Primary Purpose of Position:
The Procurement Counselor is responsible for counseling clients on a variety of business issues with emphasis on how do to business with federal, state and local governments, and documenting/reporting all work activities. Other duties include client acquisition, marketing the organization and organizing/facilitating seminars.
Essential Job Functions:
The Procurement Counselor provides government procurement assistance to individuals and businesses that are seeking to pursue and successfully fulfill contracting and subcontracting opportunities with the Department of Defense (DoD), Federal agencies, state of North Carolina and local governments. The selected candidate will be expected to provide comprehensive business advice and in-depth assistance to a sizable number of clients throughout an assigned multi-county geographic area. The counseling aspect of this position includes one-on-one meetings, telephone, email, and other written communications. A substantial amount of time will be committed to adequately researching, preparing materials, and recommending courses of action to clients. Detailed documentation of activities is also essential.
Minimum Education/Experience: Graduation from a four year college or university and at least three years of program associate experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
A bachelor’s degree in business and minimum five years of relevant work experience. Undergraduate degree in acquisition, contracting, or supply chain, with a Master’s degree in business administration and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience is highly preferred.
The applicant needs to have a broad and in depth knowledge and experience in government procurement principles and procedures as well as the ability to communicate, execute and deploy solutions to general business issues.
Government contracting experience as well as general business experience is desired. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. The counselor must have the ability to handle multiple assignments, organize work and assign priorities with minimal supervision and must be self motivated.
Some overnight travel is required.
Public speaking experience is preferred.
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