Principal Contracts and Grants Officer
Company: University of California - Riverside
Posted on: September 11, 2019
PRINCIPAL CONTRACTS AND GRANTS OFFICER
8AM - 5PM
Commensurate with Experience
The Principal Contracts and Grants Officer (PCGO) is responsible
for providing institutional-level sponsored programs administration
services to a portfolio of academic departments and research units,
including acting as an institutional liaison with extramural
sponsors (e.g., Federal agencies, state/local government, marketing
boards, and non-profit entities). The duties of this position
include (but are not limited to): reviewing, endorsing, and
submitting highly complex proposals; performing comprehensive
analysis of a variety of awards (e.g., contracts, grants, and
cooperative agreements); reviewing, negotiating, and executing
(with delegated signature authority) highly complex sponsored
awards on behalf of The Regents; providing advice to faculty and
departmental analysts regarding critical and/or sensitive sponsored
programs issues; interpreting a broad range of sponsor policies,
government regulations, and award terms and conditions;
coordinating and/or approving prior approval requests; and
facilitating award closeouts. Additionally, the PCGO interacts with
a variety of campus and University of California system-wide
offices to facilitate the management, administration, and conduct
of sponsored programs. This job is designated as a Career Ladder
recruitment, in which it has been posted at two different levels.
The applicants will be assessed based on the minimum requirements
for the recruitment for which they applied. If your qualifications
are better aligned for the lower level position and you meet those
minimum requirements, we encourage you to apply directly to
recruitment # 201906193342.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent
Demonstrated experience utilizing various external electronic
proposal submission systems.
Demonstrated experience working within University of California
6 - 10 years of related experience.
9 years of related experience
Demonstrated experience negotiating research and research-related
awards with federal agencies, state and local governments, and
Advanced ability to develop and maintain effective working
relationships within a diverse, multicultural environment.
Demonstrated advanced competence in the use of spreadsheet and
database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and
Maintains knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor,
institutional and departmental policies. Knowledge of current
compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Advanced skill in working as part of a team, leading teams, and
collaborating with others to complete tasks/projects.
Experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants,
contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements.
Full knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation, Code of Federal
Regulations, sponsor-specific policies, intellectual property
policy, conflict of interest requirements, publication rights,
application of indirect cost rates and other complex concepts in
Advanced ability to identify complex problems and implement
Advanced knowledge of the mission of a major research university
and the principles that form the foundation of academic
Advanced ability to analyze data, information and objectives;
identify patterns, concerns, issues, problems, needs, tendencies
and relationships; formulate logical and objective conclusions;
recognize alternatives and their implications; and make sound
decisions or recommendations.
Extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal
and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational
activities, preferably in a university environment.
Ability to perform highly complex financial analysis and customized
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting,
fiscal and reporting principles.
Ability to manage high volume and complex transactions.
Ability to interpret policy for others.
Advanced knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to
use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of
interest, biosafety, etc.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and
communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and
diverse subject areas .
Advances knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedure
Advanced ability to create and train grant writing and other
communication skills in a variety of styles to ensure securing
grant funding required.
Knowledge of UC sponsored programs administration policies,
procedures, and practices.
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located
on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern
California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the
vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living
laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing
communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the
arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and
staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse
research universities in the country boasting several key rankings
of which we are extremely proud.
* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The
Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of
World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151
institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy
precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500
* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for
achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and
* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the
nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated
UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student
success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named
top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California
campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities
in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the
achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and
staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
For information about our generous employee benefits package,
visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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