1+ months

Lead Associate Grants Management - 90291018 - Washington

Washington, DC 20004

Your success is a train ride away.

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.

Are you ready to join our team?

Reporting to the Senior Director, Grants Management, this position provides grants management support to project managers across the organization to ensure projects are being delivered in accordance with federal regulations and grants requirements.  This positions also supports the Office of Grants Management to coordinate the planning and implementation of a comprehensive transportation grants program commensurate with the priorities, goals, and strategies of the company. This position is responsible for maintaining consistent processes for pre and post award activities for a portfolio of grants and  to help Amtrak meet reporting and compliance requirements of its grant agreements and promote best practices for the administration and use of grant funds.  



  • Support the pre-award application and post-award processes of federal grants.
  • Prepare and track required payment requests using SAP, MS Excel and other tools as required
  • Preparing and coordinate with Amtrak departments the project selection process and grant application packages submissions.
  • Support project managers to ensure projects funded by single use grants are being completed in accordance with the provisions of the grants.
  • Maintain detailed files and electronic records of grant documents according to generally accepted best practices for grants management.
  • Document compliance and administrative requirements of grant awards.
  • Create and maintain schedules of deadlines and work with program staff to ensure and maintain compliance.
  • Work with various departments to ensure grants are set up correctly in the financial systems
  • In support of grant requirements, monitoring and oversight, plan and implement outreach and meetings with program staff and grantors, and prepare and maintain related documentation.
  • Analyze grant expenditures and activities to ensure they are allowable according to agreements, solve any deficiencies and propose corrective actions to avoid unallowable activities to be posted against the grants.
  • Assist with gathering and submitting data for A-133 and other audits.
  • Train and provide technical guidance to Amtrak personnel on the grant applications and administration processes.
  • Subject to travel, sometimes at short notice, throughout Northeast Corridor region and occasionally outside of it.
  • Other tasks, as assigned, to support the Office of Grant Management



  • Prior experience with direct responsibility for pre-award application and post-award administrative processes for federal grants, including audits and grants compliance
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience and 6 years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in reporting
  • Demonstrated attention to detail in work products and document management
  • Proficiency in using general office software applications including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal grant regulations and requirements;
  • Demonstrated PC software skills (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task
  • Ability to manage time and complete tasks with minimum supervision



  • Experience working with SAP Software or other ERP system
  • Working knowledge of 2 CFR 200 grant requirements
  • Previous experience working with transportation grant programs
  • Knowledge of transportation infrastructure, national transportation funding priorities and resources for transportation funding
  • Understanding of transportation planning and capital program development
  • Project management and program evaluation experience


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:56481
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Finance 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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: 2021-05-12 Expires: 2021-07-10

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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