Grants Management Specialist

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Location
    Oakland, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Sep 15

Position description

The ideal candidate for this position will have knowledge of grants management laws and regulations as well as an understanding of bushiness and industry grant practices. This position starts at a salary of $93,587 (GS-12). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Region 9 team within FEMA.


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit for additional information.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

In this position, you will serve as a Grants Management Specialist. Typical assignments include:

  • Analyzing information to identify issues, weigh alternatives, and determine best approaches for resolution of complex problems or issues related to grants and/or cooperative agreements.
  • Reviewing and processing requests for amendments, extensions, changes and funding awards and/or de-obligations.
  • Monitoring through onsite or desk reviews to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and applicable federal regulations.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports reflecting monitoring activities and results.
  • Delivering webinars for grant recipients on grants management issues of concern and/or common monitoring findings.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Non-emergency travel 25%.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



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