Grants Specialist III (POST Unit)


Criminal Justice
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Salary Range:
$4,457.00 - $6,300.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Monday, August 22, 2022, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
POST Board
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Monday, August 8, 2022
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Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!

The P.O.S.T. Unit is seeking a detail-oriented, customer service focused Grants Specialist to join their dynamic team. The Unit has direct impact to the State of Colorado and its residents by managing statutory and rule requirements and ensuring compliance of peace officers and academies throughout the state. This position will help administer outgoing grants to law enforcement agencies and provide training and guidance to those agencies to ensure grant compliance.


This position is located in the Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Unit within the Criminal Justice section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office.  The Unit exists to assist the P.O.S.T. Board with the statutory requirements of the supervision of statutorily mandated P.O.S.T. created curriculum and the supervision of training efforts of Colorado peace officers.  The Unit is responsible for ensuring training needs of the law enforcement community are met by regularly developing and changing existing curriculum.

The position performs work pertaining to obtaining, receiving, and disbursing funds for law enforcement training programs or projects and ensuring compliance with applicable grant provisions, regulations, and statutes. Work involves reviewing a variety of proposals and recommending and/or approving funding for grants or projects; conducting audits to ensure compliance; monitoring grant activity and identifying problems and areas to improve or change; monitoring, approving, and disallowing expenditures, budget changes; or grant extensions, interpreting regulations; negotiating terms and provisions of a grant; conducting training and technical assistance for internal and external users.

Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in the Department of Law.

This position is open only to residents of Colorado.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or other applicable business-related field; AND
  • Two years of professional experience in grant management as the main function of your job.

A master’s degree in one of the fields listed above may substitute for the bachelor’s degree and one year of the professional experience. Professional work experience as described in the minimum qualifications above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Previous experience providing sub-recipient training and technical assistance Grant accounting, approving and disallowing expenditures experience
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including attention to detail
  • Experience with the Colorado Operation Resource Engine (CORE)
  • Familiarity with state procurement and Contracting processes and requirements, as well as State Fiscal Rules
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationship with others
  • Exhibit an attitude of customer service and responsiveness
  • Must be able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Reliable, flexible, organized, positive attitude and works collaboratively
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs such as Word and Excel and the ability to use grants management software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience or interest working for law enforcement.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • This position requires travel within the state (including overnight). A valid Colorado driver’s license is required, as well as the ability to travel independently.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or, submit to twice-weekly serial testing. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination, or begin twice-weekly serial testing for COVID-19.Testing will be considered paid work time. Additional information regarding testing will be provided to those it applies to.Note:  Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

View the full job announcement for more information and to apply online.

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