Long Beach Transit

Capital and Grants Planner

Finance and Budget - Capital and Grants Planner


Under the direction of the Controller, the Capital and Grants Planner supports the Company’s capital needs by obtaining and administering grant funding in accordance with all applicable guidelines, regulations and laws. Works with the Executive Leadership Team and Project Managers to identify, develop and manage Company’s capital program. Ensures completion of projects within allotted time and resources. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with funding sources and project managers.




  • Coordinates the annual capital call for projects and develops Company’s two-year capital budget and updates annually
  • Administers the Company’s capital program, ensuring project milestones and time-lines are met and that expenditures are within scope and budget. Ensures grants are completed and closed on schedule
  • Ensures the Company is complying with grant requirements in its daily activities including administering self-reviews on a continuing basis
  • Identifies and projects annual levels of funding from federal, state and local sources
  • Prepares, submits, updates and ensures all approved Company projects are identified in regional planning documents and the Short Range Transit Plan
  • Secures federal, state and local funding for projects by preparing and filing all required applications and supporting documents within the specified time frames
  • Maintains the capital project file and information system to ensure comprehensive project tracking. Develops and uses various grant databases to monitor projects and funding
  • Negotiates with funding sources for favorable interpretations of rules and regulations
  • Coordinates with Project Managers on large capital projects in detailing and tracking project schedules and budgets
  • Is familiar with federal, state and local regulations pertaining to the administration of grant funds. Keeps current with any changes or new items. Understands and applies the various rules and regulations associated with each funding source, identifies potential problems and seeks solutions
  • Develops and provides training to Project Managers on grant administration
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with outside agencies and Company management
  • Represents the Company at various meetings with outside agencies pertaining to grants and subsidies

  • Communicates grant and project information with stakeholders including funding agencies, planning agencies and project managers. Prepares all grant reports for submittal to funding agencies
  • Coordinates audits and reviews related to grant activities including the Transportation Development Act (TDA) Performance Audit and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Triennial Review
  • Complies with all safety regulations as stated in the company safety program, and reports safety-related accidents, incidents, and unsafe work conditions. Attends safety-training programs as required

  • Other duties may be assigned


Two years minimum required in grants, accounting, project management quantitative discipline or public sector experience. Analytical skills and detail orientation required. A four-year college degree in public administration, business, planning, project management or related field is required. Excellent oral and written presentation and communication skills are essential. Advanced computer skills required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Salary Structure:


WAGE BAND H - Hiring range: $6,153 to $6,836 / month (DOQ), with excellent fringe benefits. Submit resume, salary history.

UPON REQUEST you will need to submit a current (within last 30 days) H-6 DMV printout.


An Equal Opportunity Employer

Successful candidate must pass company physical, drug and alcohol test.

Long Beach Transit 1963 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, California  90813


This job description is not intended to be a complete listing of all the job duties required of this position, but to provide information on the general scope of the position. 






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