Contracts & Grants Specialist - (170000GB)
The University of Maryland,Baltimore Marlene and Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a Contract and Grant Specialist.The Contract and Grant Specialist is responsible for fiscal activities relatedto the Maryland Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (MBCCP), and is responsiblefor timely completion of deliverables to the MBCCP Program Manager to meetprogram operational, funding, and quality objectives. This position providestechnical guidance and monitoring on fiscal activities to the MBCCP localprograms in all 24 state jurisdictions. In addition, the position servesas a technical liaison and/or contract monitor for all aspects of the MBCCP toselected local health departments and/or private vendors. The positionmaintains cooperative relationships with internal and external partners onfiscal and other programmatic issues. This position is located in the MarylandDepartment of Health and Mental Hygiene on Preston Street.
This isan exempt, regular position and offers a generous benefits package thatincludes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days;comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remissionfor employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Marylandschools.
- In conjunction with the MBCCPProgram Manager and other program staff, coordinates fiscal planning efforts toensure allocation of program funds to promote quality cancer screening andadherence to program and funding requirements. Drafts fiscal components of theannual work plan, budgets, supplemental fiscal documents, and periodic fiscaland progress reports for the funding agency with the MBCCP Program Manager.
- Serves as the technical expert forMBCCP on budgetary and fiscal matters for all 24 funded local programs. Ensurescompliance of all programs with budget submissions and expenditure reportingrequirements. Responds to questions and provides problem-solving assistance andguidance on fiscal policies and reporting procedures. Completes necessaryaudits and tracking on local program submissions.
- Serves as technical liaison forassigned MBCCP-funded local programs at local health departments or privatevendors in all aspects of the program, acting as their first line of contact atDHMH and providing access to and input from other MBCCP staff as needed. Astechnical liaison to local programs, the position is responsible forcollecting, reviewing, and responding to MBCCP-required monitoringdocumentation such as annual applications for funding, performance reports, andsite visits.
- Reviews grant applications, bothoriginal submissions and requests for modifications, for assigned technicalliaison local programs. Reviews program budgets, both original submissions andrequests for modifications, including narrative justification for all 24 localprograms. Independently or in conjunction with other staff and/or the MBCCPProgram Manager, determines acceptance or need for revisions to meet programobjectives. Coordinates and monitors grant approval process and funding awardpackages.
- Monitors program expenditures at thecentral MBCCP office and local program level to ensure adherence to budgetallocations and program fiscal policies and requirements. Completes necessarycentral office procurement requests.
- Coordinates and/or participates insmall or large procurements including development of solicitations forcontracts and grants, review of grant applications and contract proposals,completion of procurement and fiscal documentation, and assurance of adherenceto program guidelines and requirements.
- Prepares periodic routine as well asad hoc special reports for program management or partners to aid in programplanning, evaluation or decision-making.
- Develops content and presentstraining sessions on budgetary and fiscal topics to local program staff atprogram meetings, webinars and program orientation sessions. Maintains and, asneeded, revises fiscally-related resources and documents; distributes throughprogram website and/or other relevant media.
- Works collaboratively with otherstaff in the MBCCP and programmatic or fiscal staff in other programs withinthe Center for Cancer Prevention and Control, the Prevention and Public HealthAdministration and the Division of Grants and Local Health Accounting andothers as needed.
Education:Bachelor's degree in business or public administration or another appropriatefield. Master's degree is preferred.
Experience:Three (3) years of related contract and/or grants processing experience.
- Ability to assimilate and apply keypractices in field as well as all established statutes, regulations, decisions,directives, and procedures, including knowledge of budgeting and accountingprinciples.
- Ability to prioritize, plan, trackfiles and manage information using knowledge and skill in organizationalpractices and effective use of relevant office technology such as MicrosoftExcel and Access.
- Knowledge of the geography anddemographics of the State of Maryland, the Maryland healthcare landscape andreimbursement practices, as well as cancer prevention and control is preferred.
Hiring Range:Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & CareerServices at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. MarylandRelay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veteransand individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
: Exempt Staff - E1433E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
: Medicine - Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
: Mar 7, 2017
: Mar 27, 2017, 11:59:00 PM