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The University of Washington's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) within the Office of Research, has TWO outstanding opportunities for full time Compliance Analysts.
The University of Washington's Office of Sponsored Programs facilitates over $1 billion annually in research awards. This position reviews and approves grant and contract proposals, negotiates resulting awards, and exercises independent judgment and thorough analysis on administrative matters throughout the life of the award. Each of the position responsibilities is outlined below.
Proposal Review and Submission:
This position is responsible for the review of proposals to external sponsors and the timely submission of proposals on behalf of the University. This position carries delegated signature authority for competing proposals and non-competing renewal awards of significant dollar value to the University. Additionally, by approving and signing/submitting proposals, this position will certify the University is in compliance with a wide range of laws regulations and policies.
This area of responsibility includes:
Communication of sponsor and regulatory requirements to department representatives during proposal review;
Interpretation of University policies as they relate to proposed work;
Expertise in sponsor electronic systems including effective troubleshooting of issues or problems with systems.
The individual in this position must have knowledge of sponsor types and the differences in sponsor requirements, solid understanding of regulatory requirements for management of assistance funding in order to review fiscal and non-fiscal compliance assurances. This individual must possess the ability to learn new rules and regulations quickly, apply knowledge to different fact situations and make independent decisions, handle a large volume of workload and work efficiently under hard deadline time constraints. Attention to detail is required.
The individual in this position reviews complex proposals i.e. Applications to large, complex programs with multiple collaborators (10+), multiple cores and multiple budgets, detailed compliance requirements at time of proposal, or extensive pre-proposal preparation work with OSP.
This position requires strong understanding of compliance requirements, roles and responsibilities at the University, ability and assertiveness to seek resources to answer questions, and commitment to detail and thorough analysis in order to assist with the preparation, review and submission of such proposals.
This individual must assess risk and collaborate with other University offices/officers to problemsolve and facilitate the smooth preparation, review and submission of larger, complex proposals. He/she must act as a resource to department unit seeking earlier and more detailed involvement of an OSP resource at proposal preparation stage.
Award Review, Negotiation, and Acceptance:
The individual in this position reviews awards and evaluates the award terms and conditions. University acceptance is dependent on terms and conditions that are consistent with Federal and State law, University policy, originating sponsor requirements, and University processes and systems. This position collaborates with department representatives and/or faculty to negotiate an acceptable award terms and conditions on behalf of the University.
This area of responsibility includes:
Communication of federal grant management requirements and non-fiscal compliance requirements to faculty investigator and department representatives;
Review and acceptance of grant/contract awards or federal flow through award (non-FDP) from various sponsors;
Communication regularly with sponsor representative to gather information, reconcile budget and program issues pertaining to specific grant and contract and serve as a liaison for the University with the sponsor representative.
The individual in this position must have knowledge of federal regulations concerning management of federal assistance funding, including Uniform Guidance, OMB Circular A-21, A-110, and A-133. He/she must have a working knowledge of conflict of interest regulations, human subjects and animal care policies and other non-fiscal compliance areas.
He/she must be familiar with University post-award processes and systems and a firm understanding of applicable University research policies.
This individual in this position must be able to interpret, explain and apply complicated rules, regulations and policies to specific work scopes and award terms and conditions to ensure the risks associated with funding are acceptable.
In addition, the person in this position must be able to prioritize, balance, and delegate a shifting amount of workload in a deadline driven working environment).
This individual must possess strong analytical skills, strong communication skills, written and verbal, and be able to explain complicated policy or regulation to others that may not possess the same background.
This position requires knowledge of federal acquisition processes and the federal acquisition regulations (FAR) in order to advise faculty investigator and department representatives of needed actions when accepting federal acquisition funding.
Knowledge of industry practices, intellectual property law (including basic patent and licensing concepts), risk and liability considerations, academic publication practices, and basic data security areas, including personal health information (PHI), export control, classified data, and proprietary interests is desired.
Sponsored Programs Related Agreements:
Sponsored Programs can include related agreements that impact research or other activities such as: confidentiality agreements, teaming agreements, data use agreements, MOUs, or other agreement types that inform the relationship, limitations and responsibilities of the University as a party to the agreement.
The individual in this position must be able to evaluate fact scenarios presented to him/her and make a preliminary assessment of the contractual needs related to the transaction.
This individual must be familiar with various agreement instruments, including those listed above. He/she must be able to review pertinent rules, regulations, policies, procedures and make an independent assessment about the contractual needs of the situation at hand. The individual in this position must be able to collaborate with other involved offices, such as the Center for Commercialization, the Human Subjects Division, Advancement or other involved offices to assist faculty and department representatives. Some drafting and negotiation may be involved.
A Bachelor's Degree in Business or a related field and four or more years of experience in grant or contract administration or equivalent experience.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Familiarity with federal electronic research administration. Knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Experience with or strong understanding of, copyright law, publication policy, intellectual property rights, and data ownership.
Knowledge of non-profit sponsors' policies and foundation policies.
A demonstrated capacity to work with and within a diverse community.