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Broadband Grants Specialist

June 13, 2024
Lucas King

Missouri Department of Economic Development

Location: Jefferson City, MO
Position: Economic Development Incentive Specialist
Status: Full Time


Job Location: This position will be located in the Harry S. Truman Building – Jefferson City, MO

Why you’ll love this position:

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 and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the State of Missouri will be investing nearly $2 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!

DED’s Office of Broadband Development will administer and provide oversight for multiple American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs (IIJA) grants in support of our mission to bring a high-speed internet connection to every Missouri location. We value Integrity, Accountability, Professionalism, Diversity, and Teamwork. We’re looking for a person who shares these values to be a part of our Grant Success Team. Join us and make an impact as we enhance Missouri’s broadband infrastructure and internet access across the state.

#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.

Responsibilities – What you’ll do

  • Work with our grant recipients to help ensure they are successful
  • 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

Qualifications – All you need for success


  • Four or more years of professional experience with demonstrated knowledge in the business practices and principles of Economic Development. This can be obtained through work experience or through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Finance, Accounting, Marketing Economics, Business Administration, Community Development, Economic Development, or a closely related field
  • Lack of post-secondary education will not be used as the sole basis for denying consideration to any applicant


  • 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.

This is a temporary, full-time, benefit-eligible position based upon federal IIJA funding.

Position funding will end no later than December 31, 2028, with an extension possible based upon additional funding availability.

Job Details – 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.

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