Director, Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC)

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Posting NumberPG190631EPInternal Recruitment NoWorking TitleDirector, Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC)Anticipated Hiring Range$72,000 - $85,000Work ScheduleMonday - Friday 8am-5pm with additional hours as neededJob LocationRaleigh, NCDepartment Business and Technology Extension Programs of the UNC SystemAbout the Department

The University’s Business and Technology Extension Services Unit is comprised of the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC), and other small business focused programs, as approved and funded.

Essential Job Duties

The incumbent will serve as the Director of the statewide Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC), funded in part by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The incumbent will be the primary contact with DLA. 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 PTAC’s relationships with public and private entities, initiatives and projects related to contracting and government procurement activities.

Other Responsibilities

The four major functional responsibilities of this person are:

1. Administrative
This is the senior management position within the PTAC program. While it’s direct staff supervision and budget responsibilities are modest, it’s representation and relationship responsibilities are quite significant. The PTAC’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 PTAC’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 PTAC program. 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 University’s role and reputation as a leading support resource for government procurement efforts within the University community and on positioning the PTAC program 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 PTAC 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 PTAC program.

Minimum Experience and Education

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

Other Required Qualifications

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 Qualifications

Master’s Degree strongly preferred

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License requiredNoCommercial Driver's License requiredNoJob Open Date10/13/2020Anticipated Close DateOpen Until Filled.Special Instructions to ApplicantsPosition Number00065021Position TypeEHRA Non-FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)1.00Appointment12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse WeatherMandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency EventsNon Mandatory - Emergency EventIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoDepartment ID262101 - Business and Technology Extension Programs of the UNC SystemAA/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 Questions

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
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    • 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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    Posted: 10/14/2020
    Application Due: 10/21/2020
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