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Program Technician 2

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Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Sponsored Projects Services
Classification: Program Technician 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $23.39 - $35.88 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes August 6, 2018.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications will include a current resume, a cover letter of interest describing skills, knowledge, and abilities with special attention to providing information of how skills and experience meet the minimum requirements; and three professional references.

Department Summary
The Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation (OVPRI) promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon. Research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to the mission of the University and is essential to Oregon’s economic and civic vitality. The office is committed to enhancing these efforts by providing administrative and financial support for sponsored programs, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal submission, research compliance, and contracts and grant administration. OVPRI supports interdisciplinary research centers, essential core facilities and emboldens innovation and economic development through strategic partnering and technology transfer initiatives.

Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) provides a full range of pre- and post-award administration services in the division of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. SPS responsibilities include proposal and award management, proposal development and submission, contract negotiation, sub-award execution, budget review, financial reporting and funding source identification. In FY17, the UO submitted over $163M in proposal to external sponsors and received almost $115M in external awards.

Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to provide administrative and technical support to Research Contracts’ contracting functions within Research and to faculty and staff across campus. Duties include, but are not limited to, reviewing draft and proofreading assigned contracts to ensure appropriate language and compliance, acting as point of contact for campus departments, and communicating with external constituents on specific contracting issues. The employee will: 1) Interpret contracting policies, regulations and laws; 2) Process contract and subcontract agreements using Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, and SPS database applications; 3) Review, draft, proofread, and negotiate contracts and subcontracts; 4) Update pertinent information materials, training materials manuals, and contracting policies and procedures; and 5) Provide on-going training and advice to campus users concerning contracting and contracting operations as directed by the Associate Director of Contracts.

Minimum Requirements
• Two years of experience with responsibility for program or project monitoring and coordination. The experience must have included program evaluation responsibility.

Professional Competencies
• Requires demonstrated administrative or professional contracting experience. Requires ability to develop clear understanding of sponsor regulations and requirements.
• Requires an ability to work effectively with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
• Requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills and an ability to perform multiple tasks under pressure.
• Requires mastery of intermediate skills for document organization including processing, filing, storage and access.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree, graduate degree, or Juris Doctor.
• Experience within an office using databases and electronic records management.
• Experience in public sector higher education or project management.

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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