Company Job Title: Grants Specialist – TS

Chenega Job Title: Coord I, Comm Dev & Grants

Clearance: NACI

Location: Atlanta, GA

Reports To: Program Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time, Regular

Prepared Date: 12-04-2020

Approved Date: 12-04-2020


The Grants Specialist provides grant management support to the grants team of the CDC/OFR/ Office of Grants Services. Individuals should have the appropriate knowledge, training, and experience to independently perform the full range of grant management specialist functions (pre-and post award).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Perform grant/cooperative agreement pre-award functions such as planning with sponsoring program offices, reviewing and providing comments on draft funding opportunity announcements, reviewing grantee applications, participating in objective review panels, conducting budget discussions with grantees, preparing pre-award and award documents, and providing advice and assistance to CIO program officials and applicants on the grant/cooperative agreement award process
  • New grant awards, completed within 30 days from receipt of funding package.
  • Continuation and supplemental awards, completed within 30 days from receipt of funding package.
  • Perform grant/cooperative agreement post-award functions such as processing continuations, supplemental requests, carryover requests, redirections, lifting restrictions, administrative actions, etc. Monitor and review progress reports, financial status reports, and annual audits.
  • Post-award actions (carryovers, redirections, lifting restrictions, etc.) completed within 30 days from assignment.
  • Perform the full range of closeout functions for expired awards.
  • Independently research applicable regulations, policies, and guidance documents for grants management issues (pre-award, post-award, allowable costs, audits, etc.).
  • Provide advice and assistance to program officials and grantees on grant/cooperative agreement administration issues.
  • Attend meetings associated with assigned grants/cooperative agreements. Attend meetings/trainings associated with grants management responsibilities.
  • Respond to data calls, email, telephone, and written communication promptly. Respond to email and telephonic inquires promptly and within a reasonable period of time. Respond to written communication with 3 business days.
  • Perform various day-to-day administrative clerical duties as required in support of the grants/CoAgs, closeout and subcontracts functions including the maintenance of files, generation of required correspondence and special projects as assigned of the Agency.
  • Gather, compile, copy, organize, and file grantee files, including accounting and financial data. Follow established procedures for cataloging, storing, and retrieving material.
  • Grants specialists may be required to travel one or two times per year to provide technical assistance to grantees and CDC staff located overseas and to perform grant management oversight functions. It is anticipated that each trip could include visits to multiple cities, requiring durations of two weeks to 30 days for each trip.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • # of individuals/position or NONE

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Additional grants experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a grants administration or specialist role.
  • Prior experience with pre-award, post-award, and closeout required.
  • Prior Federal experience a plus.
  • Grants Management certification (CGMS) a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Appropriate knowledge, training, and experience to independently perform the full range of grant management specialist functions (pre and post award).
  • Possess strong time management and organizational skills
  • Possess strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently


  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.


  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. M#

Primary Location: United States-Georgia-Atlanta

Organization: Time Solutions

Strategic Business Unit: Professional Services

Security Requirements: Public Trust/NACI

Job Schedule: Full Time Exempt

Recruiter: Sarah Walsh

Req ID: 2000003467