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Grants Coordinator 1 - 20063091

Job Title: 
Grants Coordinator 1 - 20063091
Company, Organization, or University: 
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Columbus, Ohio

Who we are:

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is committed to its mission “To ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.” Our agency embraces the insightful use of our natural resources to assure the continued safety, happiness and prosperity of Ohio’s people.

ODNR owns and manages state parks, state forests, state nature preserves and wildlife areas. We license all hunting, fishing and watercraft; oversee and permit all mineral extraction, monitor dam safety, manage water resources and serve as the second largest Law Enforcement presence in the State of Ohio.

We are accepting applications for a Grants Coordinator 1 within the Division of Real Estate, headquartered in Franklin County within the state of Ohio. The work location address is: 2045 Morse Rd. Columbus, OH 43229. To learn more about the Division of Real Estate and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, please visit

What you will do:

Establish, track and monitor expenditures, appropriation balances and budget for grants using personal computer.
Provide assistance to division and program personnel regarding funding sources, grant rules and regulations for individual grant programs.
Review all aspects of grants to ensure compliance with regulations and policies.
Conduct on-site field reviews and post completion site inspections of grant projects.
Provide high quality customer service functions for both internal and external customers.
What’s in it for you:

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the Ohio Med PPO plan.
Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after complete eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.
Employee Development Funds

The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.
Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave
11 paid holidays per year
Childbirth/Adoption leave
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee’s salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.
Deferred Compensation

The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.
Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

We are ready for you!

We’re glad you’re interested in pursuing a rewarding career with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources! Exploring and protecting the natural beauty of Ohio will prove to be the most enjoyable career opportunity you will ever find!


3 courses or 9 months of experience in contract and grant preparation or in proposal writing AND 1 course or 3 moths of experience in accounting.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

Knowledge of: proposal writing or contract; grant preparation; budgeting; bookkeeping; accounting; agency policies & procedures (state, ODNR, fiscal)*; public relations; government structure (federal, state)*. Skilled in: word processing (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, COGNOS, Ohio Administrative Knowledge System (OAKS-FIN)*); equipment (calculator, computer). Ability to: define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; calculate fractions, decimals & percentages, prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; prepare & deliver speeches before specialized audiences & general public; gather, collate & classify information about data, people & things; handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public.

(*)Developed after employment.

COMPETENCIES: Monitoring and Controlling Resources, Processing Information, Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability please contact Mohammad Yakubu, EEO Regional/Program Administrator at 614-265-6992 or

Effective July 1, 2015 applicants must apply online for positions at all state agencies except the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).

STATUS OF POSTED POSITIONS: Applicants can view the status of this position by logging into their user profile on the Ohio Hiring Management System [OHMS] Home page at the following link, and selecting "My Profile".


Bargaining unit applicants will be given consideration for applicable positions, pursuant to collective bargaining agreement.

Selection devices, proficiency testing and/or assessments may be used to determine if an applicant meets and is proficient in the minimum qualifications for this position.

Applicants may attach the following document types: •Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) •PDF (.pdf), •Plain Text (.txt) •Rich Text (.rtf)

Please do not upload attachments that have an anomaly or are password protected.

VERIFIABLE INFORMATION - Applicants must clearly identify how qualifications are met within the education and/or experience sections of the applications. All answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience/education provided on your civil service application. Attachments will considered as part of the application packet in addition to the fully completed civil service application, not in place of. Applicants may be required to submit transcripts or licensure(s) to support their application.

Background Check Information

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 21, 2023
Application Instructions: 
Follow the Link on the posting and apply directly.
Jennifer Gates