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Grants Analyst - APD

Company: City of Aurora, CO
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Summary of Job Duties

  • This posting will remain open until position is filled with weekly/biweekly application reviews, however is subject to close at any time without further notice. This is a repost, if you have applied for this position within the last 6 months, please do not reapply as your application may not be reviewed. Thank you*

The Police Grants Analyst researches, prepares, and administers grant applications and awards; conducts sub-recipient monitoring; retrieve, analyze, and evaluate crime, operational, and procedural data collected through research activities for the Police Department; duties are in coordination with administration, finance, and systems; assists the Professional Standards Section in fulfilling CALEA Accreditation requirements.

This is an entry level position with a hiring range between $27.18 and $33.27 dependent on years of experience over the minimum qualifications

City of Aurora, Colorado

It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

The Aurora Police Department

Vision:Aurora Police Department will continually evolve as an innovative agency. Within the Aurora Police Department there are four separate divisions: Operations; Metro; Professional Accountability; and Business Services and employs over 800 Civil Service and Career Service employees whose mission is Partnering with Our Community to Make Aurora Safer Every Day.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

To be employed by the Aurora Police Department you will need to successfully pass a background check, polygraph test, and fingerprint screening, along with other conditions of employment; drug test and verification of employment. Because of this, there is a longer recruitment process, we thank you in advance for your patience. PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Finds, researches and prepares potential grant opportunities for department staff
  • Works independently and/or with program managers or a team to assess and recommend potential improvements in business practices
  • Monitors grant opportunities for the Police Department through a variety of grant sources
  • Oversees the timing and content of grant applications
  • Ensures that all grantor and City reporting, and compliance requirements are completed and submitted on time
  • Completes and maintains grant documentation essential for local and federal audits
  • Conducts ongoing staffing, deployment and other operational analysis
  • Completes special research and analysis or other projects as assigned
  • Performs studies, prepares reports, and makes presentations relating to assigned activities
  • Maintains accreditation and other files as required
  • Validates and manages systems and data integrity
  • Performs additional duties as assigned
  • Manages funding requests, prioritization, and building budget requests
  • Subrecipient monitoring and audits
  • May perform other duties as assigned

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, or directly related field


  • At leastfour (4) years progressively responsible professional experience in grant writing and administration

Licenses and Certifications:

  • None

Preferred Experience:

  • Municipalor county experience

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of the procedures and techniques of grant acquisition and administration
  • Local government administration; municipal ordinance interpretation
  • Personal computers
  • Knowledge of analytical research methods is desirable


  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and computer skills
  • Skill in making formal and informal presentations to varied audiences
  • Ability to effectively use power point, word, and excel and create pivot tables, graphs, and other related tools

Abilities to:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, elected officials, and employees of other law enforcement agencies
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Independently conduct research, prioritize, plan, and schedule work
  • A quick learner with various database and data mining experience


Essential Personnel:

  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.

Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift 10 pounds with or without assistance
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of personal computer
  • Vision for reading and preparing written reports and documents
  • Frequent speech communication, hearing, and listening to maintain communications with employees and citizens

Work Environment:

  • Essential duties performed primarily in an indoor office, public area setting
  • Eligible for teleworking based on business needs

Equipment Used:

  • Frequently uses computer keyboard and telephone, fax machines, copiers and microfilm equipment
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

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