Career Opportunity

E-GMS Team Member (Principal Consultant #1264, 1554)
1264, 1554
Springfield or Chicago
$52,618 - $67,204
$52,618 - $91,998
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
January 20, 2021
Open Until Filled

​Reporting to the Director, assists in the design, development and testing of grants within the Electronic Grants Management System (E-GMS).

  • ​Responsible for updating and testing existing grants within the E-GMS by reviewing and revising system details incorporating legislative, rule and regulatory changes as necessary.
  • Incorporates new components and enhancements related to design functions.
  • In collaboration with internal staff, analyzes grant processes and identifies system needs based on a working knowledge of rules, regulations and legislation pertaining to state and federal grants. 
  • Utilizing the E-GMS, designs and creates items used in grant applications, specifying the data properties and validations for those items.
  • Creates approval workflows.
  • Enters and maintains all programs and eligible participants.
  • Performs testing of grants prior to publication.
  • Incorporates appropriate data management principles.
  • Documents the design process and as necessary, recommends and implements grant standardization.
  • In collaboration with internal staff, analyzes federal and state regulations, laws and legal opinions regarding the proper fiscal administration of federal and state funding grant programs. 
  • Reviews and confirms recipient allocations. 
  • Works with department and agency staff as appropriate to determine correct appropriation and fund sources are in place and are sufficient for total allocations.
  • Collaborates and participates with agency staff regarding training and technical assistance in the use of grants developed in the E-GMS.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ​Master's Degree in Education, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Accounting, Liberal Arts, Information Technology or Computer Science, or a Bachelor's Degree in one of the listed fields plus two years of relevant professional experience.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) working with financial and other data in state or federal grants. 
  • Ability to think analytically and problem solve with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to identify and analyze problems and provide logical solutions.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with teams in a collaborative manner.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and communicate policies and procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • ​Working knowledge of federal and state regulations, laws and procedures related to grant programs and their administration.
  • Knowledge of computer programming concepts and databases.
  • Knowledge in the design and implementation of user interfaces for electronic applications.