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Sr Mgr Grants Management - 90117960 - 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 Sr. Manager, Grants Management, is responsible for the day to day administrative and financial management of a portfolio of grants from federal, state and local entities totaling hundreds of millions of dollars annually. He or she has primary responsibility to maintain consistent processes for pre-and post-award grants management. The incumbent will ensure compliance with the terms of Amtraks contractual agreements and with federal and state regulations governing the acceptance and expenditure of grant funds such as 2 C.F.R. 200 and manage accurate documentation processes for Single Audits. 
In support of the Sr. Director, Grants Management, the incumbent must ensure timely fulfillment of financial and grant compliance deliverables and deadlines as outlined in funding agreements and federal grant regulations and will assist the Senior Director in the coordination of pre-award planning activities working with key decision-makers within Amtrak and at grant-making agencies.  


    Manage preparation of grant applications including developing scope, schedule, and budget information; writing or amending program descriptions; compiling, interpreting and analyzing required data. 
    Work with Amtrak departments to develop and implement grant procedures.
    Work with Amtrak Finance to ensure grants are set up correctly in the financial systems.
    Track expenditure reports and ensure expenses are consistent with the terms of the grant agreement.
    Tracks compliance with grant conditions including the timing and accuracy of reporting deliverables.
    Ensures grant-related documentation is recorded and organized, and internal review and approval processes are authenticated
    Demonstrated experience in planning, coordinating, and managing high-level meetings with multiple internal and external stakeholders
    Track and disseminate for review and action, grant adjudication and processing materials and decision documents
    Prepare and present status charts and briefings related to submitted and awarded grants


    Bachelors Degree in Finance or a related field or the Bachelors degree in a relevant business field, such as:  Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or Economics or equivalent combination of education, training and/or work experience may be considered. 
    A minimum 9 years of relevant experience reflecting progressive responsibility or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience
    Demonstrated knowledge of federal grant processes and experience monitoring grant/ federal contract compliance.
    Experience demonstrating skill in effectively communicating financial concepts to financial and non-financial customers.
    Demonstrated experience with participation in company-wide programs/initiatives.
    Strong oral and written skills with proven ability to effectively interface with individuals at various levels within and outside the organization sufficient to exchange information, work cooperatively, facilitate understanding, and persuade and influence others.
    Demonstrated skills using Microsoft desktop applications including:  Excel, 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.


    11+ years of relevant experience 

    4 years in the area of grant and/or federal contract administration.
    Masters Degree in Finance or a related field
    Transportation industry experience
    Exposure to SAP financial systems or other ERP systems.


Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Requisition ID:54525
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
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: 2021-04-07 Expires: 2021-05-07

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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