The University of Southern Californiaâs Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is seeking a Contracts and Compliance Administrator to join our team.Â
The Contract and Compliance Administrator maintains working knowledge, provides advice, negotiates, and keeps the Institute up to date on matters including:
Compliance issues, policies, and regulations such as International Traffic in Arms Regulation, Export Administration Regulations, Office of Foreign Assets Control and Human Research Protection (IRB/HRPO)
Cyber Security Maturity Model Certification requirements DFARS 252.204-7012 and FEDRAMPS requirements
Intellectual property issues in academia, including without limitation government purpose rights, commercial and non-commercial licensing, copy-right and copy-left open-source paradigms
Federal Acquisition Regulation and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
This position is located in Playa Vista, CA. A flexible hybrid work schedule is available.
Responsibilities And Duties
Understand export control regulations and related compliance matters as they apply to academia, and be able to issue spot where there is an export control compliance issue that must be addressed
Understand intellectual property (âIPâ) rights and be able to work with research staff and USC licensing associate to identify IP developed with government funds that requires disclosure, disclose IP both to comply with regulatory requirements and to make IP available for commercial license,discuss and implement appropriate licensing approaches with USC Stevens technology Â transfer office, review, and negotiate agreements that may include IP, work with USC Stevens for appropriate review and approval of any IP related clauses.
Work with ICT researchers, business office and USC department of grants with respect to issue spotting any export control, IP, human subject studies or other compliance issues that relate to a proposal submittal and FAR and DFAR clauses in contracts
Review government funding solicitations for language that may preclude or limit ICTâs ability to participateÂ
Draft and negotiate agreements with non-government counterparties (industry, academia, etc.).Â
General legal/issue spotting, compliance for any legal issue that comes up (i.e., real estate, risk management, filming on campus, permissions to use ICT materials, etc.)
Participates in organizations, and keeps the Institute up to date on current issues in academic related groups such as Association of University Export Control Officers, National Council of University Research Administrators, Council on Government Relations, AUTM (formerly Association of University Technology Managers), University-Industry Demonstration Partnership
Preferred Qualifications, Â Experience and Field of Expertise
Has knowledge of and be able to issue spot, draft and negotiate, as appropriate, on topics such as:
ITAR U.S. Munitions list Category IX, and be able to issue spot to identify when a project may fall within Category IX, another USML category or an EAR ECCN.
The University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT) is where academia, entertainment, and the military meet. Located in the heart of Silicon Beach in Playa Vista, no other institute offers a more diverse collaborative environment where basic and applied research work hand-in-hand to transition cutting-edge technologies. We are world leaders in virtual human research, computer graphics, computer training simulations, and immersive experiences for decision-making, cultural awareness, leadership and health, located in Playa Vista, CA. ICT Employees are encouraged to develop themselves both professionally and personally, through workshops, invited guest talks, movie nights, social events, various sports teams, a private gym. The atmosphere at ICT is relaxed, informal and flexible, while encouraging initiative, personal responsibility, and a high work ethic.
The annual base salary range for this position is $143,526 - $162,00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 7 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Negotiations and drafting of contracts. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies. Strong interpersonal skills to deal effectively and tactfully with people at all levels of management. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.