Job Information

University of Utah Grant/Contract Officer I in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/10/2023

Requisition Number PRN34910B

Job Title Grant/Contract Officer I

Working Title Grant/Contract Officer I

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Employees must reside in the state of Utah and will mainly work in the office with possible consideration for a partial hybrid (in-office/telecommute) work schedule.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $38,700 to $55,621

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah is seeking a Grants/Contracts Officer to join our administrative team. The Grants and Contracts Officer, under the direction of the Associate Director of Research & Science, will work directly with researchers and will be essential to their success.

This position provides complex administrative support for various labs and/or shared resources cores, including grant pre- and post-award support, travel planning, event coordination, and navigation of University systems.

Three years full-time secretarial experience and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required.

About the University of Utah

The University of Utah is located at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains and offers a rich benefits package including health benefits, generous retirement contributions of 14.2%, tuition reduction for employees and families, paid parental leave and more. Please visit our Benefits website for more information:


  1. With basic oversight from a supervisor, completes basic proposal preparation and develops submission skills. Completes basic award administration for activities including award set-up, modification, and maintenance for the department’s most common sponsors.
  2. Provides support for Award review/tracking. Completes project-related A/P and A/R activities for basic contracts. Basic understanding of budget categories and can input/assist in those reporting activities.
  3. Familiar with University and department research administration pre-award systems, processes, and policies required for proposal submission
  4. Familiar with common sponsor systems, processes, and policies required for proposal submission
  5. Work with colleagues and manager to complete and track assignments
  6. Effectively interface with internal and external professionals
  7. Issues are routine and involve little evaluation and interpretation. Problems are typically solved through drawing from prior experiences, following established policies and procedures with analysis of the issue, requiring moderate innovation and creativity.
  8. Increasing specialized knowledge in area of assignment.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

• GED or HS Diploma

• Four years’ related experience or a related Associate’s Degree.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.