Organization: BOULDER COUNTY
Location: Colorado-Boulder/Fort Collins
Mission(s): Government
Salary: $55,000/Yr - to - $80,000/Yr
Job Type: Full Time
Posted On: Jan 30, 2024

Career Level: Mid Career (2+ Years Experience)
Nonprofit Experience: No Experience Required


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Boulder County is hiring a Transportation Planning Grant Coordinator to apply for and manage transportation grants. This role is critical to helping Boulder County implement the Transportation Master Plan and meet the county’s ambitious multimodal transportation goals. The Transportation Planning Grant Coordinator will be responsible for managing grants throughout the grant life-cycle from application through close-out. This includes:

  • Application: Responsibilities include working collaboratively with project managers to identify funding opportunities; developing and submitting grant proposals for identified projects; completing award setup, contracting, and project start.
  • Grant Management: Responsibilities include working with funding liaisons; monitoring and tracking grant awards and ensuring that required compliance reports are completed in a timely manner; Coordinating Requests for Reimbursement (RFRs) from funders; grant document retention compliance and grant close out. This position will also be responsible for high-level tracking and reporting of all transportation grants.

The ideal candidate is detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy. This position requires someone who can collaborate effectively and excel at building connections with people as well as excellent spoken and written communication skills. Candidates should be comfortable managing many relationships and projects. The position requires the ability to work collaboratively with a large team and the ability to exercise independent judgement. 

This position is a full-time, benefited position that will work 40 hours per week Monday – Friday with flexibility, with the potential for occasional evening and weekend hours to facilitate or support public meetings and/or attend outreach events. This position will work both remotely (3 days per week) and in-person located at 2045 13th St., Boulder CO (2 days per week).  Under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines, this position is exempt.

Boulder County requires its employees to reside in the state of Colorado as of the first day of work. 


2024 Hiring Salary Range: $57,912.00 - $70,608.00 Annually


Tentative Hiring Timeline: 

  • Phone Screening: Week of February 26th

  • First Round Interviews: Week of March 4th


New employees receive an 80-hour bank (Download PDF reader) of vacation at the time of hire, in addition to 8 hours of both vacation and medical leave accruals each month. Boulder County offers bountiful benefits (Download PDF reader), including pension contributions. 

Boulder County employees may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). Visit for more information.  


Examples of Duties


  1. Models and upholds Boulder County’s Guiding Values of Inclusion, Stewardship, Service, Engagement, Sustainability, Innovation, and Resilience.
  2. Develops and implements a workplan to achieve Boulder County Transportation Master Plan goals, including transportation, environmental, safety, economic, equity, and county identity and character.
  3. Identifies potential grant opportunities for transportation related projects (including regional corridors, regional trails and bikeways, transit, and human services transportation).
  4. Works closely with appropriate colleagues to conduct analysis and review of potential grant opportunities.
  5. Works collaboratively with project managers during the entire grant life cycle.
  6. Serves as point of contact with grantor agencies and effectively represents Boulder County to these organizations.
  7. Reviews grant proposals for compliance with county policy and fiscal requirements, including the need for match funding.
  8. Works with the Community Planning & Permitting Finance, Accounting, and Communications Teams to coordinate and provide requested information to:
  • Route all grant proposal applications for internal approval prior to submission to awarding agencies.
  • Complete administrative processes for grant proposals, awards, agreements, and setup of grant accounts.
  • Maintain a comprehensive system for grant budgeting, accounting, cash management, and reporting.
  • Prepare and reviews reimbursement requests for submission to grantor agencies.
9. Monitors and tracks active grant funded projects, ensuring that all required compliance reports are completed in a timely manner; ensures terms of grant agreements are met and properly documented; works with funders to clarify and negotiate financial and administrative requirements.
10. Responds to requests for information from grantors and provides all necessary due diligence items to grant funders as needed.11. Researches and interprets applicable grantor regulations.
12. Manages completion of grant proposals including gathering required information from subject matter experts.
13. Provides input and assists in the preparation and monitoring of budgets.
14. Tracks overall grant funding for transportation projects, develops reports, and communicates status to stakeholders.
15. Performs related duties as required.
16. May be reassigned in emergency situations.


Required Qualifications


PLEASE NOTE: When completing your application describe all relevant education and experience, as applications are assessed based on the required qualifications listed. Resumes and other attachments are not accepted in lieu of completed applications and will not be reviewed in the initial screening process. Any personally identifiable information (PII) such as name and address will be redacted from applications that meet the minimum screening requirements and are forwarded to the hiring manager. If the hiring manager selects you to advance in the hiring process, your attachments will then be shared with the hiring team. 


Boulder County is looking for well qualified candidates to fill our positions. Any combination of relevant education and experience is encouraged. In this position, we are looking for a minimum of 6 years of combined education and experience.
Relevant education and experience could include, but is not limited to, public administration, project management, non-profit management, grant writing, grant management, proposal writing, technical writing, program management. 


  • A job offer is contingent on passing a background investigation


  • All applicants are required to attach a cover letter for this position 

Preferred qualifications:
• Three years of professional experience writing and managing grants, with a track record of success.
• Knowledge of multimodal transportation planning and project implementation
• Knowledge of transportation and regional trail funding sources at the federal, state, regional, and local level.
• Experience working cooperatively with government agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels.
• Working knowledge of government accounting practices.


Supplemental Information


  • Experience with grant processes such as identifying, applying for, reviewing, administering, reporting, monitoring, and evaluating grants.
  • Experience working with subject-matter experts to identify, evaluated, and apply for grant opportunities.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to follow instructions and meet deadlines.
  • Experience managing a heavy workload to accomplish tasks for several different projects on defined timelines.
  • Skills and abilities to excel in an office setting with intermediate-level or better familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite including Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and with virtual formats like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, and to effectively, respectfully, and professionally work with others.
  • Able to work effectively with individuals from a variety of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to coordinate with team members to complete tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with other employees, agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to learn, receive feedback, adapt, and move forward with new knowledge. 



Boulder County is a workplace dedicated to supporting individuals and families of all types and to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for all employees. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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