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Now Hiring: RPOSD is seeking a Grants Officer!

Do you have experience working with grant programs and funding? Are you passionate about improving your community? Are you detail orientated, a phenomenal teammate, love collaborating with others, and building relationships? Do you love acting as a liaison between other agencies? Are you analytical and love thinking outside of the box to find solutions? Then you should consider applying to join our team as a Grants Officer!

At RPOSD, Grants Officers:

  • Administers and disburses grant funds contingent on application approval, eligibility, and compliance with grant program requirements.
  • Maintains a liaison relationship with various agencies and organizations, including County departments, local, state and federal agencies, community agencies, and other concerned parties, both public and private.
  • Perform regular project site inspections before, during and after completion to ensure that the works progress as intended and in compliance with the grant agreement’s scope of work.
  • Coordinate the execution of project agreements between RPOSD and the applicant/grantee and ensure that programs are successfully implemented.
  • Review and approve applications for grant funding including project eligibility, feasibility, completeness, timeliness, budgeting and any necessary project agreement special provisions.
  • Represent RPOSD at meetings and ceremonies with other departments or agencies, as assigned by the Grants Section Assistant Manager, Grants Section Manager or District Administrator.
  • Ensure that grantees are aware of and in compliance with RPOSD’s policies, grant agreements and Grants Administration Manuals.
  • Work with grantees to develop, review and guide plans and projects to completion.
  • Facilitate and function as a subject matter expert at workshops held by RPOSD for its various grant programs.

Click here for a PDF copy of the job bulletin for this role. Those interested in this position are highly recommended to review this document thoroughly. Please note that the employment for this role is facilitated by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation under the promotional title of Program Manager I (Grants Administrator).

DEADLINE: June 13, 2019


  1. Go to and create an account.
  2. Type “Program Manager I (Grants Administrator)” or “D0977J” on the Search Bar.
  3. Open the job listing by clicking on the title.
  4. Click the green “APPLY” button.
  5. Proceed to fill out the forms and answer all the questions online!

Draft for Measure A Grants Administration Manual Available

Measure A’s Grants Administration Manual, the final document outlining grant guidelines and policies, will recommended for approval by the Board of Supervisors, acting in their capacity as RPOSD’s governing body, on January 29, 2018. The manual is reflective of the work the Measure A Steering Committee and echoes the goals and visions outlined in Measure A as well as the Proceedings of the Steering Committees. The draft, among other documents created in the Measure A implementation process, is posted in the ‘Measure A Implementation‘ section under the ‘Funding’ tab located on this website’s menu bar.






Proceedings of the Measure A Implementation Steering Committee

As meetings for the Measure A Implementation Steering Committee draws to an end, we would like to thank all Steering Committee members for their dedication and hard work …


Dills Park

6500 San Juan St,

Paramount, CA 90723

City of Paramount

Start Date: 1/18/2000

End Date: 9/30/2010

Awarded Amount: $3,763,783.00

Stage: Completed!

Riverfront park featuring walking, jogging & biking paths plus a playground & basketball courts, grassy areas, picnic tables with access to the Los Angeles River.


Bassett Park

510 N. Vineland Avenue
La Puente, CA 91746

LA County Parks & Recreation

Start Date: 11/5/1996

End Date: 3/4/2008

Awarded Amount: $335,000.79

Stage: Completed!

Bassett Park, located in La Puente, is more like an event venue masquerading as a neighborhood park! The park houses one of the best soccer fields for year-round play, a splash pad that looks like it belongs in an amusement park, and a thrilling skate park. Grant funds were used to refurbish the park irrigation and drainage systems, construction of a shade shelter, ADA access walkway, installation of drinking fountains, BBQ braziers, picnic tables, and installation of a splash pad. Click on the above icon for more information.


Glendale Narrows Riverwalk

300 Paula Ave

Glendale, CA 91201

Glendale Parks and Open Space Foundation

Start Date: 12/18/2007

End Date: 12/31/2013

Awarded Amount: $173,000.00

Stage: Completed!

Glendale Narrows Riverwalk is a carefully constructed half mile recreational trail for pedestrians and bicylists located on the north bank of the Los Angeles River in the City of Glendale across from Griffith Park. The trail is paved with asphalt and includes a small entry park that serves as a staging area for hikers and bicyclists; a separate staging area for equestrians using local trails; another small park area for walking and picnicking. Included within the idyllic setting is the enhancement of the wildlife habitat in the river channel, and educational and interpretive exhibits.


Castaic Lake

32132 Castaic Lake Drive

Castaic, CA 91384

LACo Parks and Recreation

Start Date: 11/3/1992

End Date: 3/25/2008

Awarded Amount: $628,614.95

Stage: Completed!

Castaic Lake is the perfect park for a number of outdoor activities; just think of us as your one-stop-shop for everything outdoors! Within this beautifully expansive park, you can go from horseback riding to jet skiing, biking to fishing, boating to camping, and least we forget the wonderful covered picnic areas and barbeque grills to feast on your catch! Castaic Lake is an ideal park to begin your weekend or summer week!

Improvements at Castaic Lake from grant funding are general development, construction of the picnic shade structure, and restroom building refurbishment.


Los Angeles State Historic Park

1245 N. Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA  90012

California State Parks

Start Date: N/A

End Date: N/A

Awarded Amount: N/A

Opened on April 22, 2017.

Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP) is a California Department of Parks and Recreation project that is 32 acres of open space where visitors can enjoy a view of Downtown LA while they walk through its trails. Uniquely located in the heart of Los Angeles, it is surrounded by Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and Mission Junction.

For more information on LASHP please click here.


Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

570 W Ave 26 #100

Los Angeles, CA 90065

Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority

Start Date: 05/11/2010

End Date: 09/01/2015

Awarded Amount: $315,000

Stage: Completed!

The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens is a truly hidden, breathtaking oasis of fountains, flowers, and picturesque architecture that will render visitors speechless in this serene enchantment which is ideal for any intimate occasion.

Grant funding was provided for improvements to the community room and included beautifying existing restrooms, access points, and roofing while keeping everyone comfortable and entertained with upgraded HVAC and audio visual systems.


21st to Hill Street Park

930 W. 21st Street

Long Beach, CA 90806

City of Long Beach

Start Date: 3/1/2005

End Date: 6/30/2009

Awarded Amount: $97,314

Stage: Completed!

This mini park is part of the RiverLink Open Space Master Plan and is located along the Los Angeles River between 21st Street and Hill Street. Proposition A funds were used for the design and construction of a greenway area with a walking path and playground.