Job Overview


About the Agency

FRA is committed to fostering a diverse, highly skilled workforce capable of meeting or exceeding our strategic goals with efficiency, innovation, and a constant focus on better serving our customers.

This position is located in the Office of Financial Management, Office of Financial Management and Administration (RAD), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The Grants Management Specialist supports in the development, delivery and oversight of statutes, regulations, guidance procedures, policies and other financial management and administrative requirements related to the award of Federal grants and the accountability of programs provided for under assistance agreements.

FRA is the principal agency of the Federal government for the promulgation and enforcement of rail safety regulations. The agency administers financial assistance programs for certain railroads, conducts research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy, manages the continuing responsibilities regarding the rehabilitation of northeast corridor rail passenger service, and consolidates government support of rail transportation activities. FRA is also the major source of federal grant funds that support the Nation's rail safety for the railroad industry and provision of intercity passenger rail services.

The ideal candidate has experience applying the theory, concepts, and practices of financial grant management and operations to assist in the financial review and reconciliation of grant applications.


As a Grants Management Specialist, you will:

Ensure that FRA grant and cooperative agreements are consistent with relevant Federal grant and cash management regulations. Ensures that all statutory and administrative requirements and grant conditions have been met, both financially and administratively, during the closeout of grant programs.

Analyze and resolve complex issues related to the financial and administrative aspects of FRA grant programs. Ensures grantee expenditure of funds is in accordance with current Federal laws and regulations and DOT/FRA policies and practices.

Resolve grantee administrative and internal control deficiencies disclosed in external financial and compliance audits. Performs reviews of the financial and administrative operations of DOT/FRA grantees either on-site or through desk monitoring reviews, and offers technical assistance as needed.