The University of Southern Californiaâs Information Sciences Institute (ISI), located in Marina del Rey, California is a major contributor to the nationâs information technology knowledge base.Â Part of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, ISI is actively engaged in a broad spectrum of information processing research and in the development of advanced computer technologies.Â ISI primarily conducts federally sponsored research with annual revenues in excess of $100M.
* This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA.*
The USC Information Sciences Institute is seeking a Post Award Administrator (Contracts & Grants Administrator III) to deliver focused Post Award Administration Services.
Responsibilities include handling all aspects of Post Award Administration including:
Evaluating and processing modifications to Contracts, Cooperative Agreements and Grants including changes to Terms and Conditions, Obligated Scope and Funding, and impacts on deliverables.Â
Assisting project leaders and administrative staff with contractual compliance and resolution of issues;
Initiating requests for sponsor approvals such as travel, budget changes, no cost Â Â Â extension requests, limitations of funds notifications;
Preparing and processing account budgets and changes to budgets
Initiating Purchase requests and change orders for subcontracts/subgrants;
Preparation and submission of reports into various sponsor systems;
Entering modifications contractual and financial information into database.
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study;
Four years of demonstrated experience negotiating and administering government FAR/DFAR based contracts or subcontracts;
Budget development and proposal preparation experience;
Hands-on computer experience with Windows-based application software- e.g. EXCEL and WORD, as well as Adobe Acrobat;
Experience with grants and grant terms based on DODGARâs and FDP;
Experience with FAR and DFAR based Contracts and Subcontracts;
Strong written and oral communication and organizational skills;
Ability to work effectively in a high-energy team environment with a wide variety of technical and administrative personnel; and
A results-oriented focus with the demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple time-sensitive issues and meet deadlines.
*Related undergraduate degree with three years of contracts and grants administration experience.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Related undergraduate study, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Contracts and Grants Administration
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.