State of Montana Infrastructure Program Specialist in Helena, Montana

The Community Development Division of the Department of Commerce is looking for an Infrastructure Specialist with rich experience in administrative and project management functions, including a history of providing excellent client service. This position requires unparalleled integrity, initiative, resourcefulness, consistency, and diligence in administration detail as well as the delivery of expert knowledge to local grant recipients.

The successful candidate will be responsible for administering Infrastructure contracts and managing grants from start-up to project completion; coordinating and performing grant application evaluation’s, and award processes; assuring program and project compliance with federal and state requirements, and providing detailed technical assistance, outreach, information, and expertise to local grant recipients and partners. This position is responsible for administering Infrastructure construction grants; performing grant application evaluation's; and providing technical assistance, outreach, and expertise to Infrastructure grantee and partners.

If you are a natural communicator with strong personal motivation, the ability to support operational goals, and the initiative to meet business objectives, this may be the opportunity for you.

/ All applicants selected for an interview will be required to complete an exercise related to the essential functions of the job as part of the interview process. Details about the parameters of the exercise will be provided in advance. /

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/ Open until filled. Initial screening of applicants will begin the week of October 29th. /



You are REQUIRED to attach a cover letter and resume at the time of application.

In your cover letter please address the following question:

How has your professional career and education prepared you to meet the requirements of this position?

In your resume, include all work experience you have held that would help you qualify for this position, including duties and dates of employment (month & year - start & end).

/ A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the cover letter and resume will result in your application being incomplete and will not be considered further. /

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.

All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.

If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Planning, Economics, Engineering or other related area plus two (2) years of professional administrative or program experience with local, state, or federal government Infrastructure projects and programs.

Knowledge of:

Thorough knowledge of Infrastructure terminology, rules, guidelines, and procedures. Working knowledge of community planning and development concepts, program planning, and public administration, management and fiscal accountability practices. Working knowledge of applicable federal and state public facility financing programs; public facility management techniques; capital improvement planning and financing; construction techniques; and of local government administration. Working knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and administrative rules that apply to Infrastructure projects, such as procurement and labor standards.


The Specialist should have proficiency with personal or network computer systems and software, in order to process and manipu­late documents, spreadsheets, forms, correspon­dence, reports, data tracking, and graphics. Must have the computer skills necessary to effectively operate a Dell Desktop and Laptop Computer with the following software: Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must have proficiency in the use of various office equipment including telephone, photocopier, facsimile machine, and calculator. A valid driver's license is required.


Ability to plan independently, to coordinate and supervise program activities under general guidance and direction. Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures to attain Infrastructure objectives and compliance with program requirements. Ability to analyze and interpret financial information, including grant and loan disbursement amounts, facility user fees, and bonded indebtedness. Ability to conduct research and analyses. Ability to negotiate, persuade, and take corrective action, when necessary. Ability to exercise independent authority, to manage a large and complex workload, and to respond to non-routine situations. Ability to work under stress of short deadlines, multiple projects, and changing priorities, and to plan and complete work on a timely basis. Ability to pay close attention to detail and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with co-workers, local and state officials; local, state and federal agency staff; consultants; legislators; and the public.

Job: *Business/Analyst/Statistics

Title: Infrastructure Program Specialist

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 18142237