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PEARL RIVER, NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 — Rockland Economic Development Corporation’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (REDC’s PTAC) is seeking a Procurement Counselor. The position involves the provision of technical assistance to businesses with every aspect of government contracting and subcontracting assistance. The work is performed under the general direction of the PTAC Program Manager of REDC’s PTAC, with the counselor working independently in Westchester County, NY.
Responsibilities of the PTAC Counselor include, but are not limited to: Outreach into the assigned communities to educate the business community about the PTAC program; Conduct initial assessments of the companies to determine the technical assistance or training needed to assist them to be successful in government contracting; Assist clients with market research to identify present and future opportunities to sell products/services to the federal, state and local governments; Help develop appropriate bid matching profiles for clients. Additional duties may include: Advising clients how to complete and comply with the terms of bid solicitation RFP and RFQ formats; How to apply government regulations, standards and specifications; How to complete government registrations; and to provide post-award contract assistance.
Training for the position will be provided and is on-going. The successful candidate requires a proven track record of building and maintaining client relationships and effective verbal and written communication skills to conduct seminars and workshops. A Bachelor's degree in business, communications or procurement related fields (such as business development, management, finance, accounting or purchasing) is required and a minimum of two years professional experience. In addition, the candidate must have strong computer experience to conduct research on the Internet and use web-based applications for bid matching.
Work hours may vary according to scheduled activities and goals and may include some evenings and early mornings throughout the year. Local travel and occasional out-of-state travel for training purposes are to be expected. The applicant will use their own vehicle for local travel and travel expenses are reimbursed based on IRS rates.
Funding for this position is dependent on grants from local and federal government programs. The applicant will be paid as an independent consultant according to the number of hours worked, but no more than 20 hours per week.