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Contracts Officer II

Company: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Opportunity

This position is responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, and other research-related agreements that require advanced knowledge of university policy and procedures, and state and federal regulations and law.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 laws. 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 the 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 the 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, and 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 a 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 the 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 in 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, 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 on specific circumstances.
    Job Requirements:
    Contracts Officer II

    Job #: R101370

    Open Date: 09/07/22

    Closing Date: Open Until Filled

    Annual Salary: $64,518.00 to Negotiable

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor's or Master's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience.

    Preferences:

    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.

    Special Instructions:

    If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based on 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.

    Please Note: Applicants MUST apply through . No paper applications, resumes,

    cover letters or emails will be accepted or considered for this position. Cover letters, resumes, and other

    documents can be attached through the website.

    Your assistance with the University of Central Florida's Affirmative Action Plan implementation is

    appreciated. The University collects VOLUNTARY declarations of race and gender and uses the

    information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist, your demographic

    information will be used only for affirmative action.

    The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action employer.

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