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Contracts Officer II

Company: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Classification Title: Contracts Officer II Job Description: This position is responsible for drafting, review, and negotiation of contracts and other research-related agreements that require advanced knowledge of university policy and procedures, and state and federal regulations and law. Responsibilities include: Draft or review research-related contracts, and other agreements, funded and unfunded, such as research and research services and consulting, memoranda of understanding, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, master agreements, cooperative research and development agreements, data use, equipment loans, proprietary information, intergovernmental personnel assignments, and other agreements. Incorporate statements of work, budgets, invoicing terms, deliverable schedules and other required terms. Coordinate agreement reviews by other Office of Research components, other University units, and the Office of General Counsel. Incorporate edits as required to comply with applicable policies, regulations, and law. Conduct award negotiations with sponsoring agencies and serve as primary liaison for the University with sponsoring agencies, investigators, and other University offices. Route revisions for additional approvals, as needed; route for signatures to execute agreements. Draft, or review contract modifications received from sponsors; route for internal reviews, approvals, and signature, as needed. Maintain ability to work independently, efficiently, and accurately, and follow through on assignments with minimal direction. Serves as primary contact for investigators and college and department research administrators in assigned Colleges and Units in all matters related to the drafting, review, interpretation, analysis, negotiation and execution of research contracts and other agreements in support of Office of Research sponsored program activities. Advise faculty, administrators, and staff in interpretation and clarification of contract terms, appropriate business unit, sponsor requirements, and applicable regulations and laws, including restrictions and other pertinent information. Interpret and assess contractual language regarding issues such as intellectual property rights, confidentiality, liability, indemnification, risk, publishing rights, invoice and payment terms, governing law, and confirmation of sponsor's corporate registration, and negotiate terms compliant with university policies and state law. Research, review, analyze, and interpret statutory and policy language, federal regulations such as FARs, DFARs, and CFRs, to ensure the application of appropriate terms for public educational institutions. Determine appropriate flow-down provisions, as needed, from pass-through entities. Ensure associated University compliance units are notified, or have approved proposed contract activities, as required, for human subjects protections, animal welfare, biosafety, environmental health and safety, export control, facility security, and conflict of interest. Maintain high level of service to investigators and staff in assigned units. Escalate non-standard contract terms, as needed, in accordance with approved escalation procedures. Assist with training and support of new staff members, including student workers. Provide notice to Research Office award management team for the establishment of new projects; ensure all documents and information are filled for new project establishment or modifications to existing projects. Maintain proficiency interpreting and applying federal regulations governing sponsored programs including 2 CFR 200, Federal Acquisition Regulations, standard federal research terms and conditions, and agency-specific requirements. Remain current with developments in University sponsored contracting and research administration through participation in professional development activities such as attendance at professional meetings, and in-house webinars, and other informational sessions. Assist with special initiatives and projects. Other duties as assigned. Remote work within the state of Florida may be considered based upon specific circumstances. Department: Office of Research Work Schedule: Flexible work schedule during business hours of Monday-Friday, approved by management, may be available. Type of Appointment: Regular Expected Salary: $64,518 to Negotiable Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience. Preferred Qualifications: Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal skills, and the ability to work with diverse populations. Demonstrates excellent problem-solving skills and critical analysis abilities. Prefer knowledge and experience with UCF policies and procedures. Previous experience in research administration, and drafting and reviewing contracts is preferred. Additional Application Materials Requirements: N/A Special Instructions to Applicants: Remote work within the state of Florida may be considered based upon specific circumstances. If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety. Florida Clause: UCF's expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins. Additional Requirements related to Research Positions: Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Cuba, the Venezuelan regime of Nicols Maduro, or the Syrian Arab Republic. The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates. These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government. For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see: https://corona.research.ucf.edu/screening-process-for-research-positions/ Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request. The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Keywords: University of Central Florida, Orlando , Contracts Officer II, Other , Orlando, Florida

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