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Kansas Department of Commerce Program Specialist (CDBG Program) in Topeka, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11361809 ***Please visit the State of Kansas careers website at jobs.ks.gov and reference job #198201 for complete details and how to apply.****Position Summary:* The **Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Specialist** is a critical role to the increased workload in the Community Development division. This position will be responsible for the management of all assigned grants. Will have independent judgement in providing technical assistance and performing compliance oversight on grants. The position requires knowledge in specialty area of CDBG program.*Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:* Performs project management activities for non-entitlement cities and administrators including daily contact with local community officials, personnel and contract administrators regarding CDBG requirements and processes.Utilize and manage grants in the federal IDIS financial management system. Code and create projects per activity in IDIS, Salesforce, and other tracking systems. Maintains Access database to track funds spent per IDIS Activity code. Process and track amendments to projects.Review quarterly progress/financial reports from all open grants assigned to ensure accuracy and completeness. Processes time extensions, budget amendments/revisions and other correspondence.Maintains current knowledge of the CDBG program and regularly participates in training. Provides technical assistance to other CDBG staff and clients. Develops forms, procedures and written materials as well as prepares and delivers oral presentations for grantee workshops and other training sessions.Reviews all grant close outs and maintains a grant tracking system for closed out projects that meet Federal CDBG standards.