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Date:  Jun 7, 2022
Req ID:  19889

North Little Rock, AR, US, 72118

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $50,222

(Weatherization Program Manager)


Position Number: 22091029 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: June 21, 2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $50,222 

Arkansas Energy Office 

The mission of the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment is to provide effective and efficient energy and environmental solutions informed by science. The Department promotes responsible management of resources and protects the environment for the benefit of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: G109C

Grade: GS09


Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00


The Grants Manager is responsible for managing the administration of designated grant, contract, and/or special programs. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Directs the activities of a small to medium-sized professional and administrative support staff through lower-level supervisors, including hiring, training, evaluating job performance of subordinates, and coordinating work assignments. Coordinates and monitors the implementation of grants, contracts, and/or loan programs by overseeing funding procedures, developing goals and objectives, and monitoring implementation to ensure compliance with institution policies, laws, and regulations. Prepares financial reports, negotiates funding sources, monitors disbursements and invoices involving granting and contracting agencies, and allocates resources for programs. Prepares statistical reports by analyzing grant information, develops record keeping procedures, and disseminates information to program participants and funding sources concerning new programs or changes. Reviews grants for compliance, recommends reallocation of funds, and researches and recommends sources for new funding. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of grants, contracts, and special funding programs. Knowledge of grant implementation, monitoring, and fiscal control practices. Knowledge of state budgetary and accounting practices and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to develop, monitor, and evaluate grant program compliance. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written technical information and reports. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, or a related field; plus four years of experience in the administration of grants, contracts or related area, including one year of supervisory or leadership experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



Job Duties

  • Responsible for the operation of the statewide Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) in the Arkansas Energy Office, reporting to the senior programs manager
  • Oversees a subgrantee network of six agencies and a staff of five
  • Ensures that software program ECOS is fully functional, is used in compliance with program standards, and receives periodic approval from the United States Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Assesses program needs and conducts research into program legislation, guidelines, and resources
  • Writes program policies and procedures and creates reporting formats for use in the program and updates policy manuals as needed
  • Develops an annual state plan for WAP and plans for ancillary programs, as funding becomes available
  • Reports, as required, to federal funders (DOE and United States Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Ensures that federal requirements are met
  • Maintains communication and positive relationships with federal funders, subgrantee agencies, and other stakeholders
  • Monitors subgrantee activities and oversees training in a variety of formats for state and subgrantee staff


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and one year experience in program management or bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in program management
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to research, interpret, and develop program policy
  • Familiarity with program compliance, including monitoring, data collection, and reporting
  • Analytical and forward thinker about program needs.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Self-starter, creative thinker, excellent manager of time and priorities
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive communication with all stakeholders
  • Program development skills


The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock