Grants Management Specialist

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Grants Management Specialist

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
Some travel may be required
Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen 
Labor Category: Grants Management Specialist 3

Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers. Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world. We are currently seeking Grants Management Specialist 3 to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term position which offers:
- Competitive salary
- Tremendous growth opportunity
- Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
- Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at

Job Description:
The contractor shall:
• Analyze Other Transaction (OT) applications for compliance with the Research Opportunity Announcement.
• Review Awardee and prospective Awardee registrations (SAM/NEAR/PPIRS) and evaluate Lexis/Nexis reports.
• Evaluate prospective Awardee and Awardee capability to receive and manage federal funds.
• Participate in progress meetings with the Awardee and extramural staff.
• Draft OT modifications and awards for the Agreement Officers review and approval.
• Perform initial review of financial reports and progress reports.
• Perform cost analysis using generally accepted business and accounting practices.
• Assemble, document, input, and maintain award information for the official award files in appropriate systems.
• Prepare information for NIH data calls, including requests for Awardee information.
• Assist in finalization of OT award closeout.
• Participate in office/team coordination meetings, as required.

Required Skills:
The contractor must have:
• Master’s degree in a related discipline. Two years of specialized experience plus a Bache-lor's degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
• Minimum of four (4) years of experience in grants management or a related field.
• Strong communication skills and demonstrated experience working with a diverse cus-tomer population.
• Ability to present and report to various audiences including customers, senior manage-ment, executives, peers, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines.
• Broad knowledge of and experience in biomedical and bioinformatics IT solutions.
• Experience working with the funding awards lifecycle. Highly desirable is experience working with NIH contracts, grants or other transactions.
• Excellent organizational, critical thinking, analytical, decision making, time management and interpersonal skills.
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

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