Job Vacancy Announcement
Grants Compliance Officer
Strategy, Planning and Effectiveness
Full Time or Part Time
Hiring Salary Range
$71,897 - $79,088 / annually
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)
Regular or Temporary
Job Description Summary
Creates, implements, evaluates and refines a system of on-going
oversight, guidance, training and support related to programmatic
and fiscal compliance in the implementation and management of
government-funded and privately funded grants at PGCC .
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Bachelor’s degree in business,
accounting or finance preferred. Master’s degree preferred.
- Two years full-time or equated experience in the professional
- Five years experience in a responsible grants administration
position with a broad understanding of regulations and processes
related to government grants and funding agencies, preferred.
- Experience in a college environment and with a complex
financial management system is preferred.
- Must have supervised personnel a minimum of two years.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
- Ability to work as a team member in a multi-cultural
- Ability to work with and provide assistance as necessary during
annual audit performed by independent auditors
- Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office.
- Ability to coordinate and maintain excellent working
relationships with grant project administrators and all departments
associated with grant development, administration, or
- Ability to interpret and analyze data
- Maintain accurate files
- Prioritize in order to meet deadlines
The following criteria, which are not the sole
criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review
the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum
qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be
interviewed. Other information and observations made during the
interview process may be considered in the selection process. A
Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application.
Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below
for this position.
- Coordinates, schedules, and implements Grants and Resource
Development Office ( GRDO ) compliance planning discussions to
design, improve, implement, and evaluate internal business
processes to support grants administration and reporting
- Stays current with all federal, state, and local regulations
and guidelines regarding grant and contract administration and
apply changes as necessary
- Monitors active grants and implements a process to ensure
incremental successes, milestone achievements and proper closeout
of all grants, sub-awards, and contracts.
- Maintains a calendar of periodic monitoring visits with grant
principal investigators and grant administrators and their
supervisors to ensure acceptable fiscal and programmatic progress
toward meeting required grant goals and objectives, as determined
by grant requirements, specific to each grant, sub-award or
- Provides systematic reports to the director of Grants and
Resource Development and GRDO team members on compliance monitoring
outcomes, recommendations and follow-up.
- Alerts the director of Grants and Resource Development of
inactivity and problems and offers recommendations for resolution
- Provides guidance, feedback, and technical assistance to grant
principal investigators/grant administrators and staff to
facilitate successful grant implementation, compliance and
resolution on issues that may arise
- Conducts internal audits of government and privately funded
grant projects, to spot-check for compliance gaps in procedures,
practices, and documentation
- Assists project director, internal/external partners, and
Grants Accountant in preparing for and responding to agency
monitoring visits, external audits, or other cross-site evaluations
requiring a review of project documentation and practices
- Works with Payroll and Grants Accountant to ensure compliance
with Time and Effort reporting requirements for grants
- Reviews grant-funded project expenses for allowable/unallowable
costs for each project’s regulatory requirements
- Ensures that overall grant-funded project performance,
outcomes, and related documentation and reporting are in compliance
with funding agency requirements
- Uses effective interpersonal skills and sound judgment to
determine how best to collaborate with co- workers, supervisors,
faculty, staff, students, and other customers as necessary for the
completion of duties and responsibilities
- Works with Accounting Office and the project managers to
establish project budgets in compliance with chart of accounts and
procedures, as well as with the requirements of the funding
- Interacts with outside agencies, independent auditors and
project directors on compliance-related matters
- Serves as liaison with the project director and Office of
Research, Assessment and Evaluation ( RAE ) to ensure correct
outcomes and evaluation data are available.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively
communicate and interact with other employees and the public
through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally
defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel
objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and
operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not
limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax
machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching,
reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping,
and repetitive motions.
Is Background Check Required?
- Must be able to work Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30
- Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written
- As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present
acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a
U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
- A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer
of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal
information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or
directly engaging with minor children on campus?
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Background Check Statement
Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe
campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for
applicants being considered for employment. Background
investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record
check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial
(credit) report or driving history check.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Prince George’s Community College values the safety of its
students, faculty, and staff. As part of that commitment, the
College has announced effective October 21, 2021, all students,
faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID -19 or tested
for the virus weekly. As a prospective or new employee, you will be
required to comply with this mandate and all the necessary safety
protocols, including wearing a mask. Please direct your questions
related to the vaccination, testing, mask mandates, and
requirements for exemptions to VMPO@pgcc.edu .
; you will receive an email
acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no
further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or
the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is
immediately sent to your references listed on your application.
Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight
requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a minimum of two years full-time experience in
the professional area?
- * Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in business,
accounting or finance?
- * Do you have five years experience in a responsible grants
- * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous
(Open Ended Question)
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- HigherEd Jobs
- Hispanic Outlook
- Personal Referral
- PGCC Website
- Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
- The Chronicle of Higher Ed
- The Washington Post
- Other: Please indicate below
- How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you
selected 'Other' please indicate source:
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type