The Contracts & Awards Officer is responsible for preparation, drafting, review and negotiation of incoming agreements, and development, compilation, and submission of proposals for research, public service, and other contracts which may be assigned by the supervisor. During the award negotiation and proposal development process, the Contracts & Awards Officer will need to coordinate and obtain input from faculty and campus offices including Legal Affairs, Risk Management, Privacy, and Department managers. The Contracts & Awards Officer will be responsible for interpreting internal guidance, negotiating inclusion of stakeholder requirements into agreements, and completing all assignments in a timely and professional manner. The Contracts & Awards Officer works independently to assess complex grant, contract and subcontract transactions where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. This position uses advanced contracts and grants concepts to manage high volume and high complexity transactions and may review and guide others in the review of financial and administrative management requirements of research contract and grant proposals, awards and/or transactions to ensure compliance with institutional and sponsor policies. The Contracts & Awards Officer may review and sign transactions for less experienced staff and may serve as a technical Contracts & Awards Officer in a particular area as needed by the department. The Contracts & Awards Officer is experienced in research administration and is expected to demonstrate the requisite requirements to sign and approve specified contract and grant agreements in accordance with UC policies and procedures.
Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.
For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.