The Center for Industrial Research and Services (CIRAS) within the College of Engineering at Iowa State University seeks qualified applicants for a Government Contracting Specialist to provide strategic and technical assistance in the areas of government contracting to Iowa businesses with primary service in South Eastern Iowa. This specialist will be hired as a Program Manager I. This position is responsible for counseling and advising business firms/clients on how to seek, obtain and perform on Federal, State and local government prime contracts and subcontracts. The Government Contracting Specialist works collaboratively with a company's executive team to assess company needs, understand the market potential of government procurement, reduce barriers inherent in government contracting, and assist existing government contractors with market expansion. This assistance includes: Advanced Contracting Services, Bid Preparation Assistance, Marketing to the Government, Post Award Assistance and Procurement Preference Programs. The Specialist is also responsible for the development, management, and implementation of the PTAP Statewide Training Plan.
The Program Manager I will also develop and deliver complex programming, conduct company-wide assessments for multifaceted organizations, provide assistance to staff in the application of the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations)/DFAR (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations) and will work with the GSA (General Services Administration) to schedule and develop partnerships with government agencies or related government service providers.
The successful candidate will have effective management and organizational skills, the ability to work well with a diverse population, and the ability to communicate effectively. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a Ph.D. or other professional degree and related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Degree in business or procurement related fields such as business development, management, finance, accounting or purchasing
Experience with FAR & DFAR regulations, company-wide assessments, GSA schedules, partnerships with government agencies or service providers.
Demonstrated experience in searching for funding, writing proposals, and implementing the deliverables
Demonstrated planning, budgetary and organizational skills
Demonstrated experience in management, leadership, team-building, partnering, and process improvement
Guaranteed Consideration Date: 01/21/2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term: 1 year from date of hire
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.