University of Hawaii at HiloInstitutional Support PBB, (Administrative Officer) (#79828T) Position Description

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UH Hilo, Chancellor’s Office, full-time, temporary, revolving funds, to begin approximately April 2013, pending position clearance and availability of funds.


Serve as the Administrative Officer for extramural funds, RTRF, and state general funds under the direction of the Chancellor. Provide support for the Vice Chancellor for Research, deans, department chairs, and others in budget formulation, preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports, and processing fiscal & personnel documents in a timely manner. Manage daily activities of university’s contracts and grants, e.g. formulation of budgets, preparation of financial reports, narrative and analysis, personnel matters, purchasing and compliance with UH, RCUH, State, Federal & other sponsors’ guidelines. Work with principal investigators in formulation of budgets, narrative preparation, reports and resolution of fiscal and personnel problems. Consult with UH Hilo & RCUH HR on personnel issues. Liaise between Principal Investigators and sponsors as necessary. Prepare and process all fiscal and personnel transactions within the University of Hawaiʻi, State of Hawaiʻi, Federal and other guidelines. Provide information and data to UH, state, federal and management auditors. Generate fiscal reports, analysis and narrative as needed. Provide fiscal and personnel support for state funds. Coordinate recruitment actions with RCUH HR, UH Hilo HR and/or EEO/AA. Consult with Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Research, deans, department chairs, faculty and others in budget formulation, preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports, and processing fiscal and personnel documents in a timely manner. Prepare and process requisitions, purchase orders, payment documents, inventory management forms, etc. for various extramural and RTRF accounts; process employment, student employment transactions, time sheets and monthly reports as required. Prepare administrative policy and directives relating to research administration for the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Research. Conduct periodic audits of award execution and develops accounting, reporting, and internal controls. Receive and disburse of extramural and RTRF funds and maintain records of all award financial transactions. Prepare and negotiate contract specifications for purchase of goods, services, leases. Provide direction and advice to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor for Research, and project investigators in negotiating contracts including risk management issues. Assist in reviewing and processing procurement actions to include reviewing documents for compliance, accuracy and completeness, and maintaining contract, lease and procurement files and status reports. Assist projects with questions related to on-line purchasing and procedures. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 3 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for fiscal, accounting, contract and/or financial administration or management; or equivalent education/training or experience. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the field of fiscal and financial management as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with all aspects of financial management. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience in accounting or finance related to contract and/or grant administration. Experience in budget formulation and preparation and financial reporting, preferably in higher education. Experience working with senior management.

Pay Range

PBB, 3,541.00 / month minimum.

Applications (How to Apply)

A complete application must include: cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least three professional references, UH APT Application UH Form 64
, transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required prior to employment) and resume. All requested documents must be postmarked by the closing date and become the property of the university. APPLICATION ADDRESS: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Office of Research, c/o Dr. Daniel Brown, 200 W Kawili St, Hilo HI 96720.

Inquiries (General)

Dr. Daniel Brown, phone: 808-974-7468 or email:

Please refer to position #79828T when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Postmarked no later than February 8, 2013

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