Berkeley Lab's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is looking for a Senior Proposal Specialist to join their Field Finance Team!
In this role, you will provide complex, detailed, and comprehensive pre-award administration and funding/grant proposal support and analysis services to scientific investigators and their research programs/projects for work funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other federal/non-federal sponsors. This position will be matrixed to the Energy Technologies Area (ETA) and work under the direction of Field Finance Manager/Supervisor.
You will be a contributor at one of the world's iconic research laboratories, founded on the idea that pioneering science is best performed by multidisciplinary teams working together, and where the concept of teamwork remains a vital component of daily life at the Lab.
What You Will Do:
Partner with research teams and staff to provide comprehensive contract and grant proposal preparation and coordination, including the development of detailed, multi-year budgets of various dollar amounts.
Plan and develop complex proposal submissions.
Evaluate and interpret solicitation guidelines and requirements, ensuring proposal package meets quality standards and requirements of the sponsor's solicitation as well as Division, Berkeley Lab, UC and DOE policies, procedures and guidelines.
Develop solutions to diverse, complex problems, where decisions and solutions have significant impact on major programs/projects.
Prepare diverse and complex financial reports for outside funding sponsors.
Evaluate budget impacts of personnel actions, including hires, terminations, reduction in force actions, reclassifications, salary management, training grant and other non-standard appointments of a highly complex nature.
Recommend appropriate strategies for managing major financial variables resulting from widely varying research contract terms, high levels of funding uncertainty, varying sponsor financial guidelines and funding cycles.
What is Required:
A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, or a related field and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in a research, academic or large/complex organization or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of and experience with business, budgeting, and accounting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
Broad knowledge, experience, and achievement in planning and managing portfolios of complex budgets funded from multiple sources having varying contract terms and conditions.
Demonstrated experience in providing financial analytic and consultative services including short and long-range financial planning, cost analysis and forecasting, monitoring expenses for allocability and allowability, progress tracking and reporting, and project close-out.
Advanced experience with spreadsheets and financial databases, such as Excel, and PeopleSoft financial applications and other PC software such as Microsoft Word.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively interact with a diverse and broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
What We Desire:
Advanced graduate degree.
Experience with grants and proposals.
Knowledge of University of California business environment. An understanding of LBNL, Divisional, and DOE financial policies and procedures.
Experience in probability forecasting, conditional decision making and risk analysis.
Working knowledge of Federal Cost Accounting Standards and other Federal process and regulations.
Knowledge of LBNL, DOE and Non-DOE sponsor reporting requirements and audit policies.
Knowledge of PeopleSoft financial applications.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career appointment.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
Typically, work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA; however, travel occasionally to/from theOffice of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) — Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA is required.
Learn About Us:
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.
The vision of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is to enable scientific discovery by providing leadership, excellent services, and responsive solutions to its Laboratory partners. The OCFO seeks applicants with initiative and focus who thrive in a challenging and dynamic environment and who want to positively impact the Lab's scientific mission.
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
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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.