Grants Coordinator, Sacramento, CA

Grants Coordinator, Sacramento, CA


Position Summary: 

Under general direction, the Grants Coordinator supports the Authority’s Grant Program, including a wide range of administrative activities in the oversite of the Authority’s federal funding through the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for High Speed Rail in California.


Essential Functions:

  • Manages, monitors and reports on the Authority’s federal and state match to the grants
  • Provides analysis and recommendations related to the administration of grants and matching funds
  • Prepares and submits progress reports and deliverables and supports the grant manager and federal liaison with other reporting as required
  • Conducts grant development research to identify and supports the application for traditional and non-traditional grant and loan funding sources, including grant application development in collaboration with project staff
  • Coordinates with a number of Authority branches including grant fiscal operations related to grant accounting and financial data processing systems, project controls staff and other Sacramento, regional and field personnel
  • Coordinates, prepares, monitors and/or reviews requisite grant deliverables, quarterly reports, budget updates and revisions
  • Coordinates agency-wide integration of grant requirements within the Authority’s departments/divisions and consulting teams
  • Identifies traditional and non-traditional grant and loan funding sources, including grant application development and collaboration with stakeholders and project
  • Partners; Researches and prepares written technical opinions on grant related issues based on state and federal law, regulations, policies and guidelines
  • Support financial coordination to ensure eligible of grant drawdowns and reimbursements, including review of contract files, invoices and other accounting reports and documentation as requested
  • Monitors, interprets and communicates new federal regulations related to grant funding. Responsible for coordination of the Authority’s response to grantor oversight, monitoring and auditing activities



  • Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline
  • 5 years of grant funded project experience


Knowledge of:

  • Federal competitive grant and loan programs; transportation planning and project management; transportation financing; factors which influence the impact of transportation facilities on the environment, the community and the economy
  • Grant management principles and practices, specifically those applicable to U.S. Department of Transportation competitive grant programs and loans; business analysis, budgeting and scheduling practices
  • Contract development, review, administration and management.
  • Working knowledge of the federal guidelines and specific experience on U.S. Department of Transportation competitive grant programs
  • Working knowledge of the federal guidelines
  • Broad base of relevant technical knowledge and skills related to financial budget management


Ability to:

  • Reason logically and creatively and utilize a variety of analytical techniques to resolve complex governmental problems
  • Analyze data and present ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing
  • Review and edit written reports, utilize interdisciplinary teams effectively and establish and maintain project priorities
  • Ability to deal effectively with and represent requirements and grant interests to a wide range of internal stakeholders and others including basic negotiating skills; Experience handling multiple projects simultaneously



  • Presentation skills; ability to prepare PowerPoint presentations, lead meetings and respond to technical inquiries
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating grant applications and proposed agreements;
  • Technical writing and proofreading skills, including ability to draft grant and contract language
  • Problem solving, conflict resolution and analytical skills
  • Experience with project scheduling


Physical Demands and Requirements:

  • Ability to travel when necessary.
  • A valid California Driver’s License is required


We strongly believe in making a difference—for our clients, our communities, and ourselves. As such, we seek the best in our employees. In turn, we offer a competitive compensation package including: medical, dental, and vision insurances, life insurance, paid holiday, vacation, and sick days, and a 401 (k) retirement plan.

Cordoba Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer