Job Description

Payroll Title:
PSYCHIATRY/Dept. Central Administration
Hiring Pay Scale
$22.64 - $32.07 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
CX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday- Friday

#122163 Project Assistant II - Hybrid/Remote

Filing Deadline: Mon 4/3/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/22/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 04/03/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite on Campus and remote.


UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.

Under supervision, the Project Assistant will provide fiscal and administrative support to the Sponsored Projects Office in the Department of Psychiatry. Duties include transaction sampling, reconciling human subject payments, processing travel reimbursements, coordinating research supply orders, reconciliation of monthly operating ledgers, processing business transactions (e.g. cost transfers), development and maintenance of Excel spreadsheets, interpretation of policies and procedures related to contracts and grants and assistance with special projects. Incumbent will serve as liaison with Disbursements, Facilities and Telecommunication offices. Incumbent must have awareness of the importance of maintaining confidentiality.


  • Substantive knowledge and proven ability to monitor expenditures and reconcile operating ledgers monthly using Transaction Sampling process (reviewing invoices and packing slips).

  • Proficient computer skills.

  • Experience developing and maintaining spreadsheets. Efficient and accurate data entry skills.

  • Skill communicating clearly and effectively with staff, faculty and the public, using tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in person, over the phone and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems, develop solutions, and take corrective action.

  • Proven ability to processes business transactions: cost transfers, personal reimbursements, and encumbrance lifts under direction of the business office and fund managers.


  • Ability to analyze and interpret University operating ledgers and knowledge of proper procedures for correcting errors.
  • Knowledge of UCSD policies and accounting practices.
  • Substantive knowledge of Oracle financial systems and Concur.
  • Substantive knowledge of Scrip policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience with contracts and grants (including federal grants) applications and reporting guidelines, procedures and forms.
  • Experience with disbursement processes and procedures.
  • Skills using databases.
  • Intermediate skill using Macintosh computers, MS Word and MS Excel.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $33,900 - $66,962 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $16.24 - $32.07

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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