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*This is a Non-Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid an hourly pay rate, on a bi-weekly basis, and are eligible to receive overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Award Manager in the Office of Research, Grants and Contracts (RGC), serves as a lead expert in sponsored research award setup. Has responsibility for complex award setup of grants and contracts. Reviews, interprets, and enters award setup data integral to the complex award setup process of research administration. Reviews associated data elements for maintenance of existing awards and reviews files and documentation for missing/incomplete information. Evaluates new awards, continuations, supplements, modifications and provisional accounts initiated by staff in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), ensuring accuracy of contract/award interpretation, detailed budgets, and PeopleSoft data entry. Specializes in loading detailed budgetary information, assigning Compass chart fields to research projects, analysis and entry of contract types, billing and invoicing milestones, entry of cost sharing obligations, and modifications to existing awards. Processes and/or reviews requests from the OSP, RGC, and other business units to create new projects, program income, or cost share accounts after the project has been established. Troubleshoots various issues and determines corrective action(s). Serves as a liaison between OSP/Research Administrative Services (RAS) units and RGC. Collaborates with University business managers, RAS units, departmental administrators and faculty, as appropriate. Works with Award Setup managers to resolve issues and assist with training new staff. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree and three years of business/finance, IT or research administration experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Strong analytical skills well developed interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret grant award notices, federal and commercial contracts, invoicing requirements and payment milestones. Experience with the PeopleSoft Financials and Grants module, or equivalent ERP system, is strongly preferred.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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