PTAC Jobs Postings

The Massachusetts PTAC is seeking a Procurement Specialist
Posted 10/03/2019

The Procurement Specialist will provide technical assistance, training and counseling to clients in a designated region of the State, advising clients how to identify potential contracting opportunities and obtain contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and/or local governments and prime government contractors. The position will work directly with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Program Manager in planning a strategy for the region, collaborating with various resource partners and coordinate targeted outreach to enhance points of entry for small business concerns into the defense market, creating a positive and measurable impact to the Massachusetts economy.

For a full job description and application procedures, visit the UMass Amherst Website

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references by October 15, 2019 to ensure priority consideration. The position may remain open until filled.

Junior Procurement Specialist Needed in Midwest Region
Posted 10/01/2019

The PEDCO PTAC is hiring a Junior Procurement Specialist for the Midwest Region (MN, MI, WI, and IA).

Please send resumes to or mail in a hard copy to 2756 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.

Any questions don’t hesitate to call Chris Armitage at 402-434-2127.

Native American Development Corporation PTAC is seeking Procurement Specialist(s)
Posted 9/27/2019

The Native American Development Corporation is currently accepting resumes with references for a Procurement Specialist position. The position will cover all Native/tribally owned businesses in the NADC PTAC service area of North Dakota or South Dakota. Travel is a mandatory requirement for this position.

Please send resumes and references to

Open until filled. Please see website for full job descriptions: Salary depends on experience and education.

The PEDCO PTAC is Hiring a Program Manager
Posted 9/10/2019

The Ponca Economic Development Company (PEDCO) in Lincoln, NE was recently awarded a grant to serve the Native American region of Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. They are currently seeking a Program Manager for their Program.

Click here to download job description.

For those interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to

The Virginia PTAC is Seeking a Procurement Counselor
Posted 8/27/2019

The Virginia PTAC, hosted by George Mason University, is seeking a qualified Procurement Counselor for the central Virginia area.

Please go to for further details of this opportunity.

The Missouri PTAC Has Two Positions Open
Posted 8/23/2019

The Missouri PTAC currently has two openings that need to be filled. A full-time Procurement Specialist located in Columbia, MO and a 50 PTAC/50 SBDC split counselor position located in the Kansas City South, MO area.

The two position descriptions can be found by following the steps below:

  • Click on “Academic Positions”
  • Click on “Prospective Employees”
  • Search Jobs Box:
    • For the Columbia Position Job ID = 30910
    • For the Kansas City South Position Job ID = 28623
The Arizona PTAC is hiring a full time Procurement Specialist
Posted 8/22/2019

The Arizona PTAC is hiring a full time Procurement Specialist. The Procurement Specialislt provides one-on-one counseling, technical procurement assistance and technical procurement training, to Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) clients and the business community.

Applicants must submit a cover letter that details how the applicant meets minimum and desired qualifications. Applications without a cover letter will be incomplete and will not be considered. Please ensure your resume and cover letter provide the following items: Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position. Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties,and name of employer for each position.

How to Apply – Visit the Maricopa Community College Careers website.  Search for AZPTAC, click on the job descirption and follow instructions.

Muskegon Area First (Michigan) Job Opening
Posted 8/22/2019

Looking to experience the unsalted Great Lakes? Muskegon Area First PTAC has a Procurement Counselor position open. Our center is a Regional PTAC program, covering a 13-county service delivery area along the beautiful west coast of Michigan and a few inland counties. MAF PTAC is a member of the PTACs of MI, Inc., consisting of 10 regional PTAC offices, is proud to have and work with TACOM and many large prime contractors. Visit The Pure Michign website to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

The University of Texas at San Antonio is seeking a Senior Project Manager
Posted 7/12/2019

The University of Texas at San Antonio is seeking a Senior Project Manager to serve as Program Manager for the PTAC program.

Duties include the following:

  1. Serve as Program Manager for the UTSA Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) which provides specialized program offerings to small business contractors and entrepreneurs involved in government contracting and agencies that served them including area DOD commands.
  2. Prepare reports, monitor goal activity, and attend professional development training on the PTAC program and/or conferences as required.
  3. Proactively manage client activity, including database entry of activities performed.
  4. Cross-train and collaborate with other staff placing special emphasis and attention to making services available to the 38-county UTSA PTAC service delivery area.
  5. Develop and implement training curricula (training, workshops, conferences and meetings) to meet the needs of small businesses involved in contracting.
  6. Develop and implement marketing and outreach materials and programs to the contracting community.
  7. Provide counseling in the form of technical assistance to businesses seeking to contract with the federal government.

For complete job description and application procedures, please visit the UTSA website

Procurement Specialists Needed at NORCAL PTAC
Posted 7/01/2019

LOCATION: Consultant will likely work remotely, but will meet with some clients in person & some clients virtually. Consultant would ideally be located in Northern California, preferably in one of the following counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Siskiyou, Trinity, Shasta, Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, or San Francisco. Candidates outside of the Northern California area will also be considered. If selected candidate is located in Humboldt County, an on-campus office may be provided, depending on availability. If selected candidate is located in another preferred Northern California county, an office at a partner organization may be provided, depending on availability.

GENERAL INFORMATION: This is a 12-month non-exempt position(s). Depending on candidate availability and response to this job announcement, one 30-hour per week position may be available including a competitive benefits package, including group health, dental, and vision after one month of employment, and retirement contributions after 1,000 hours of work in the first year. While continuation of this position(s) is foreseen for years to come, all Norcal PTAC positions are contingent on continued federal funding. This is not a state or federal position.

– 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.

Qualified applicants should submit the following via email to
1. HSU application
2. Cover Letter
3. Résumé
4. Three professional reference contacts
5. HSU SPF Self Identification Form for Job Applicants (signed in two places)

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Procurement Counselor Needed for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Posted 6/25/2019

Networks Northwest, located in Traverse City, is hiring a Procurement Counselor for its Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) office located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The PTAC is a not-for-profit program helping area businesses with local, state, and federal contracting. The Procurement Counselor’s primary responsibilities are to assist and educate businesses on government procurement processes.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Relevant business or contracting experience is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will receive training on government contracting. The ideal candidate will have a desire to help area businesses grow, have good public speaking skills, strong research skills, strong relationship skills, high level of computer proficiency and a desire to learn new things.

For a full job description click on the link below.

Procurement Counselor

Please send resume and cover letter to: Application deadline is July 22, 2019.

Networks Northwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

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.

Click here for full details or to apply for this position.