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WA - Grants Financial Analyst

  • 1.  WA - Grants Financial Analyst

    Posted 05-18-2022 03:16 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 05-18-2022 03:15 PM

    Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.
    Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.

    The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation.  In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability – are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all. SDOT's core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the city's transportation right-of-way, the expansion of the city's bicycle and pedestrian network, care of over 240 bridges, permitting use of public spaces and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 1,100 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure Seattle's public mobility.

    SDOT has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and detail-oriented Grants Financial Analyst to support our Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Budget teams within the Finance and Administration Division. SDOT relies upon hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to support the vital transportation investments Citywide, including the $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill.  This Financial Analyst will serve as SDOT's primary representative for grant establishment, tracking, reporting, and auditing. Come help keep Seattle moving!

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Grant tracking and reporting: manage department grant process, work with other financial analysts to track grant expenditures, and ensure grant reports (including monthly internal grant reports, quarterly reports to state and federal agencies, semiannual reports to PSRC, triennial grant responses, etc.) are submitted when due from all senior financial analysts.
    • Grant communication and response to grant audits: field questions from internal and external grant partners and connect people to appropriate resources; facilitate or participate in grant meetings (including finance biweekly meetings, SDOT monthly grant sync up meetings, monthly meetings with FTA, quarterly WSDOT/SDOT grant meetings, etc.); organize responses to grant questions or audits.
    • Support grant obligations and grant budget management: support Senior Financial Analysts for grant acceptance and grant-funded budget appropriation requests.
    • Support grant process improvements:  identify pain points of existing grant administration process; brainstorm and propose ideas on how to streamline internal processes; draft and update grant desk manual; research tools or other resources to improve the efficiency of grant reporting or management.
    • Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field. 


    • Two (2) years of professional experience in budget management, financial analysis, or accounting.

    OR: An equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the position duties.

    If you are interested APPLY HERE!

    Ryan Jones
    Seattle Dept. of Transportation
    Seattle WA