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Job ID: 23065
Agency: Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources - Resource Conservation and Forestry Division
Location: Pierre
Salary: $65,421.22 annually
Pay Grade: GK
Closing Date: 05/30/2023
This is a full-time position with the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. For more information on the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, please visit

This person will be the administrator of the grants and loan programs for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources' Resource Conservation and Forestry division. Primary duties include preparing and overseeing the division's federal grant applications, monitoring of federal grants, coordination with the department's fiscal office on grant and loan balances, submitting monthly, quarterly and annual reports, ensuring that federal grants comply with federal grant requirements, and administering grant subawards to other entities and ensuring that these entities comply with all requirements. Other duties include the creations of policies and forms to ensure that division and sub-grants comply with federal policies, the formation and maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for monitoring federal and state grant processes, and taking the lead for the division on financial reviews with the US Forest Service and
Natural Resources Conservation Service.

This person will also administer the division's Revolving Loan Program to conservation districts.
This position will be expected to work during normal working hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during a normal work week of Monday - Friday. Some overtime will be required on an infrequent basis. Limited travel will be required and this position should expect to spend an average of 2 nights per month on the road. Some months will not require any travel while other months will require more.

Questionnaire: Applicants will be required to answer a series of job related questions when submitting an application for this job.

Licenses and Certifications:
The successful candidate must have a valid South Dakota driver's license. 

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
  • a good working knowledge of accounting techniques;
  • a college degree in business or accounting;
  • a working knowledge of current and past versions of QuickBooks Pro;
  • knowledge of federal grant regulations and procedures especially those pertaining to the United States Forest Service;
  • well tuned organization skills;
  • good analytical skills; 
  • good writing and public speaking skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • proper accounting techniques and a working knowledge of QuickBooks Pro. The successful candidate will be required to develop these skills if they do not have these when hired;
  • a working knowledge of federal grant regulations and procedures especially those pertaining to the US Forest Service. 
  • successful candidate will be required to develop this knowledge if they do not have these when hired;
  • public administration as related to program activities;
  • methods, procedures, and purpose of financial analysis;
  • applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations;
  • departmental policies and procedures;
  • basic principles and terminology of data processing;
  • maintain all grant files in an orderly manner;
  • work with a variety of partners who might not be familiar with federal grant writing or reporting;
  • host meetings on Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams;
  • work with a variety of federal, state, local government, and other partners;
  • assess program effectiveness and recommend changes or alternatives;
  • train and provide guidance to staff and service users;
  • develop grant proposals, preliminary budget requests, and reports; 
  • communicate information concisely and effectively.

This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using
E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email:
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"