GRANTS OFFICER IDepartment:
VPR-SPA Pre-AwardAbout the University of Georgia:
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department:
The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.College/Unit/Department website:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with occasional work outside of normal business hours to meet deadlines and complete projects.Advertised Salary:
10/19/2021Open until filled:
YesProposed Starting Date:
12/01/2021Location of Vacancy:
Athens Area EEO Policy Statement:
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).Classification Title:
Grants & Contracts ProfessionalFLSA:
Business And FinanceFTE:
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.Preferred Qualifications:
10 years office experience. Graduate degree and 9 years experience in research administration preferred, but not required.Position Summary:
Sponsored Projects Administration, Pre-Award is the central pre-award or sponsored projects office at the University of Georgia. The office manages an extensive portfolio of awards/proposals. Work is considered highly professional and technical, involving the review and processing of research and other types of grant proposals, negotiation of awards and contracts, and a variety of post award non-financial administrative duties (no-cost extensions, amendments, compliances, problem-solving, etc.) The successful candidate will join several other research administrators in SPA and manages the high level desk with the most complicated sponsors, contracts, and internal/external authorities. In addition to current workload, the Grants Officer I serves as a mentor and helps train others in SPA. Due to the breadth of knowledge and experience, rarely needs assistance with the most complicated sponsors/issues. Consistently demonstrates an ability to independently manage work queue, honor deadlines and performance metric expectations, resolve issues, and consistently demonstrate SPA Customer Service Standards. The employee will independently negotiate contracts and will possess signatory authority to bind the University to terms and conditions.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
- High level of knowledge of institutional policies and procedures pertaining to external funding and finance and administration.Physical Demands:
- Established level of knowledge of contract negotiations and ability to effectively draft agreements.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with university personnel, state and federal agencies and private organizations on complex matters.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, directly with PIs and other UGA personnel about a limited array of research administration topics.
- Work under varying levels of supervision in a deadline oriented environment.
- Strong commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to manage their desk as well as serve as a mentor/trainer of newer employees.
Sitting at computer for long periods of time, standing, walking, carrying up to 25 lbs., pushing, pulling, bending, stoopingIs driving a responsibility of this position?:
NoIs this a Position of Trust?:
NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
NoDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
NoCredit and P-Card policy:
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities:
Reviews grant contracts for compliance with federal, state, and sponsor rules and regulations as well as UGA policies and procedures and mentors a Grants Specialist I-III in the same.Percentage of time:
Manages contracts from pre-award stages through to project close-out, although is not responsible for financial accounting and mentors a Grants Specialist I-III in the same.Percentage of time:
Assures compliance with agency guidelines and all applicable federal, state, and university regulations, such as animal and human subject use, debarment and suspension, drug-free workplace. Ensures accuracy of proposal budget including indirect costs and subcontracts’ adherence to internal legal considerations.Percentage of time:
Assists faculty and staff with interpreting agency philosophy, policies, regulations and guidelines; interprets, clarifies, and documents diverse agency requirements, procedures, and policies.Percentage of time:
Negotiates and authorizes contracts on behalf of UGA or its research foundation. May defer to Legal Affairs and Innovation Gateway on some issues.Percentage of time:
Serves as liaison between potential funding agencies and faculty regarding complex questions. Performs related work as assigned.Percentage of time: