Grant Manager (Grant Specialist III)

Job #: 2024-79

  • TWC Job #: 16651422
  • Opening Date: 6/25/2024
  • Closing Date: 10/31/2024
  • Travel Required: 10%
  • Monthly Salary: $5,000.00 - $5,687.50
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B21
  • Class: 1921
  • Status: Open

Grant Manager - Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Grant Specialist III to work in the Public Safety Office - Justice.

Who We Are

The Office of the Governor works to build a healthier, safer, freer, and more prosperous future for all Texans. We are located primarily within the Texas State Capitol Complex in Austin.

What You’ll Earn

The salary is $5,000.00 - $5687.50 monthly ($60,000.00 - $68,250.00 a year). Benefits include medical insurance, sick leave, and vacation leave. Also, State of Texas employees are eligible for a defined retirement plan. Learn more:

What You’ll Do

This is a job that performs highly complex (senior-level) grant development, analysis, monitoring, and management work. Work involves evaluating grant applications for eligibility and appropriateness; assisting with monitoring schedules and reports; and analyzing performance data to determine the efficacy of funded programs.  Writes and edits reports, briefs, plans, and other documents. Effectively communicates with industry leaders and other professionals to accomplish mutual business objectives. An employee at this level is aware of state priorities as well as grant management practices and procedures and works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude of the use of initiative and independent judgment.

  • Effectively plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates grant funded programs.
  • Analyzes grant applications to determine eligibility and compliance with state/federal statutes and best practices.
  • Negotiates changes with potential grantees to make adjustments that ensure accountability and that the project scope meets the requirements and priorities established by the PSO or the federal government.
  • Independently reviews and approves requests for payments involving multi-million dollar state and federal appropriations. 
  • Initiates contacts with requestors to discuss potential ineligible items or to request additional documentation to support requested funds.
  • Professionally communicates with city and county leaders, state agency executives, and other professionals about grant priorities, guidelines, and requirements.
  • Develops, establishes, and maintains productive and effective business relationships with other state and local criminal justice agencies and organizations as required to fulfill the objectives of this position.
  • Analyzes grant activities, identifies problem areas, provides technical assistance, and works with grantees to develop corrective action plans.
  • Identifies agencies who fail to comply and initiates a request for the PSO to hold further funds to the agency.
  • Develops and executes monitoring schedules and reports.
  • Prepares and reviews grant closeout materials.
  • As assigned, represents the Governor’s Office at meetings related to division funding opportunities and allowable activities.
  • Provides guidance to PSO staff, grantees, applicants, and others, including via conferencing and other means.
  • Determines eligibility of requests for grant adjustments, works with grantees to ensure accountability and makes recommendations for approval or denial.
  • Ensures a grantee’s compliance with conditions of funding placed on their grant and removes or clears the conditions when all requirements are met.
  • Analyzes performance data to identify discrepancies and follows-up with grantee to revise data, as appropriate.
  • Manages the collection, organization, and analysis of grant-related data using Excel and Access databases.
  • Assists the Program Administrator in coordinating the workflow of grant related activities.
  • Provides training to potential and current grant recipients on the application process and reporting requirements.
  • Attends conferences, training, and other professional development opportunities to increase job knowledge and technical expertise.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

How You’ll Qualify                                           

  • High school graduate or equivalent; and
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible grant and/or program management experience.
  • Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree.

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for a professional who likes to perform consultative services and technical assistance for grant programs. Apply now by submitting a state of Texas application. Applications are reviewed daily. Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. Telework opportunities are available upon request. Reliable internet is required. Alternate work schedules and telework may be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview process.


Veterans, Reservists, or members of the Guard can compare this position to Military Occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office.

How to Apply

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process. 

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit View a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should email the OOG’s Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager or call 512-463-8315 in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

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