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Job Title: Grant Analyst
Location: Admin Building - Detroit
State: Michigan
Position Description:

Job Id:   ADM20190726

Department: Capital & Grants 

Starting Rate: $45,947

Union:        Non-Union

Start Date:   Immediate

General Summary 

Under general supervision, the Grant Analyst develops and prepares programming and grant documents in accordance with federal and state guidelines for allocation of funds to SMART, including funding applications and compliance reports. Responsible for monitoring status of procurement, project control, and vehicle inventory relative to SMART’s capital program and current and programmed grants. Attends federal, state, local agency and in-house meetings. Serves as information liaison for federal, state, local agencies and SMART staff for capital-related issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

Capital Programming Tasks:

  • Coordinates, inputs data and submits SMART’s Annual Application to MDOT for all state transit funds for the SMART service area.
  • Maintains databases tracking funding and status, for all SMART vehicles. 
  • Processes auction vehicle paperwork. 
  • Reviews and confirms requests for retirement and disposition of SMART vehicles. 
  • Updates mileage in MDOT’s vehicle database system for all SMART vehicles and requests permission to dispose of vehicles. 
  • Prepares compliance reports for federal and state agencies. 
  • Serves as information contact for federal, state, local agencies, and SMART executives, ombudspersons and staff in matters related.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities     

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or Business Administration with emphasis in Finance preferred.
  • Three years experience in grant administration and/or program development of projects involving coordination with federal, state, and local agencies.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements.
  • Proficient in the use of Windows-based MS Word and MS Excel applications.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills
Required Qualifications:
Desired Qualifications: ADM20190726 (Grant Analyst)
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Application Process

Step One

Candidate completes application. Please refer to FAQ’s.

Step Two

Human Resources conducts a criminal background check on all applicants, as well as a driver’s license check if position requires.

Step Three

Bus Operators

In order to be considered for a Bus Operator position you must meet the initial criteria.

  • No suspended, revoked, or restricted driver’s license within the past 60 months, or currently suspended and/or expired driver’s license.
  • Less than four (4) points on driving record.
  • Five years of experience in driving a motor vehicle.

If all criteria are met, the application process is as follows. Please note that all correspondence is done by mail.

Test – The pre-employment test referred to as the Public Relations Skills Test.

Applicants will be notified by mail one to two weeks prior to the test date. Please note that there is no study material. This test cannot be rescheduled. Failure to appear will disqualify an applicant from going further with the pre-employment process. A score of 70% or better is required to be considered for an interview. Please do not contact us regarding your test score as we are unable to provide that information. Telephone calls concerning test scores will not be accepted.

Interview – The interviews will be scheduled any time between one month and six months from the date of the administration of the Public Relations Skills Test. The applicant will have a one to two week notice prior to the interview. Please do not call to change the date or time of your interview. Please keep in mind that if you are scheduled for an interview, this in no way guarantees you a position with SMART.

Applicants who are interviewed will be notified by mail whether or not they have been accepted into the training program.

Training – The training program lasts eight weeks. It consists of two weeks of classroom training and six weeks of on-the-road training at your assigned terminal location.

Pay Rate – You will be paid during the eight week training period. After successful completion of training, the pay rate will increase in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Coach Service Attendants

A Coach Service Attendant is an entry-level position in the Maintenance Department.

Coach Service Attendants perform service operations; clean all coach interiors, seats, floors, windows and exteriors as required; keep shop and yard areas clean and neat; assist in automotive maintenance; perform minor repairs not classified or skilled such as bulb changing; handle coach change-offs in road calls; clean parts. Minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Valid Michigan Driver’s license
  • No suspended, revoked, or restricted driver’s license within the past 60 months, or currently suspended and/or expired driver’s license.
  • No more than three (3) points on driving record.
  • Some experience in minor vehicle repair and maintenance.
  • Physical strength and agility; physically and mentally capable of performing all of the duties of the classification.

Mechanical knowledge, aptitude, initiative and resourcefulness; will be required to operate bus and maintain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with the required endorsement and group designation based on the gross vehicle weight.

Other Positions

Persons meeting the criteria for the position will be considered for an interview.