University Of California Agriculture and Natural Resources , CA 93648
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The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) brings the power of University of California research and education to all 58 California counties. Through research and extension in agriculture, natural resources, economic growth, nutrition, and youth development, we work to improve the life of every Californian.
Collaborating to solve problems.
Connecting to serve communities.
For over 100 years, our advisors, specialists, faculty and staff have been committed to connecting Californians to their land grant university. We are highly collaborative and mission-driven to promote the health and well-being of people and places across the state. We are also trusted partners with hundreds of community organizations in addressing California's most pressing challenges.
UC ANR is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals' with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced research administrator to independently develop and / or oversee research proposals, awards, and /or transactions related to contract and grant management and maintains contract and grant records in compliance with institutional research sponsor policies. Works on proposals and awards of diverse scope where analysis of data requires thorough understanding of complex regulations.
Completes and approves transactions for signature by manager or other authorized institutional official. Works on complex proposals and awards that may involve multiple investigators and / or multiple sub awards. Guides less experienced staff. Is eligible for delegated signature authority.
This position is a career appointment that is 100% fixed.
Annual Salary: Min $58,500 to Mid $83,400.
This is an open until filled position with the application review date, August 19, 2022.
The home department for this position is Contracts and Grants. While this position normally is based at Davis, CA, this position is eligible for hybrid flexible work arrangements, for applicants living in the State of California, at this time. Please note that hybrid flexible work arrangements are subject to change by the University.
Award Administration/Subcontract Administrator/Post Award Administration
Review and negotiate awards. Review the terms and conditions of incoming awards for applicability to educational institutions and consistency with University policies.
Seek correction or clarifications. Obtain additional information from University policies. Maintain contact with investigator through award process.
Obtain final signatures. Prepare sub awards to collaborators. Negotiate changes with sub awardee. Obtain final signatures.
Consult with Contract and Grant Analyst Supervisor. Suggest when exceptions to Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) or University policies are warranted. Seek reviews and approvals from senior officials such as those at ANR or Office of the President.
Confirm receipt and documentation of all required project approvals such as commitment of space or other resources, human or animal subject use, financial disclosures, and commitment of matching or cost sharing funds.
Function as a resource to the investigator(s) and their administrative units.
Review on-going post-award issues such as no cost time extensions, carry-forward of funds, and re-budgeting between cost categories.
Determine whether requests can be approved by the University/ANR or require sponsor approval.
Analyze information. Formulate and select resolutions.
Respond to questions from investigators, administrative staff and sponsoring agencies. Communicate essential terms of grant awards.
Advise investigators, administrative staff, and sponsor officials.
Review "Calls for Proposals" and other proposal solicitations.
Review proposals for compliance with both sponsor and University policies.
Confer with investigators and administrators.
Approve, with delegated authority, and submit proposals/grant applications on behalf of the University.
Review requests for advance spending authorization prior to receipt of award document and verify funding commitment from the sponsoring agency representative.
Participate in training and outreach activities.
Contribute to the Office of Contracts and Grants unit's ongoing efforts to improve forms, website, and processes.
Maintain current and accurate data in the unit's tracking and reporting databases.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Must possess valid California Driver's License to drive a County or University vehicle. Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required.
Employment is contingent upon successfully clearing the FBI/DOJ background check both from the Department of Justice and the FBI, prior to the first day of UC Employment.
As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.
Thorough understanding of research administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment.
Thorough knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.
Ability to manage significant volume of transactions.
Ability to perform complex financial analysis and customized reporting.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Ability to maintain independent judgment; strong organization and communication skills; and a customer service focus across broad and diverse subject areas.
Maintains current knowledge of compliance regulations in all areas of research administration.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.
Demonstrated knowledge of effective grant funding processes, procedures and techniques.
This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. If you have questions, please email the Human Resources Department.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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