Proposal and Award Generalist 2

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – H – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Financial Reporting
Full/Part Time:


The Financial Reporting Department at The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking a Proposal Award Generalist (PAG) to perform post-award activities in a large volume, fast paced, and detailed environment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Provide complex budgetary support to Principal Investigator's (PI's) as well as ARL Division and Department Heads; analyze and track program activities; expense data including expenditure classification; provide updates and track budget status via reports, spreadsheets, charts, or graphs; develop financial forecasts and Estimates to Complete budgets (ETC's); assist in the projections of financial status and advise decision makers of potential issues regards cost overruns, No Cost Extensions (NCE's), and/or policy and procedures; and assist with preliminary proposal budget preparation to include providing travel estimates and other non-labor backup as required. Additional duties may include: Manage subcontractor awards; and assist in the completion of all closeout procedures as necessary for timely financial close-out of sponsored projects. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management is desired. Experience is preferred in project management and project costing on government contracts. Experience requirements include: Accounting, budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at The Pennsylvania State University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088