Contracts & Grants Spc IV

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Research/Grants, Sciences

Classification Title:

Contracts & Grants Spc IV

Job Description:

The College of Sciences seeks to fill positions for THREE Contracts and Grants Specialist IV. This position will be responsible for supporting Principal Investigators (PIs) in the College of Sciences (COS) Departments/Schools, with the development, coordination, and submission of a high volume of proposals to Office of Research (OR) for final review and submission. The position will provide pre-award research administration support by guiding and advising the PIs, Chairs/Directors, and administrative staff. Also, assist with follow-on proposals and provide ancillary review when COS faculty serve as CO-Pi's on other colleges proposals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Pre-Award: Provide guidance and develop grant proposals, including preparation and content, in coordination with Research Development and other OR staff, COS PIs, Chairs/Directors, and research coordinators, as necessary.

  • Pre-Award: Ensures that research proposals, supporting documents and Huron Research Suite (HRS) Funding Proposal Form are reviewed for special conditions (e.g. time and effort, cost share, release time, space needs, etc.), routed and approved by appropriate University officials (e.g. VPR, Dean, Associate Dean, Chair/Director, PI, etc.).

  • Pre-Award: Coordinates with research collaborators (e.g. subcontractors, consultants, evaluators, vendors, etc.) to ensure their commitment and eligibility and that all proposal documents (e.g. subcontract scope of work, budget, budget justification, subcontractor commitment form, vendor quotes, etc.) are current, accurate and complete.

  • Pre-Award: Submits completed proposals to OR on behalf of PIs, ensuring that proposals are current, accurate, complete and in full compliance with sponsor and University policies, procedures and other requirements (including but not limited to: IRB, IACUC, Environmental Health & Safety, Technology Transfer and Export Control).

  • Pre-Award: Serve as point of contact for research related policies and procedures set forth by the sponsor, OR, COS (college-level) and COS Departments/Schools (unit-level).

  • Pre-Award: The position will support other activities in COS related to pre-award, including special reports and analysis.

  • Award Support: Assists with the coordination of contract & grant modification requests (e.g. proposal revisions, budget and budget justification modifications, subaward revisions, etc.).

  • Award Support: Assists in the resolution of compliance issues associated with Uniform Guidance, sponsor terms and conditions and UCF policies and procedures regarding contracts and grants administration.


This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.


College of Sciences- Dean's Office

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, may be adjusted due to proposal deadlines.

Type of Appointment:


Expected Salary:


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The following is preferred:

  • Extensive experience in research administration and interpreting policies.

  • Certified Research Administrator

  • Strong interpersonal and communication acumen including written, verbal and listening skills and should have the ability to work with diverse populations.

  • Demonstrated excellent problem-solving skills, critical analysis abilities and time management skills

Additional Application Materials Requirements:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Remote work within the state of Florida may be considered based upon specific circumstances.


This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.


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