The purpose of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is to provide specialized and professional technical assistance to individuals and businesses that are seeking to pursue and successfully perform under contracting and subcontracting opportunities with the Department of Defense (DoD), federal agencies, state of North Carolina, and local governments/municipalities. PTAC Counselors are expected to make a concerted effort to seek out and assist Small Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB), Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Small Business Concerns, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, and Historically Black Colleges and Minority Institutions.
The Procurement Counselor or PTAC Counselor is responsible for counseling clients on how to do business with federal, state, and local governments. The counselor is responsible for planning, analyzing, and organizing daily activities, data management to include entering client sessions and events, and marketing their services. The counselor will be expected to provide in-depth assistance to a sizeable number of clients throughout an assigned multi-county geographic region. The counseling aspect of this position includes one-on-one meetings, telephone, email, and other professional written communications. A substantial amount of time will be committed to research and preparing strategic recommendations on moving the client forward, so they can grow their business. Much of this work is technically-based and necessitates attention to detail. It is essential that the selected candidate exercise great care and discretion in assisting the clients. Absolute confidentiality of client information must be preserved. The counselor could have a portfolio of up to 200 businesses. Marketing and outreach duties are critical: the counselor will need to make public appearances during the day and in the evening.
Administrative duties include maintaining adequate records of client-related activities, providing reports on client counseling and training efforts, and contributing to program evaluations. Training includes the ability to create PowerPoint presentations, marketing of the seminars or events, and evaluating the effectiveness of the training. The counselor must understand and keep abreast of contracting laws such as the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and State Contracting regulations. The counselor will be responsible for maintaining relationships with Prime Contractors (large businesses) so they can play a role in recommending small businesses in the supply chain. The counselor is responsible for tracking their own budget with guidance from the PTAC Program Director and SBTDC regional center director.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a special resource area offered by the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). PTAC has been assisting North Carolina businesses for over 30 years. Our purpose is to generate employment and improve the general economic condition of the state by assisting North Carolina companies including those eligible for business development programs for local, state, and federal government contracts. We provide procurement technical assistance by offering no-fee and confidential counseling on selling products and/or services to the appropriate local, state, or federal government agency.
Internal job number: 009578
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or and equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
A Master's degree in business administration, Supply Chain Management, or Contracting and a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
This may include local, state, and federal contracting, Supply Chain Management, small business specialist, or a small business liaison officer with a federal prime contractor.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The PTAC counselor may have experience in government procurement principles and procedures as well as the ability to communicate, execute, and deploy solutions to general business issues. Government contracting experience as well as general business experience is desired. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The counselor may have the ability to handle multiple assignments, organize work, and assign priorities with minimal supervision and may be self-motivated. Some overnight travel is required. The counselor is expected to travel throughout designated counties to meet with clients, meet with other service providers and collaborate on events and educate local, state, and federal representatives about the PTAC program. The PTAC counselor may have a working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application.
Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks.
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