Open position across Drive TLV Alumni companies

Federal and State Program Manager



Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Intelligence Driven Innovation.

Rekor Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: REKR) is a trusted global authority in the development and implementation of roadway intelligence, focused on addressing critical challenges across public safety, transportation management, and urban mobility markets. With our ‘Rekor One’ roadway intelligence engine as our foundation, we collect and transform raw data into actionable insights that gives governments and businesses a comprehensive picture of roadways, vehicles, pedestrians, traffic, incidents, while providing an intuitive environment that makes collaboration across teams and organizations easy. Rekor leverages computer vision, machine learning, and big data analytics to drive AI-enabled IoT solutions (‘AIoT’) on the edge of the network with unparalleled speed, accuracy, and agility. With our disruptive AI-powered technology, integrated hardware and software solutions, and state of the art machine learning models, we deliver actionable insights and transformative impact that increase roadway safety, efficiency, and sustainability for our customers and citizens, while enabling safer, smarter, greener, and more equitable cities and communities.

We seek out individuals who will enrich our teams and contribute to overall company success through our core values: People First, Customer Success, Earn Trust, Deliver Impact and Think Big and Bold!



The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing the development and submission of grant proposals, building and maintaining Rekor’s grant strategy, and maintaining familiarity with federal and state funding opportunities.

The Contribution:

  • Responsible for pursuing new federal funding and grant opportunities, acting as the project manager throughout the process, from NOFO to submission.[MH3]
  • Possess a thorough understanding of local, state, and federal funding sources and the ability to locate potential sources of funding is required.
  • Compile necessary information for the application process through collaboration with other departments and public agencies.
  • Coordinate the application process with external stakeholders to ensure a successful submission.
  • The role will work in conjunction with our Sales, Proposals, Product, and Marketing, teams to set priorities and ensure effective and timely submittal.
  • Develop, communicate, and maintain a company-wide grant strategy.
  • Track opportunities and manage eligibility requirements for state and national funding opportunities.
  • Assist with progress reports, non-competing applications, amendments, and sub-awards.
  • Monitor trends in government funding, legislation, and policies.
  • Review completed applications for accuracy, responsiveness, and compliance with stated requirements.
  • Develop and implement reporting and tracking systems for current and future funding opportunities.
  • Responsible for ongoing review and analysis of processes and actively contributing to process improvements.
  • Creation of new systems through which we can better surface and streamline the opportunity capture process.
  • Manage a part-time/contracted/seasonal grant writer.

Success will evidence itself in the following ways:

  • Grant Applications Submitted: Number of grant applications submitted within a given period.
  • Grant Applications Approved: Percentage of submitted applications that are approved.
  • Total Funding Secured: Total amount of funding secured through successful grants.
  • Success Rate: Ratio of successful grant applications to total applications submitted.
  • Project Completion Rate: Percentage of funded projects that are completed successfully.
  • Time to Award: Average time from grant application submission to award notification.
  • Internal engagement – marketing visibility, ongoing training, in-person interactions (visits/conferences), etc.

Ideal Profile:

We need a highly personable, detail oriented, and research focused individual who is knowledgeable about and/or interested in federal/state/local funding mechanisms and policy.

You bring the following competencies to the role:

  • Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred
  • 1-2 years of grant administration (one full grant cycle) required
  • 1-2 years of project management required
  • 1 year of demonstrated policy research/experience
  • 2-3 years of internal and external client process management required
  • Previous successful grant writing experience preferred
  • Grant experience in the transportation sector preferred
  • Previous technology industry experience preferred
  • Deep understanding of US political landscapes preferred
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to prioritize work and resources
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Confident to work independently while collaborating with other teams
  • Ability to manage competing responsibilities and prioritize accordingly
  • Proven track record to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong MS Office suite proficiency

Travel requirement: Yes, minimal

It is the policy of Rekor Systems not to discriminate or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in all employment practices. Rekor Systems' Executive Leadership Team is fully committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and support the successful implementation of the Company's Affirmative Action Programs.