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Grants Program Analyst

Salary Range:
Analyst I: $48,829 to $75,684
Analyst II: $53,833 to $83,422
Associate Analyst: $59,351 to $91,995

Close Date: Open Until Filled

This at-will position is expected to be funded through November 30, 2023. The candidate selected for this position will be expected to work in-person in the downtown San Diego office.


The Grants Program Analyst will perform administrative, monitoring, and reporting functions to support the Access for All Grant Program. Responsibilities include coordinating calls for projects and the approval of grant agreements, serving as a liaison with grantees, monitoring project progress and fiscal compliance with grant terms, preparing reports, monitoring project budgets, and documenting and processing invoices. The Grants Program Analyst also will prepare reports for Policy Advisory Committees and working groups and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). This position is best suited for an individual with expertise in professional grant administration, program management, and/or contract administration.

This at-will position is expected to be funded through November 30, 2023. The candidate selected for this position will be expected to work in-person in the downtown San Diego office.

Overview of The Contracts and Grants Department

As part of the Contracts and Grants department, the 5-person Grants team allocates millions of dollars in local, state and federal funds through several competitive grant programs. Programs administered by the Grants division include Access for All (CPUC), Regional Early Action (California Housing and Community Development funds), Federal Transit Administration Funds Section 5310, and the TransNet grant programs for Smart Growth Incentive, Active Transportation, and Senior Transportation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development, approval, and execution of grant agreements with recipient grantees; review scopes of work, project schedules, milestones, technical specifications, cost estimates and project budgets for consistency with the approved grant project.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to grantees; explain agency procedures and assist recipients with understanding the terms and conditions of grant agreements.
  • Monitor the status of projects in various stages of completion; coordinate the submission of progress reports by grant recipients; evaluate individual project progress and monitor financial reporting activities.
  • Collect and compile data, prepare reports, identify corrective actions; prepare documents using professional grammar and with attention to detail.
  • Review invoices submitted for reimbursement of project expenses and verify expenses are eligible under the terms of the agreement for internal approvals and payments.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Planning, or a related field, and one to three years of career experience related to program management, contract administration or grant program coordination/administration. Equivalencies will be considered.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of grant program administration, preferably in a setting involving the use of public funds; ability to understand, interpret and apply complex rules, regulations and provisions related to grant programs.
  • Experience coordinating the development, approval, and execution of grant agreements and amendments; experience assisting with the preparation and review of agreement language.
  • Experience reviewing invoices, verifying expense eligibility and accurary of supporting documentation, and preparing documentation for approval and payment.
  • Experience researching and analyzing information to prepare reports and other written documents; ability to maintain tracking and reporting systems using spreadsheets, databases and other software.

Benefits and Salary

Our benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. SANDAG offers flexible work schedules and employees are provided with paid time off and paid holidays.

How to Apply

We encourage interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG Employment Application. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted but are not a substitute for the Application.

The Employment Application can be downloaded from the SANDAG website or requested by emailing or calling (619) 699-1900. Completed applications can be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, or delivered by hand. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at, (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), or fax (619) 699-6905.

Careers at SANDAG

A job at SANDAG is guaranteed to engage your mind, expand your skills, and enhance your professional development. We are committed to hiring talented individuals who are dedicated to working on important issues and enthusiastic about making significant contributions that improve the lives of people in the San Diego region.

Further Information

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, applicants hired by SANDAG must show acceptable proof of identity and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.

The selected candidate can anticipate a driving record check upon hire, and approximately annually thereafter. The results of the check may determine whether the selected candidate will be permitted to drive for SANDAG business.

SANDAG is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer