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NSGP Grant Administrator

Recruitment #21-002587-0026



Our mission is to proactively reduce disaster risks and reliably manage consequences through collaborative work with Maryland's communities and partners. 

NOTE: Position will be required to work in an emergency/disaster capacity according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Structure (SEOC) and according to the Consequence Management Operations Plan (CMOP). This may involve working 12 hour shifts extended periods of time in support of 24 hour consequence management activities.  

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the agency of State Government with primary responsibility and authority for emergency preparedness policy, and for coordinating hazard mitigation, incident response, and disaster recovery.  MEMA works to ensure that all Marylanders engage in preparedness activities and that the entire state is more disaster resilient. 




5401 Rue St Lo Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Main Purpose of Job

NOTE: This position operates within an on-call rotating schedule according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to attend to all emergencies on a statewide 24/7 basis.

Assists in the administration and management of Federal grants and supporting programs for which the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is designated the State Administrative Agency (SAA). Serves as fiscal and program manager for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) exercising oversight at the state and local level of all phases of the NSGP grant life cycle. Works with NSGP applicants and sub-recipients to ensure coordination of and compliance with all fiscal and program requirements. Performs duties related to the monitoring the performance and progress of NSGP as well as other federal grant programs. Conducts assistance, monitoring and/or desk top reviews of program and fiscal management at the sub-recipient level for NSGP. Advises and assists sub-recipients on program requirements and procedures for all NSGP grants. Trains sub-recipients on grant management and the reimbursement processes. Reviews sub-recipient reimbursements to ensure information is accurate and all required documentation is present. Reviews and updates data bases to document and validate grant program expenditures and performance. Performs duties as Grants Branch Manager in the absence of the incumbent. Performs duties as assigned when the State Emergency Operations Center is activated.


Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Administer the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), including the coordination of all administrative and fiscal requirements associated with the NSGP grant life cycle from application to close-out
  • Schedules, coordinates, and conducts assistance, monitoring and/or desk reviews and audits to ensure sub-recipient compliance with grant guidelines and state/local policies and procedures for all NSGP grants and other grants as assigned
  • Support  and participate in Mission Support Directorate, Preparedness Grants Branch, and overall Agency initiatives and programs
  • Makes recommendations to Grants Branch Manager
  • Support the Agency’s statewide activities. Support Maryland’s strategic goals and objectives for homeland security.
  • Emergency and disaster response and recovery operations as needed and/or assigned


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • 1 year of experience managing Federal grants


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


To submit your qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application.  You may need to disable your browser's pop-up blocker to be able to upload documents.  We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Please do not attach resumes.

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your application by the closing date to:


ATTN: Kristi Metzger

5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive

Reisterstown, MD 21136

For more information, please call 410-517-3615.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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