Contract/Grant Manager

Augusta, Maine, United States | Emergency Management & Public Safety | Full-time

Apply by: Jan. 26, 2021

Department of Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management

Opening Date: January 12, 2021

Closing Date:  January 26, 2021 

Job Class Code: 0342
Grade: 27
Salary: $53,476 – $72,612 
Location: Augusta


This is a Maine management service position requiring leadership and management in the Business Office of Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Responsibilities include providing senior Agency personnel with an in-depth and continuous analysis of Agency finances including revenue forecasts. Additional responsibilities include assisting the Director in lease/purchase analysis and negotiations, capital budget preparation/analysis, and preparing financial impact assessments. Supervisory responsibilities are an integral part of this position. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the MEMA Director. Both external and on-the-job training available. Occasional state-wide and out-of-state travel is required.


  • Provides budgetary information, revenue forecasts, and analyses of Agency finances in order to keep administrators informed of Agency financial status and resources.
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of standardized financial reporting formats and procedures and other financial systems for the Agency in order to ensure and document compliance with applicable state and federal fiscal regulations and standards.
  • Acts as technical resource in order to provide support to professional accounting staff in the areas of cost accounting, cost analysis, financial analysis, and financial statement preparation.
  • Advises and consults with management personnel on financial operations and administrative problems in order to develop and recommend solutions.
  • Develops and recommends budgets, work and fiscal programs, and changes thereto in order to support attainment of department goals.
  • Analyzes financial policies and procedures, recommends appropriate modifications, and implements approved modifications in order to improve the efficiency, economy, and control of Agency financial operations.
  • Assists Director in lease/purchase analysis and negotiations in order to effectively manage financial resources.
  • Reviews and updates indirect cost allocation plans in order to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
  • Assists Director in the preparation and allotment of the biennial budget in order to ensure sufficient resources exist to meet established goals and objectives.
  • Reviews, monitors and assesses informational material and statutes pertaining to various funding services to determine availability or new or alternative funding sources.
  • Sub-recipients monitoring – audits/monitors the activities for sub-recipients as necessary to ensure that Federal awards are used appropriately, performance goals are achieved, review systems of internal controls and compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
  • Assist Department and Agency Leadership with development of bi-annual State budget and all supplemental modifications to the budget process. Initiates budget modifications and financial orders as needed.
  • Reviews and analyzes laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures and make recommendations for revisions or repeal in order to maximize unit operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures, directing and performing staff support activities on the areas of financial, human resource, legal and technology.


  • Knowledge of business and public administration principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of financial management principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of managerial and cost accounting theory, principles, and practices.
  • Knowledge of federal funding rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of internal service fund operations.
  • Ability to conduct complex cost, cost/benefit, forecasting, and financial analyses and modeling.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate fiscal and administrative services.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and regulations and systematize procedures.
  • Ability to advise subordinates, officials, and others on financial and administrative matters.
  • Ability to prepare budgets and execute work programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to direct and oversee the work of assigned employees.


An eight-year combination of education, training, and/or progressively responsible experience in cost, cost/benefit, and financial analysis. Directly related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

Joe Legee, Deputy Director Maine Emergency Management, at

Melissa Weiner, Human Resources, at 

Why work for the State of Maine?

Benefits: (effective July 1, 2020)

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • 14.11% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions
  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (up to $400.34).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.