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  • 514923
  • Full-time


Manage and reduce fire risk to protect Arizona's people, communities, and wildland areas to champion the health of Arizona's natural resources. The Department of Forestry and Fire Management provides services through strategic implementation of cooperative natural resources and fire assistance programs, development and support of statewide fire policies, and coordination of resources across all-lands and jurisdictions.


Job Location:


1110 W. Washington Street, Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary:  $60,000 Annually

Grade: 21

Closing Date:   Open Until Filled, First Review of Resumes February 9, 2023

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, this position will research grant opportunities, write, and coordinate grant proposals for statewide forestry projects. This position will also ensure compliance with Federal and State grant requirements, perform field checks on funded projects, provide guidance to external grant recipients, verify documentation, and assist with reporting of accomplishments. The position will be responsible for grant application preparation, project grant management, vendor/grantee oversight, data collection, and project tracking.

This is a grant funded position.

Job Duties:

• Research grant opportunities, write, and coordinate grant proposals/applications for statewide forestry projects.

• Grant application preparation, project grant management, vendor/grantee oversight, data collection, and project tracking.

• Accurately manage and maintain a large portfolio of grant projects and ensure compliance with Federal and State grant requirements.

• Perform field checks on funded projects, provide guidance to external grant recipients, verify documentation, and assist with reporting of accomplishments.

• Maintain and prepare financial and project reports and collect critical information needed to account for funding purposes.

• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

• Grant writing and project proposal development.
• Federal and state statutes/laws/regulations and Agency Standard policies and procedures applicable to the areas of assignment.
• Cooperative grant systems compliance and chronicling Inter-agency agreements.
• Current accepted methods, procedures, and techniques used in forestry, natural resource management and related applicable environmental science.

Skills in:

• Strong grant writing skills.
• Interpersonal communication and problem solving methods.
• Public speaking and presentation.
• Practical management skills.
• Effective report writing.

Ability to:

• Work independently and/or collectively with colleagues, clients and unit.
• Adapt to changing environments and new techniques.
• Plan and organize work efficiently.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Communicate technical information and instruction in simple written or oral terms.
• Travel within the state with some overnight stay.
• Walk in a variety of terrains and weather.

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Forestry or a related field. At least two years experience in grant writing, proposal/application development, and project management experience relating to forestry or natural resource management.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

A valid Arizona Driver's License. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


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
Tuition Reimbursement eligible after one year of employment

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 Wesley Elwell at welwell@dffm.az.gov for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-771-1419. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.