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Grants/Contracts Program Specialist

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: September 12, 2017 - September 26, 2017
Announcement # 03690020041
Salary Range: $15.87 - $22.01 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Idaho Domestic Violence Council is currently seeking a Grants/Contracts Program Specialist in Boise. This position is the first of a four-tier Grants/Contracts job series, and is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in starting a career with the State of Idaho.

We are seeking applicants who have good attention to detail and critical thinking skills. This position will support the unit's responsibilities of ensuring department contracting practices follow state procurement laws, rules and guidance. The position will also serve as the training coordinator and will provide statewide regional training.

This announcement will be used to fill the current vacancy in Boise only. If you have previously applied for Grants/Contracts Program Specialist and wish to be considered for this vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.


  • Evaluates grant or contract applications; provides grant or contract coordination and technical assistance.
  • Reviews and evaluates grant or contract applications for conformance to established criteria and compliance with provisions of grant laws and regulations.
  • Confers with awarding agencies, grantees, contractors, and sub-grantees on administrative procedures and bills.
  • Maintains tracking system of expenditures and balances.
  • Researches, collects and graphically displays data to identify trends and prepare or adjust reports.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding grant availability requirements and procedures.
  • Notifies grant applicants of program deadlines, procedures and grant status.
  • Provides technical assistance and advises grantees or contractors on interpretation of program regulations and guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of grant or contract administration.
  • Some knowledge of bookkeeping.
  • Experience interpreting, applying and explaining laws and regulations.
  • Experience collecting, organizing and evaluating data and writing a narrative report of findings.


There is an exam for this position to determine an applicant's eligibility. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam. You must receive a score of 70 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your responses or resume do not support the answers you provided, your name will be removed from the register.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select Health and Welfare under "Agencies," full-time under "Job Type/Shift" and Boise under "Cities.


Preview Exam

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.