ARPA Program Administrator - Kennebec County

TITLE: ARPA PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

DEPARTMENT: EXECUTIVE

FLSA: _X___Exempt _ __Non-Exempt

REVISED AND APPROVED DATE:

APPROVED BY:


JOB PURPOSE: Manages the execution of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) received by Kennebec County. Works closely with County Administration and Commissioners to help identify, score and make recommendations for award of projects. Works on plan development, policies and objectives for the ARPA funds. Responsible for a $23 million dollar budget.


GENERAL EXPECTATIONS:

A) Be committed to the mission of the County.
B) Work as a member of a team in the performance of duties.
C) Be punctual for scheduled work and use time appropriately.
D) Work in harmonious relationships with administration and all county staff and community.
E) Perform duties in a conscientious, cooperative manner.
F) Perform required amount of work in a timely fashion with a minimum of errors.
G) Be neat and maintain a professional appearance.
H) Possess a valid Driver’s license.
I) To understand and work within Kennebec County Policies and Procedures.
J) To work collaboratively as a member of a team with various groups of staff depending on the issue addressed.
K) To accept shared responsibility with other team members to successfully accomplish goal of each team, which he or she is a member.
L) To assure quality in work performed in order to facilitate the delivery of quality services.
M) Maintain confidence and protect County by keeping information concerning clients and County Operations confidential.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Acts as liaison between the County, the towns, the state agencies as well as the federal government in deploying the various projects and programs that will arise from the ARPA funds. Engages greater community through social media, in-person meetings, zoom and other online platforms.


2. Negotiates contracts, agreements and memorandums of understanding with sub-recipients. Assists municipalities, non-profits and other identified eligible sub-recipients in the delivery, execution and maintenance of awards.

3. Develops and implements a Recovery Plan that will provide the public and US Treasury with information on the projects recipients are undertaking with program funding.

4. Continually monitors and evaluates subrecipients. Develops monitoring tools and evaluates criteria consistent with the Final Rules of the program.

5. Works closely with the Finance Office to track eligible expenditures, fund balances and costs.

6. Ensures compliance with local and federal law. Reports quarterly and annual compliance reports to the US Treasury.

7. Schedules and coordinates meetings with towns, state agencies and other stakeholders as necessary.


8. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

NON- ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by the Incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the incumbent encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Usual Office conditions. Noise level is usually quiet.

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS NEEDED FOR POSITION **:

• Bachelor’s Degree

EXPERIENCE:

• 5-10 years of grant management and oversight experience



REPORTS TO: SUPERVISES:
County Administrator None



** All requirements and skills are considered to be essential, unless otherwise indicated.





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