Public Safety Program Representative I

  • Public Safety Program Representative I
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Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$30,576.00 – $42,780.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,274.00 – $1,782.50
Pay Grade: 

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This is entry-level professional work in a public safety grant program.

An employee in this class receives formal and/or on-the-job training and participates in implementing and monitoring grant program activities for an agency of the Department of Public Safety. Work includes reviewing and evaluating grant applications; monitoring and assessing approved projects for compliance with grant requirements; conducting on-site performance audits of projects and records; and assisting with training workshops and seminars. Work also includes promoting public safety programs and services, as well as providing technical assistance to governmental, public and private entities in the preparation of grant proposals. Until the more technical aspects of the position are learned, work is performed under the close supervision of a designated administrative superior; however, as experience is gained, supervision becomes more general, and the employee exercises increasing independence and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities within established guidelines.

Job Duties

Receives formal and/or on-the-job training in grant administration techniques and the rules and regulations of the assigned public safety program.

Reviews grant applications from governmental, public and private entities; participates in the rating and eligibility determination process in accordance with program guidelines.

Monitors and tracks progress of grant projects in an assigned public safety program; maintains regular contact with project administrators; maintains progress logs, status reports and compliance records; prepares close-out reports on completed projects.

Conducts on-site performance audits to evaluate progress of projects and review grant files and contract documents; completes monitor checklists and prepares correspondence to grantees detailing areas of non-compliance.

Interprets and explains state and federal rules, regulations and program guidelines applicable to assigned projects.

Assists in the development of program policies, procedures, guidelines, announcements, application packets and related documents.

Assists in preparing and presenting program-specific workshops, training sessions and seminars.

Provides technical assistance and advice to governmental, public and private entities relating to grant proposal preparation and grant application completion.

Promotes public safety programs and services; responds to inquiries from public safety groups, officials and the general public regarding the assigned program.

Prepares statistical, progress and assessment reports for the assigned program areas.

Plans and schedules work activities to achieve established program goals and objectives.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in business or public administration, planning, criminal justice, law enforcement, safety, social sciences or a closely related area. (Professional or technical experience in planning, grant administration, or in an area that affords a knowledge of public safety programs and services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the stated education.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Working knowledge of personal computers and related software packages.

Some knowledge of the nature and objectives of public safety grant programs.

Some knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations applicable to the assigned program.

Some knowledge of public safety organizations, theory and practices.

Some knowledge of grant administration techniques.

Ability to interpret and explain state and federal rules, regulations and guidelines related to the assigned program.

Ability to assist in the preparation and presentation of program-specific workshops, seminars and training sessions.

Ability to plan and organize work activities to achieve established program goals and objectives.

Ability to communicate effectively and to prepare complete and concise reports.

Ability to travel in the performance of assigned duties.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, public safety organizations, grantees, public officials and the general public.

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