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Vanguard Center of High Performance Computing.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC), Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program’s “Vanguard Center for High Performance Computing”, located at the Maui Research and Technology Park (MRTP) in Maui, Hawai‘i. This position will conduct research under the University of Hawai‘i Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) Task Orders.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


DUTIES:  Supports the Vanguard Center Director in managing the Vanguard Center of High Performance Computing’s (VCHPC) financial, budget control, and procurement operations. Responsible for all task order proposal preparation and analysis; develops financial projections; collects cost and progress data; prepares cost and schedule performance and other reports; performs analysis of variances; presents data to the VCHPC, UH ARL and sponsor (Air Force Research Lab, AFRL) personnel. Coordinates fiscal management, proposal and procurement functions with the VCHPC, UH ARL and sponsor (AFRL) personnel. Serves as chief compliance officer for the VCHPC with respect to VCHPC compliance with UH, RCUH and Federal Government procedures and regulations.  Responsible for coordinating all VCHPC contracts and agreements between VCHPC, UH affiliated institutions and various State and Federal agencies such as the Department of Defense (DoD). Prepares and manages VCHPC budgets.  Assists with developing and implementing a VCHPC fiscal administration plan and related procedures that are consistent with UH and RCUH requirements.  

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Business or related field.  EXPERIENCE:  Seven to ten (7-10) years of experience in contract and fiscal management for a major organization or institution (public and/or private) with substantial research and/or development programs.  Experience should include responsibility in regulatory compliance, internal controls, budgeting, and contract administration. Experience with U.S. DoD contracting, fiscal and financial management processes.  (Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration may substitute for up to three (3) years of experience).  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern business management, DoD contracting and fiscal regulations and requirements, and U.S. Air Force or similar performance based contracts.  Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Strong familiarity with federal contracts, grants and other extramural funding mechanisms for research and development.  Knowledge of proposal preparation. Knowledge of Earned Value Management Systems and associated reporting.  Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility for access to classified information. Ability to independently supervise and direct a team of professionals. Proven ability to write effective proposals, develop budgets and financial projections, perform variance analysis and corrective action, and to prepare cost and schedule status reports. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  Ability to develop and negotiate contracts and agreements with a variety of agencies and institutions. Ability to coordinate effectively with administrative support organizations, track progress of contracting and fiscal actions and provide accurate status to the VCHPC Director. Strong PC, MS Office application and report/presentation skills.  Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to obtain an interim security clearance within sixty (60) days of hire and must be able to obtain a final security clearance within six (6) months of hire.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to lift and carry up to thirty (30) pounds unassisted from a sitting, bending, or standing position. Ability to perform repetitive keyboard entry for up to ten (10) hours per week. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration. Knowledge of RCUH and UH fiscal and financial management systems. Previous service in a RCUH/UH project Fiscal Officer (FO) capacity.  

INQUIRIES:  Lance Terada 874-1690 (Maui).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 

CLOSING DATE:  October 9, 2017.

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

Occupational fields: 
Accounting / Finance / Insurance
Employment type: 
Full time