Principal Contract and Grant Officer
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Title: Principal Contract and Grant Officer
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Sponsored Pgm Admin Services
Date Posted: 03/09/2017
Position Information: The Principal Contract and Grant 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.
Minimum Requirements: Extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Advanced knowledge of generally accepted contracting principles and practices.
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 research administration.
Ability to interpret policy for others.
Advanced knowledge of the mission of a major research university and the principles that form the foundation of academic research.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus.
Advanced ability to identify complex problems and implement appropriate solutions.
Excellent negotiation skills.
Advanced ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse, multicultural environment.
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 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.
Demonstrated experience negotiating research and research-related awards with federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-profit entities.
Ability to manage high volume and complex transactions.
Experience with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements.
Demonstrated advanced competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Demonstrated experience utilizing various external electronic proposal submission systems.
Ability to perform highly complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Advanced skill in working as part of a team, leading teams, and collaborating with others to complete tasks/projects.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of UC sponsored programs administration policies, procedures, and practices.
Additional Information: 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 excel.
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.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview