  • Performs other job related duties which are in keeping with the goals and objectives of RTA.

  • Possess analytical skills
  • Knowledge of government regulations associated with the transit industry
  • Concise oral and written communication skills
  • Must possess basic computer skills
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field.

A minimum of four (4) to seven (7) years’ experience in working with federal/state grant programs, including submission, grant approval, implementation, close out, or comparable experience or any combination of education and experience deemed to be comparable.

A valid Louisiana Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Must provide proof of being fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine before start date.

Must submit to criminal background check, the results of which must meet hiring criteria for the role.

Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. Normal office environment.

NORTA is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment decisions are based on job-related standards and must comply with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority. This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

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