Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

**This posting is scheduled to close on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 12:00 noon, however is subject to close at any time without prior notice.  Thank you**

The Contingent Financial Analyst performs a variety of accounting and over-site functions associated with the application and maintenance of grant funds and projects for the Aurora Police Department

This is an entry level contingent position working 40 hours a week and is eligible for paid time off, PTO, and health benefits only.
Salary range :  $27.18 - $30.14 based on education, experience and training over minimum qualifications

City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply. 

The Aurora Police Department

 Aurora Police Department will continually evolve as an innovative agency. Within the Aurora Police Department there are four separate divisions: Operations; Metro; Professional Accountability; and Business Services and employs over 800 Civil Service and Career Service employees whose mission is Partnering with Our Community to Make Aurora Safer Every Day. 

To be employed by the Aurora Police Department you will need to successfully pass a background check, polygraph test, and fingerprint screening, along with other conditions of employment; drug test and verification of employment. Because of this, there is a longer recruitment process, we thank you in advance for your patience.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification or termination once hired. 


  • Manage agency forms and processes to ensure proper invoicing and tracking of grant activities in compliance with the Aurora Police Department’s (APD) policies and procedures
  • Authoring and applying for appropriate grant’s and providing quarterly reports for grant compliance.
  • Assist Grant Managers with fulfilling the requirements of internal/external funding sources
  • Provide technical assistance to on-site personnel
  • Work with project managers to ensure that all grant contract special conditions are met
  • Provide a level of checks and balances by previewing and approving grant related invoices and reports for completeness, mathematical accuracy, contract compliance, etc.  prior to final approval for payment and submittal of reports
  • Track grant expenditures and draft financial reports and cash requests for the City Aurora Financial Department and APD Chain of Command
  • Act as the primary point of contact and assist in grant file preparation for various single audits
  • Assure compliance with federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances, or other pertinent rules and  regulations pertaining to grants
  • Responsible for maintaining Accounts Payable/Receivable, Budgeting, and Financial Reports.
  • Understand and possess a knowledge of grant writing and submission
  • Complete quarterly and ad hoc activity and financial reports
  • Maintain business and service agreement/contracts
  • Completes special research and analysis or other projects as assigned
  • Performs studies, prepares reports, and makes presentations relating to assigned activities
  • Oversee Equipment Inventory management per Federal Requirements.
  • Initiating and overseeing the procurement of equipment through state and federal funding sources.
  • Provide orientation and set up for new personnel while ensuring proper documentation for exiting personnel
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.


An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


  • Bachelor's Degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, or directly related field
  • At least four (4) years progressively responsible professional experience in grant writing and administration
Licenses and Certifications:
  • None
Preferred Experience:
  • Governmental or auditing experience
 Knowledge of:
  • Procedures and techniques of grant acquisition and administration to include federal, state, regional, local and foundational grants
  • Governmental accounting standards, auditing practices, techniques and methods of surveying, sampling, and compiling data, and analyzing findings
  • Personal computers
  • Analytical research methods 
  • Strong knowledge of general and accounting software applications such as Excel, Quicken QuickBooks, PowerPoint, and Office 365 
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and computer skills
  • Skill in making formal and informal presentations to varied audiences
  • Ability to effectively use power point, word, and excel and create pivot tables, graphs, and other related tools
Abilities to: 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, elected officials, and employees of other law enforcement agencies
  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with external agencies, vendors, and City employees
  • Work as a part of a team and independently to conduct research, prioritize, plan, and schedule work 
  • A quick learner with various database and data mining experience
  • Schedule and meet deadlines


Essential Personnel:

  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.
Physical Demands:
  • Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift 10 pounds with or without assistance
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of personal computer
  • Vision for reading and preparing written reports and documents
  • Frequent speech communication, hearing, and listening to maintain communications with employees and citizens
 Work Environment:
  • Essential duties performed primarily in an indoor office, public area setting
  • will travel locally to any applicable police facility or district
  • Eligible for teleworking based on business needs
Equipment Used:
  • Frequently uses computer keyboard and telephone, fax machines, copiers and microfilm equipment
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

For Veterans points: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.

The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.

If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

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