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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

OUTDOOR GRANTS MANAGER

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OUTDOOR GRANTS MANAGER
542L
Category: Science & Engineering

Definition

In the Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation/Salmon Recovery Funding Board, analyzes, evaluates, and makes recommendations to the board(s) on requests for funding of outdoor recreation, habitat, or salmon recovery projects and subsequently manages approved projects.

Typical Work

Responsible for assuring project reimbursement requests are valid and in conformance with agency and/or federal regulations; 

Site inspections: pre-award, interim, final, and compliance site inspections to determine adherence to policies and agreement; 

Provides recommendations to financial and project amendment requests and prepares necessary documents; 

Serves as staff to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) and Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation (IAC) and any sub-committees or panels established by the Boards; 

Responsible for developing and monitoring compliance with project agreements for grant programs; 

Provides liaison services with lead entities regarding salmon habitat project lists and watershed strategies; 

Consults and coordinates with state, federal, and local governments, conservation districts non-profit organizations, tribes, RFEG, private landowners, and private consultants, and project applicants; 

Determines project eligibility and uses PRISM to manage grant agreements of funded projects; 

Works with scientists to provide technical reviews of project applications to determine competitiveness and biological/environmental merits; 

Consults with project sponsors and others to ensure adherence to the intent of various local, state, and federal laws and policies; 

Assists project applicants with the preparation of project applications; 

Prepares and conducts workshops for grant applicants, before and after funding is determined by the SRFB and IAC; 

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  theory, principles, and practices of planning, development, and utilization of land and water areas for outdoor land and water-associated recreation; land acquisition; land values; public recreation facilities needs. 

Ability to:  establish and maintain effective cooperative relationships with federal, state, and local government officials; estimate usefulness of potential recreation sites as related to overall state and regional needs; arrive at sound recommendations for or against immediate financing of potential recreation projects; write and speak effectively; travel frequently for short periods of time.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, parks and recreation management, landscape architecture, fish or wildlife management, watershed planning, engineering, geography, land use planning, forestry, natural resource management, environmental studies or related field and three years of professional experience in the acquisition, development, or management of recreation, habitat, or conservation lands and resources. 

OR 

A Master's degree in one of the above fields will substitute for one year of experience.  

Additional qualifying experience will substitute year for year for education.

Class Specification History

New class: 6-1-67
Revised minimum qualifications: 1-12-73
Revised definition and minimum qualifications, added distinguishing characteristics, general revision, title change (formerly Recreation Resource Specialist 2), code change (formerly 6454): 9-14-79
Revised minimum qualifications: 11-13-92
Revised definition, minimum qualifications, deleted distinguishing qualifications, general revision, and changed title (formerly Recreation Projects Manger 2): 7-11-03
New class code: (formerly 67220) effective July 1, 2007

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