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


Open Date 02/12/2024

Requisition Number PRN37671B

Job Title Grant/Contract Officer IV

Working Title Grant/Contract Officer IV

Job Grade F

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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01488 - SVPHS Research Unit

Location Anywhere Utah

City Other

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $63,900 to $84,249

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position assists Principal Investigators in their Department/College by performing administrative and technical functions associated with grants, contracts, and other agreements from external funding sources. The grants administrator also serves as a liaison to the Office of Sponsored Projects ( OSP ), Institutional Review Board ( IRB ), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee ( IACUC ), the Office of the Vice President and Research, and other campus entities as necessary.

This position will be working within the pre-award office for the SVPHS Research Unit. The office is responsible for providing pre-award support for Basic Science Departments within the School of Medicine. The GCO position will work directly with researchers in the departments to prepare research funding applications. This work may include researching and answering questions about sponsor guidelines, being aware of and understanding new grant mechanisms, working with the researcher to create project budgets, assisting with formatting of applications, providing feedback regarding sections of the application, answering questions regarding University of Utah research policies and procedures, monitoring award status, and working with the departments and OSP to get new awards set up.

This position is eligible for telework in a hybrid telework & in-person environment.

About the SVPHS Research Unit

The SVPHS Research Unit seeks to strengthen programs, departments and colleges within University of Utah Health by assisting in: research strategic planning, decision support, goal setting, administrative and programmatic expertise, and program development. We are an inclusive and accessible workplace who believes that belonging is everyone’s responsibility. We prioritize our team’s well-being and actively support each other. We strive to create a positive and supportive team atmosphere that fosters personal and professional growth.

About the University of Utah and Benefits

The University of Utah is located at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains and offers a rich benefits package including affordable health insurance on the first day, generous retirement contributions of 14.2%, 13 paid holidays per year plus vacation accruals each month, tuition reduction for employees and families, paid parental leave and more . Please visit our Benefits website for more information:https://www ( (


· Proficient with all the duties and responsibilities of a GCO III

· Proficient with the full range of proposals submitted by the department. Proficient with the full range of award administration activities, including award set-up, modification, and maintenance.

· Ensures federal compliance by reviewing procedures/policies. Provides recommendations for updates in procedures/policies.

· Subject Matter Expert in a variety of GCO activities, including but not limited to general feedback on industry contract review, content contribution, etc .

· Makes substantive contributions to trainings, process development, and unit resources

· Consistently works on highly complex problems requiring independent action and decision making. Must determine best course of action to resolve problems and frequently makes recommendations for improvement.

· Knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field

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

Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree + four years of related experience or 12 years of related experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).

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

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.

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

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.

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