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Open Date
Requisition Number PRN34122B
Job Title PS Grant/Contract Officer IV
Working Title Grant/Contract Officer IV
Job Grade F
FLSA Code Professional
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary M-F 8:00-5:00
VP Area U of U Health – Academics
Department 00868 – Psychiatry – Research
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $60,000 – $75,000
Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Job Summary This position works independently to assist Principal Investigators in their Department/College by performing administrative and technical functions associated with grants, contracts, and other agreements from external funding sources. The grants administrator also serves as a liaison to the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Office of the Vice President and Research, and other campus entities as necessary.
This position is evenly-split with effort for both pre-award and post-award activities.
Responsibilities Provides expertise and guidance regarding the submission of grant and contract proposals to Department of Psychiatry principal investigators (P.I.), departmental administrators and other support staff; determines the proposals adherence to funding agency and University of Utah policies, guidelines and procedures. Processes awards for successfully funded grants and contracts. 
Proficient with the full range of proposals submitted by the Department of Psychiatry. Proficient with the full range of award administration activities, including award set-up, modification, and maintenance.
Subject Matter Expert in a variety of GCO activities, including but not limited to general feedback on industry contract review, content contribution, etc. Assists Department of Psychiatry’s faculty in the design, preparation and budget computations for grant and subcontract applications; and in the completion of research proposals being submitted to funding agencies. Approves and initiates account budgets for all awards received from funding agencies for sponsored projects and monitors these accounts via agency (including expanded authorities), and University guidelines to ensure funds received are expended according to established federal, state and University regulations. 
Ensures federal compliance by reviewing procedures/policies. Provides recommendations for updates in procedures/policies.
Makes substantive contributions to trainings, process development, and unit resources
Consistently works on highly complex problems requiring independent action and decision-making. Must determine best course of action to resolve problems and frequently makes recommendations for improvement.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
Minimum Qualifications Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree + four years of related experience or 12 years of related experience.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
[email protected]
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For more information:
To inquire about this posting, email:
[email protected] or call 801-581-2300.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

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