Position performs a full spectrum of contracting duties. Review contract documents, conduct negotiations, appropriately document and maintain contract files, and award contracts in accordance with University policy. Provide risk management advice and ensure contractual terms are acceptable to University. Incumbent will also consult with and advise faculty and staff regarding contracting/procurement policy and procedures.
Bachelor's degree and 5 years' experience with contracting and/or purchasing.
Demonstrated knowledge of legal principles and concepts, especially in the area of contracts.
Knowledge and experience to independently analyze financial data and contracts, and draft and negotiate complex business contracts and other agreements.
Knowledge of insurance and risk management principles and terminology.
Knowledge of procurement practices, UCC, contract law, and federal procurement regulations.
Ability to independently exercise initiative and follow up to resolve problems.
Ability to work well under pressure, be flexible, and to exercise diplomacy and maintain confidentiality.
Knowledge and understanding of accepted business practices in public procurement and contracting.
Knowledge of federal contract and grant procurement and contracting requirements, as well as familiarity with general principles of contracting associated with non-federally sponsored research.
Knowledge of IRS and state labor laws regarding independent contractors.
Ability to identify and apply appropriate regulations and policies.
Possess strong organization skills and ability to work independently processing detailed work, with changing priorities, frequent interruptions and minimal supervision.
Ability to maintain high ethical and professional standards while accomplishing responsibilities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proven ability to work with diverse groups of individuals.
Able to work in a team environment.
Knowledge of Windows based computer software, including Microsoft (MS) Word and excel, e-mail and Web browsers.
Juris Doctor (JD) degree
Professional certification (ARM, CPCM, CPM, etc)
Knowledge and understanding of University of California policies and procedures related to contracting.
Knowledge of Kuali financial system, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, data warehouse, and other standard desktop applications.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy .
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
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