The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Manager - Contracts Manager

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $6,666 - $8,333+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 17-10-05-01-0418
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to internal applicants only
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: References must be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Effective management and operation of the Contracting Office of Applied Research Laboratories.

Essential Functions

Manage staff to ensure efficient and effective operation including establishing priorities/expectations, training and maintaining resources, distributing workload, scheduling and maintaining office processes and procedures and institutional policies. Responsible for proposal preparation and submission including compliance with complex requirements, development of accurate project budget, review of technical volume, internal and external compliance and approvals, and distribution. Interactive review and negotiation of research grants, contracts, subcontracts, disclosure agreements and other agreements in accordance with internal and University policies as appropriate for a state educational institution. Liaison internally and between ARL:UT personnel and external contracting offices, sponsors and University officials regarding contract modifications, funding, deliverables, disclosures, and close out reporting requirements. Responsible for accurately maintaining internal and external databases, including functionality, and providing data and status, programmatic or financial reports as needed or required.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Represent ARL within both the University and external research communities. Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, social sciences, or a technical/scientific field. Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills. At least five years of contract/grant experience in the preparation, processing and submission of research proposals to a variety of sponsoring organizations as well as post award administration. At least five years of demonstrated ability to negotiate complex terms/conditions for contracts and subcontracts. At least two years of experience in management. US Citizen: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with UT Austin or other University environment. Experience with detailed proposal costing, electronic proposal submission, compliance with federal contract clauses, cost accounting guidelines, and post-award administration. Excellent communication, spreadsheet, and writing skills. Demonstrated ability to interface with a diverse group of people under stressful and time sensitive conditions; to be supervised as well as provide supervision; and work independently and as a team member. Advanced Degree and/or certification.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Some weekend, evening and holiday work. May work in shared, windowless office space. Possible intrastate/interstate travel.

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