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CASCADE COUNTY Grant Writer in GREAT FALLS, Montana

Education/Experience/Training:Bachelor's Degree in finance, accounting, public administration or a liberal arts field demanding excellent writing and analytic skills and three (3) years of experience in grant preparation, management and administration or similar program management.orAssociate's Degree in finance, accounting, public administration or a liberal arts field demanding excellent writing and analytic skills and five (5) years of progressive experience in grant preparation, management and administration or similar program management.orHigh School Diploma or HSE and seven (7) years progressive experience in grant preparation, management and administration or similar program management and demonstrated excellent writing and analytic skills.Licenses/Certifications:Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the State of Montana.JOB SUMMARYThe Grant Writer functions under the direction of the Cascade County Board of Commissioners (BOC) and is responsible for the County efforts to identify, evaluate and access federal, state, local government and/or non-government grant funding sources for the County. The Grant Writer will work with all staff across the County to research, pursue, write and monitor grant proposals in accordance with the required format and submit the grant applications and the requisite supporting documentation to the government and non-government grant making agencies, foundations and organizations. This position will obtain and maintain a working knowledge and understanding of the history, structure, objectives, programs and financial needs of the County and research grant opportunities from governmental and non-governmental funding sources and prepare and submit grant applications and the requisite supporting documents based on and in accordance with the funding objectives and requirements of the County. The Grant Writer will respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted grant proposals and applications, maintain positive relationships with funding providers and other stakeholders and maintain records and submit reports related to grant opportunities. The Grant Writer will provide assistance with the annual fiscal audit by assembling grant related financial documentation as instructed by the BOC and as requested by the Clerk and Recorder's Office and will ensure the effectiveness of County government in obtaining grant funding by providing efficient, innovative services and grant related expertise and analysis in support of all County Offices/Departments. The Grant Writer participates in decisions related to County grant matters and performs other related duties as required or assigned.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESResearches, identifies, evaluates and develops potential federal, state, local government and/or non-government grant funding sources and opportunities for the County; Obtains and maintains a working knowledge and understanding of the history, structure, objectives, programs and financial needs of the County and conducts research on grant opportunities from governmental and non-governmental funding sources based on and in accordance with the funding objectives and requirements of the County; Prior to grant application, evaluates and oversees grant requirements to include determining the amount of matching funds required, if in-kind services are to be provided, length of the grant and consequential disposition of service, and related operating expense reviews and presents completed evaluation and submission worthiness to BOC for review and final approval; Prepares and reviews grant proposals in accordance with the required format and submits the grant applications and the requisite supporting documentation to the government and non-government grant making agencies, foundations and organizations in a timely manner; Actively listens to office/departmental needs and researches available grant parameters to determine if needs can align with grant opportunities;

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