Federal Contracts and Grants Specialist

Location San Francisco, CA 94121
Date Posted November 14, 2020
Job ID 6931
Employment Type Direct Hire

Scion Staffing ( has been engaged to lead the search for an experienced Federal Contracts & Grants Specialist on behalf of our client based in San Francisco, CA. We are seeking dedicated, knowledgeable professionals with relevant experience managing all aspects of award administration, reporting, and budgets for complex federal grants in support of principal investigators and their research projects.

If you are passionate about healthcare and facilitating research initiatives that directly impact our country's service veterans, reach out today to learn more about this exciting opportunity!


  • Manage a portfolio of multi-year federal awards and provide guidance to the Contracts and Grants Department
  • Review proposals to extramural sponsors to ensure compliance with organization and sponsor agency regulations
  • Manage budgets for all contracts and grants from pre-award compliance to post-award administration
  • Develop and negotiate contract agreements with private sector sponsors and subcontractors
  • Maintain working knowledge of financial systems and e-submission systems
  • Manage data entry related to grant and contract appropriation
  • Set up and determine project assignments for all new awards
  • Manage appropriation adjustments
  • Provide Accounting department and Purchasing Manager with new project information to set up appropriate allocation methods and database access
  • Provide budget projections for Principal Investigators
  • Prepare correspondence and reports relating to Contracts and Grants programs and functions
  • Manage award close-out process and various awards pertaining to Principal Investigators
  • Confirm submission of all reports to appropriate sponsor agency
  • Serve as main point of contact for Principal Investigators and fund agencies


  • BA or BS degree or equivalent years of related work experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in contract negotiation, pre/post award administration, and research budget development
  • Demonstrated financial management skills with strong knowledge of research administration, OMB Circulars, and Federal Agency policies including NIH, DOE, DOD, NASA and NSF
  • Knowledge of rules/regulations, policies and procedures for all federal or non-federal awards
  • Proven ability to effectively multitask and manage multiple projects at once
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience assessing and appropriately responding to audit risk


Depending on experience, the annual salary for this opportunity ranges up to $90K (DOE) plus a robust benefits package that includes incredibly discounted monthly valet parking, a 403(b) option with up to 10% match, health and dental plan options, HRA, 10 holidays each year, and generous paid sick leave and PTO. In addition to the more traditional benefits, our client's location also serves as an added perk as clear views of the Golden Gate Bridge complement their amazing office environment!


For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter here: We look forward to contacting potential-match applicants!


Scion Staffing is a national award-winning staffing firm. Our firm has had the pleasure of successfully assisting hundreds of local employers. No matter the requisition or size, our track record and recruitment process has made us one of the top recruitment firms in California. Additional information about our firm and success can also be found online at [] or in the 2010-2019 Business Times list of top staffing firms.

Scion Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applications with arrest and conviction records.

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