Are you a bright, curious, and energetic professional dedicated to providing convenient, safe, and reliable transportation services? Are you passionate about finding healthy, green travel options for work, school, and play? Wilsonville’s Transit department, SMART, is seeking an innovative and results oriented professional with strong grants and financial management experience to provide advanced analytical support with planning, developing, analyzing, and performing complex projects associated with grant management of federal, state and local funds. The Grants & Program Manager is and excellent opportunity for individuals who are committed to supporting programs that improve access for the general public and business to transportation choices; encourage economic development and reduce traffic on Wilsonville streets; and increase communications to the general public, businesses, and community decision makers on alternative transportation choices.

This position blends components of program management with the main responsibility of communicating and collaborating closely with other divisions and departments to coordinate grant writing, compliance monitoring, financial management, and reporting functions. The ideal candidate will be an organized, analytical, and strategic thinker who will identify grant opportunities and match them to SMART’s needs. He or she will also be a collaborative self-starter with attention to detail and excellent communication skills to represent SMART with grant makers, while simultaneously enjoying developing new systems and processes with professionals in a collaborative group dynamic.

Is this you? Are you interested in joining a fast-paced, enthusiastic work team? Submit your application materials today! This position offers the opportunity to advance your professional grant program management skills while you work with an award-winning, innovative, highly skilled, and growing workforce.


Responsible  for managing the overall strategic direction of the Transit Department’s grant funding program, grant administration, and regulatory oversight; and for ensuring the transportation demand management program is administered efficiently and effectively. Performs professional work involving grant writing, coordination and administration, funding research and analysis, and proposal preparation and compliance monitoring. Develops and administers measurable, multi-faceted, and complex programs to diverse target audiences; implements public information campaigns; and assists with budget preparation. Establishing and maintaining effective relations with officials of other levels of government and grant sources is an important element of the work.


Identifies new grant funds available and tracks grant creation activities at the federal and state levels.
Writes and edits grant applications. Provides technical assistance and guidance to departments in grant preparation.
Obtains and administers grant funds; ensures the department maintains financial and resource information on grant activity.
Directly contacts and interacts with grant funding agencies.
Seeks community and political support for grant applications.
Responsible for staff training on grant related operations.
Reviews, coordinates, monitors, evaluates and interprets grant financial activities to provide grant oversight and direction from application to completion.
Resolves issues to ensure grants are secured and are in compliance with requirements.
Leads staff work related to grant analysis, acquisition, implementation, spending, compliance, etc.


Plans and develops program descriptions, policies, procedures, budgets, and systems; implements and monitors operational details of programs.
Implements the City’s master plans as they relate to Transit programs. Provides input to other City departments and/or consultants regarding infrastructure needs that support alternative mode programs.
Analyzes community attitudes, interest, and needs information related to transportation mobility programs for youth, adults, employers and employees of area businesses.
Develops strategies for meeting transportation needs of employers, employees, residents and visitors through effective employer, school, and community outreach programs.
Designs activities and events consistent with Options program strategies.
Develops alternative transportation programs that are measurable and evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of each program.
Assists Wilsonville employers and their employees to establish Options programs.
Develops and implements school transit education programs.
Develops and implements community education programs.
Coordinates and manages the work of transit consultant contracts, as assigned.

Complete other tasks as assigned.


Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in transportation, planning, business administration, or a related field and five years of experience in public transit with progressively responsible supervisory and management responsibilities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and specifically the Transit Award Management System (TrAMS) is a plus!

Additional Information

To be considered, please ensure you attach a cover letter, complete all sections of the application, and answer all supplemental questions. Do not use “refer to resume” in the application. Additional information regarding this position, including minimum qualifications and essential job functions, can be found at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wilsonville.