University of Utah Grants/Contract Officer in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 08/10/2018
Requisition Number PRN18042B
Job Title Grants/Contract Officer
Working Title Grants/Contract Officer
Job Grade E
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00247 - Pathology
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 39300 to 64349
Open Until Filled No
The Department of Pathology in the School of Medicine is seeking a Grants/Contracts Officer to assist 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.
1. Identifies and communicates potential funding opportunities to faculty principal investigators (P.I.), departmental administrators and other support staff.
2. Provides assistance with the determination of sponsoring agency submission and expenditure requirements.
3. Coordinates budget preparation and design with faculty for contracts, grants and subcontract applications.
4. Reviews proposals for completeness and assists with the adherence of required institutional documentation and deadlines.
5. Assists with the development and assembling of interdisciplinary teams, internal and external.
6. Maintains a current knowledge of changing institutional policies and federal requirements governing externally funded grants and contracts.
7. Monitors project spending to ensure funds received are expended according to federal, state and University regulations.
8. Makes requests for additional or supplemental approvals from funding sponsor when required by a grant or contract.
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.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field; two years experience working with federal or private funding agencies on grants, contracts, or other agreements (preferably within an academic or higher education complex), or equivalency; the ability to work effectively and efficiently under extreme pressure; and demonstrated communication and organizational skills required.
Eight years of work experience in administration, accounting and/or general office supervision can be substituted for the Bachelor’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
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.
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.