The Department of Contracts and Grants is seeking a Senior Contracts and Grants Officer (Contracts and Grants Administrator II) to join its Health Sciences Campus team on the University Park Campus location (Credit Union Building). The Senior Contract & Grant Officer interacts with faculty, University offices and external funding agencies to facilitate the exchange of information and provide services associated with pre and post-award administration of contracts and grants to assigned departments.
The Department of Contracts and Grants (DCG) supports USCâs investigators from proposal development to award closeout, ensuring that our grants and contracts are consistent with university standards for academic freedom, research ethics and fiscal responsibility.
Provides a range of post-award administrative support including expenditure approvals and allowability and reporting requirement information. Coordinates the submission of notices and request to sponsors. Coordinates the submission of interim reports, and reviews and approves closeout documents
Resolves pre and post-award administrative problems related to sponsored projects
Follows through with agencies for award and funding. Negotiates awards, establishes account numbers, and coordinates award documents
Reviews and recommends for approval proposals for research, training and public service projects
Acts as the University's official representative to sponsoring agencies
Advises on specific agency requirements and guidelines to assist faculty and their staff in the preparation and submission of proposals
Assists in the identification of external funding sources for sponsored research and training
Coordinates administration of unusually complex projects such as national research centers, oversees projects, and program projects
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. Performs other duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Minimum Education: Related Undergraduate Study Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 2 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
3 years of Contracts and Grants Administration experience Â Â Â
Knowledge of University policies and procedures
Minimum Education: Related undergraduate study, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Contracts and Grants Administration
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