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Grants and Contracts Specialist II

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S01390P
Position Title Grants and Contracts Specialist II
Functional Title
Department Research Dept
Salary Range Negotiable-Depends On Qualifications
Pay Basis Monthly
Position Status Regular full-time
Location Richardson
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Open Date 11/03/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Desired Start Date 11/27/2017
Job Summary

The primary role of a Grants and Contracts Specialist (GCS) is to assist faculty and staff in obtaining and managing sponsored awards while assuring proper stewardship of those funds. Incumbent will work closely with Principal Investigator(s) (PIs), Departments, Schools, other University offices, and external sponsors negotiating research contract agreements.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in business or related field. Three years of experience in the preparation and processing of research grant and/or contract proposals and in their administration, both pre-and post award or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of Microsoft Office with excellent word processing skills. Work is performed in an office setting. Exacting accuracy in all phases of work. Proficiency in written and verbal communication to interpret administrative policy, communicate with faculty and staff, and negotiate and correspond with a funding agency. Occasional travel for training seminars and professional meetings. Good interpersonal skills and verbal skills are essential. Ability, with a high degree of proficiency, to manage and resolve a multitude of complex tasks and issues.

Preferred Education and Experience
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This is an intermediate level position in the Office of Sponsored Projects. Incumbent is responsible for interpreting sponsor guidelines for proposal submissions; Reviewing routine/complex proposals and budgets for compliance with applicable regulations and policies; Utilizes multiple sponsor and internal electronic systems and websites; Acts as liaison for UTD to sponsors, faculty and staff throughout the campus; Resolves complex issues independently; Reviews awards for acceptance; Ensures research compliance issues are addressed; Facilitates sponsor changes to awards; Drafts, negotiate and executes contracts; Monitors the timeliness of the submission of sponsor reports and other deliverables; Facilitates project close-outs; Responsible for remaining current on issues in the field of research administration; Attends training for professional development.

Physical Activities
Working Conditions
Additional Information
Special Instructions Summary
Important Message

1) The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).

2) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your experience with federal sponsoring agencies or other large scale grants and post award processes.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How many years of experience do you have in the preparation and processing of research grants and/or contract proposals?
    • 0 - 3 years
    • 3 - 5 years
    • 5 - 7 years
    • 7 - 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  3. * Are you certified as a research administrator (CRA) or financial research administrator (CFRA) through the Research Administrators Certification Council?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please rate your skill level in using Microsoft Excel.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  5. * Please rate your skill level in using Microsoft Word
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  6. * Please rate your skill level in using Microsoft Outlook.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  7. * Please rate your skill level in using PeopleSoft Financials or HR.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  8. * Please rate your skill level in using NIH e-Commons.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  9. * Please rate your skill level in using NSF FastLane.
    • None
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  10. * Please indicate your highest degree level:
    • None
    • Associate's
    • Bachelor's
    • Master's
    • Juris Doctor
    • PhD or equivalent

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Veteran Employment Preference - Form DD-214
  3. Unofficial Transcripts