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Job Opportunity: METRA, Section Chief, Grant Administration

SECTION CHIEF, GRANT ADMINISTRATION
 
Summary of Duties:
Reporting directly to the Senior Manager, Grant Development, supervises and directs capital grant applications, contract processes, approval functions and grant implementations. Assist in establishing the day-to-day operations of the department. Prepares documentation, coordinates and ensures the processing of capital grant applications, amendments and extensions. Maintains the documentation process related to grant approval, contracts, expenditures, cash flows, budget revisions, closeouts, funding expirations, grant history, and salvage sales to ensure consistency with governmental mandates and regulations. Handles requests for reimbursement of Metra’s capital expenditures required to meet the company’s cash flow needs. Interacts and coordinates activities with federal, state and local governmental agencies and officials on matters relating to the development and administration of the company’s capital improvement grants. Documents grant processes and represents grants administration activities to internal and external auditors and funding agency reviewers. Ensure compliance with capital grant funding agency asset maintenance, continuing control regulations and documentation requirements. Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Financial Planning or a related discipline OR in lieu of a degree one (1) year of substantive experience in the public transportation industry, including capital grant development and implementation and associated financial control systems may be substituted for each year lacking relevant college-related course work up to four (4) years.
  • In addition to #1, must have five (5) years of experience in capital grant development and implementation and/or associated financial control systems preferably in a railroading, transportation or related industry.
  • Must possess one (1) year of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of capital grant development and implementation processes and federal, state and local governmental agency regulations and requirements strongly preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suites. Working knowledge of mainframe and client-server systems preferred.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills and presentation experience.
  • NOTE: A writing exercise may be required as part of the interview process.
  • All employees are responsible for performing his/her job safely, and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.
Other Important Information:
  • Subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment history, vehicle and criminal history.
  • Only resumes with salary history will be considered.
  • Only qualified candidates will receive consideration.
  • Relocation is not available for this position.
If you are interested in applying for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to:
E-mail: jobs@metrarr.com
Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
Metra / 547 W. Jackson Blvd. / Chicago, IL 60661
 

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