Grants And Contracts Specialist

Grants And Contracts Specialist

01 Sep 2022
Connecticut, Hartford, 06101 Hartford USA

Grants And Contracts Specialist

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Grants And Contracts SpecialistHybrid Recruitment #220830-4191AR-001Location Hartford, CT Date Opened 9/1/2022 12:00:00 AM Salary $85,957 - $110,549/year (New state employees start at the minimum) Job Type Open to the Public Close Date 9/9/2022 11:59:00 PM Go Back Apply View Benefits ( Introduction ABOUT US The State of Connecticut ( , Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS ( ) is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve. THE POSITION The DMHAS Office of the Commissioner is seeking two qualified individuals for the positions of Grants and Contract Specialist ( within the Fiscal Services Division, located in Hartford. The work schedules are Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, from 8:00am to 4:30pm. The position control numbers are 89600 and 135179. Discover the opportunity to: Prepare annual and ongoing reviews of contracts from pre-authorization and contract language development through final contract execution and any amendments;

D evelop contract language, e nsure contractor compliance with state and federal regulations and form submissions, and review contracts for completeness and accuracy;

Facilitate competitive procurement processes resulting in Purchase of Service and Professional Services Agreement contracts;

Coordinate with program staff on reviews of contract documents and with fiscal staff on review of budgets, financial reports budget revisions and audits;

Analyze and compare data to develop reports in response to requests from the Office of Fiscal Analysis, Office of Policy & Management, Office of the Attorney General, Governor's Office and any other entities;

Provide technical assistance to contractors regarding contract procedures, cost standards and reporting documents and forms;

Assist contractors with understanding contract language;

Input and maintain contracts in CORE-CT;

Coordinate with program staff and contract fiscal staff to determine human service provider payments; and

Organize and maintain files, both electronic and paper.


We offer a competitive benefits ( plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year.

We encourage a strong work/life balance ( for all state employees.

We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth.

We have limitless areas for you to perform relevant and significant work.

Learn more about the opportunity to make an impaCT by serving the State of Connecticut by watching the video below!Selection Plan FOR ASSISTANCE IN APPLYING: Please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply ( ' page. This position may be subject to Federal requirements for COVID-19 Vaccination Immunization. To Apply: In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

You must specify your qualifications on your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69 ( , the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.

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Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

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In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist in planning, implementation, management and evaluation of a large complex grant program or group of programs in one field where responsibilities are assumed for program development, liaison and coordination with federal, state and community agencies and organizations, program implementation and administration, program monitoring and assessment.


Performs specialized related duties in the area of grants management; performs research to support the application for or the disbursement of grants including needs analysis, literature review and regulations critique to identify problems and determine priorities; develops alternatives; gathers information related to program area; develops goals and objectives, evaluation standards, timetables, other program components and department policy for program area and individual projects; prepares grant proposals; monitors use of grant monies awarded to agency to ensure adherence to all terms and conditions; facilitates direct grant process; provides technical assistance and acts as resource person to grantees; evaluates program proposals and applications for conformance with regulations and state goals; recommends funding; prepares contracts and agreements related to grant activities; monitors and assesses ongoing programs for conformance to reporting requirements, general budget and timetable guidelines and program effectiveness; prepares quarterly and annual reports and statewide annual plan or section of plan related to program local area; attends meetings of appropriate state, local and regional organizations and performs other liaison functions to coordinate efforts in program area; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of grant preparation and administration; considerable knowledge of program evaluation and monitoring functions; knowledge of research methods and techniques; some knowledge of budget preparation and monitoring; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


Seven (7) years of experience in planning, implementation and/or management of grant programs on a community, state or federal level.


College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


Experience working with contract language and memorandum of agreements;

Experience in the issuance and review process for a Request for Proposal;

Experience working with People-Soft software;

Experience reviewing grant payment requests for adherence to program guidelines;

Experience reviewing budget documents for private non-profit providers;

Experience conducting training for either peers or contractors for a new process;

Experience developing policy and procedures; and

Experience reading, interpreting and applying state statutes and regulations.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.

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