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Government Procurement Counselor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

* This position, like all SBTDC positions, are funded on an annual basis. This is a time limited position that is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2018. The SBTDC has been operating over 35 years so annual renewals for this position are expected to continue. * Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience. * Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section. * If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). * Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Position Information

General Information

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Employment Type Time Limited - Full-time
If time-limited, note appointment end date 06/30/2018
Hours per week 40
Months per year 12
Position Number 008224
NC Salary Grade Equivalency 70
Classification Title University Program Specialist - Journey
Working Title Government Procurement Counselor
Salary Range $47,523 - $55,313
Anticipate Hiring Range $47,523 - $55,313
FLSA Status Exempt
Division Academic Affairs
Department Research & Economic Dev (Adm)
Work Unit SBTDC
Work Schedule

8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Monday – Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours, as necessary.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Procurement Counselor is responsible for counseling clients on a variety of business issues with emphasis on how do to business with federal, state and local governments. Other duties include client acquisition, marketing the organization and organizing/facilitating seminars.

Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from a four year college or university and at least three years of program associate experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Job Duties

This position provides specialized assistance to businesses that are seeking or currently involved in government contracts or subcontracts with federal agencies, the State of North Carolina and local governments. The ideal candidate is expected to provide a broad range of business advice and in-depth assistance to clients in an assigned multi-county geographic area. The advisory aspect of this position includes one-on-one meetings, telephone, email and other written communications. A substantial amount of time will be committed to accomplishing in depth research, preparing reports on the research, and recommending courses of action to the clients. The specialist is expected to be able to assess the overall business capabilities to ensure the client/business is in the best possible position to be successful selling to local, state and federal entities. The majority of the work for this position is technically-based and necessitates attention to detail. Marketing and outreach duties include client acquisition, making public appearances, assisting in the development of program marketing plans and the implementation of these plans. Administrative duties include maintaining adequate records of client related activities, providing reports on client advisory and training efforts, and contributing to program evaluations. The training aspect of this position includes planning and marketing of seminars and conferences, participating in training events as a subject matter expert and assisting in efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of training events.

Other Work Responsibilities
Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

A Master’s degree in business administration and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience or a bachelor’s degree in business and five years of relevant work experience preferred.

The ideal candidate should have a broad knowledge and experience in government procurement principles and procedures as well as the ability to communicate, execute and deploy solutions to overall business issues.

Government contracting experience as well as general business managerial experience is desired.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

The specialist must have the ability to handle multiple assignments, organize work and assign priorities with minimal supervision and must be self-motivated.

Public speaking experience is preferred and the ability to interact with large groups of people is essential.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications
Work Location PORTAL Building
Posting date 09/01/2017
Closing date 10/01/2017
Proposed Hire Date 10/16/2017
Contact Information
Special Notes to Applicants
  • This position, like all SBTDC positions, are funded on an annual basis. This is a time limited position that is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2018. The SBTDC has been operating over 35 years so annual renewals for this position are expected to continue.
  • Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience.
  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Charlotte Website
    • The Placement Exchange (TPE)
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • Another Website (please list in box below)
    • Personal Referral
    • Other (please list in box below)
    • HERC Job Board
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Do you have professional experience providing government procurement consulting? If yes, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Do you have professional experience identifying, bidding, and managing government contracts? If yes, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Do you have professional experience with commercial and/or government contracting (i.e. identifying, bidding, and managing contracts)? If yes, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Do you have professional business management experience, as it pertains to profit and loss responsibilities? If yes, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. Do you have professional experience as a corporate buyer? If yes, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Contact Information for References