Grants and Procurement Manager

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Deputy Administrator and CFO, this position is responsible for the timely administration and management of grant and procurement projects and programs. The individual will have knowledge of Federal Circulars in relation to the different types of grant programs and procurement regulations and requirements; attend Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) trainings to maintain and update WRTA policies and practices in accordance with Federal and State guidance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Grant Administration:

  • Identify and apply for grant funding opportunities made available by the FTA, such as §5307, §5337, §5339 and competitive grants, MassDOT, and/or any other local organization
  • Track and monitor grant obligations and expenditures and prepare monthly, quarterly, and yearly progress reports as required by funding agencies and senior management
  • Enter and update grant information in the FTA TrAMS and MassDOT EStip systems as required
  • Prepare expenditure reimbursements requests
  • Participate in internal and external reporting and audit processes
  • Assist with the development and submission of the Annual Capital Investment Plan and any amendments
  • Research, analyze and implement federal, state, and local rules and regulations

Procurement Administration:

  • Conduct basic and complex procurements through completion including the award of agreements, contracts, purchase orders, change orders, and contract extensions
  • Assist in the preparation of technical bid specifications and proposal requirements
  • Ensure compliance with FTA and federal procurement requirements on the part of agencies, consultants, contractors, and subcontractors working under third-party contracts or inter-agency agreements.

DBE Liaison Officer (DBELO):

  • Responsible for the DBE Program and updating the program as required
  • Completes and submits the Semi-Annual Report of DBE Awards / Commitments and Payments
  • Submit the Triennial goal and Updated DBE program by the statutory deadline


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration or related area strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 3-4 years related experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of contract administration, budget preparation, and accounting procedures


  • Excellent communications skills, written, verbal and effective listening
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with close attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret Federal and State Regulations pertaining to Procurement
  • Able to attend training and seminars pertinent to transit, some of which may be out of state

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to This position will remain open until filled.

WRTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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