Sr. Grants & Contracts Specialist

  • City of Seattle, WA
  • 700 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 17, 2022
Full Time Fundraising or Grants Administration Purchasing and Warehouse
  • Salary: $36.47 - $42.57 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Description

Human Services, a department of the City of Seattle, funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people our community - families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, homeless people, seniors, and persons with disabilities. We invest in programs that help people gain independence and success.

The Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist will prepare and manage contracts for the Aging and Disability Services Division that include contracting for providers to serve older adults and adults with disabilities for Medicaid Case Management clients and non-Medicaid clients. Types of services could include Public Health, Nutrition, Transportation, COVID funded programs & other long-term care service areas. This individual will monitor agencies ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local fund source requirements and program guidelines while also providing technical assistance. This position will report to a Grants & Contracts Supervisor.

To succeed in this role you need the following:
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with peers, external partners, and ADS leadership.
  • Understanding of race & social justice principles and impacts of systemic racism and oppression on communities served by Aging and Disability Services division and Human Services Department.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with standard computer software including Microsoft Office (i.e. Outlook, Word, and Excel).
Please note, the first pull of applicants will be on May 31, 2022.

Job Responsibilities
  • Prepare and execute contracts with agencies, serve as lead for an Area Agency of Aging (AAA) service area, including services to the Medicaid Case Management client population as well as non Medicaid client population.
  • Monitor agency performance by completing on-site assessments and regular desk monitoring. Monitoring activities include evaluating agencies’ adherence to state program rules and policies through review of records, verifying the accuracy of monthly billing, and addressing contract related complaints.
  • Analyze and interpret policies and Washington Administrative Code regulations.
  • Support agencies in meeting complex program requirements through technical assistance and training. Act as a resource for policy implementation to support high quality program operations.
  • Act as a liaison between internal partners, external partners, agencies, and DSHS staff. Work effectively with all parties to collaboratively address issues, provide policy guidance, and share information.
  • Lead or assist with the review of new provider applications to determine if agencies meet qualification requirements.
  • Prepare reports and presentations on programs and services for internal and external stakeholders.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, a human services field, or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

Experience: Requires a minimum of two years professional experience in contract administration, budget management, planning, human services administration.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working with Medicaid-funded aging supports, for example, long term services & supports such as In Home Care Services, Adult Day Services and Community Living support for the deaf and blind.
  • Experience developing contracts and monitoring for compliance with fiscal and programmatic standards.
  • Experience implementing, analyzing, and/or ensuring compliance with complex State/Federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures in the provision of services to vulnerable populations.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to strengthen compliance with contract terms or service delivery.

Additional Information

Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.

Hiring Process
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
Completed NEOGOV online application.Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications. Supplemental questionnaire responses

Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check.

Hiring process involves background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review. Some positions also require a pre-employment exam. For more information on the Human Services Department, please visit:

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources |

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

700 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98104 United States View Map