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    WHO MAY APPLY:   Applicants must be citizens of, or owe allegiance, to the United States.  If selected, applicants must produce proof of citizenship at time of appointment. 

    Position Summary:   Facilitates all aspects of the external sponsorship of research and educational programs in support of AFIT's Graduate School of Engineering and Management's research mission. Leads more than a dozen personnel in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to ensure on-time submission of compliant research proposals, accurate accounting of project budgets, and timely execution of purchases.  Develops and manages the Sponsored Programs Business Plan. Engages with external sponsor agencies and coordinates with other AFIT offices to facilitate all aspects of external sponsorship.

    NOTE: Initial appointment is under Schedule A appointing authority, Excepted Appointment Not-to-Exceed 3 years.  At the time of the expiration of the initial appointment an employee who adequately demonstrates professional competence can be extended in increments of 1, 2 or 3 years or for an indefinite period.   An initial appointment can be allowed to expire for an employee who does not adequately demonstrate professional competence.  The appointment cannot be converted to a permanent tenure in the competitive service. 

    Position Location:
    USAF, Air Education and Training Command (AETC)
    Air University (AU)
    Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
    Graduate School of Engineering and Management,
    Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
    Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433

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    • Integrates the "pre-award" project activities of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Reviews/submits research proposals and oversees technology transfer functions, including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements.
    • Integrates the "post-award" activities of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.  Leads Resource Advisors to execute sponsor funds and manage project financial accounts.
    • Develops and manages the Sponsored Programs Business Plan, including annual establishment of incremental direct cost rates and regular review of funding execution.
    • Coordinates with other AFIT offices including personnel, academic affairs, and financial management to facilitate sponsor funding of 10-month civilian faculty intersessionals, research overhires, and other matters.
    • Negotiates details of non-standard Interagency Agreements, Support Agreements, and other agreements, ensuring appropriate legal reviews of all actions.
    • Responds to requests for sponsor program information from federal and state higher education agencies in addition to Air Force entities, integrating data from multiple EN and AFIT offices.
    • Instructs faculty and staff on topics including technology transfer procedures, proposal preparation, use of electronic research administration tools, budget management, and compliance issues such as Institutional Research Board requirements for human subjects research.
    • Represents AFIT at regional and national meetings of institutional directors of sponsored research and programs to gather and disseminate information regarding best professional practices.
      Supervises personnel as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel by military or commercial transportation to gather ideas for improving the operation of the Graduate School of Engineering and Management, establish administrative contacts and agreements, and present the results may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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