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Grants Specialist 1

Dept of State, Division of Historical Resources, Tallahassee

Requisition No: 590204 
Agency: Department of State
Working Title: DOS- OPS GRANTS SPECIALIST I - 45945081
Position Number: 45945081 
Salary:  $15.50 an hour 
Posting Closing Date: 04/04/2022 

The Historic Preservation Grants Program is part of the Department of State based in Tallahassee, Florida. The Grants Program assists historic preservation efforts throughout Florida by awarding federal and state funds to non-profits and government agencies. The Grants Program works with applicants, grantees and the general public providing information, monitoring grant progress, and conducting meetings and workshops.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in historic preservation, history, public history, museum administration or education, architectural history, architecture, anthropology, archaeology, urban planning, accounting, business or related field.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in historic preservation principles.
  • Experience providing technical assistance to the public.
  • Cover letter with submission of application.


  • Experience managing and/or monitoring grants or contracts.
  • Work experience in historic preservation, history, public history, art history, museum administration or education, architectural history, architecture, anthropology, archaeology, urban planning, accounting, business or related field.
  • Experience in preparing and presenting in public meetings, forums, and conferences. 

Special Note:
Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported in your employment history.

Hourly rate of $15.50/40 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This is a professional position that performs independent work administering and monitoring Historic Preservation grants-in-aid programs, works closely with the section head, and is responsible for the following duties:

Administers Historic Preservation grant awards, including: preparing and processing grant award agreements, and monitoring grantee progress and compliance with contractual requirements; reporting grantees that are in non-compliance status to section head; reviewing grant deliverables, cost documentation, and processing payment requests for approved deliverables and expenditures; tracking and reconciling payment data; maintaining complete, current, and accurate files on all grants assigned to this position.

Assists the public in the grant application process; reviews applications for eligibility pursuant to the program’s rule and guidelines; conducts application assessments and technical reviews, and presents at application review and ranking public meetings; assists in the planning and preparation of public meetings and related materials.

Provides general and specific information in response to public inquiries regarding the grants program; participates in public forums and workshops to explain historic preservation and policies of the Division; maintains summary and statistical information and compiles reports as requested; assists in the preparation of webinars and workshops; and develops public information materials on the program and/or historic preservation issues in Florida.

Performs other related duties as required.     

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS:  A Level 2 criminal background check is a condition of employment.  If selected for this position, you must provide your fingerprints.  We will send your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal background check.

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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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