Contract & Compliance Review Specialist - 497528



Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Title: Contract & Compliance Review Specialist

Department Org: Research & Sponsored Programs - 107920

Employee Classification: U1 - Unclassified PSA FT

Bargaining Unit: Professional Staff Association

Primary Location: MC AD

Shift: 1

Start Time: 830 End Time: 500

Posted Salary: commensurate with education and experience

Float: No

Rotate: No

On Call: No

Travel: No

Weekend/Holiday: No

Job Description:

The Contract and Compliance Review Specialist drafts and negotiates incoming and outgoing contracts and subcontracts for all sponsored projects from sponsors (external funding sources); monitors and documents sub-recipient risk and activity; and completes reporting as required (i.e., Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act “FFATA”). The Specialist will negotiate incoming new and renewal agreements and assess agreements to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local funding regulations and federal sponsor requirements.

Additional responsibilities will include ensuring University compliance on subject matters such as export control, research security and cross training in financial conflict of interest and other sponsor requirements.

The Specialist will communicate effectively with University personnel and administrative departments as well as external sponsors and organizations and will serve as a resource to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and researchers on policy issues. The individual filling this position will be required to exercise discretion and independent decision-making skills and function as a departmental team member.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree inn paralegal, accounting, business law or management, or a related discipline required. J.D. or Master’s degree in related field preferred.
• Two years of experience in regulatory compliance, contract management or negotiation, cradle to grave contract management, experience with commercial contract terms, and management of subcontractor programs. An advanced related degree (i.e., JD or masters) may substitute for one year of required experience.
• Proficiency with various computer programs required (i.e., Word, Excel, Adobe Pro).
• Working knowledge of federal and state regulations affecting contracts for public organizations and universities, Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR), and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR).

Communication and Other Skills:
• Demonstrated independent decision-making abilities. Must have strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work individually and in a team environment under stressful and time-sensitive conditions.
• Ability to manage competing priorities and meet time-sensitive deadlines.
• Ability to maintain a strong customer service-oriented environment.
• Must have strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
• Must be able to work in collaboration with others at various levels both within and outside the University.
• Ability to function with a detail orientation and have a high level of initiative.
• Must have the ability to, as well as meet the requirements to complete and maintain mandatory training per the University mandatory training policy pursuant to the deadlines set forth therein.

Conditions of Employment:

To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free. To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free. Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the HR Compliance at or 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.

Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo.