- Public Safety Program Representative II
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is journey-level professional work in a public safety grant program.
An employee in this class is responsible for 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 preparing and presenting training workshops and seminars. Work also includes participating in the development and maintenance of program policies, procedures and guidelines; promoting public safety programs and services; and providing technical assistance to governmental, public and private entities in the preparation of grant proposals. Work is performed under the general supervision of a designated administrative superior; however, the employee exercises independence and initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities with established guidelines.
Reviews grant applications from governmental, public and private entities; participates in the rating and eligibility determination process in accordance with program guidelines.
Participates in the development and maintenance of program policies, procedures and 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.
Participates in the preparation and dissemination of program announcements and application packets to publicize the availability of grant funds to potential participants.
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.
Prepares and presents 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.
Assists in the training of lower-level Public Safety Program Representatives.
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.
(The following entrance requirements are used to admit or reject applicants for merit system examinations, or may be used to evaluate applicants for employment in positions not requiring selection from merit system registers. When applicable, equivalent substitution will be allowed for deficiencies in experience or education.)
Two years of experience as a Public Safety Program Representative I in the Missouri Department of Public Safety.
Two years of professional or technical experience in planning, grant administration, or in an area that affords a knowledge of public safety programs and services; and 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. (Graduate work in the specified educational areas may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the stated experience.)
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.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Working knowledge of the nature and objectives of public safety grant programs.
Working knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations applicable to the assigned program.
Working knowledge of public safety organizations, theory and practices.
Working knowledge of grant administration techniques.
Working knowledge of personal computers and related software packages.
Ability to interpret and explain state and federal rules, regulations and guidelines related to the assigned program.
Ability to prepare and present 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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