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Colorado State CDA-Stimulus Grant Specialist in Broomfield County, Colorado

CDA-Stimulus Grant Specialist

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CDA-Stimulus Grant Specialist


$51,408.00 - $75,240.00 Annually


Broomfield County, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Agriculture

Job Number



6/24/2021 4:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

Agriculture is a part of all our lives. As an employee of the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), you would be working in an agency that affects every person in the state because when you eat, wear clothes, or drive a car--you are part of agriculture. The primary goals of CDA are to strengthen and advance Colorado's agriculture; promote a safe and high quality food supply; protect consumers; and foster responsible stewardship of the environment and natural resources. Colorado's food and agriculture industry generated $47 billion of economic activity in 2019 and supports nearly 5% of the state's workforce. CDA is proud to be a part of such an important industry. Visit our website at learn more about our Department.

In addition to a great work location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan ( plus optional 401(k) and 457 plans (

  • Medical and dental health plans (

  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account ($60 per month)

  • Paid life insurance, plus additional optional life insurance options

  • Paid Short Term Disability and optional Long Term Disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus generous vacation and sick leave accruals

  • BenefitHub state employee discount program

  • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe (

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, free parking, professional development and more!

To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit:

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Learn more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion by visiting our EDI Homepage: .

Description of Job

This work unit provides budgeting, accounting, purchasing, data processing, cashier services, records management, payroll facilities, contracts, statistical data formulation, and fiscal policies and procedures to the Department. Section submits budgeting information to the Governor’s Office (OSPB) and the Joint Budget Committee (JBC), and provides accounting data for the State Controller.

Position Responsibilities include:

The Grants Specialist III is responsible for supporting two main functions for the State stimulus efforts at CDA. First, the position supports the Conservation Division stimulus projects by tracking all funding for Conservation Division stimulus projects, entering RQS in the State's financial system (CORE), managing contracts for the stimulus period, developing required reports, etc. The second primary function will be to support procurement activities for all stimulus funding projects including: choosing procurement methods, contract/grant writing and routing, tracking and prioritizing.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

*Allocates and monitors funding awards, encumbrances, expenditures. Monitors multiple funding sources and multiple allocations. Extensive use of Excel to track and monitor budgets, encumbrances and expenditures.

Support CDA senior leadership in community engagement efforts by providing content and resources, organizing, scheduling and hosting events, and providing outreach to new community groups.

*Monitor project status through consultations with grantees and Conservation Division staff, and creates final reports.

*Monitor and ensure compliance and satisfactory performance of contracts, both for scope of work and adherence to federal and state rules under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer.

*Create periodic and yearly reports outlining program accomplishments that are typically shared with the State Conservation Board, the legislative liaison, conservation districts, federal and state stakeholders, etc.

*Consult with the Director of Procurement to ensure that grantee awards follow applicable procurement code and rules for selection, and follow the state grant policies.

*Write all resulting contracts and grants in accordance with procurement rule requirements and department policy/guidance; gather all grantee supporting documentation; and enter grants onto the appropriate tracking system.

*Conduct site visits to Conservation Districts.

Position will need to be able to travel safely and independently to locations throughout the State to conduct site visits and attend meeting.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

This announcement has been extended until June 24, 2021. If you previously applied for this position, you do not need to reapply - your application will remain active.

Must be a Colorado resident at the time of application.

This is two year term-limited position.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, agriculture, accounting or in a field of study closely related to the position.


  • Two (2) years experience of professional experience in accounting and/or grant administration.

  • See substitutions below.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in procurement


  • Professional experience related to the position that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.

  • Master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business, and/or accounting, or a degree closely related to the assignment may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and one year of general experience.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License with the ability to independently travel.

Required Competencies:

  • Clear understanding accounting and/or grant administration.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public speaking skills.

  • Project management skills: ability to multitask, problem-solve, prioritize, create systems and processes and collaborate with and engage others.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities, and able to react and adjust quickly to changing conditions.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Excellent communication skills; able to communicate effectively and articulately in writing and orally with diverse communities in all corners of the state.

  • Work well under pressure.

  • Proactive approaches to problem-solving and with strong decision-making capability.

  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.

Important Information:

Part of, or the entire selection process for this position will involve a review of the information you submit in your application materials. Therefore, it is paramount that in the experience portion of your application, you describe the extent that you possess the education, experience and competencies outlined in the job announcement as well as the special and/or preferred qualifications. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may prevent you from competing in subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants.

Please submit the following:

  • Online application (completed fully) describing how you meet the minimum qualifications

  • OR If you are not able to submit an online application, a paper application is available at this link: PDF State Paper Application ( . Paper applications must be received (either by US mail or email to by the closing date and time of the application period listed on this announcement.

  • DD214 (if applicable)

  • Unofficial copy of transcripts (if applicable)

Factors that will be assessed:

  • Technical Competence – Technical experience as it relates to the duties outlined in this job announcement.

  • Depth and Breadth of Experience – Experience that covers multiple areas outlined in this job announcement. Experience should be varied and not one dimensional, and demonstrate a wide range of community involvement.

  • Job Fit – Experience will be evaluated to determine how well your past experience aligns with and meets the business needs of this position. Current experience is preferred.


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email ( ), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to ; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at under Rules.

Supplemental Information

Part of, or the entire exam for this position will involve a review of the information you submit in your application material. Applications are considered complete and accurate at the time of submission. Therefore, additional information may not be solicited or accepted after your application has been received. Therefore, it is very important that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.

All applications that are received by the closing date of this announcement will be reviewed against the Minimum Qualifications in this announcement by a Human Resources Specialist. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications may proceed to the next step. Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

The Department of Agriculture is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Mary Hunt, at or call 303-869-9006.

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it.