Under general supervision, the Contracts Specialist provides technical assistance to scientific and administrative staff with grant and contract development and administration for Federal, private and industry sponsors in a fast paced, team-oriented environment. The Contracts Specialist is responsible for ensuring compliance with Institute policies and Federal regulations with regard to grants and contracts.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Public/Business Administration, or a directly related area, and 1-4 years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained.
Must be able to perform basic mathematical calculations and apply cost accounting principles in the preparation of cost estimates and internal reports and be able to explain financial data to management and scientific personnel, as well as be able to work with excel spreadsheets to accomplish the above.
Must have knowledge of federal regulations including FAR, DFARS, and federal cost principles contained in OMB Circulars A-122, A-133 and A-110 or equivalent experience with DCAA. Knowledge of grant and contract policies of major funding agencies, particularly NIH and DOD are strongly preferred. Recent experience in the above areas in addition to knowledge is preferred.
Must have superior professional-level written and verbal communication skills; a high degree of professionalism, excellent judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Demonstrated ability in managing a wide variety of complex tasks and projects simultaneously while meeting multiple deadlines is required. Must have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Requires computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat and must have the ability to learn department-specific computer systems as needed.
Experience with Cost Point, Banner, or other similar software package as well as experience in a scientific research environment and training in government acquisitions, and/or Shipley or equivalent proposal development principles strongly preferred.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
EEO, including disability/vets