Director, Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC)

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Vacancy TypeEHRA Non-FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleDirector, Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC)Salary RangeAnticipated Hiring Range$72,000 - $85,000Position Number00065021Work ScheduleMonday - Friday 8am-5pm with additional hours as neededFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department262101 - Small Business Technology Development CenterDepartmentSmall Business Technology Development CenterJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The SBTDC is the state’s leading resource for growing and developing businesses. Since 1984, the center has helped more than 100,000 North Carolina business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs make better decisions, often leading to increased revenues and employment.

Essential Job Duties

The incumbent will serve as the primary point of contact and liaison between the SBTDC and the Defense Logistic Agency (DLA), which is the primary funding source for the Procurement Technical Assistance program and other key strategic partners and stakeholders. The position also is expected to maintain regular communication with the legislative delegation and work with them in planning federal government contract training and vendor events. Finally, the incumbent will have lead responsibility for the SBTDC’s relationships with public and private entities, initiatives and projects related to contracting and government procurement activities.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The four major functional responsibilities of this person are:

1. Administrative

This is one of the senior management positions within the SBTDC. While it’s direct staff supervision and budget responsibilities are modest, it’s representation and relationship responsibilities are quite significant. The SBTDC’s government procurement activities are viewed as national models and it’s role in these areas within North Carolina is highly visible and respected.
The position supervises eight to ten professional staff at disbursed sites (Raleigh, Winston-Salem/Greensboro, Charlotte, Hickory, Asheville, Fayetteville and Greenville. Because staff is based at other campuses, supervision involves significant inter-campus contact and oversight. The budget for the SBTDC’s government procurement activities is presently $750,000 annually from the DLA and is matched with State Funds for a total of $1,500,000. This includes state, federal, and private grant funds. The complex funding compliance and reporting requirements for PTAC are the responsibility of this position.

2. Program Development

The incumbent will have lead responsibility for developing and enhancing government procurement award process initiatives of the SBTDC. This will include the identification and procurement of capital and human resources to support and expand upon current counseling, training, research and advocacy efforts. Significant fund raising and new contacts both in-state and at a national level. Initial attention will be focused on sustaining the SBTDC’s role and reputation as a support resource for government procurement efforts within the University community and on positioning the SBTDC as the state’s primary assistance resource for the businesses interested in doing business at the state and federal levels.

3. Marketing and Outreach

The position will be involved in significant public representation within the academic, government and business communities. University contacts will typically be at the Vice Chancellor and Dean level. Contacts with business and government will be at senior levels as well.

It is expected that this position will represent the SBTDC and the state on various advisory boards, task forces and planning groups. This will frequently require the preparation of reports and presentations focused on government procurement issues and needs, often with a high public profile.

4. Instruction/Research

This position will have lead responsibility for education and training activities that support the government procurement development objectives of the *SBTDC.

Minimum Education/Experience

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of progressively responsible senior management experience is required.

Departmental Required Skills

Familiarity with businesses new to federal, state and local government procurement contract awards is expected. The candidate selected will have demonstrated extensive senior management experience and abilities. He/she will be expected to manage a professional staff of 8 to 10 persons and support staff.
Strong analytical and planning abilities and outstanding written and oral communication skills are also expected.
The selected candidate also must have an ability to develop and manage multiple projects and a proven ability to work effectively with and within both the academic and business communities.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Master’s Degree strongly preferred

Required License or Certification


Special InstructionsJob Open Date09/04/2020Anticipated Closing DateOpen Until Filled.Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date10/01/2020AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • Other Online Job Board (Identify job board in question #2 below)
    • Craigslist
    • Social Media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Other)
    • Carolina Job Finder/Employment Guide
    • NC Works
    • Dress for Success
    • Job Fair (Identify job fair in question #2 below)
    • Technical/Trade School Program (Identify program in question #2 below)
    • Direct contact from NCSU Representative (Identify person in question #2 below)
    • NCSU employee referral
    • Other (Identify in question #2 below)
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a valid North Carolina Driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of your start date?
    • Yes
    • No
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  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 9/9/2020
    Application Due: 9/22/2020
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