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[GRANTS] Planning and Development Specialist, Senior JOB #: 2019-00011 - Seattle Police Department, WA (ID: 320295)

Title [GRANTS] Planning and Development Specialist, Senior JOB #: 2019-00011
Type Grants/Grants Management
Date Posted 2019-01-08
City / Organization Seattle Police Department, WA
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The Seattle Police Department Grants and Contracts Unit is recruiting for a Senior Planning and Development Specialist. This position has primary responsibility for managing the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant. This position will work closely with Project Managers and the Fiscal Unit; will monitor and approve grant expenditures; track project expenditures; ensure City purchasing rules are followed, and ensure that grant special conditions are met as outlined in federal and state grant guidelines. We are seeking an applicant with strong financial and grant management knowledge and skills.

Position duties include but not limited to:

 Evaluate financial data associated with grant programs and develop routine or ad hoc reports for other program and project personnel to aid in their decision making process.

 Know and understand federal financial and grant management requirements and apply them to the management of grants.

 Prepare progress reports, legislation, or ordinances to accept grant funding.

This position will work in concert with the Seattle Police Homeland Security Bureau to provide strategic planning support and make recommendations on financial expenditures and programmatic planning.

 This position will coordinate with the Washington State Emergency Management Division, the Urban Area Security Initiative, and serve as a team member on all City funded UASI projects.

Required Qualifications:

Requires three years of experience in planning and research related to land use, urban economics, human services, environmental issues, conservation; or other work directly related to City planning and development activities; and a baccalaureate degree in planning, urban design, environmental studies, public administration or related field (or a combination of education and/or experience and/or training which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

Desired Qualifications:

 Under-graduate level degree and three to five years-experience in financial management, project management, federal grant management, or planning.

 Strong financial and analytical skills using Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word, with the ability to present technical information to senior management in an understandable manner.

Experience handling multiple deadlines and business interactions with multi-agency and multi-disciplinary professional groups; knowledge of emergency preparedness issues and strategies while representing the best interests of the Seattle Police Department and City of Seattle.

 Applicants must have demonstrated program or project management experience on matters pertaining to complex grants or projects.

 Competitive applicants must be able to work independently.


 Must pass a background investigation.


Apply online at Please include a resume and letter of interest explaining why you want to work for the Office of Professional Accountability and how your education and experience match the qualifications. A computer is available for use to complete an on-line application and is located at the Personnel Department, Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5500, Seattle, WA 98124-4028. Please refer to: JOB #: 2019-00011.

Job Post Expiration Date   February 7, 2019

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .