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Grants Specialist

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Position Details

Position Number 90850
Class Title Grants Specialist
Job Description

Assists Center faculty and administration with contract and grant pre-award and post-award related activities and duties.

Assist with pre-award activities in review of requests for proposals (RFPs) including reviewing all guidelines associated with each proposal, preparing required documents such as bio sketches, support letters, current and pending reports and budget information.

Assist with assembling proposal packages for review by PI, Center administration and ORC staff.

Assist with advising faculty regarding research expenditures, allowable costs and compliance requirements and interacting with the Office of Research and Commercialization on behalf of the faculty.

General administrative duties as necessary.

Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma and five years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. If minimum requirements of the position do not require post high school education, an applicant is not required to provide the information on the application.

Additional Minimum Requirements

Knowledge of research compliance requirements at the university, state and federal levels.

Proficient with Excel, Word and Adobe PDF.

Knowledge of electronic research systems.

Experience working with PeopleSoft, NASA, NSPIRES, NSF Fastlane preferred.

Knowledge of Finance & Accounting (F&A) and Purchasing requirements and guidelines.

Veterans’ Preference

Preference will be given to eligible veterans and their eligible spouses in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation by the closing date of the position. For more information on Veterans’ Preference, please visit

Special Conditions

This position has the potential to transition to 40 hours per week.

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity here at UCF, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

State Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The state’s benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People First.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

FTE .75-Part-Time
Requisition Number 009173
Job Open Date 09/08/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area Office of Research & Commercialization (Research)
Department Research-Florida Space Institute
Annual Salary $15.00-$20.00/hr
Type of Appointment for Staff OPS
If temporary, time limited, emergency, or multi -year contract, please specify timeframe
Job Category Staff
Additional Application Materials Required
Work Schedule

Hours may vary up to 29 hours per week.
Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm.

Work Location Orlando (Main)
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma/GED and five years of appropriate experience? Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Will you now or in the the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status)?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc 1
  4. Other Doc 2
  5. Other Doc 3