Position Description

Grants & Fiscal Coordinator
Job Code 3819
Requisition Information
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT)

Opening Date:

Tentative Close Date:

County Region:
Central County (S. Fruitville - N. Clark)

5303 Pinkney Avenue Sarasota, FL

# of openings:

Pay range:
$40,788.80 - $55,806.40

Who May Apply?:
Open to All

Position Type:
Full time

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Grants & Fiscal Coordinator (Official Job Title: Business Professional I):  This position supports SCAT fiscal and grant operations including grant reporting and project management for Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged and other related compliance responsibilities. Provides assistance to SCAT staff, administration and local, state and federal agencies.  Requires ability to interpret County and SCAT financials, policies and procedures, and the ability to identify, coordinate and resolve moderately complex financial and operational issues.


Grant Management

  • Research and recommends grant funding opportunities and prepares the grant application.
  • Assists in preparation of board presentations and may attend meetings; serves as the eGenda originator for grant related items.
  • Communicates with auditors, granting agencies, Office of Financial Management (OFM) and managers on grant issues, including financial, legislative changes and projected impacts.
  • Reports on the annual National Transit Database (NTD) and Triennial Reporting
  • Prepares federal and state grant progress and financial reports as required.
  • Acts as liaison with other grant sub recipients, coordinates reporting, and ensures monitoring of compliance as required.
  • Provide guidance to ensure grant compliance during the procurement process.
  • Responsible for grant reimbursement preparation and tracking.
  • Completes the Annual Operating Report for the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD).
  • Analyzes and Completes the Rate Calculations for the CTD.

Fiscal and Administrative Management

  • Assists Fiscal Manager with administrative duties.
  • Assists with annual budget preparations and entry.
  • Required to enter, approve or oversee purchase requisition process.
  • Required to review or approve invoices for account accuracy and funding availability.
  • Reviews expenditures/revenues to identify budgetary issues, and requests transfers and journal entries as needed.
  • Provides organization/object codes to department managers for new purchase orders or P-card purchases, in coordination with SCAT Fiscal Manager.
  • Performs Account Reconciliations

Dual Control Responsibilities

  • Serves as one-half of dual control fiscal team for processing of vault revenues collected, management of pass inventory and other dual control functions.


Minimum Qualifications:  An Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university with three (3) years job-related experience OR a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in job-related field; one year job-related experience preferred.  Five (5) years professional related experience can be substituted for the degree at management discretion.

Preferred QualificationsPrior experience working with transit grant applications and reporting within the State of Florida.

Job Competencies:

Financial Skills: College level courses in accounting, finance, business or related field.

Communication Skills: Respond appropriately to inquiries and provide adequate information. Communicates effectively.

Computer skills: Proficient with Microsoft Office including:  Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Ability to learn new software as needed.










Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.

Drug Free Work Environment             EOE/AA/ADA

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