Director, Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP)
George Mason University
September 5, 2018
Department: Mason Enterprise Center
Director, Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP)
The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) objective is to assist businesses in doing business with federal, state and local governments, thereby increasing the industrial base and contributing to the economic development in the contracted service area.
The PTAP Director is responsible for management and contract fulfillment of the US Government Defense Logistics Agency program on behalf of the Mason Enterprise Center and George Mason University. The director manages overall program services and operations, to include client advisory and educational services, financial reporting and controls, and contract compliance. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The Director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) reports to the Managing Director of the Mason Enterprise Center. The director supervises professional and administrative staff, and volunteer advisors in the delivery of client services, and works closely with counterparts and staff within the Mason Enterprise Center.
The director maintains high level contact with the prime contractor, government procurement, and legislative communities and resource organizations and associations, including the University, PTAP Network, chambers of commerce, and economic development entities.
Duties: Program Management
Serve as a Principal Investigator on the DLA Cooperative Agreement
Develop, deliver, and manage program services according to DLA requirements and university policies and procedures
Define, develop, and maintain appropriate management information systems and administrative processes for required program documentation and reporting.
Develop program budget, track cost share, and compile quarterly reports.
Secure required match funding and in-kind resources
Monitor program finances and expenditures in compliance with DLA and University requirements and standards.
Monitor and reconcile PTAC funding accounts and prepare for program audits.
Prepare cooperative agreement proposal and develop budget for submission.
Prepare reports for federal, state and other funders
Prepare client database analyses and writing of success stories for funding agencies.
Recruit, hire and manage staff and monitor professional development
Establishes and monitors specific performance metrics to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the PTAC Program.
Surveys client base to ensure quality and inclusiveness of service delivery
Outreach and Marketing
Develop, monitor and maintain a marketing/outreach program to attain specific economic development and client- based goals and actively recruit new clients within the PTAP service area.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with prime contractors, government agencies, resource organizations and associations, other PTAPs, chambers of commerce, economic development entities, state or federal elected officials, and other small business support organizations to garner support for sustaining and expanding initiatives linked to the PTAP mission.
Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on various government contracting topics
Monitor maintenance/upkeep of the PTAP website.
Counsel Virginia small businesses (clients) on the process of doing business with federal, state and local governments.
Assist clients with feedback during preparation and submittal of the Federal, state and local government solicitations and GSA Federal Supply Schedules.
Advise client firms on regulatory issues and marketing strategies regarding government procurement.
Research and analyze specific procurement opportunities for Virginia small businesses.
Assist clients in understanding and preparing applications for Small Business Administration and other Set Aside certifications including but not limited to 8(a), HUBZone, WOSB, CVE (SDVOSB/VOSB), and SWaM.
Education and Training
Conduct and oversee training/education/speaking events to educate small businesses on doing business with government entities and large prime contractors.
Establish and develop training events as required by DLA and to meet Virginia small business needs.
Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in business or technical field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Demonstrated critical thinking, independent research, analysis, communication and presentation skills
Demonstrated supervisory and project management experience
Demonstrated experience with procurement processes and principles and knowledge of federal, state and local small business programs
Strong knowledge of the FAR and federal, state and local government contracting/subcontracting requirements relating to small business requirements
Demonstrated experience in grant writing, budget development and financial reporting
Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize simultaneous demands while working in a fast paced contract supported environment.
Exceptional written and oral communications skills.
Must be willing to travel regionally and nationally to meet PTAC mission requirements.
Appointment to this position is subject to DOD-DLA review and approval.
Professional Certifications: NCMACFCM Certification or APTACCPP or DAWIA/Federal Level Ill Contracting Certification
Familiarity with performing in-depth market research using tools related to government contracting such as USA Spending and FPDS NG.
Familiarity with Banner, MicroStrategy, university systems, Neoserra CRM and/or use of client databases.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 43718
About George Mason University
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