Posted 07/19/2018

The Transportation Department of the North Central Texas Council of Governments is seeking versatile senior-level Grants and Contracts Coordinator(s) to coordinate grant-related services for its transportation and air quality programs.  Applicants with a strong interest in several of the following areas are encouraged to apply: data management, financial analysis, problem solving, project support, data validation, customer service, training, reporting, purchasing, compliance monitoring and oversight.  Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at  To be considered for any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings.  All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience and interest in the position, as well as a current resume.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinating with project managers and other staff in the implementation of transportation and air quality projects by reviewing requirements, maintaining records, developing schedules, preparing and submitting reports, documenting procedures, coordinating approvals, establishing action plans, organizing resources, resolving problems, and ensuring compliance with rules and procedures
  • Coordinating efforts to support the development and maintenance of the department budget and the Unified Planning Work Program by reviewing data, performing financial analyses, managing schedules, and resolving discrepancies
  • Monitoring actions and needs regarding funding, agreements, approvals, report submittals, financial expenditures, and other project activities
  • Coordinating review of expenses incurred by external partners and other vendors, communicating and documenting needs, resolving disputes, and ensuring payments are accurate and timely
  • Tracking, analyzing, and reporting data for multiple projects and initiatives, including preparation of reports for submittal to federal and State partners
  • Compiling and maintaining data and documentation to support project activities and management decisions
  • Facilitating receipt of funding by assisting with the preparation and submittal of grant applications, coordinating with partners, tracking agreements, compiling and reviewing documentation to support project expenses, and ensuring project commitments are completed and submitted on time
  • Documenting procedures and creating tools to support project implementation and management
  • Monitoring, tracking, and reporting performance measures
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external partners
  • Supervising staff, including training and professional guidance, organizing and tracking assignments, providing instructions, monitoring performance and compliance with Agency and Department guidelines and procedures, and conducting evaluations
  • Coordinating documentation and other items to respond to audits and other program reviews conducted by funding partners

Required Skills

  • Must be detail oriented, highly organized, with an ability to multi-task and provide instruction to others
  • Solid mathematical and financial analysis skills
  • Ability to take instructions and work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to evaluate a situation and communicate requirements and options to help guide decisions and actions
  • Ability to organize multiple activities, develop proposals, integrate various procedures, and communicate plans
  • Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills, with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web-based reporting systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

Required Experience

  • Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field, which is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree
  • At least one year of job-related experience
  • Experience in government or other not-for-profit environment is desired
  • Experience supervising or coordinating work activities of others is desired

FLSA: Exempt


Minimum of $51,614.00 annually

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG’s purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area. The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise.

The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities. The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility and innovation.

NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG.

NCTCOG is recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during your military service career.  All qualified veterans are invited to apply.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


Minimum of $51,614.00 annually


North Central Texas Council of Governments, Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX, USA