Job Requisition Number: 27192. Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) is comprised of six (6) Regions which provide services to specific 'groupings/clusters' of schools, colleges, and organized research units (5 academic, 1 all other). This regional approach to providing administrative services is intended to improve service quality by re-establishing personal connections and to develop more local expertise.
Chemistry and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (ChaMPS) is a service region within Berkeley Regional Services, within the division of Vice Chancellor for Administration, providing reliable, high-quality integrative administrative support to faculty, academics, staff, student employees, and retirees in support of the UC Berkeley mission of teaching, research, and public service.
ChaMPS provides services in the areas of Business and Financial Services, Human Resources/ Academic Personnel Support and Research Administration (pre-award and post-award administration) for the College of Chemistry, the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences in the College of Letters & Science, Space Science Laboratory, and several other ORUs.
•Leads the organization, planning, establishment and monitoring of fiscal budget control of contracts and grants administration, submissions, budgets, support documents, gifts, endowments and privately funded projects for faculty research programs. •Ensures complete and accurate collection of research management administration data at all stages of the contract and grant lifecycle. •Researches policies and makes recommendations regarding unit workflow and procedures. •Ensures that awarded projects are carried out according to campus policy and sponsor requirements. •Provides post-award financial administration and management for complex research funds in accordance with campus policy and agency requirements from Notice of Award and set up to final closeout. Assists with audits Comprehensive post-award sub-recipient monitoring and administration. •Provides highly complex projections, analysis and recommendations. •Provides guidance and counsel on research administration matters to PI, non-RA ChaMPS staff, and less experienced team staff. •Coordinates with supervisor to insure that the ChaMPS RA staff are consistently trained and following established departmental guidelines and procedures for extramural funds accounting and sponsored projects administration. May deliver training to staff. •Identifies and initiates team efforts at business process improvement toward an end of more efficient operations and/or higher quality service •Participates in training/educational sessions designed to increase knowledge of professional research administration concepts and practices, and BRS, University, and/or funding agency processes and policies. Seeks information to maintain up to date knowledge in all areas of research administration and shares knowledge and lessons learned with staff. •Performs other duties as assigned. Assists in support of audit as directed by senior staff.•Advanced knowledge of OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-133 and others as appropriate, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and principles of cost accounting standards, including allowability, allocability, and reasonableness. •Requires extensive knowledge of program administration guidelines of Federal and non-Federal sponsors supporting research and educational activities, preferably in a university environment. • Complete competency with federal cost bulletins, campus policies, sponsor-specific policies, intellectual property policy, conflict of interest requirements, publication rights, application of indirect cost rates and other complex concepts in research administration. •Ability to manage high volume and complex transactions and to work in a fast paced environment with overlapping deadlines and short lead times while maintaining a high level of attention to detail, and ability of work with a high degree of accuracy. •Experienced with all types of award mechanisms, including grants, contracts, subcontracts, cooperative agreements. •Thorough knowledge in applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, intellectual property policy, bio-safety, et cetera. •Demonstrated experience managing complex financial accounts and funds, including cost projections and budgeting, ability to perform high level financial analysis and customized reporting. •Ability to perform the most complex financial analysis and customized reporting; utilizing BAIRS reports, pivots and queries. •Requires independent judgment and strong organization and communication skills and customer service focus. •Ability to interpret policy for others. •Ability to train and assist a staff of RAs in all aspects of pre-and post-award accounting and research administration according to campus policies and procedures. Education/Training: •Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.