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Non-Disaster Grants Branch Manager

Recruitment #21-004528-0001



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.

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is an agency of State government that holds primary responsibly and authority for emergency preparedness policy, as well as coordinating hazard mitigation, incident response, and disaster recovery. MEMA proactively works to reduce disaster risks and consequence management through collaborative work with Maryland’s communities and partners “To shape a resilient Maryland where communities thrive.” The Mission Support Directorate is a critical component of MEMA’s mission and the successful execution of its preparedness and resilience efforts.

This position reports directly to the Manager of Business Operations.

The Grant Branch Manager (GBM) directs, plans, and organizes MEMA’s Grants Branch including accounting, financial management information systems, budget management, financial planning, and compliance with federal requirements. The position has administrative responsibility for all grants management functions and applies current technology to ensure MEMA operations are consistently and appropriately funded, develops grants processes and procedures for immediate and long range grants management and planning; and ensures compliance with State and Federal rules and regulation. The GBM serves as an advisor for the Manager of Business Operations and other executive staff on all grants-related budget, fiscal reporting, and financial business goals and objectives of MEMA.


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

  • Grants management information systems work
  • Budget Management
  • Financial Planning and Management
  • Develop Process and Procedures
  • Financial Reporting
  • Coordinating with Finance Branch
  • Coordinating with agency procurement personnel
  • Emergency and disaster response and recovery operations as needed and/or assigned by Agency Executive Director, Directors, or Operations Personnel


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

Experience: Five years of experience working with the full Federal Grants life cycle.


1. Additional experience working with the full Federal Grants life cycle 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 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.

  • Knowledge and experience with Non-Disaster Grants portal, managing EMPG, HSGP, NSGP and HMEP grants, experience working with the Grants Reporting Tool, Grants.Gov and k2Share SPARS portal


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.



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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