Contract Officer II or III (Hybrid Eligible)

ETSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration

The Contract Officer II or III, depending on qualifications, is responsible for effectively managing all incoming and outgoing contracts and agreements resulting from ETSU research and sponsored programs while upholding applicable government regulations, sponsor rules and guidelines, and ETSU’s business principles, policies, and goals.

ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services and programs including paid time off & leave, paid holidays, health and life insurance, retirement, access to University facilities and services and much more! Check out the ETSU Human Resources Benefits page for additional information. https://www.etsu.edu/human-resources/benefits/.  

 

Review of Applications begins 11/18/2022 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Direct Link: http://jobs.etsu.edu/hr/postings/23683


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Level II

  • Proven acumen to interpret and apply government regulations, laws, and policies.
  • Proven ability to critically evaluate and clarify complex issues, identify and assess risks, formulate and implement strategies for resolution, and disseminate information in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in contract law, including interpreting and constructing contractual language.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding analytical, research, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite, Adobe, and web-based databases and business applications.
  • Proven adeptness at organizing workload to meet competing deadlines and commitments for a high volume of concurrent assignments, performing under pressure, and working effectively as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Established record of integrity, professionalism, sound judgment, discretion, and tact in dealing with diverse customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively balance customer service with regulatory compliance.
  • Discernable initiative and motivation to support ORSPA’s role as a service unit – proactively addressing potential problems, resolving conflicts, and working collaboratively to meet the needs of the university community.

Level III

  • Demonstrated competency in interpreting and applying government regulations, laws, and policies pertaining to research and sponsored programs including Uniform Guidance.
  • Proven ability to critically evaluate and clarify complex issues, identify and assess risks, formulate and implement strategies for resolution, and disseminate information in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in contract law, including interpreting and constructing contractual language.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding analytical, research, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite, Adobe, and web-based databases and business applications.
  • Proven adeptness at organizing workload to meet competing deadlines and commitments for a high volume of concurrent assignments, performing under pressure, and working effectively as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Established record of integrity, professionalism, sound judgment, discretion, and tact in dealing with diverse customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively balance customer service with regulatory compliance.
  • Discernable initiative and motivation to support ORSPA’s role as a service unit – proactively addressing potential problems, resolving conflicts, and working collaboratively to meet the needs of the university community.

Required Qualifications

LEVEL II

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus three years of relevant work experience such as, but not limited to interpreting and applying federal and/or state policies and regulations, contract development and negotiation, and sponsored project administration.

LEVEL III

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus five years of relevant work experience such as, but not limited to interpreting and applying federal and/or state policies and regulations, contract development and negotiation, and sponsored project administration.

Preferred Qualifications

LEVEL II

  • Master’s Degree plus three years, or Juris Doctorate with one year of prior work experience in contract administration preferably at an institution of higher education or a similarly large, complex organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal policies governing the administration of sub-awards, grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts at educational institutions, including the relevant Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, and sponsor policy requirements.
  • Elementary experience developing, negotiating, and administering federal and non-federal contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.

LEVEL III

  • Master’s Degree plus five years, or Juris Doctorate with three years of prior work experience in contract administration at an institution of higher education or a similarly large, complex organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal policies governing the administration of sub-awards, grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts at educational institutions, including the relevant Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, and sponsor policy requirements.
  • Significant experience developing, negotiating, and administering federal and non-federal contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements.
  • CRA, CRPA, CRFA designation, or equivalent.

Disclaimer: The Job Summary intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. Employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.

 

Contact Information

ETSU

Wendy

Eckert

Box 70565
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-1700

423-439-6049

Background Information

4-Year Degree

1-5

  • Legal
  • Hospital
  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US

None

Target Job Information

$50K-$78K

  • Full Time