Contracts & Grants Administrator III - Post Award
Los Angeles, CA 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description
Contracts & Grants Administrator III - Post Award Viterbi School of Engineering Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (ISI), located in Marina del Rey, California is a major contributor to the nation's information technology knowledge base. Part of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, ISI is actively engaged in a broad spectrum of information processing research and in the development of advanced computer technologies. ISI primarily conducts federally sponsored research with annual revenues in excess of $100M.

* This position is located in Marina del Rey, CA. Remote and hybrid options are available.*

The USC Information Sciences Institute is seeking a Post Award Administrator (Contracts & Grants Administrator III) to deliver focused Post Award Administration Services.

Responsibilities include handling all aspects of Post Award Administration including:

  • Evaluating and processing modifications to Contracts, Cooperative Agreements and Grants including changes to Terms and Conditions, Obligated Scope and Funding, and impacts on deliverables.
  • Assisting project leaders and administrative staff with contractual compliance and resolution of issues;
  • Initiating requests for sponsor approvals such as travel, budget changes, no cost extension requests, limitations of funds notifications;
  • Preparing and processing account budgets and changes to budgets
  • Initiating Purchase requests and change orders for subcontracts/subgrants;
  • Preparation and submission of reports into various sponsor systems;
  • Entering modifications contractual and financial information into database;
  • Assistance with subaward processing.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field of study;
  • Four years of demonstrated experience negotiating and administering government FAR/DFAR based contracts or subcontracts;
  • Budget development and proposal preparation experience;
  • Hands-on computer experience with Windows-based application software- e.g. EXCEL and WORD, as well as Adobe Acrobat;
  • Experience with grants and grant terms based on DODGAR's and FDP;
  • Experience with FAR and DFAR based Contracts and Subcontracts;
  • Strong written and oral communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in a high-energy team environment with a wide variety of technical and administrative personnel; and
  • A results-oriented focus with the demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple time-sensitive issues and meet deadlines.


  • Related undergraduate degree with three years of contracts and grants administration experience.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education: Related undergraduate study, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Contracts and Grants Administration

REQ20117154 Posted Date: 11/02/2022
USC 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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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