University of Utah Contracts Administrator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/19/2017

Requisition Number PRN14260B

Job Title Contracts Administrator

Working Title Contracts Administrator

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00644 - Office of Sponsored Projects

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 58400

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Performs administrative functions associated with contracts. Develops, coordinates and implements various types of contracts throughout the campus or health sciences. Coordinates changes and expansion of contract terms and day-to-day application of contract language.


1. Creates, within limits, contracts, agreements and bid documents for current University system projects; provides expertise and guidance regarding the submission of contracts to departmental administrators and other support staff; determines the proposal’s appropriateness.

2. Works with contracting agency and University users of services to establish and administer procedures for contract administration.

3. Tracks all documentation associated with each bid, contract or agreement and ensures timely processing of materials and completion of each phase.

4. Researches expanding and changing federal, state, and University laws and requirements and their effect on bids, agreements and contracts.

5. Prepares Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals prior to award of contract.

6. Assists project managers and consultants as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus one year of experience or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.