MyFlorida DEO-47927-GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT III - 40022019 in United States


Date:Dec 5, 2018

Location:TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 47927

Agency: Economic Opportunity


Position Number: 40022019

Salary: $36,381.54-$50,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 12/18/2018

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) promotes and facilitates economic, community and workforce development for all Floridians. DEO is working with our partners to implement policies that grow the number of jobs, businesses and tourists coming into the state. Our vision is for Florida to have the nation’s top performing economy and be recognized as the world’s best place to live, learn, play, work and do business.

JOB TYPE:Full Time



Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments and effectively handle multiple tasks to complete assignments on time.

  • Knowledge and experience in developing, administering, and monitoring federal, state, and/or local grants or contracts.

  • Ability to interpret statutes, administrative rules, and federal regulations and explain these requirements.

  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills, including good public speaking ability.

  • Ability to compile data from a variety of sources and present it in a logical manner.

  • Ability to create spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel, prepare documents in Microsoft Word, and create PowerPoint presentations.

  • Ability to perform overnight travel for an extended period of time.


Requires the highest level of contract and grant management knowledge skills and abilities.

The incumbent is expected to exercise independent judgment in identification and development of contract and grant management resources, tools, and process improvements.

The position interfaces with the public or other agencies and responsible for advocating the mission of the Disaster Recovery Program. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Prepares a risk analysis and, if required, a monitoring plan for each assigned sub-grant. The employee monitors the progress of all assigned sub-grants through phone calls and email to representatives of the sub-grant recipients and through on-site visits to the communities. A detailed report is completed following each monitoring visit.

  • Responsible for reviewing and processing all correspondence, payment requests, citizen complaints, conflicts of interest, contract modifications, wage decision requests, policies and procedures, contractor clearances, plans and specifications packages, procurement documents, waiver requests, and closeout requests to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements.

  • Reviews all sub-grant applications submitted by the local governments within the employee’s assigned area of responsibility and prepares contract award documents.

  • Plan, facilitate, and assist in the negotiation of agreement changes, amendments, coordinate the development of cost and price analysis, conduct agreement and file post-audits and closeout, complete the agreement checklists, facilitate findings of fact and resolve agreement disputes. Update tracking systems and maintain agreement logs in accordance with department policy and procedures and to ensure compliance with applicable statutory requirements.

  • Develop contract and grant administration goals and objectives, identifying resources, interpreting statutes and rules, and providing technical and administrative assistance. Participate, as needed, in the development and revision of contract and grant related policies and procedures.

  • Facilitates the administration of division agreements including contract and grant agreements, interagency agreements, data sharing agreements and memoranda of understanding. Perform preliminary document reviews, facilitate the establishment and tracking of agreements through the department review and approval process, which includes the coordination of the agreement review and approval from other department offices (General Counsel, Office of Financial Management, Office of Budget Management, and Executive Leadership).

  • Maintains all files on the contracts from execution to final closeout. The employee is responsible for entering data into the grant tracking system for each assigned contract.

  • Conducts desktop and onsite monitoring on activities and expenditures of assigned projects to ensure compliance with state guidelines and contract requirements.

  • Provides technical assistance to local governments and their consultants in the employee’s assigned area. If the employee is designated as a subject matter specialist on a specific topic, the employee provides technical assistance, as needed, to all recipients on this topic.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of training workshops and webinars for local governments and their consultants.

  • Prepares reports and analyses and make recommendations to team to determine program action.

  • Assists team on special projects as assigned.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


This position’s advertisement may also be viewed by registering on the Employ Florida website at you think you have been subjected to unlawful discrimination, you may file a complaint within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation with the recipient’s Equal Opportunity Officer, or the Director, Civil Rights Center:

  • Equal Opportunity Officer, Department of Economic Opportunity, Caldwell Building – MSC 150, 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-4129; or

  • Direct, Civil Rights Center (CRC), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123, Washington, DC 20210.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clickinghere. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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