Procurement Counselor

Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), a Lexington-based independent and innovative 501(c)(3) non-profit and leader in developing and managing creative initiatives in education, entrepreneurship, disruptive R&D, economic competitiveness and workforce development, seeks a full-time Procurement Counselor for its Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

Position Summary:

Provide government procurement assistance to individuals and businesses seeking to pursue and successfully fulfill contracting/subcontracting opportunities with Department of Defense, federal agencies, state of Kentucky and local governments. Located in Somerset, KY at KYPTAC's partner organization (Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation). Reports to KYPTAC's State Director. Some overnight travel required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Providing comprehensive business advice and in-depth assistance to sizable number of clients throughout an assigned multi-county geographic area through one-on-one meetings, telephone, email and other written communications;
  2. Effectively researching, preparing materials, and recommending courses of action to clients;
  3. Making public appearances, assisting in the development of program marketing plans, implementing these plans and developing promotional materials;
  4. Maintaining complete records of client related activities, providing reports on client counseling and training efforts and contribute to program evaluations undertaken with KYPTAC;
  5. Facilitating the planning and marketing of seminars and conferences, participating in training events as an instructor or facilitator and assisting in efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of training events; and
  6. Recruiting clients, marketing KYPTAC and organizing/facilitation seminars.

Position Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree required: BS in Business preferred; BS in Acquisition, Contracting, or Supply Chain highly preferred; OR an equivalent combination of training and/or relevant work experience;
  2. Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience required; 5 years of Government Contracting and/or General Business experience preferred; 3 years of Acquisition, Contracting, or Supply Chain experience highly preferred;
  3. Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
  4. Strong analytical and written communication skills;
  5. Ability to handle multiple assignments, organize work and assign priorities with minimal supervision and must be self-motivated;
  6. Extensive knowledge and experience in government procurement principles and procedures;
  7. Ability to communicate, execute and deploy solutions to general business issues;
  8. Teachable, willing to make informed decisions, think critically and take strategic risks; and
  9. Public speaking experience preferred.

KSTC is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, please email application (cover letter, resume, and salary expectations) to [email protected]. Screenings for interviews begins immediately.

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