Grant Analyst

King County
Temporary $85,176 - $107,972 Per year WA Seattle, WA 98112, United States Apply before 5/19/2024 11:59


Shape the Future with Us at Lake Sammamish!
Join Our Team as a Grant Professional!
About the Role:
In 2024 and 2025, the Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD), as the primary service provider to the , will launch a new grant program on Lake Sammamish. We are seeking an experienced grant professional to develop this program. Responsibilities will include creating grant requirements and procedures, leading public outreach, assisting potential applicants, and managing the application review process. This position will be responsible for educating the residents and organizations on Lake Sammamish to the new grant opportunity and guiding them through the application process. Time not dedicated to standing up the new grant program will be used to support our Grant Administrator in developing, implementing and managing existing grant funding programs. The Flood Reduction and Watershed grant programs have recently transitioned to an online platform for applications and there will be opportunities to help optimize the new system and find greater efficiencies and levels of the service.

About the Team:
The Water and Land Resources Division is at the forefront of King County’s efforts to protect and restore clean water and healthy habitat and strengthen the resilience of communities, environment, and infrastructure in the face of climate change. We are a dedicated workforce of more than 400 supported by an annual budget of ~$250 million. WLRD has a strong track record of developing innovative strategies to protect working farms and forests, restore habitat, improve water quality, and provide county residents equitable access to green space. As the primary service provider to the King County Flood Control District (a separate government), we build flood reduction projects that set back, improve, and repair levees to help protect King County residents, businesses, and infrastructure from flooding on major rivers. On behalf of the District, we administer $24 million annually in flood reduction and habitat restoration grant programs, which involves managing over 100 annual grant applications and over 300 open grants. Grantees use the funds for projects that protect public and private infrastructure from flooding, support salmon and watershed recovery, and increase research and education about flooding in King County.

Commitment to Equity, Racial and Social Justice:
King County, named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is a diverse and vibrant community that represents cultures from around the world. Our True North is to create a welcoming community where everyone can thrive.  We prioritize equity, racial and social justice, making it a foundational and daily expectation for all employees. As a Grant Analyst, you will actively apply these principles in all aspects of your work. Learn more about our commitment at .

Apply now for a rewarding career at the  of King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks (DNRP). Join our talented workforce in protecting and restoring the natural environment and promoting more resilient, sustainable, and equitable communities.  Enjoy training, , and growth opportunities.

Job Duties

What You Will be Doing:

  • Create grant procedures, standards, application materials and outreach materials for a new grant program to support of shoreline restoration and reducing flood risk for infrastructure on Lake Sammamish. Manage the public outreach and education phase, and application review processes for the Lake Sammamish grant program during its inaugural year.

  • Assist in administration of grant funds and payments for the Flood Reduction Grant Program and the Watershed Grant Program in concert with WLRD's Grant Administrator and the Finance section to ensure accurate reimbursement requests for grants.

  • Analyze and make recommendations regarding compliance issues, violations of contract provisions and policies, and procedures for assigned grants.

  • Assist the WLRD Grants Administrator as needed.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Qualifications You Bring:

  • At least three (3) years’ experience administering grants through their lifecycle, including applications, contract negotiations, payments or reimbursements, contract compliance, and close out.

  • Experience supporting individuals and/or organizations through the grant application process, including responding to technical inquiries.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize work to meet deadlines, efficiently multitask, and respond to evolving requests.

  • Experience taking the initiative to accomplish tasks while navigating ambiguity.

  • Proven ability to apply principles of equity, social justice, and anti-racism in programs and policies.

  • Proven problem solving, conflict resolution and analytical skills.

Competencies You Bring:

  • Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
  • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
It Would Be Great if You Also Bring:

  • Experience withgrant management database systems, such as Foundant, including developing reports and data searches.

  • Experience with technical writing and proofreading skills, including ability to draft grant and review language.  

  • Experience with and enthusiasm for environmental projects and programs.

  • Experience managing grants as a recipient of grant funding.

  • Experience making public presentations to neighborhood groups.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:

  • Remote and Onsite Work Details: Employees in this role work remotely from a home location, with onsite reporting requirements typically one (1) day per month. The frequency of onsite work is determined by business needs and may be adjusted accordingly. Onsite reporting locations may be at various King County worksites including the collaboration space at King Street Center (201 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104). This work arrangement promotes work-life-balance and reduces carbon footprint under the department’s vision of .  
  • Remote Work Location Requirement: Employees must reside in Washington State and be within a reasonable distance to King County worksites to meet onsite reporting requirements.

  • Work Schedule: This full-time position works a 40-hour work week. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible.   
  • Union Representation: This position is not represented by a union.
  • Duration: This recruitment aims to fill a Term-Limited Temporary (TLT) position with an anticipated two-year duration. If the position is filled by a King County employee who has successfully completed their initial probation, they will be offered the role as a Special Duty Assignment

Application and Selection Process:

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants. We value diversity, diverse perspectives and life experience and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness and alignment with the experience, qualifications, knowledge, and skills essential for this role to determine which candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews.  
To apply, submit a:

  • Complete Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Note:  Additional documents won't be considered during minimum qualification screening.

Who to Contact: For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact Jamie Jensen-Young at 206-263-8779 or

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