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Federal And State Aid Coordinators Career

Career Description

Federal and State Aid Coordinators coordinate project activities to ensure administrative efficiency and compliance with federal laws, regulations, and standards and direct disbursement of federal and/or state funds and administration of projects

Common Work Tasks

  • Supervise staff of technical and clerical personnel engaged in the preparation of Federal and State aid claims, filings and payments
  • Coordinate the accounting of Federal and State Aid revenues to maximize availability of funds for municipal use
  • Direct the preparation of accurate statistical records and reports for claiming purposes
  • Devise and recommend the installation of new and revised accounting and auditing systems, methods and procedures
  • Work to promote and cultivate a close liaison between Federal and State agencies
  • Keep abreast of all statutory and procedural changes of grant programs to disseminate appropriate materials and information to the various agencies of government
  • Analyze conservation problems and needs in state to recommend or authorize establishment of conservation programs
  • Prepare budget estimates for activities and projects

Other Job Titles

Federal and State Aid Coordinators are also known by other titles, including:

  • Claims Coordinators
  • Auditors
  • Accountants
  • Budget Analysts

Education,  Training, and Experience

Education and Training
 
Federal and state aid coordinators usually need at least a bachelor’s degree and experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, data processing, and local government. They also need knowledge of fiscal laws and the rules and regulations of federal and state aid programs.

Experience
   
People interested in becoming a federal and state aid coordinator should have good knowledge of office practices and procedures, the ability to analyze and interpret accounting data, devise audit procedures and techniques, the ability to prepare complete and accurate fiscal reports, the ability to direct others,  the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisory accounting personnel and government officials, and excellent communications skills

Salary

The median annual salary for a Federal and State Aid Coordinator is $44,000.

Job Outlook

  • 2006-2016 Employment growth:  N/A
  • Number of new jobs created 2006-2016: N/A
  • Employment 2006 : N/A
  • Employment 2016:  N/A
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