We are seeking a Grants and Contracts Specialist that will provide support with maintaining and overseeing program budget development and fiscal monitoring activities at both the state and local levels funded through multiple sources, including but not limited to Federal grants, State and Trust Accounts. This role is responsible for assisting with all administrative, fiscal reporting oversight and compliance activities. It includes providing support with developing annual budget plans, amendments, monitoring expenses, spending forecasts, and communicating fiscal reviews to different stakeholders. In addition to supporting requests for state and federal funding and monitoring throughout the year, the Grants and Contracts Specialist will be responsible for supporting the development of federal grant applications, submissions, fiscal reporting, closeout and other fiscal monitoring and support.
The Grants and Contracts Specialist will support grant coordination and oversight within the “Offices.” The “Offices” include, but are not limited to, the Commissioner’s Office, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management, Office of Local and Regional Health, and the Office of Population Health. The incumbent will support maintaining accurate records and documentation, preparing reports, and liaising with other program staff, DPH Budget office staff, DPH Accounting staff, DPH Purchase of Service staff and vendors.
Our ideal candidate has:
a passion for and is familiar with the social determinants of health and their measurement;
has at least 3 years of experience in work simplification, management analysis, program analysis, methods analysis, economic analysis, fiscal analysis, financial analysis, budget analysis, or in program administration, or program management; and
a deep understanding of the Commonwealth’s accounting process, including knowledge of MMARS and the Information Warehouse.
About the Department of Public Health:
The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.
We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.
DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor... health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.
More information can be found at: MA Department of Public Health?