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Government Grants Compliance Director (Remote)

Company: Talent Acquisition Concepts
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Are you looking for a Challenge? Looking for an innovative organization and the opportunity to learn and grow professionally? At Terrestris, LLC, we are helping our clients to create better mission outcomes through better human performance. We are seeking a Government Grants Compliance Director to provide our clients with a wide range of grants compliance support services. So, what will the Government Grants Compliance Director do? They will be responsible for the successful life cycle management of a portfolio of 700-850 grants, contracts, purchase orders, landowner agreements and other funding mechanisms received from 10 federal government agencies, 44 state agencies, 75 municipal/county government agencies, 25 non-profit/corporate government pass-through entities, five Native American tribes and multiple landowners. This position is ultimately accountable for annual Single Audit compliance performance results associated with 2 CFR 200 regulations, including unqualified (clean) opinions as received in FY19-21 and developing and implementing corrective action when necessary. Primary responsibilities include monitoring and managing systematic efforts to identify and minimize organizational risks arising from non-compliance and to advise senior management on measures, policies and procedures that work to ensure a low-risk auditee status. The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is a remote position with office hours that correspond to the work schedule of the National Office in Arlington, VA and includes supervisory and contract management responsibilities. What does a typical day look like for the Government Grants Compliance Director? You will: Oversee the analysis of all government grant funding mechanisms to identify and document compliance requirements, fiscal information and terms and conditions. Serve as the primary administrator for the grants management system, ensure the effective management of government grant data and records storage and monitor the accurate and effective tracking of funding mechanisms in SharePoint and using Excel spreadsheets. Supervise and prioritize the activities of the government grants compliance staff. Perform Single Audit preparation and implementation tasks including the formulation of the annual Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) report, which serves as the basis for audit program selection for testing as outlined in 2 CFR 200.510(b). Serve as the lead liaison with auditors on Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) compliance issues during the Single Audit. Provide oversight on the accurate preparation and timely submittal of project programmatic and fiscal reporting (40-320 reports a month). Manage and implement the employee federal grants management training program (3-5 sessions per year) on the Uniform Guidance regulations, federal grants administration and procurement. Create and maintain effective training and reference materials for project staff and keep staff current on regulatory changes. Produce grant portfolio reports to staff upon request to support applications and funder requests for information. Advise field staff on all stages of the administration and management of the grant life cycle, including proposal and budget review, award negotiation, and procurement guidance. Produce and maintain the Project Management Life Cycle Guide to inform staff on organizational policies and procedures. Produce government grant-related templates, policies, guidance and other internal control documentation as needed, with an emphasis on coordination and collaboration with project staff and senior management. Topics include procurement, subaward management, vendor screening, local office costs, federal reporting, non-competitive procurement, third party match contributions, and equipment management among others. Assist with the transition to centralize and increase access to project information through an organizational one-stop financial and project management platform. Serve as the lead contact to ensure all compliance needs are addressed within the system and provide training and support to staff as needed. Collaborate with financial staff and consultants to identify financial system functions that support Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and federal cost principles requirements. Advise program staff on questions related to state and federal procurement regulations, cost analysis procedures, Requests for Proposals, bidding advertisements, selection and scoring criteria, and the provisions in the Procurement Policy. Facilitate the development and maintenance of an organizational procurement resources library in conjunction with Legal Counsel. Assist project staff to develop subaward documentation and ensure adherence to subrecipient determinations, risk management procedures and monitoring plan requirements. Identify allowable government grant indirect rates and work with F&A staff to ensure accurate application in the accounting system. Track indirect cost recovery to inform CFO of status of indirect cost revenue. Collaborate with funders and stakeholders to clarify grant administration, reporting, procurement and compliance issues. Compile and maintain vendor list of disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) to support the organization's efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in its operations. Maintain knowledge of practices used by various local, state and federal funding agencies and organizations. Stay current of upcoming federal funding opportunities and disseminate information to staff. Serve as the primary liaison for staff on several government agency systems and compliance-related platforms, including grants.gov, Grant Solutions, NOAA Grants Online and the System for Award Management (SAM). Maintain SAM registration. Manage contract with E2Open associated with federally-mandated vendor screenings. What qualifications do you look for? You might be the Government Grants Compliance Director we're looking for if you have: Must be detailed oriented, highly organized, with strong management skills Strong analytical and critical thinking skills 15 years of experience working in a compliance capacity 10 years of grants management and administration experience, including 5 years of supervisory experience 6 years of experience of Single Audit preparation and implementation, including the development and finalization of SEFA reports and working closely with auditors Master's degree in environmental project management or another field that contributes to a grant management and administration skillset that supports a conservation mission Experience with developing training curricula and implementing formal training programs Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in promoting the goals and objectives of the organization Solid knowledge of Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and other applicable provisions of government rules such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, project accounting practices, financial report principles and project budgeting. Extensive experience with SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365 applications, including Teams, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

Keywords: Talent Acquisition Concepts, Arlington , Government Grants Compliance Director (Remote), Government & Protective Services , Arlington, Virginia

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