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Research Officer
Title:Research Officer
Department:Office of Sponsored Programs
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Temporary

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/4

Salary Range: $73,134.12 - $81,543.04

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location:  4200 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The incumbent functions as a Research Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs within the Office of the Chief Academic Officer. The incumbent works directly under the administrative direction of the Director, Sponsored Programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Working with limited supervision and direction, and in close consultation with principal
  2. Investigators, plans and develops complex proposal submissions to Federal and non-federal sponsors and funding agencies with varying policies, restrictions and deliverables. Functions as university liaison with UDC’s schools and entities for all grant-writing, editing and processing related activities.
  3. Coordinates and processes grant applications and proposal-related requests to ensure proposals for funding are submitted on time and in compliance with internal and external requirements and functions as the university liaison with UDC’s schools and entities for all grant-processing related activities.
  4. Maintains current and accurate data for bio-sketches, agency templates, university templates and other support resources.
  5. Confers frequently with the Sponsored Projects Finance Specialist on proposed terms and conditions, proposed budgets and advances, project periods and award extensions.
  6. Works with principal investigators and SPO to prepare pre-award documentation required by sponsors.
  7. Coordinates and processes grant applications; coordinates with the PI to complete information required for proposal submission, reviews and edits the proposal, reviews funding requirements and monitors compliance with submission deadlines.
  8. Coordinates with the PI in the processing of no cost extensions in an appropriate and timely manner.
  9. Assists PI in the completion or editing of proposal narratives, initiations and writing of new, non-competing, competing renewal and revised proposals, budget justifications, resources/environment components, bio-sketches, other support and other remaining sections of the proposal required for submission in the Sponsored Programs System.
  10. Follows-up to ensure all departmental and Institutional approvals are obtained allowing for timely proposal submission.
  11. Assigns and assists the Staff Assistant-Office of Sponsored Programs in the compiling of copies and originals for submission to funding sources by deadlines.
  12. Ensures proposals for funding are in compliance with internal and external policies, routing/signatory, electronic submission and other requirements.
  13. Stays abreast of the changes in Federal forms and other agency forms required for submission and reporting requirements.
  14. Coordinates and/or conducts university wide training sessions on a variety of sponsored programs topics to encourage the faculty and staff to become proficient with grant development, grant writing and electronic submission policies and practices.
Other Duties
  1. Assists PI in preparation for site visits.
  2. Assists in the preparation and filing required for quarterly and annual reports to funding agencies.
  3. Prepares and presents a monthly report of proposal development activity to the Director, Sponsored Programs, and the Office of Grants Administration.
  4. Participates in university wide committees, projects and activities.
  5. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
  2. Demonstrated experience in various sponsored program functions to include budget development and administration, research and staff training.
  3. Minimum of five (5) years experience in grant writing and or providing proposal writing assistance to current\prospective PI’s.

Information to Applicant

Condition of Employment:
Temporary employment may be ended at anytime with or without cause.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Depending upon length of appointment, selectee may or may not be eligible for full benefits such as health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia's retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B).

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.


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