Grants & Contracts Officer III

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Sponsored Programs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects within the School of Public Health (SPH) is seeking a Grants and Contracts Officer III (GCO III) to be responsible for but not limited to the following duties:

Develop sponsored research proposals for SPH faculty. This includes providing complete proposal budgeting assistance and guidance to the format and requirements of solicitations, as well as liaising with the Office of Sponsored Proposals and Awards (OSPA) as needed to ensure the success of submissions. Manage and process the flow of all proposal-related documents, utilizing all appropriate systems. Keep current on all revisions to electronic submission systems and learn to effectively use any new systems required for proposal development and submission. Ensure that knowledge of university and sponsor guidelines and policies are kept current. Disseminate knowledge as needed to faculty and support staff, advising and educating, as appropriate. The GCOIII position act as a lead resource to junior GCO positions, when needed.

Act as the primary liaison between SPH and OSPA, and when appropriate, with sponsoring agencies. Perform in-depth reviews of award documents and award notifications throughout the award lifecycle. Approve post-award documents, as appropriate. Process and monitor sponsored expenditures: vouchers, purchase orders, requisitions, reimbursements, and travel expenses. Keep Principal Investigators (PIs) up-to-date of grant/contract budget expenses via accurate and timely reports, shadow accounting, and expense projections. Work closely with OSPA staff on accounts to ensure compliance. Reconcile, on a monthly basis, all project accounts for which the position is assigned.

Act as a liaison between faculty, department chairs, Associate Deans, the University Research Services and Administration division, and any other individuals or offices critical to the success of sponsored projects administration.

Attend job related trainings and workshops for professional development related to research administration. Maintain any current, relevant certifications.

Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor's degree and four years of related experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit
12/31/21, 10:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: School of Public Health
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 11/04/21, 3:26:55 PM


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Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

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