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Position Announcement PAUL LOWE 18 Jun 1997 14:22 EST

Position Announcement

Kansas State University is seeking qualified applicants for a Public
Service Administrator I in the Office of Research and Sponsored
Programs PreAward Services.  The working title for this position is
Grants and Contracts Administrator.

Reporting to the Director of PreAward Services under the Vice Provost
for Research, this position has responsibility and involvement in all
aspects of preaward grant and contract administration, including
assisting faculty in the preparation and processing of proposals for
extramural support, budget development, ensuring compliance with
agency and institutional policies; review, drafting, and negotiating,
along with acceptance of terms and conditions of grant awards,
contracts, subcontracts, clinical testing agreements, and material
transfer agreements; maintaining up-to-date knowledge and expertise in
federal/ state/ private agency regulations and policies, and staying
abreast of new laws and OMB circulars which affect sponsored program
activities.  Consults with individual faculty, department heads,
deans, attorneys and administrators from various campus units and
serves as a University representative to funding agencies.  Position
requires knowledge and experience of preaward administration in an
academic setting, along with experience working in a computerized
environment with standard computer spreadsheet and word-processing
software.  Bachelors degree, preferably in business administration or
related field and one year of related experience in grant and contract
administration required; additional experience may be substituted for
the education requirement.  Strong communication and interpersonal
skills are essential.  Candidates should have the ability to execute
multiple demands as individual effort and as part of a team; skills in
problem solving; and the ability to consider multiple alternatives.

This position is a State civil service position.  A complete
application package will consist of an employment registration form, a
KSU application, letter of interest and a resume.

Starting Salary Range:  $27,000 - $30,000 depending on experience and

Please contact Paul Lowe in the Office of PreAward Services at
(913)532-6804, or by e-mail at for position
information, or Charlotte in the Office of Employment Services at
(913)532-6277 to request application materials.  Complete application
packages should be sent to the following address by 5 p.m. on 7/14/97
in order to be considered.

Kansas State University
Division of Human Resources
Office of Employment Services
103 Edwards Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

KSU is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer.  KSU
encourages diversity among its employees.