Planner I (Project Financer/Grant Writer)
Job Title: Planner I (Project Financer/Grant Writer)
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
$41,286-61,929 annually plus benefits
Support local government planning efforts in a six county region. Examples of responsibilities include: advising local governments and development groups on infrastructure funding options, project alternatives, and courses of action; preparing grant and loan applications for rural and economic development programs; preparing construction draw downs for funding community projects; administering contracts; providing administrative assistance to community development projects; performing utility rate analyses; completing environmental reviews; conducting basic research on rural and economic development issues; providing on-site technical assistance to local governments and those groups and entities participating in regional development activities; monitoring state and federal programs to determine their impacts on local government and rural and economic development; preparing reports on programs, issues, and activities; and presenting reports to the SECOG Executive Board and other groups involved with rural and economic development.
The demonstrated ability to work on several projects simultaneously and in a team environment is essential. Attention to detail and time management is imperative. Strong research, writing, analytical and public speaking skills are needed in order to write grant proposals and technical papers and make presentations to both technical and public groups. The candidate must be able to tactfully work with a variety of people and be able to maintain confidential information. Candidate should be a motivated, self-starter with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines with a minimal amount of supervision. The position requires travel within the region, occasional long-distance travel, and frequent evening meetings.