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Battelle Memorial Institute Program Analyst II in Boulder, Colorado

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Company Overview

Battelle manages and operates the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program, which is solely funded by the National Science Foundation. A 30+ year project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology, the observatory’s scientists and engineers are collecting a comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US ecosystems. Our teams use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation; mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field crews who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil and water data. Once structures are completed, a leading-edge cyberinfrastructure will calibrate, store and publish this information. The Observatory includes more than 500+ personnel and is the first of its kind designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scales.

We are currently seeking a Program Analyst II . This position is in Boulder, CO .


We are seeking a well-organized, detail-oriented, dependable team player to join the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program as a Program Analyst II. In this role the incumbent will primarily support the proposal development and project administration for scientific grants. This includes grants related to the NEON Program and other independent grants and related projects. Specific duties include management of the proposal process, processing of letters of support to researchers interested in working with NEON, new grant proposals, project setup and administration, and information requests for NEON Assignable Assets (scientific support related to the NEON program). The job supports a deadline-driven environment and we are seeking an individual who is used to working within tight time frames while still maintaining high-quality work.


  • Participates in establishing and defining technical feasibility, program plans, including cost and/or schedule requirements for new projects.

  • Prepares proposal pricing inputs and conducts detailed analysis and assessments of project budget and plans to support execution.

  • Interfaces with research community points of contact and NEON team leads to define work requirements, coordinate technical responses and schedules, and provide quality reviews as requested.

  • Identifies budget/financial problems and provides alternatives and recommendations to resolve them.

  • Conducts quality control and quality assurance review of program documents prior to submission to management.

  • May assist in developing Battelle program documentation including briefings, draft specifications, solicitations, Statements of Work (SOW), and other project execution documentation.

  • Develops and conducts presentations on program status including project reviews, budget formulation and execution, cost, and performance data.

  • Contributes to program and task-related reports, briefings, justification and requests.

  • Monitors NEON Assignable Asset requests for new requests from the research community.

  • Manages requests through the Assignable Asset process.

  • Inputs data on new grant opportunities into Battelle customer relationship management (CRM) software. Tracks grant awards and updates CRM software as needed through the proposal and award process.

  • Maintains a schedule of current and upcoming grant proposals and ensures that deadlines are met for submissions and responses.

  • Supports the project setup activities for grants that are awarded and tracks metrics on the number of letters of support and proposals that are successful.

  • Improves current processes and develops, designs, and implements new processes to streamline the grant submission and monitoring process.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Business or technical field.

  • Two years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and or experience in a related field.

  • Requires experience in technical project planning, budget development, and implementation of government projects.

  • Must possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of operational users, technical developers and principal investigators.

  • Demonstrated detail-orientation, ability to work independently, and ability to meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel)

  • Demonstrated communication and English language/ grammar skills

Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Pay rate: $63,900 - $75,000 a year

This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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