Anticipated Hiring Range
$58,000 - $63,000
College of Natural Resources
About the Department
The College of Natural Resources Research Office (CNR Research Office) is an administrative unit of the College of Natural Resources (CNR). The CNR Research Office provides services to CNR primarily through:
- Promotion, development, and facilitation of research of the faculty in CNR,
- Development and submission of grant and contract applications, processing and negotiations, and
- Administration of post award accounting and grant oversight.
Promotion, development, and facilitation of research of the faculty in CNR: This includes the promotion of the research interests of CNR departments and faculty internal and external to the university; encouragement of CNR faculty to engage in scholarly research in their respective fields that will provide opportunities for students, foster continuing professional development and bring external recognition to CNR programs; providing information to CNR faculty on opportunities for research funding and collaborative interactions; seeking resources for CNR from university, state, federal and the private sectors; allocation of resources made available to the CNR Research Office including indirect costs; and serving as a primary liaison for CNR research to various governmental and private organizations/units, committees and offices internal and external to NCSU.
New hardware and software updates and changes require additional training and continual processing adjustments. Federal, state, and industry policy and procedure changes for example require referring frequently to the current changes, many of which are updated on their web pages. Accountability for the proposal processing and award documentation rests with the colleges.
Grant and contract applications, processing, and negotiations: This includes thorough review and approval of all grants and contracts originating in CNR, in whole or in part, prior to submission to the sponsors. Special attention is paid to issues of health and safety. The CNR Research Office has primary responsibility to ensure that all guidelines required by sponsors are met prior to submission of proposals and for the budget, space, and other resources committed by the CNR’s departments and/or the college to ensure that all obligations can be met. The CNR Research Office works closely with the Office of Contracts and Grants, Office of Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance Services, the Purchasing Office, the Office of Finance and Business, and granting agencies on all post award activities.
Administration of post-award accounting and grant oversight: The CNR Research Office, in cooperation with CNR’ PIs and departments, has primary accounting responsibility for all research grants and contracts for which CNR’s faculty serve as PIs and for all sub-accounts to CNR’s faculty who serve as co-PIs when the PI is in another college. The college is responsible for ensuring that state, agency, and federal COS accounting guidelines, as applicable, are to be followed and that all Cost-sharing and cash matching commitments are fully documented. The CNR Research Office works closely with the Office of Contracts and Grants, the Purchasing Office, the Office of Finance and Business, and the granting agencies on all post-award activities.
Essential Job Duties
This position will manage a complex portfolio of sponsored projects to ensure that all sponsored funds received are expended in accordance with award terms and conditions and reported correctly & in a timely to the NCSU Office of Contracts and Grants.
Duties will include (but are not limited to:
- Review all new contract/grant/cooperative agreement awards. Special terms/ requirements will be noted and conveyed to the PI and the departmental financial coordinator via a new award meeting to be attended by Grants and Contracts Accountant, PI, departmental financial coordinator and, if warranted by award complexity as determined by the Assistant Director, Post Award, a University level fiscal manager.
- Reconciliation of all transactions charged to sponsored projects to assure allocability, allowability, reasonableness, and consistency as prescribed by Uniform Guidance and to ensure compliance with both federal, state, and institutional requirements
- Financial management and analysis of grant activity to include reporting and projections of grant spending to provide Principal Investigators with accurate and timely financial information
- Management and reporting of effort commitments, both direct charged and cost shared
- Provide guidance and technical assistance on the management of their federal, state, and other grants funds.
- Development of budgets, justifications, and other related documents in support of new grant applications.
- Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or Associate’s degree in Accounting; or Associate’s degree in Business or related discipline with 12 credit hours of accounting coursework; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Other Required Qualifications
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in an effective and efficient manner requiring minimal supervision.
- Possess excellent analytical and verbal/written communication skills.
- Attention to detail, ability to work under pressure.
- Ability to assess and resolve unprecedented problems that require research and review of policy and procedures and regulations.
- Apply judgment for problem resolutions or program requirements.
- Ability to understand and properly apply complex requirements, regulations, and concepts well enough to explain to others.
- Strong computer skills including Word, Access, Excel and the Windows environment.
- Three years of post-award experience in the administration of sponsored awards.
- Knowledge of Federal and State financial guidelines.
- Experience/knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards, Uniform Guidance and Circulars A-133, A-110, and A-21.
Required License or Certification
Valid NC Driver's License required
Commercial Driver's License Required?
Job Open Date
Earliest Close Date---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.)
Notice to Applicants
Please make sure that the work history you list on your application is identical to the work history listed on your resume. The application must be filled out completely, do not use the phrase “see resume.”
Please include as attachments a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least 3 professional references.
Position Classification Band Title
Position Classification Band Level
Position Classification Salary Range
$37,012 - $105,020
Salary Grade Equivalency
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)
12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather
Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events
Non Mandatory - Emergency Event
Time Limited Position
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?
150101 - College of Natural Resources
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