Oct 29, 2021

TCDD Grant Specialist

$45,157 - $59,473 yearly
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Austin, TX, USA
Full-time Accounting and Finance Community Engagement and Outreach Product and Program Management Other

Job Description

MISSION: The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) is committed to creating change so that each individual is able to be fully included in their own communities and exercise control over their own lives.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Per a Governor’s Executive Order, the Texas Education Agency is the designated state agency for TCDD, and as such, provides administrative support to hire and select the best talent to support TCDD’s mission. TCDD operates as a separate government entity of TEA and manages its federal award separately. TCDD offices are located on E. Oltorf in Austin, TX.  TCDD is governed by a 27-member governor appointed Council.
TCDD is responsible for awarding and administering over $5 million in federal funds to organizations that assist people with developmental disabilities to achieve their potential for independence, productivity, and integration into their communities by awarding grant funds to subrecipients who develop a comprehensive system of service and supports in Texas.  
TCDD is seeking a Grant Coordinator who will ensure that TCDD grants are monitored for compliance in accordance with state and federal laws, and agency policy and procedures. The Grant Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring multiple grant projects and will communicate extensively with TCDD grantees to resolve compliance issues and provide technical assistance as required. This position reports directly to the TCDD Grants Management Director. 

Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.

Flexible work location within the state of Texas may be considered for qualified candidates.


  • Performs review and analysis of project costs and work plans for accuracy, including budget justifications and revisions for awarded grants.
  • Applies federal uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and financial accounting rules to multi-year grant recipients on a routine basis.
  • Develops progress reports related to work plan activities and expenditures, which is presented to the Council at quarterly meetings to help inform future funding decisions.
  • Follows processes and procedures for tracking grant applications for approval and to meet TCDD performance measures.
  • Communicates extensively with grantees through negotiation to resolve procedural, budget and compliance issues; and providing technical assistance.




Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university. Major coursework in Business, Public Administration, Finance or Social Sciences is preferred.

Experience: At least one (1) year of experience in developing, negotiating, or working with the program, fiscal aspects of federal and/or state grant programs or contracts. Two years of experience is preferred. Work experience related to working with people with disabilities is preferred.

Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.

  • Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) certification must be obtained within first six (6) months of employment
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and guidance pertaining to grants administration, federal cost principles, uniform administrative grant requirements, grant process and procedures and resources such as (OMB) Circulars, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Uniform Grants Management Systems (UGMS) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC).
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment.
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the key principles in providing services and support to people with developmental disabilities.
  • Outstanding personnel management skill.
  • Analytical with the ability to structure ambiguity into actionable, value-added plans.
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Advanced mathematical aptitude.
  • A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve. 
  • Ability to engage in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.

Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here.

This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.

No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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