Open Level OSP Grants and Contracts Position

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Administration and Business Operations

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Office of Sponsored Programs is advertising an open level role for the following positions:
Associate: OSP Grants and Contracts Administrator (GCA)
Intermediate: OSP Assistant Grants and Contracts Officer (AGCO)
Senior: OSP Grants and Contracts Officer (GCO)

The levels at which applicants will qualify, and duties have been broken up by level/role throughout the advertisement.

GCA LEVEL: Efficiently and timely manage the formal University acceptance of OSP Agreements and draft, review, negotiate, and resolve disputes involving OSP Agreements.
AGCO LEVEL: The primary purpose of this position is to efficiently and timely draft, review, negotiate, and resolve disputes and other contract administration issues involving OSP Agreements.
GCO LEVEL: The primary purpose of this position is to efficiently and timely draft, review, negotiate, and resolve disputes and other contract administration issues involving OSP Agreements.

Essential Functions:

60% of the time the GCA, AGCO, and GCO

  • OSP Agreement Processing (GCA Level Only): The GCA manages the University acceptance process for OSP Agreements. This requires daily written and verbal communications with numerous internal and external parties to ensure the timely and accurate review, negotiation, and acceptance of these agreements. Manages department software, the electronic agreement routing system, and OSP’s electronic signature process for all agreements; monitors information systems for data quality assurance; and provides customer service to numerous campus users.
  • OSP Agreement Acceptance Process: With “applicable oversight” (see below) depending on complexity, efficiently and timely does the following: sponsored agreements (grants and cooperative agreements under 2 CFR Part 200, contracts under 48 CFR Parts 1 – 53, common law of contracts, and Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 contracts), non-sponsored agreements (master agreements, collaborative research agreements, nondisclosure agreements), subawards (subawards and subcontracts), procurement actions (contracts for services, purchase orders), and certain other agreements (intellectual property license agreements, releases of liability, surplus/excess property disposition agreements) (all, collectively, “OSP Agreements”):
    • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates terms and conditions with Federal, State, local government, university, for-profit, non-profit, and foreign entities.
    • Evaluates legal terms and conditions to ensure they do not violate applicable law/policy, the University has established procedures to comply with them, and they make sound business and programmatic sense.
    • Coordinates with all academic and non-academic departments to discuss suspect terms and conditions and ensure post-award compliance with accepted terms and conditions.
    • Documents legal terms and conditions into department software in a manner that is understandable to University faculty and staff.
    • Flows down applicable terms and conditions from the University’s prime awards to other applicable agreements.

“Applicable Oversight” means:

GCA LEVEL: Significant oversight
AGCO LEVEL: Minimal to significant oversight
GCO LEVEL: Minimal to moderate

35% of the time the GCA, AGCO, and GCO: 

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the GCA, AGCO, and GCO

  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Determined by department needs
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Ability to efficiently and timely manage many competing priorities, including the ability to satisfy sponsor deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively to resolve issues
  • Ability to represent the interests of the research enterprise to internal and external customers, including the ability to understand and explain Federal and State statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to draft and implement procedures and guidelines for internal and external audiences
  • Experience performing the OSP Agreement Acceptance Process
  • Excellent customer service skills
Minimum Qualifications:

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR (GCA) LEVEL: Bachelor’s Degree or relevant professional experience

ASSISTANT GRANTS AND CONTRACTS OFFICER (AGCO) LEVEL: Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years similar experience or equivalent

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS OFFICER (GCO) LEVEL: Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years experience or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:


GRANTS AND CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR (GCA) LEVEL: Juris Doctor Degree and one year of similar experience

ASSISTANT GRANTS AND CONTRACTS OFFICER (AGCO) LEVEL: Juris Doctor Degree and 3 years of similar experience.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS OFFICER (GCO) LEVEL: Juris Doctor Degree and 3 years of similar experience + 2 years of same experience.
Salary and Benefits:
  • GCA LEVEL: Approximately $48,068 depending on experience.
  • AGCO LEVEL: Approximately $58,240 depending on experience.
  • GCO LEVEL: Approximately $70,553 depending on experience.

Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:

Please provide a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references.

 

 

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