The Research Office is seeking a Grant and Contracting Officer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Associate Vice President for Research Administration and Development.
The Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA) resides within the Research Office. Its mission is to provide research administration leadership, achieved through the full sponsored project “lifecycle” by supporting proposal submission, award negotiation/acceptance, research costing and analysis, award management, financial management and closeout of awards that support Oregon State University’s continuous search for new knowledge and solutions in the three signature areas outlined in OSU’s Strategic Plan (SP 4.0).
The Grant and Contract Officer has delegated authority as an institutional authorizing official for the submission of all research proposals and is also responsible for negotiation, acceptance and signature of externally-funded research agreements and outgoing sub-agreements. This position provides faculty, researchers and staff with guidance on financial, administrative, and regulatory issues arising during the review, negotiation and acceptance of sponsored awards. Extensive interactions are required with researchers, university administration and external agency officials within complex institutional settings. In addition, the incumbent is expected to provide excellent customer service and assistance to OSU’s faculty, as well as nurture positive relationships both inside and outside of OSU.
The position reports to the Managing Grant and Contract Officer and works closely with personnel across all teams in OSRAA, as well as the General Counsel, the Office of Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, other Research Office units, such as the Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development, the Office for Research Development and the Office of Research Integrity, and other campus personnel involved in grant and contract management within business centers, colleges, centers and departments. The Grant and Contract Officer’s time is primarily dedicated to grant and contract review, negotiation and acceptance, with remaining time focused on proposal review and approval.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in field related to assigned responsibilities. Experience interpreting, and applying laws, regulations, policies and contracts. May require certification or licensure and/or continuing education in field related to assigned responsibilities.
(1) Advanced Degree in field appropriate to the work assigned (e.g. J.D.) OR (2) Bachelor’s degree in field appropriate to the work assigned and three or more years of related experience OR (3) an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated ability to negotiate and experience in drafting agreements
Demonstrated expertise interpreting and applying federal regulations, examples include Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Grant Regulations (2 CFR 200)
Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
Demonstrated ability to focus on multiple tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to set priorities and manage time effectively
Demonstrated ability to work with all levels organizational, and convey information verbally and in writing to stakeholders
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with training, education and experience.
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