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Grant Coordinator

  • Posted:
    May 10, 2024
  • Closes:
    June 7, 2024
  • Type:
  • Pay:
    $27.65- $33.26/hr

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves the responsibility of managing a variety of grants for Lewis County for projects that are coordinated by the Lewis County Planning and Community Development department. This includes the coordination and review of Federal, State, and Local contracts and policies, budget administration, program management, record keeping, and inter-agency collaboration. Extensive contacts are established and maintained with Federal, State, County, and private agency personnel as well as County officials. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Planning and Community Development with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgment in conformance with policies, procedures and techniques involved in assigned work. Does related work as required.



  • Research all Federal, State and local legislation, projects, and programs, as well as private funding sources for the opportunities they offered for potential grants, entitlements, and allocations relevant to the needs of the County of Lewis;
  • Prepare grant applications that create the most appropriate utilization of funds available, ensuring conformity to Request for Proposal (RFP) criteria and guidelines;
  • Obtain information, data and application forms necessary to fulfill the requirements of the grant applications, utilizing both printed and internet resources;
  • Write grant proposals, receive and approve amendments, and file all applications for funding, including the submission of applications on-line;
  • Prepare and file periodic reports to the grant-funding agencies detailing progress towards grant objectives and providing other relevant information as needed;
  • Compile and maintain written records and reports on the results of all grant-funded projects and disseminates information as appropriate;
  • Establish standard practices and procedures for receiving and processing requests from all county departments, municipalities, and Lewis County agencies seeking grant funding, ensuring consistency and accuracy in all submissions;
  • Notify the appropriate parties of awarded grants with the associated contract procedures and budget parameters;
  • Manage various grant programs and their associated budgets;
  • Assist the Director with the department’s annual budget as it relates to grant programs;
  • Prepare monthly and annual reports summarizing the evaluations of all grant-funded programs in various stages of development, including new and existing programs and those programs planned for the future;
  • Work with various departments to implement the grant programs;
  • Prepare request for proposals for County owned properties when requested;
  • Coordinate the determination of eligibility of applicants for grant assistance and the delivery of assistance under grant programs;
  • Serve in a technical and advisory capacity to the County Planning Board.



Thorough knowledge of the guidelines, procedures and techniques involved in obtaining grant funding. Good knowledge of research tools and resources. Working knowledge of the capabilities, function, and potential of the internet as a research tool. Working knowledge of current windows-based and web-based office software applications. Ability to write clearly and concisely in preparing written grant proposals and reports. Ability to conduct needs assessment, research, and evaluation relative to grant proposals. Ability to maintain effective relationships with others. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to manage multiple assignments and priorities; sound professional judgment; resourcefulness; initiative; tac and integrity. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Communications, Planning, Government or closely related field with similar course curriculum and one year of full-time paid work experience in grant writing, grant procurement, coordination or administration of a public or private grant; or
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Communications, Planning, Government or closely related field with similar course curriculum and four (4) years of experience in grant writing, grant procurement, coordination or administration of a public or private grant; or
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to demonstrate the ability to perform the work.

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