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Procurement Advisor

Posted: 01/09/2022

Job Summary/Basic Function
This position is an employee of the Santa Fe Community College but works directly for the New Mexico Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) to provide technical assistance to business owners that are in pursuit of government contracting opportunities. Must be committed to serving a diverse community college community.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in business or related fields.
• One (1) year experience in government contracting/procurement.
• Equivalent related experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
• Must be willing to travel regionally to meet PTAC mission requirements. Once COVID19 restrictions are lifted, this position will be housed in an office in Espanola, New Mexico and will service the central, north central, and north western parts of New Mexico
• Must possess a valid NM driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications
• Professional Certification: National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Certified Federal Contract Manager, or Association of PTAC (APTAC) Certifications.
• Prior PTAC counseling and/or government contracting, acquisition, contract management and/or consulting experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of government procurement and acquisition processes and principles.
• Knowledge of government contracting databases and how to access them.
• Knowledge of government regulations (FARDFARS, Etc.), small business programs, and procurement processes.
• Knowledge of program policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of strategic planning and marketing processes.
• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.
• Skills in the operation of computers and job related software programs.
• Skills in decision making and problem solving.
• Skills in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Skills in critical thinking, independent research, analysis, and communication/presentation.
• Skills in computer, internet, database and MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.
• Ability to instruct clients in the basic requirements, policies and procedures necessary to do business with government entities.
• Ability to research a variety of databases to obtain information on government business opportunities.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks in a dynamic work environment.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to effectively interact and communicate with people in a diverse environment; most specifically business owners and community partners.

Responsibility/Duty
• Assists in the recruitment of new clients; represents the program at conferences, networking events, workshops, seminars and in on-site client visits. 
• Instructs clients in the policies, and procedures required to conduct business with the government. 
• Remains informed of current federal, state and local laws and regulations related to procurement policies, procedures and decisions. 
• Researches a variety of databases to obtain information on government business opportunities. 
• Reviews, interprets and explains to clients the requirements of various types of solicitations. 
• Develops, coordinates, facilitates and presents training workshops on various government business topics. 
• Assists businesses with developing their marketing strategies. 
• Maintains multiple computerized client databases and files. 
• Completes required reports in a timely manner. 
• Pursues, develops and maintains positive working relationships with economic development, financial entities, and business advocacy groups. 
• Researches and informs clients of changes to procurement requirements. 
• Assists businesses in pursuing certification in applicable certification programs. 
• Performs related duties as assigned.

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