Pre Award Grants Specialist II (NIH Grants) Job
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3339 Ward Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, US
Legal & Compliance
Full-Time - Regular
This position is responsible for administering and facilitating the pre-award grant preparation and submission process as well as other Pre-Award activities in the Office of Grants and Contracts. Responsible for acting as a mentor to the Grants Assistants and Grant Specialist I.
- Ability to ensure compliance with financial and administrative award terms and conditions
- Analyze budget justification for accuracy and thoroughness
- Assist principal investigator and/or project administrators with proposal submission and preparation of grant and contract budgets following specific guidelines
- Be a reference for Grants Assistants and those in the Grant Specialist I role for training and problem solving issues.
- Collaborate with Grant Specialist III and Team Leaders on revising the information on the OGC website to keep it current and accurate.
- Coordinate Other Support changes with project
- Direct daily contact and interaction with PI and research staff, various staff and departments, and other Office of Grants and Contracts team members
- Identify, suggest, and develop training tools for the research community.
- Prepare and process requests for early account numbers
- Process Just In Time (JIT) information requests from sponsoring agency
- Process Notice of Grant Awards, Form0202, and Budget Modification Reports
- Provide policy interpretation and procedure guidance to principal investigators and their staff
- Remain current and knowledgeable on agency and procedures and requirements concerning grants management issues
- Required to maintain confidentiality of classified and sensitive information
- Responsible for on-going review and analysis of processes and actively contributing to process improvements for the OGC.
- Serve on committees engaged to assess procedures and possible changes in the way the OGC conducts business.
- Bachelors degree required preferably in Business Administration or Public Administration.
Two years of experience working with grants management in an academic setting, OR two years of experience working in research administration is required.
An equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered.
Ability to excise independent judgment to resolve complex problems.
Capable to work autonomously but within a team environment.
Excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Excel and Word.
Prior experience with account and/or grant management in an academic setting.
Knowledge of OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, & A-133 and the NIH Grants Policy Statement
Detailed knowledge of federal, state, and private sponsor regulations and procedures applicable to grants and contracts
Project administration and/or project management experience preferably in a research setting.
Experience with client relations preferred.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Excellent analytic ability and negotiating skills.
Personality - outgoing, friendly, deadline driven and customer service oriented.
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