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Public Safety Program Specialist

  • Public Safety Program Specialist
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  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$41,208.00 – $65,544.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,717.00 – $2,731.00
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This is specialized professional and/or supervisory work coordinating public safety grants management activities or compliance program(s).

Job Duties

Plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates objectives, policies, and guidelines for public safety grants management activities or review and compliance program(s).

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; and prepares close-out reports on completed projects.

Applies applicable rules and regulations in preparing, disseminating, and coordinating grant functions.

Supervises or assists professional and/or clerical staff in completing work activities; plans and schedules work functions to achieve established program goals and objectives

Reviews grant applications from governmental, public, and private entities; coordinates and approves the rating and eligibility determination process; prepares grant contracts and notifies selected recipients of grant awards.

Serves as a liaison to advisory committees; represents the agency at public safety advocacy group’s/organization’s meetings.

Supports management by providing advice regarding public safety programs and related issues.

Prepares and disseminates program announcements and application packets to publicize the availability of grant funds to potential participants.

Examines various documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with program rules, regulations, statutes, policies, and procedures; requests missing submissions and evaluates questionable data and determines necessary actions.

Ensures participant (or licensee) compliance with public safety program continuing education requirements; places individuals in non-compliance on probation and/or suspends licenses.

Conducts programmatic audits and on-site visits of training providers; provides compliance determinations following visits and offers recommendations to ensure future compliance.

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, explains, and applies state and federal rules, regulations, and program guidelines.

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.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine eligibility. 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 registers.)

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and,

Three or more years of experience in auditing, grant administration, compliance review, and/or in an area that affords a knowledge of public safety programs and services.

(A combination of education from an accredited college or university and experience described may substitute for the stated qualifications.)

Special Requirements

By assignment, a position may require possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

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?

Comprehensive knowledge of the nature and objectives of public safety grant/compliance programs.

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

Comprehensive knowledge of public safety organizations, theory, and practices.

Comprehensive knowledge of grant administration and program compliance review techniques.

Intermediate knowledge of computers and related software packages.

Introductory knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision and training.

Ability to interpret, explain, and apply state and federal rules, regulations, and guidelines applicable to 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 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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