Native PTAC is looking for a part-time Business Counselor to serve our SW Washington & Oregon region!
- Please explain your past experience and relationships with Native Americans both Alaska and Lower 48. Include business dealings, communication skills and other ways in which you have interacted within the Native American communities.
- If self-employed, will you continue to operate your business? If so, how do you purpose to keep your activities separate and to manage conflicts of interest?
The Native PTAC program works under a cooperative agreement with DOD & is overseen by DLA. The current funding cycle is 9/1/2014-8/31/2015. We are submitting our program renewal proposal in three months. With that being said, all Native PTAC positions are only funded through 8/31/2015, however, we do not foresee a challenge in our funding contract award and the proposal submission is just a formality.
Please reply by COB Wed, 3/31/2015 4pm pst
The purpose of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program is to assist small businesses with bid/proposal technical assistance review, marketing advice, government program registrations, procurement/contracting training classes, and government procurement related seminars and conferences available to our clients at locations across the Native PTAC region.
Responsible for providing technical assistance services, education and training to clients in regards to federal, state, local and tribal government agencies with special emphasis in contracting within the States of WA, OR, Alaska. Office locations for this specific job will be in the SW Washington and state of Oregon at 80 hours per month.
Part Time Regular Employee – 80 hrs./month
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to operate in a performance based culture, focused on metric driven outcomes. In addition, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following items:
- Determine business’s capacity/suitability for government contracting
- Provide bid/proposal technical assistance review
- Assist in determining key markets for products and services
- Connect clients with possible markets
- Assist with government program registrations and certifications
- Interpret solicitations by reviewing contract clauses, terms, definitions and requirements
- Help locate necessary documents for solicitations
- Assist in contract performance issues
- Ascertain and promote subcontracting opportunities
- Maintain contact with all active clients
- Develop and conduct procurement/contracting training classes, seminars and conferences
- Market PTAC program and events
- Develop and maintain relationships with federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors
- Develop and maintain relationships with trade associations
- Develop, maintain and expand partnerships with business resource providers throughout the region
- Attend seminars, conferences, and workshops throughout the United States to ensure professional development and program knowledge are kept up-to-date
- Perform duties and report counseling sessions, etc. in accordance with the Native Procurement Technical Assistance Program Policies as required by DOD/DLA.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
- Take ownership and accept responsibility for entire work scope. Move tasks through to completion with minimal
- Flexible with excellent change management skills.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills required
- Knowledge of business and contracting principles
- Local knowledge of business community
- Ability to listen critically to identify needs and solve problems
- Active interest in identifying and serving the needs of start-up and existing small businesses
- Professional appearance
- Must be able to work well with diverse communities.
- Initiative – takes action on problems or opportunities without being prompted
- Entrepreneurial Spirit – looks at the business as their own and continues to develop and improve it
- Energy – stamina to meet the demands of the work environment
- Fast Paced and Diverse – wants a job that changes day to day with a variety of tasks and interactions
- Continuous Learner – wants to continuously gain new knowledge, approaches, and experience
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- BA/BS in business related course of study or equivalent business experience
- Two years of experience in a private or public sector setting encompassing business, procurement and administration.
- Knowledge of a full range of procurement policies, complex contract terms, business development and business management methods
- Experience in the following computer systems : Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, OneNote, SharePoint, Use of
- Experience in identifying procurement and business needs within a community
- Experience in both private and public sector
- Public speaking
- Experience in working with senior leaders in business or the community
- Experience in obtaining monetary and non-monetary resources
- Daily use of computer is required.
- Extensive travel in service area is required. (Depending on region) Additional travel to state and national programs and conferences may be required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit; use their hands and arms; and talk or hear; and focus on objects close up. The employee will also be required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
Normal business office conditions generally prevail. The noise level is usually low to moderate. Employee may be working in a cubicle, enclosed office, or open area. Floor may be carpeted or bare.
Duties shall include observing all Organization health, safety and environmental rules, ensuring that employees are provided with full information on area specific safety issues, all unique hazards are identified, and employees are provided with the proper equipment to carry out their job in a safe manner. Also, the entire work area must be maintained to a high standard of housekeeping and low incidence of physical hazards and all accidents must be promptly reported to leadership.
This job description is not a contract for employment and either party may terminate employment at any time. The job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Two Rivers CDC reserves the right to revise the job description at any time.