Berkeley Lab has an opening for a Lead Strategic Contracts Officer in theStrategic Partnerships Office, which oversees non-DOE federal and non-federal industry partnerships research and development agreements for Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in a multi-disciplinary research environment. Reporting to the Head of Strategic Partnerships Office, the Lead Strategic Contracts Officer will help implement the strategic mission and initiatives of the Department, serve as the primary line management for their team of Contracts Officers, create and implement department policies and procedures and help ensure the Office fosters collaborative working relationships among the Strategic Partnerships Office staff, and Strategic Partnerships Office stakeholders including all levels of management and staff at LBNL, the University of California (UC), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), external partners and others.
What You Will Do:
Directly supervise Contracts Officer staff, including providing clear and positive mentorship and performance feedback, optimizing workflow, goal identification, and performance management.
Utilize effective planning skills, identify resources, costs, timelines, deliverables to ensure complete and high-quality results, in conjunction with effectively triaging competing and multi-dimensional priorities.
Partner with Divisions to ensure research funding from new and continuing sponsors is processed in a compliant manner and achieves the Lab's scientific and operations goals and objectives.
Advise scientists and management on innovative proposal strategies to better achieve objectives.
Ensure funding proposals comply with applicable DOE, LBNL, Sponsor and UC policies.
Develop, review, and maintain a series of standard operating procedures for Strategic Partnerships Office processes and activities in consultation with all relevant stakeholders.
Serve as lead for any deliverables to DOE, UC, or the Lab, on behalf of Strategic Partnerships Office, and attend meetings as assigned as a representative of the Office and the Laboratory.
Take a leadership role in new Strategic Partnerships Office special initiatives on an as-needed basis.
Provide training to stakeholders and others as appropriate, to ensure Strategic Partnerships Office procedures and requirements are disseminated.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.
Minimum 10 years of experience in and substantial understanding of a laboratory or university sponsored / strategic projects office, including demonstrated experience in the solicitation and negotiation of complex contracts with private, National Lab, academic, Federal and State sponsors of research.
Working knowledge of issues relating to statement of work and budget development, financial terms, accounting processes, intellectual property rights indemnification, product liability, reporting, publication rights, confidentiality and export controls.
Demonstrated experience handling sensitive matters with judgment, diplomacy and confidentiality.
Advanced level of hands-on knowledge and experience with MS Office Software Suite (e.g., PowerPoint, Excel, Word, MS Project) and Google Apps software applications. Strong aptitude toward leveraging and learning new technology based utility tools to perform functions and working with institutional systems and databases.
Proven problem-solving skills and analytical ability to recommend and implement solutions to complex and routine problems. Demonstrated good judgment skills in selecting new methods and techniques to obtain positive results.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to present material either written or oral, in a persuasive and professional manner.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with all constituents, including senior internal and external stakeholders and customers.
Knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn the DOE Orders pertaining to the Strategic Partnerships Office deliverables, FAR and DEAR, DOE rules and processes, as well as UC policies and procedures related to the work of the Strategic Partnerships Office.
Proven organization and multitasking skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment to independently establish priorities, perform multiple projects simultaneously with short deadlines and frequent interruptions, and complete projects in a timely manner.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Graduate degree in Business or science-related field.
Experience with strategic planning and success in implementing change within complex organization. Ability to align a strategic vision and goals into high impact activities.
Knowledge of Contract 31, applicable DOE, federal, and state regulations.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on May 15, 2019.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) 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.
This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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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.