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Dir Grants Management - 90168405 - Washington

Washington, DC 20004

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move Americas workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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The Director, Grants Management supports the  development of the funding strategy for the best use of federal funds, managing the funding process of eligible activities based on availability of funds, in a manner that complies with all applicable statutory, regulatory and contractual terms and conditions.  The director also coordinates and supports a corporate-wide effort to apply for competitive grant funds for improvements to Amtrak infrastructure and passenger rail operations and for managing a portfolio of billions of dollars in grants from Federal, state  and other sources.  
The Director works with program stakeholders, including federal agencies, company executives and program staff and provides guidance to ensure compliance with federal and grant requirements during the planning efforts and through project completion. He or she serves Amtraks grantors and senior leadership as a subject matter expert and primary point of contact for financial and programmatic questions regarding grants during the planning and application process and throughout the performance period. 
The Director will ensure timely fulfillment of all financial and grant compliance requirements and deadlines as outlined in funding agreements and according to Federal grant regulations.  
The Director will represent the Office of Grants Management in the absence of the Senior Director and will be a key participant in internal and external planning groups and committees.


    Establishes standards to monitor, measure, and report progress within the grant portfolio and  assist in the development of remedial action plans
    Supports the development of the strategy to align funding sources to needs ensuring adherence to terms and conditions of each grantor and/or stakeholder
    Identifies and cultivates stakeholder, local, state, and federal relationships for establishing and maintaining communications and a partnership approach with all funding sources.
    Administers the development and coordination of organizational change efforts resulting from grant and program activities
    Directs the development and review of new grant funding opportunities to maximize funding available for Amtrak capital program.  Including developing budgets, writing or amending program descriptions, reviewing benefit cost analyses, and compiling required data 
    Develops and delivers presentations and materials for briefing executive management and stakeholder related to grants, cooperative agreements and contracts. Leads grantors stakeholder, and departmental meetings as required.

    Bachelors Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or Economics

    11 years of experience reflecting progressive responsibility with a minimum of 4 years in the area of grant and/or contract administration.
    Demonstrated knowledge of federal grant processes and experience monitoring grant/contract compliance.
    Experience demonstrating skill in effectively communicating financial and compliance concepts to financial and non-financial customers.
    Demonstrated experience with participation in company-wide programs/initiatives.
    Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and teambuilding skills.  Ability to work with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the organization
    Demonstrated skills using Microsoft desktop applications including:  Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
    Advanced skills using PC-based software (Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint).
    Excellent analytical skills as well as written and verbal communication skills
    Ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage multiple tasks. 
    Ability to function independently and with minimum supervision and deliver sound and timely analysis
    Strong oral and written communication skills.

    Masters Degree in Finance or a related field

    Understanding of passenger rail or transit operations supported by federal grants, preferably the capital and operating needs of Amtrak or a large transit       entity.
    Transportation industry experience
    Exposure to SAP or other ERP systems    
    Exposure to funds management systems


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:56027
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:None 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.
POSTING NOTES: Finance || Corporate Jobs



  • Transportation
Posted: 2021-05-17 Expires: 2021-07-15

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 17 states and for four commuter rail agencies.

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