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Budget & Grants Director

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce - Columbia, SC , USA

Job Description:

Budget & Grants Director


Here at the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), we are laser-focused on connecting every jobseeker who comes through our doors with their next great career opportunity!  Are you looking for a meaningful position at an agency brimming with optimism and camaraderie that also offers job security, affordable health insurance, great retirement benefits, and work-life balance? If so, continue reading to discover your chance to make a difference at DEW!

Job Responsibilities

This position serves as a senior member of the Finance department’s management team. Under limited supervision, the incumbent’s primary responsibilities include providing direction, creating controls, and coordinating the preparation and justification of DEW’s State Budget Requests and grant submissions. This position prepares and submits the agency’s upcoming fiscal year budget and ensures each year’s State Budget Submission requests are appropriate and align with agency initiatives, structural changes, and projected changes in grant funding levels.  

The Budget Director routinely and effectively communicates budget status and projections to all budget and grant stakeholders and works with these individuals to build their budgets, understand their impact, and ensure alignment with organizational, financial, and program goals.  In addition, this role prepares fiscal year forecasts based on budget to actual variances to enable management to make short-term and long-term financial decisions.
Finally, developing processes, documenting procedures, and producing multiple related reports for projecting and forecasting expenditures that are funded by grant revenue is key for this role.  


Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, or business administration or a related field and professional experience in a related area such as accounting, auditing, finance or banking.  

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to interpret complicated federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations.

  • Ability to direct the activities of others in the execution of complex financial, budgetary, and automated program systems.

  • Thorough knowledge of principles, concepts and practices of federal grants and budgetary systems.

Benefits Offered

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance for employee, spouse, and children

  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year

  • 15 days sick leave per year

  • 13 paid holidays

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs


The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Qualified applicants may apply at: Budget and Grants Director - Columbia | Job Details tab | Career Pages (

Contact Information

Katie Herrmann
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Fax: NA
[email protected]


South Carolina Human Resources