Sponsored Projects Administration, Pre-Award is the central pre-award or sponsored projects office at the University of Georgia. The office manages an extensive portfolio of awards/proposals. Work is considered highly professional and technical, involving the review and processing of research and other types of grant proposals, negotiation of awards and contracts, and a variety of post-award non-financial administrative duties (no-cost extensions, amendments, compliances, problem-solving, etc.) The successful candidate will join several other research administrators in SPA and manages the high level desk with the most complicated sponsors, contracts, and internal/external authorities. In addition to current workload, the Grants Officer I serves as a mentor and helps train others in SPA. Due to the breadth of knowledge and experience, rarely needs assistance with the most complicated sponsors/issues. Consistently demonstrates an ability to independently manage work queue, honor deadlines and performance metric expectations, resolve issues, and consistently demonstrate SPA Customer Service Standards. The employee will independently negotiate contracts and will possess signatory authority to bind the University to terms and conditions.