Posting Date:  04/29/2021
Job Title:  Grant Manager
Salary:  $6,187.00 – $8,249.00 Monthly
Entity:  Thurston County Auditor’s Office
Closing Date:  Open until Filled. The first review of applicants will begin on May 17th.


The Thurston County Auditor’s Office is seeking a professional, reliable and confident Grant Manager to provide administrative and technical oversight to grant-related programs in offices and departments of Thurston County. The Grant Manager assists county offices and departments in developing, planning and coordinating county-wide resource needs related to grants. Resources are defined as funding, program development, staff, and equipment. This position does not have immediate responsibility over individual grants or programs. Rather, it is responsible for the oversite, monitoring, and compliance over all of the county’s grant programs.

Primary Duties

Key responsibilities of this position include monitoring compliance with federal, state and local regulations, coordinating budgets and funding sources, researching relevant grant opportunities, helping in the preparation and submission of grant applications, projecting future obligations, reporting on project status, and assisting on project closures. Uses independent judgment in the technical aspects regarding program eligibility, guidelines, and implementation to be in compliance with grant provisions.

Other position components may include, but would not be limited to the following:
• Coordinates budget development, allowable direct and indirect costs, funding allocations, and appropriate approvals. Working with internal auditor, responsibilities may include compliance evaluations related to local, state, and federal auditing requirements. Advises offices and departments on matters regarding the selection, planning, and implementation of grant-funded programs.
• Researches and identifies grant opportunities relevant to Thurston County’s goals, objectives, and long range plan. Identifies potential programs, training, and equipment available through grant resources or alternative funding.
• Develops policies and procedures to ensure grant and contract compliance.
• Analyzes complex federal, state, and local standards related to grant management.
• Evaluates contract requirements to ensure requirements are being met, monitors quality of deliverables, and tracks overall performance. Advises management when offices and departments or contractors are not in compliance.
• Analyzes current grant-funded programs and advises methods to achieve growth and sustainability.
• In case of emergency, is the subject matter expert or point of contact with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to maximize reimbursement dollars to the County.



• A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, English, Public Administration, Sociology, Planning, or related field. Additional relevant experience may be substituted for up to two years of education.
• Two (2) years of experience in the planning, administration or delivery of human services and closely related program work including at least one year of grant writing. Experience working with FEMA grants is highly desirable.
• Requires a high level of proficiency in a variety of related software programs, including word processing and spreadsheet programs.
• Must have current Washington State driver’s license.

The ideal candidate will possess the following to perform the functions of this position efficiently:

Knowledge of:
• Grant writing procedures.

The Ability to:
• Analyze, research, and interpret grant guidelines.
• Independently research and analyze information and to propose programs and projects.
• Write clear and concise proposals, reports, correspondence, and other related work.
• Effectively communicate both in writing and orally, including making public or staff presentations.
• Work independently with minimal supervision.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationship with a variety of individuals and diverse groups, and to develop a consensus on specific issues.
• Prioritize work, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Contact Information

Questions about this Opportunity?
The contact person for this recruitment is Darren Bennett, Financial Services Manager,



Thurston County
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 786-5498

Other Information

Items required for consideration:
– Application
– Letter of Interest
– Resume

This position is:
– NOT represented by a Union
– NOT eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
– Eligible for benefits