The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), under the auspices of the Office of Research, supports the development, implementation, and coordination of sponsored research at the University from proposal development to project closeout. OSP provides a full range of research administration services to support Ohio State faculty, staff, and graduate students through research administration, responsible stewardship of funds and sound management practices.
Job Opportunity Overview
Sponsored Programs is seeking to hire four Grants Compliance Specialists to support the fiscal and compliance activities for the Grants Compliance Travel and Procurement teams in the Grants Shared Services Center. The specialist serves as the central administrative point of contact to faculty, investigators, and college administrators for reviewing and validating assigned transactions/spend categories related to sponsor program funding. Exercises sound judgement in independently managing and administering workload assignments. Interprets and independently communicates sponsor guidelines, university policy and procedures, state and federal law, and industry best-practices to faculty, investigators, and college administrators.
Position Performance Objectives
Grants Compliance Specialists will perform the following job duties:
Compliance (Risk Management): Reviews transactions to ensure they meet compliance requirements, such as UG/FAR requirements, human subjects protocols, conflict of interest, and export controls.
Data Review/Processing: Conducts full review of assigned financial transactions, which are typically low-dollar, high volume transactions. Reviews and interprets project financial budgets for the availability of funds and the sponsor award requirements to determine allowability. Confers with the SPO/PI when approval is required. Ensures price/cost is reasonable. May provide backup to other team members as needed.
Customer Service: Responds to customer questions in a timely manner, effectively utilizing communication skills. Provides guidance to customers on general process/policy questions related to sponsor guidelines, university policy and procedures, state and federal law, and industry best-practices.
A successful Grants Compliance Specialist has the ability to perform the following essential skills and competencies: Balance working autonomously as well as within a team; understand the importance and value in providing exceptional customer service; be comfortable with being flexible and adaptable performing in a high volume and deadline driven environment. Be capable of multi-tasking, problem solving, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills; possess time management ability, follow-through, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Enjoy working in a culture that promotes work/life balance, peer collaboration, autonomy, and supportive leadership.
Required Education and Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in business administration or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least two years of experience in a professional capacity;
At least one year of customer service and problem-solving experience;
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and the Internet.
At least one year of experience and knowledge of federal or private agency sponsors, contract/grant regulations, procurement, and/or budgeting, accounting and financial management.
Experience with electronic research tools and financial management systems (preferably Workday).
Demonstrated experience reviewing financial transactions; Knowledge of, and experience with, federal or private agency sponsors, contract/grant regulations, Ohio State University policy and procedures.
Target Salary: $19.00 - $19.75 Hourly
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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