Grants Analyst, Climate Action and Resiliency - County of Sonoma, CA

Post Date: 5/25/2023
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: County of Sonoma, CA
Position/Title/Fund: Grants Analyst, Climate Action and Resiliency - Full-time
Deadline: June 8, 2023
Location: Santa Rosa, California

Salary: $75,011.09 - $91,186.27 Annually

The County of Sonoma is the largest employer in the region. With over 4,000 employees, and operations that include properties, facilities, fleet operations, solid waste oversight, and land use planning and policies, determining the County’s baseline climate impacts is critical to identifying the steps needed to mitigate the impacts. Guided by the Board of Supervisors' (BOS) mission and policy objectives, the County Administrator's Office (CAO) works to develop, recommend, and implement cohesive, countywide strategic plans to address climate impacts. This is accomplished by distilling related data, statistical reports, and legislative literature into policy and/or program recommendations for the CAO to present to the Board for consideration. Currently, many climate resiliency projects and initiatives are underway at the County, and the Grants Analyst will be an integral member of the team that helps move projects forward.

The Grants Analyst will be the lead person for the Climate Action and Resiliency Division in creating and submitting complex grant applications and will be responsible for monitoring, tracking, and coordinating the implementation of successful grant applications. The Grants Analyst will also maintain an understanding of existing climate-related issues, efforts, and politics in the County and the community in order to effectively formulate new projects/initiatives for specific grant opportunities. This position works with many County departments and agencies, coordinates potentially large and diverse stakeholder groups, and represents the County in meetings for grant projects that are partnership opportunities. Additionally, the Grants Analyst will also be expected to understand, create, and oversee complex budgets.

An innovative candidate with a passion for climate action and resiliency would be ideal for this position. Additionally, they will bring:

  • Experience writing project proposals, applying to grants, and managing grant budgets
  • Some experience coordinating projects with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Excellent writing skills for grant writing and communicating complex climate topics to broad audiences
  • Knowledge of the climate action and resiliency field, and/or an understanding of state and federal agencies that offer climate-related funding opportunities
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience, and advanced Excel skills are highly desired
  • A positive mindset, sense of humor, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Certifications in project management and/or grant writing are not required but are a plus


  • Education: Any combination of course work and training which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, academic course work in public administration, business administration, management, accounting, political science, economics, statistics, English composition, psychology or closely related courses would provide such an opportunity.
  • Experience: Work experience which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, one year of full-time professional level staff experience related to general administration, accounting, budgetary analysis, or human resources work including research, analysis, and preparation of written reports and recommendations would provide such an opportunity.
  • License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.
  • Working knowledge of: principles and practices of business and public administration as pertinent to area of assignment; principles, practices and political implications of decisions regarding budgeting, fiscal management, human resources and contract management; principles and methods of work planning, staffing analysis and project management; techniques and practices of research methodology, data collection, and analysis; report writing; application and use of basic statistics; the use of electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department.
  • Knowledge of: operations and functions of county government and the structure and function of the assigned department; modern supervisory management and human resources practice; modern office methods and procedures.
  • Ability to: plan, organize, and conduct research, analysis and statistical studies related to the various aspects of administration, budget and general management matters; collect, compile and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; review and implement changes in work methods, systems and procedures; understand, interpret and explain laws, regulations and policies governing program operations; prepare budgets, grant applications, service contracts and complex narrative and statistical reports; communicate effectively orally and in writing, and present conclusions and recommendations before advisory and policy bodies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, employees, clients, and the public in carrying out sound management policies; understand program objectives in relation to departmental goals and procedures; organize and prioritize work assignments; persuade, examine, and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations; analyze administrative problems and budget requests; use of electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department; effectively supervise the work of technical and office support staff.

Please visit the CAO's Climate Action and Resiliency website to learn more about the County’s Strategic Plan for reaching carbon neutrality by 2030.

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted online at

Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail.

All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.