Grant Analyst

Grant Analyst
City of Aurora Police Department
 Aurora, Colorado
Job Description

The Police Grants Analyst researches, prepares, and administers grant applications and awards; conducts sub-recipient monitoring; retrieve, analyze, and evaluate crime, operational, and procedural data collected through research activities for the Police Department; duties are in coordination with administration, finance, and systems; assists the Professional Standards Section in fulfilling CALEA Accreditation requirements.


  • Finds, researches and prepares potential grant opportunities for department staff
  • Works independently and/or with program managers or a team to assess and recommend potential improvements in business practices
  • Monitors grant opportunities for the Police Department through a variety of grant sources
  • Oversees the timing and content of grant applications
  • Ensures that all grantor and City reporting, and compliance requirements are completed and submitted on time
  • Completes and maintains grant documentation essential for local and federal audits
  • Conducts ongoing staffing, deployment and other operational analysis
  • Completes special research and analysis or other projects as assigned
  • Performs studies, prepares reports, and makes presentations relating to assigned activities
  • Maintains accreditation and other files as required
  • Validates and manages systems and data integrity
  • Performs additional duties as assigned
  • Manages funding requests, prioritization, and building budget requests
  • Subrecipient monitoring and audits
  • May perform other duties as assigned

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, or directly related field


  • At least four (4) years progressively responsible professional experience in grant writing and administration

Licenses and Certifications:

  • None

Preferred Experience:

  • Municipal or county experience

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of the procedures and techniques of grant acquisition and administration Local government administration; municipal ordinance interpretation
  • Personal computers
  • Knowledge of analytical research methods is desirable


  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and computer skills
  • Skill in making formal and informal presentations to varied audiences
  • Ability to effectively use power point, word, and excel and create pivot tables, graphs, and other related tools

Abilities to:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, elected officials, and employees of other law enforcement agencies
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Independently conduct research, prioritize, plan, and schedule work
  • A quick learner with various database and data mining experience