Looking to put your grant management skills to use? We are expanding our team! There has never been a more exciting time to become a State of Missouri team member! Through the American Rescue Plan Act, the State of Missouri will be investing nearly $1 billion to strengthen our communities and help drive business. At the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED), we like to call that Helping Missourians Prosper!

Salary (based upon credentials):  $37,000 – $49,000
Full-Time Salaried

Scheduled Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (flexible)
Jefferson City, MO


Grant Administration and Compliance Officer


DED’s Federal Initiatives Division will administer and provide oversight for multiple American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grants in support of our mission. We value Integrity, Accountability, Professionalism, Diversity, and Teamwork. We’re looking for a person who shares these values to administer and monitor grant activities for our team. Join us and make an impact as we enhance Missouri’s broadband infrastructure, cultivate economic and community development, and support workforce development and education.

#TeamDED is an energetic environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life. Together, #WeServeMO.

Why DED? Why Missouri? https://ded.mo.gov/business-services

What You’ll Do:

  • Grant monitoring and technical assistance for projects and recipients to ensure compliance with all state and federal requirements and program guidelines
  • Provide technical support to grant recipients, including interpretation, explanation, and application of state and federal statutes, rules, and guidelines
  • Review financial records and reimbursement requests; approve funds releases
  • Review project performance reports and review, analyze, and assist with performance measurement data to ensure effective program operations.
  • Maintain knowledge of state and federal requirements to provide internal compliance and policy support to teammates
  • Conduct internal monitoring of grant programs and functions, and prepare detailed reports as requested
  • Exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment in the performance of assigned responsibilities
  • Perform other related work as assigned


All you need for Success:


  • Experience with state and/or federal program administration and compliance highly preferred
  • Very organized; skilled in project management basics
  • Strong inter-personal communicator
  • Strong writing abilities, including the preparation of complete and concise reports
  • Strong computer software skills including MS products like Excel, Word, & Outlook, project management software, and online grant management tools
  • Experience in GIS systems preferred but not required
  • Ability to travel in support of projects, trainings for external audiences, and project monitoring.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in accounting; economics; business, nonprofit, or public administration; or a closely related area.

(Professional experience in these areas may substitute for education on a year for year basis.)

This is a temporary, full-time, benefit-eligible position based upon federal ARPA funding. Position funding will end no later than December 31, 2026, with an extension possible based upon additional funding availability.

More reasons to love this position:

The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage.  Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator.  This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here.

If you have questions about this position please contact DED Human Resources at HRHelpdesk@ded.mo.gov.

The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Apply now! Qualified applicants will be contacted right away.