This Senior Contracts Officer (SCO) in the Strategic Partnerships Office (SPO) works as a part of the SPO team that is under the technical supervision of the SPO Managing Contracts Officer. The Senior Contracts Officer is responsible for executing User Facility agreements, and may be assigned other responsibilities for proposal submission, award negotiation and execution of additional contractual mechanisms used at LBNL, such as those used for Sponsored Partnership Projects, Cooperative Research And Development Agreement (CRADAs), or other Department Of Energy (DOE) Management Contractor funded projects.
The Contracting Officer will support the Strategic Partnerships Office vision, priorities and success factors and perform the following specific duties:
Prepare, issue, negotiate and execute proprietary and/or nonproprietary User agreements for DOE National User Facilities and the 88 Inch Cyclotron at LBNL.
Work with LBNL User Facilities to ensure outside entities have active agreements.
Obtain DOE approval on exceptions to terms and conditions.
Perform proposal submittal, award negotiation, and execution of Strategic Partnerships Agreements (SPP) related to User Facilities, CRADAs, or other DOE Management and Operating Contractor funded projects as assigned by the SPO Managing Contracts Officer.
Provide backup support to other Contracts Officers when needed in the areas described above.
Prepare and enter documentation to track proposals and establish awards in the designated electronic systems. Authorize accounts after receiving all necessary DOE and LBNL approvals.
Respond to general questions about policies, procedures and status of work. Training of Laboratory staff in the various user agreement processes as required. Office/Laboratory representative as required with internal or external committees.
Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 3 years related work experience in sponsored research or related activities in a multidivisional organization.
Experience in the proposal preparation, negotiation and administration of sponsored research contracts.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to coordinate with sponsors, researchers, and administrative staff, especially in a University based environment.
Demonstrated team-player skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with the multiple demands of Laboratory staff, DOE and sponsors under constant and competing internal and external deadline pressures.
·Demonstrated ability to prioritize and conduct business using complex documents and database, word-processing and spreadsheet programs.
Demonstrated analytical skills.
·Demonstrated ability and willingness to take on new and challenging assignments
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Advanced degree in business or law.
Experience in contract closeout procedures.
Knowledge of University of California policies related to research administration.
Knowledge of PeopleSoft enterprise resource planning software.
Familiarity with DOE Orders pertaining to Work for Others and CRADAs, and FAR and DEAR clauses.
This is a full time, career appointment.
This position is exempt from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.