PTAC Jobs Postings

Contract Procurement Specialist position in Norcal – remote OK
Posted 5/22/2019

The Norcal PTAC is part of Humboldt State University’s Sponsored Programs Foundation and is hosted by the Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC), primarily funded by a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency with supplemental funding from state and local sources. Norcal PTAC serves the business community in northern California with no-cost government contracting education and consulting. Humboldt State University has hosted the PTAC program since 2013. The Norcal PTAC seeks an experienced professional with in-depth knowledge of government contracting for the position of Procurement Specialist.


  • Counsel small businesses on federal, state, local, and tribal government contracting topics in person, over the phone, or using video conferencing software;
  • Conduct market research with clients to determine target agencies;
  • Assist clients with DUNS & SAM registrations;
  • Assist clients with certifications like DBE, 8(a), HUBZone, SB/DVBE, WOSB, etc.;
  • Conduct training workshops, public outreach efforts, and similar activities in support of program goals;
  • Assist clients in finding bid opportunities and preparing bid responses;
  • Assist in preparation of GSA federal supply schedule proposals;
  • Interpret FAR, DFARs as well as other federal, state and local contracting regulations.


  • Prior experience working for or with a PTAC, or other federally-funded small business assistance program;
  • Existing partnerships with Northern California business, construction, and minority organizations;
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Qualified applicants should submit via email 1) cover letter, 2) résumé, 3) three professional references to: For questions regarding this posting email

Application review date:
The deadline for responses is Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:00pm. Responses will be reviewed as they are received and interviews may begin prior the deadline. Position will be open until filled.

PTAC Counselor opening in Columbus/Norfolk, Nebraska
Posted 5/21/2019

Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is in search for an energetic and enthusiastic individual for the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Counselor opening.

The position is located in either Norfolk or Columbus, Nebraska, and serves businesses in the North East Nebraska Area. NBDC is a fast-paced, hands-on, economic development nonprofit that supports the growth and sustainability of small to midsize businesses through professional consulting, workshop & events, and connection to business resources. provides assistance in identifying, targeting, preparing proposals, submitting proposals, preparing and submitting performance reports, and collecting payment on government contracts.

Assistance is designed to meet requirements of the Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) but may include assistance to organizations seeking contracts with other federal agencies and with state and local governments. Counselors may also assist businesses in reaching operational competence that will enable them to better compete and perform in government contracting.

Counselors are expected to make a concerted effort to seek out and assist Small Businesses. Outreach includes conducting educational training, workshops, and networking events throughout service area as well as partnering with other entities and calling on individual businesses. CPP certification is required for counselors. Initial certification is required within two years of employment.

To apply, please visit

MT PTAC Kalispell location is seeking a Government Contracting Advisor!
Posted 5/6/2019

Montana West Economic Development (MWED) seeks an experienced Government Contracting Advisor to educate Montana businesses about contract opportunities with federal, state, and local government entities.

Core Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain working knowledge of federal, state and local contracting laws, regulations and rules
  • Assist clients with appropriate registrations, certifications and marketing suggestions for government contracting
  • Develop long-term relationships with federal, state and local government contracting personnel
  • Identify small business contracting opportunities
  • Promptly record details, with actions taken, of client meetings as well as client inquiries, comments and recommendations for improvement
  • Communicate and coordinate activities with Montana PTAC team members
  • Travel to client sites and events as needed
  • Plan, organize and present government procurement-related classes
  • Participate in public relations and networking activities
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of, and experience with, procurement processes and principles whether from direct government, prime contractor or subcontractor procurement experience, and/or from direct experience submitting proposals to the government, a prime contractor or a subcontractor is preferred
  • Knowledge of GSA schedules, SAM registration and small business certifications is preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications (Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Internet)
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Attention to detail, quality work products, proactive follow-through, and ability to manage expectations
  • Valid current driver’s license

Education and/or Experience:

  • College degree from accredited university in Business or a related field OR equivalent combination of education, training and procurement related experience
  • Experience in a government, prime contractor or subcontractor acquisition environment and/or selling environment preferred(e.g., reviewing solicitations, submitting proposals, etc.)

To Apply:

Please forward resume via email to Jerry Meerkatz at:, or by mail to:

Montana West Economic Development
Attn: Jerry Meerkatz
44 Second Ave. W.
Kalispell, MT 59901

Application Deadline:           May 31, 2019, but applications will be accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied.

Nevada PTAC is Recuiting for Two Positions
Posted 4/7/2019

The Nevada PTAC is recruiting for two Government Contracts Advisors.  One will be stationed in Carson City and the other one will be in Las Vegas.

Core Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain working knowledge of federal, state and local contracting laws, regulations and rules
  • Assist clients with appropriate registrations, certifications and marketing suggestions for government contracting
  • Develop long-term relationships with federal, state and local government contracting personnel
  • Identify small business contracting opportunitiesPromptly record details, with actions taken, of client meetings as well as client inquiries,comments and recommendations for improvement
  • Communicate and coordinate activities with Nevada PTAC team members
  • Travel to client sites and events as needed
  • Plan, organize and present government procurement-related classes
  • Participate in public relations and networking activities
  • Help with program infrastructure (e.g., database) responsibilities and administrative tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

For complete job descriptions and applications, please click on the links below:

Government Contracts Advisor, Carson City

Government Contracts Advisor, Las Vegas

Opening: California Capital PTAC – Procurement Counselor
Posted 4/5/2019

The California Capital Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) seeks an experienced professional with knowledge of government contracts for the position of Procurement Counselor. The PTAC operates as a self-managed team concept, meaning a group of people, employees, in an organization who’s combine skills and talents to work without the usual managerial supervision toward a common purpose or goals. We are committed to leveraging the talents of each advisor for the benefit of the Program.

Responsibilities include one-on-one counseling with small business clients on becoming qualified bidders and successful contractors to federal, state, and local government agencies. This position requires research skills and knowledge of how to build professional relationships with government agencies and prime contractors. A working knowledge of best business practices specifically for performing on government contracts is desired, as well as strong customer relations and counseling skills.


  • Provide assistance and guidance to small businesses through individualized counseling and ongoing communication about opportunities and procurement strategy.
  • Actively coordinate and participate in outreach events
  • Lead classes and workshops on specific topics related to government procurement.
  • Conduct critical analysis of individual businesses and provide strategies and resources to business owners or key staff.
  • Provide guidance to clients on federal, state, and local contract registration systems and certifications.
  • Provide guidance to clients on entering into teaming arrangements with prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and other small businesses.
  • Review solicitations and client proposals to assist in the preparation of responsive and responsible offers to the government.
  • Research and keep up to date on relevant contracting opportunities, process or regulatory changes, procurement systems, and multiple award schedules as required.
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of counseling activities and client progress in support of your goals.
  • Conduct professional activities in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and integrity and avoid any real or perceived conflicts of interest.
  • Counseling goals include but are not limited to: Number of new clients counseled, Number of counseling hours and Number of participated events/trainings

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Plan, organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks to perform job functions in an efficient manner
  • Compose written materials of moderate to complex difficulty on procurement related issues
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of procurement practices and standards of various government procurement offices throughout the region and state
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of key players in various government procurement offices throughout the region and state
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment
  • Collaborate with other business counselors and key staff to address client needs and provide effective service.
  • Exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information and adhere to high standards of confidentiality and honesty
  • Perform detailed contractual and financial analysis with a high degree of accuracy
  • Demonstrate good customer relations skills including patience, politeness and persistence.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Business Administration, Contract Management, a related discipline, or equivalent experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of government procurement principles and processes.
  • Ability to conduct online research, manage a database, and learn new software applications.
  • Proficiency in the use of software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Familiarity with Customer Relationship Management software a plus.
  • Read, comprehend and interpret written materials of moderate to complex difficulty.
  • Must be willing to travel for events or to client locations as needed.
  • Must be comfortable speaking to large and small groups of people.
  • Must be willing to reach out to PTAC sponsors, partners and civic groups to build awareness and support of PTAC Mission.

To be considered for the position, applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and two professional related references with an annotation as to the applicant’s relationship with each reference. It is preferred that qualified applicants hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably in a related field; four years of work-related experience, skill, or knowledge, such as contracting and government procurement experience; must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident to comply with ITAR; and a valid driver’s license. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above 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.

California Capital is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity with respect to race, ethnic, culture, gender age, sexual orientation and physical abilities. Recent college grads are also welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Please submit any questions related to this position, or the requested documents via email to include “Procurement Counselor Position” in the email subject line.

South Carolina PTAC is Searching for a Program Manager
Posted 3/23/2019
Job Summary: Serves as Program Manager of the South Carolina Procurement Technical Assistance Center program, under the SC Small Business Development Centers (SC SBDC) network at the University of South Carolina (UofSC).  Is responsible for managing and coordinating business assistance to entrepreneurs who are seeking to do/expand business with the government.  Position is full-time, based in Columbia, SC.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, coordinate and oversee activities for the PTAC program to maximize performance and achieve program goals.
  • Prepare PTAC program/funding proposals and reports; and work with Finance Director on budget development and reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and university regulations and policies.
  • Conduct private consulting sessions and group educational workshops for clients to help them understand, identify and capture government contracts.
  • Identify and cultivate private and public sector partnerships and resources to assist in economic development efforts for clients.
  • Maintain the procurement client bid matching database.
  • Attend PTAC conferences and communicate information to other SC PTAC consultants.
  • Provide internal training/updates on program requirements and other relevant information as needed.
  • Provide general supervision of staff and/or student interns as needed.


  • Master’s degree with minimum of five years relevant program experience or Bachelor’s degree with minimum of seven years relevant experience (procurement work with military or other government agency strongly preferred).
  • Extensive knowledge of government contracting and business operations/management.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to work with external agencies.
  • Knowledge in use of online databases.
  • Prior consulting experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Team player.


SC Small Business Development Centers
USC/Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene St
Columbia, SC 29208

The Idaho PTAC is seeking two Procurement Consultants
Posted 10/17/2018

The Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Boise State University is seeking a PTAC Consultant to provide government contracting assistance to Idaho business in:

The PTAC Consultants will be responsible for providing counseling to all business in their service area who are interested in contracting with the federal, state, and local governments. They are required to conduct outreach to existing clients to determine effectiveness of services offered and to determine additional needs of the clients. They will conduct training seminars to further educate business on government contracting and new requirements. They will maintain good relations with local stakeholders and government agencies to foster a cooperative environment.

The Illinois PTAC at WIU is seeking a Center Director (Moline, IL)
Posted 10/17/2018

The Director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center manages the operations of the PTAC, which includes conducting research and consulting to help business clients sell goods and services to local, state, and federal government agencies. The Center also assists companies to secure subcontracts with prime contractors selling to government.

The primary task of the PTAC Director is to:

* Conduct research, including on-site client surveys, to assess the potential of a firm to perform successfully in the federal, state, or local procurement market.
* Conduct research, using reference material, government publications, and contacts with federal and non-federal buying installations, to identify the segments of the government procurement market that match each firm’s product mix and administrative and technical capabilities.
* Conduct research to identify and provide procurement leads to firms to market their products and/or services to federal, state, and local agencies.
* Conduct research to identify, establish, and then maintain contacts within the federal, state, and local acquisition system, and call on these contacts for help in assisting firms.
* Provide guidance to firms to help them complete required government forms and understand procurement regulations and guidelines. The incumbent employee will be expected to:

Review government requirements and contract terms with firms and explain the meaning and significance of these requirements and terms.
Provide specifications and standards to firms and assists them in understanding solicitation requirements.
Conduct research and undergo training to ensure that PTAC director has the latest information regarding the dynamic nature of local, state, and federal government procurement systems.

* Follow up and assist in all aspects of government contracting from contract award through successful contract completion.
* Develop and maintain relationships with area manufacturers seeking qualified suppliers for programs such as the Small Business Set-Aside or the Business Enterprise Program.
* Promote the programs and services of the Illinois PTAC through referral sources such as chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, public presentations and newsletters and other activities, which are directed to current and potential contractors.
* Document Illinois PTAC related activities and assists in the preparation of required reports and budgets.

RANK & SALARY: This is a full-time, 12-month, renewable position contingent upon funds and performance. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. CLICK HERE or full benefit information.

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Arizona PTAC is hiring
Posted 6/13/2018
Maricopa Community Colleges is currently accepting applications for two full-time PTAC Procurement Specialists based in the Phoenix/Glendale area.

For more details, please click here.

The link will direct you to the Maricopa Community College Careers page. Enter “PTAC” in the search jobs field to display AZPTAC ANALYST, then click that link for a complete description and to apply.