VISION & STRATEGY:
Two Rivers CDC is a Native 501(c)(3) with a mission to address poverty in Indian Country. The Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center (NPTAC) Program is supported by the Department of Defense (DoD)/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The purpose of the Native PTAC program is to assist individual Native and Native Government owned enterprises to become more successful in contracting with Federal, State, Local and Tribal governments in locations across the BIA Northwest and Alaska Regions.
Native PTAC provides advising, leadership and assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the specialty area of government contracting. Advising is provided face-to-face and via distance methods for small businesses and the advisor must conduct the research associated with advising services. Advising encompasses government regulations, government purchasing processes, marketing to the government, completing government registrations, successful bid preparation, government set-asides and special programs for disadvantaged populations, and successful completion of contracts.
This is a new position and is to be located in the state of Alaska (exact location to be negotiated with the successful applicant). Individual will be responsible for conducting outreach to Native Communities and providing advising state-wide, virtually and face-to-face.
- Management of the NPTAC for the State of Alaska.
- Determine business’s capacity/suitability for government contracting
- Provide bid/proposal technical assistance review
- Assist in determining key markets for products and services within the public sector
- 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
- Conduct extensive individual on-site and off-site, confidential consulting with firms
- Review and disseminate bid opportunities to clients
- Ascertain and promote public subcontracting opportunities
- Maintain contact with all active clients
- Develop and conduct procurement/contracting training classes, seminars and conferences
- Market PTAC program and events
- Develop, procure and maintain close working relationships with private and public sponsors.
- Develop and maintain relationships with trade associations that are applicable to government contracting (i.e. construction, A&E, manufacturing, etc.)
- Develop and maintain close working relationships with statewide small business and professional organizations, universities, incubators and tech parks, and other organizations serving small businesses
- Responsible for meeting assigned Defense Logistics Agency goals
- Keeping counseling records current for quarterly submission of reports to DLA
- Follow-up on quarterly award surveys & half yearly performance surveys.
- Serve as a member of the national APTAC association if the host organization sees fit to be a member; attend related meetings and required trainings as assigned
- Attend, conferences and workshops to ensure professional development and program knowledge is kept current.
- Maintain active presence / visibility with funding partners including the DLA, the State, local and tribal governmental entities, and private sector supporters.
- Other duties as assigned
- Skills: (not in any specific order of importance)
- Take ownership and accepts responsibility for entire work scope. Move tasks through to completion with minimal supervision.
- Knowledge of business and contracting principles
- Local knowledge of business community
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
- Must be able to learn complicated tasks quickly and independently
- Must be action oriented
- Ability to listen critically to identify needs and solve problems
- Strong written and communication skills
- Expertise in conducting seminars, workshops, procurement fairs or conferences that benefit businesses.
- 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.
- Strong interpersonal, analytical, and management skills.
- Flexibility with change.
- Demonstrated understanding of the government contracting process, negotiation, management and performance phases.
- Education & Experience:
- BA/BS in business related course of study or equivalent business experience
- Four years of responsible senior management 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 the Internet
- 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
- Leadership Focus – desire and willingness to coach and develop others
- 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
- Daily use of computer & cell phone is required.
- Light lifting required.
- Extensive travel by automobile or plane in service area is required. Additional travel to lower 48 states and national programs and conferences may be required.
- 30-50% travel including some out of state
- Early morning and evening meetings may be required
- Work requirements may exceed 40 hours per week
POSITION TITLE: Alaska Regional Procurement Manager
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Native PTAC Program Manager
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, Full-time, Exempt – Administrative
SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES: None – As posted
LOCATION: reviewing sites for Anchorage or Juneau, AK
SALARY: Dependent on experience and geographic territory
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter (please explain your past experience with Native Alaskan cultures and business) and salary requirements to:
Native PTAC, Program Manager
12100 NE 195th ST., Suite 300
Bothell, WA 98011