LPD Grants Manager

Posting Date: August 15, 2023

Department: Lynn Police Department
Job Title: Grants Manager
Vacancies: One (1) Full Time, Contractual position
Work Hours: 40 hours per week; Schedule set at the discretion of the Chief.
Location: In-person at LPD headquarters; requests for a hybrid (in-person and remote) schedule could be considered.

$65,000-$80,000, plus benefits

The Grants Manager will be responsible for managing and maintaining all assigned federal and state grants for the Lynn Police Department. This includes researching available grant opportunities, writing grant applications, submitting monthly and quarterly reports, and ensuring each grant complies with regulations. This individual must be very organized, self-motivated and have a working knowledge of grant management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Write and submit grant applications based on department goals;
• Monitor and meet grant submission and reporting deadlines;
• Create new programs and obtain funding to implement programs;
• Prepare and submit programmatic reports to funding agencies;
• Prepare and submit fiscal reports to funding agencies;
• Prepare and submit budget modifications as necessary;
• Provide internal updates on the grant budget and monitor expenditures to ensure that grant funds are used as budgeted, projecting shortages or excess funding;
• Maintain files in an orderly and standard manner for each grant by fiscal year.
• Build and maintain relationships with partnering organizations;
• Work with grant subrecipients on grant related matters;
• Work on special projects assigned by the Chief of Police or Deputies;
Qualifications, Experience and Requirements • A minimum of two years of prior grant writing/managing experience required;
• Thorough understanding of state and federal grant fiscal and programmatic requirements;
• Proven experience meeting deadlines;
• Understanding of funding cycles;
• Ability to write grant applications;
• Understand budget procedures, including grant modification and procurement statutes;
• Experience in researching topics to identify best practices;
• Knowledge of routine police practices and procedures;
• Able to analyze data and verify information;
• Ability to use Federal grant management programs such as JustGrants, Grants.gov, OJP Performance Measurement Platform and COMMBUYS.
• Computer experience in the following software required: MS Word, Excel and Outlook
• Offer of employment contingent on Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) inquiry.
• Bilingual/bicultural candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
• When candidates are substantially similar in terms of qualifications, preference will be given to candidates who have lived in the City of Lynn for a continuous twelve-month period prior to the date of posting.

• Bachelor’s Degree required;
• Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration or related field from an accredited College or University preferred or equivalent combination of professional experience and education;

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to read and interpret documents and financial reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and the general public.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to track and evaluate date and conduct statistical evaluations.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee 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 occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The City of Lynn/Lynn Police Department are smoke and drug free workplaces. Requests for some remote work could be considered at the discretion of the Chief.

How To Apply
A completed application with cover letter can be submitted by:

- Email ([email protected])
- Regular Post
- In-Person at the Personnel Dept., Room 307 in Lynn City Hall During Regular Business Hours

If submitting via e-mail, please include “LPD Grants Manager” in the subject line. A review of applications will begin on or around Monday, August 28th. The position will remain open until filled.

Job Title: “LPD Grants Manager"


The City of Lynn is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer!

All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, familial status, genetic information, or any other status prohibited by law.
If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance, please call (781) 586-6884 or email us at [email protected].