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DHS BLOCK GRANT COORDINATOR-10142020-11947 State of Tennessee Davidson County


Job Summary

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for human services block grant program evaluation, coordination, consultative, and operational work of considerable difficulty and program, policy/procedure development work of moderate difficulty; and performs other related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: An employee of this class is responsible for activities specific to the operations of the Department’s Social Services Block Grant and Community Services Block Grant, including grant contract procurement, management of invoicing, program coordination and monitoring, policy and procedure drafting, and the provision of technical assistance through statewide travel and electronic means as necessary.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Develops and facilitates a statewide learning community based on best practices, that evolves to meet the needs of providers and customers they support through a customer-centered approach and a process of continuous quality improvement.
  2. Audits and processes invoices by collecting and compiling regular service reports from providers, reviewing and approving invoices and budget revisions to facilitate payment by defined deadlines.
  3. Monitors provider adherence to policy and provides Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) based on identified areas of non-compliance or upon request by internal and external entities. Reviews program and provider activities, to verify information and confirm accuracy through the course of intermittent site visits.
  4. Facilitates the annual contracting process through consultation with leadership, team members, and provider staff regarding needed changes to contracts and facilitating the amendment process, as needed.
  5. Reviews, writes, and develops Block Grant policies and procedures based on federal requirements to improve the quality and effectiveness of services provided by DHS.
  6. Contributes to the development of annual reports to federal partners and drafts memoranda to providers in response to findings and other notifications as needed.
  7. Assists in the development and implementation of long-range objectives and strategies to achieve program goals to increase efficiency.
  8. Reviews and makes recommendations for changes to program delivery and services to enhance compliance with federal requirements.
  9. Resolves provider and/or client complaints regarding block grant services and refers to appropriate staff for resolution.
  10. Reviews work performed by subordinate staff, if applicable, to check for adherence to program policies and procedures.


Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and experience equivalent to three years of full-time work in one or a combination of the following: public policy development, budgeting and invoicing, monitoring or compliance of a state or federally-funded program, auditing, accounting, and/or social or human services grant or contract coordination.

Substitution of Experience for Education: Additional experience in public policy development, budgeting and invoicing, monitoring or compliance of a state or federally-funded program, auditing, accounting, and/or social or human services grant or contract coordination may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of four years (one year of experience is equivalent to 45 undergraduate quarter hours)

Substitution of Graduate Education for Experience: Graduate course work from an accredited college or university in business administration, public policy, public administration, social or human services, mathematics, statistics, accounting, or finance  may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of two years.


Experience equivalent to four years’ grant coordination, grant management, or grant operations work as a state employee or as an individual under contract with the State of Tennessee.

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications: None

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions


  1. Customer Focus
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Conflict Management
  4. Decision Quality
  5. Business Acumen
  6. Written Communications
  7. Functional/Technical Competency
  8. Presentation Skills
  9. Learning on the Fly
  10. Managing Vision and Purpose

Additional Information

How to Apply

DHS BLOCK GRANT COORDINATOR-10142020-11947 State of Tennessee Davidson County

Interested candidates can visit our careers site: for more information and to complete an application. The job posting closes on November 3, 2020 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time.

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  • Date Posted: October 16, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Analytics / Evaluation
  • Service Area: Government