The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), seeks a Grants Management and Procurement Specialist.  This individual must be a computer savvy, organized professional with effective communication skills who has solid public procurement and state and /or federal grant experience.


Duties involve work in the purchase and contract execution of a variety of supplies, equipment, and professional consulting services required by the Massachusetts Homeland Security Regions and the Region 3 Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC). Also included in the Specialist’s portfolio is the monitoring of grant finances and the completion of all mandated reporting requirements.

In addition, the Specialist will work collaboratively with the program manager for the Metropolitan Mayors Community Safety Initiative (CSI). The Specialist will work with the CSI Program Manager to oversee grant finances and accurately complete all mandated reporting requirements.

Typical Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years of relevant work experience.  Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO) certification preferred.

  • Knowledge of state and federal government grant processes and systems;
  • Prior experience in public purchasing processes and budget management;
  • Ability to proactively set priorities and multi-task without compromising attention to detail;

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