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Grants Project Specialist

  • 500680
  • Full-time


Grants Project Specialist

Job Location:

Address:  1700 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $33,435.17 - $59,812.48 

Grade: 19

Closing Date: OTF

Job Summary:

The Grants Projects Specialist coordinates a number of grants for the agency. The agency administers highway safety funds for the state on behalf of the Arizona governor's office of highway safety. Typical grants that the position administers range from 20-30 agencies (police departments, sheriff's, non-profits, other governmental agencies) covering anywhere from 20-50 grants across multiple program areas and covering upwards of a few million dollars.

This position, as a grant project specialist, ensures that funding is being spend appropriately (only on contracted items) and in a timely fashion (within the time parameters set in the contract). This is done through frequent monitoring, telephonically y or in person, of sub-grantees and reviewing complex financial statements including timesheets and bid sheets for equipment.

In addition to administering individual highway safety grants. this position plays an integral role in managing other projects and efforts on behalf of the agency as assigned by the agency director.

Job Duties:

Manage specific grants to ensure that funding is being spent appropriately (only on contracted items) and in a timely fashion (within the time parameters set in the contract). this is done through frequent monitoring, telephonically y or in person of the subgrantees and reviewing complex financial statements.

Other duties as assigned including oversight of the traffic record coordinating council and data recordings of crash facts from other agencies.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


  • Federal or Local Grant Procedures and Grant Administration
  • State or Local Administrative Policies and Procedures
  • Traffic safety issues
  • State and Local traffic statutes and codes
  • Computer systems

Skills in:

  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
  • Oral and written communications
  • Time Management
  • Strong communication and supervisory skills
  • Computer: Google Suite & Microsoft Office

Ability to:

  • Work in a dynamic work environment
  • Manage multiple projects at one time
  • Adapt to different goals and priorities for Agency Director
Selective Preference(s):
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree preferred from accredited college or university.
  • knowledge of federal grant processes, including processing, administering and monitoring grants preferred.
    Research capabilities.

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Contact Us:
  • If you have any questions please feel free to contact Luis Bustamante at 602-542-6186 or at Luis.Bustamante@azdoa.gov for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.