PROGRAM: FPST AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT GRADE: GS-19
SUPERVISOR: Tribal Chairman RANGE: $27.65 – $33.02 (hourly)
FLSA STATUS: Exempt Non-Exempt Public Safety TYPE: Regular Full-Time
This position supports the Tribe’s implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) program through strategic planning and community outreach efforts around the programming of ARPA funds and the disbursement of the ARP federal tribal allocation payments in accordance with the published Treasury guidance.
Funding for this position is only secured until the end of the ARPA/CRRSA funding of December 31, 2024 with the potential extension through December 31, 2026, whichever is appropriate. There is no guarantee of employment beyond the current project period.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for conducting surveys, outreach, and holding meetings with stakeholders on the Tribe regarding the community’s need relating to COVID-19 and developing ARPA projects.
- Responsible for administrative review and approval of procurement through ARPA, which are not directly allocated to an existing program/department (“non-specific APRA funds”).
- Keeps the Council, Tribal Administrator, and affected directors/managers informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities.
- Prepares and submits required Treasury progress reports and closes out documents while working with the Finance Department to appropriately invoice and account for funding and having supporting documentation for all ARPA procurements.
- Provides oversight of eligible use of funds and is responsible for periodic reporting to the U.S. Department of Treasury while complying with federal law and related accounting and reporting requirements.
- Prepares budgets and funding reports for non-specific ARPA funds in accordance with federal requirements and Tribal laws, policies, procedures, and regulations in consultation with the Finance Department.
- Monitors record keeping and other related documents connected with ARPA allocation funding.
- Provides training to new staff and ongoing training to directors/managers concerning ARPA allocation management and reporting requirements.
- Responsible for managing projects within the scope, schedule, and budget baseline. Monitors project progress, forecasts expenditures, mitigates risks, and addresses adverse variances to baseline.
- Develops project management plans (PMP), prepares project status reports and updates the PMP as needed; provides project controls on complex capital projects, including cost, schedule, and risk management support.
- Prepares summaries of all projects, including tasks that are behind schedule, tasks that are competing for the same resource, conflicting priorities and exemplary performance etc. for executive review, as well as preparing summaries for public distribution both electronically and in print.
- Other job related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Public Policy, or a related field.
- Four years of experience in the public sector working in public finance and budget, budget and financial analysis, and federal grant management and compliance.
- Demonstrated knowledge of project management, with minimum of four (4) years hands-on experience and proficiency with project management and/or master planning.
- Experience with progressive budget or financial projections, allotments and monitoring.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
(To perform this position, an individual must be able to perform the requirements listed below which are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments.
- Advanced computer skills and knowledge of the most current industry standard computerized project control applications, such as cost and planning software; working knowledge of computer relational databases, computer estimating systems and budget control monitoring techniques.
- Proficiency in project control techniques and principles, and ability to perform comprehensive organizational forecasting and analysis.
- Knowledge and application of principles and best practices of budget, grants, research, and performance measurements.
- Understanding of municipal finance, economics, and governmental accounting with preference for an understanding of federal guidelines regarding ARPA and other federal funds.
- Ability to create a work program to support the goals and objectives of the Council in regard to ARPA, and to engage with outside stakeholders on impact of ARPA funds throughout the Tribe.
- Ability to organize complex financial data and experience working with various grants, including federal grants and grant reporting with preference for the development and monitoring of budgets.
- Skilled in outreach and engagement with outside stakeholders and agencies to reach a common goal and/or outcome.
- Excellent written communication skills to present unbiased information in a non-partisan tone.
- Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Council, tribal administration, departments/programs, and the general public.
- Ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences.
- Strong time management and organizational skills to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
PLEASE COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AT FPST.ORG/EMPLOYMENT/ TO APPLY.
POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.