Posting Date:  01/24/2023
Job Title:  Analyst, Senior, Grants Compliance
Salary:  $82,536.00-$123,804.00
Entity:  TriMet
Closing Date:  02/28/2023


Want to get away from tracking your hours in 15-minute increments? Tired of working an expected 80+ hour workweek? Are you an accounting and auditing professional seeking a change in your career? Do you have people and time management experience? Are you familiar with the foundation of Federal compliance?

Come join TriMet as the Senior Grants Compliance Analyst! TriMet is a phenomenal agency providing great benefits and professional growth in a safe, stable and diversified environment. Your work will make a significant impact to our communities by supporting our mission in providing safe and reliable transportation while helping to preserve the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty.

The Grants Compliance Analyst will be responsible for conducting monitoring of Subrecipients and TriMet’s use of Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) funds. This position ensures that project, financial accounting and operations management, procurement, use and maintenance of project equipment, capital purchases, civil rights, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), charter and school bus and safety and asset management, and reporting requirements are met.

Subrecipients are Public Transportation Service Providers which means a city, county, special district, intergovernmental entity or any other political subdivision or municipal or Public Corporation that provide Public Transportation Services.

Public Transportation Services means any form of passenger transportation by car, bus, or other conveyance, either publicly or privately owned, which provides service to the general public on a continuing basis.

Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Perform related duties as required.

Serve as a good steward of TriMet by regularly utilizing our transit system to maintain a strong and current understanding of customers’ experiences and of TriMet’s product and service offerings.

Primary Duties

1. Responsible for providing active oversight, including desk and on-site reviews, of sub-awards to ensure recipients have adequate and effective internal controls to comply with STIF requirements and to test adherence to compliance requirements.

2. Document in writing findings of non-compliance including recommendations for corrective action(s) and/or opportunities for improvement.

3. Create and implement a detailed, systematic process for oversight of subawards, including setting deadlines for tracking progress, developing risk based procedures to identify any anomalies between program requirements and subawards, reviewing recipient’s internal controls and testing compliance.

4. Prepare complete, concise and accurate documentation to support different levels of monitoring, understanding and assessment of internal controls, testing compliance of statutes and regulations.

5. Maintain files for all subawards and ensure that subawards and modifications reflect appropriate state and local requirements. Ensure records are retained in accordance with appropriate state and local requirements.

6. Follow up on corrective action(s) when instances of noncompliance are identified.

7. Provide information and assistance to aid recipients, staff, administrators and others with program requirements and participate in relevant training and technical assistance workshops/groups when requested.


A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Finance or Accounting is preferred.

A minimum of four (4) years total credited experience*.

Four (4) years of experience conducting compliance monitoring, quality assurance, auditing, or similar work for financial operational requirements and reporting are required.

Two (2) years of experience in public accounting, federal compliance are preferred.

Two (2) years of experience in governmental internal auditing are preferred.

A Class C driver license in the state of Oregon is required (must be able to drive to other agencies outside of TriMet’s service area).

Or any equivalent combination of training or experience.

*The amount of credit a candidate receives for prior years of experience is based on the relevancy of that experience to the required or preferred prerequisites of the job description. Experience is prorated based on hours worked. LRHR assigns and validates the “credited experience”.

Contact Information

Christina Almsted,


Other Information

Make sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role. You are encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application. You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each.

Internal applicants: Information in your personnel file will not be used in lieu of information requested on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans’ preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and attach supporting documentation at the time of application submission.

If you need accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process, contact our Human Resources staff at 503-962-7505, or the TTY line at 7-1-1. Note that we require a minimum of two workdays’ notice prior to the need for accommodation.

TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.

ADA Statement
As applied to the workplace, applicants and employees must be qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Essential functions may include required job functions performed infrequently as well as production standards related to the quality and quantity of work.

If a person with a disability could meet job qualifications with a reasonable accommodation, TriMet will work with the employee to accommodate the need. If TriMet’s accommodation is effective in allowing the employee to perform the essential functions of the job, it need not be the employee’s preferred accommodation.