Government Contracts Advisor

  • State of Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full Time Purchasing and Warehouse

Job Description

Announcement Number: 2085482892

Steve Sisolak, Governor
Michael Brown, Executive Director Empowering Success

RECRUITING ANNOUNCEMENT

Government Contracts Advisor

Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) -
Procurement Outreach Program
Location: Las Vegas, NV / Teleworking during COVID-19 Pandemic*

The Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) seeks an experienced
Government Contracts Advisor to educate Nevada businesses about lucrative contract
opportunities with federal, state and local government entities, and their prime contractors. The
customer service-oriented team member shall help businesses, especially small businesses,
looking to compete on public sector procurement opportunities and that are seeking to diversify
sources of revenue, create jobs, retain jobs, and help the Nevada economy by winning, being
awarded, and executing under government-related contracts and/or subcontracts. The
professional position assists businesses, especially small businesses, to help drive the economy
forward and to also diversify Nevada's economy.

This position backfills an existing job opening approved by the federal government.

*This position requires the team member to reside in Las Vegas, NV or in the surrounding area,
and have the capability to report to work at the Nevada PTAC's Las Vegas office when required
or needed by the Nevada PTAC for a variety of purposes. Such reporting will be continually
gauged now and in the future because of the current pandemic. Please note that as of the date
of the posting of this announcement that the Nevada PTAC's Las Vegas office is closed to the
public; however, team members do go into the office on a staggered basis, with personal
protective equipment such as a mask or face covering and practice social distancing, when having
to work in the office for various purposes. Based on the foregoing, the opportunity to telework
when not physically in the Nevada PTAC's Las Vegas office is provided.

Core Functions & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Adhere to professional protocol, policy and guidance in a highly-audited government
environment both internally and externally; for example, both state and federal
government personnel continuously audit the Nevada PTAC
• Maintain working knowledge of federal, state and local procurement/contracting laws,
regulations, rules, processes, etc.
• Counsel and assist clients with appropriate electronic system registrations (e.g., SAM,
etc.), certifications, marketing suggestions for government contracting and/or
subcontracting, solicitation analysis, proposal reviews, contract and/or subcontract issues,
etc.
• Within about one (1) month of employment, obtain the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) verification assistance counselor certification, in order to assist small businesses
seeking their official and recognized veteran-owned small business designation and/or
their service-disabled veteran-owned small business designation

NEVADA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Government Contracts Advisor - Recruiting Announcement (Continued)
• Develop long-term professional relationships with federal, state and local government
contracting personnel, especially for guest speaker requests for a variety of Nevada PTAC
functions
• Identify government-related contracting and/or subcontracting opportunities for for-profit
businesses that become formal Nevada PTAC clients, especially small businesses looking
to compete for and win contracts and/or subcontracts, in order to scale their companies
and create jobs, retain jobs, and diversify the Nevada economy
• Promptly record details, with actions taken, of client meetings as well as client inquiries,
comments and recommendations for improvement
• Communicate and coordinate activities with Nevada PTAC team members
• Travel to client sites and events as needed; this area will be continually gauged now and
in the future because of the current pandemic
• Plan, organize and present government procurement-related classes via a variety of
modes to include in person or virtually; this area will be continually gauged now and in the
future because of the current pandemic
• Participate in in-scope public relations and networking activities; this area will be
continually gauged now and in the future because of the current pandemic
• Other duties as assigned to include, but is not limited to, administrative duties such as
monitoring the Nevada PTAC's general email account and purchasing goods and/or
services for the Nevada PTAC.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Knowledge of, and experience with, procurement processes and principles whether from
direct government, prime contractor or subcontractor procurement experience, and/or
from direct experience submitting proposals to the government, a prime contractor or a
subcontractor is required
• Knowledge of GSA schedules, SAM registration and small business certifications is
preferred
• Proficiency in the use of software applications (Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point,
Publisher, Outlook and Internet)
• Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
• Excellent organizational skills
• Attention to detail, quality work products, proactive follow-through, and ability to prioritize
work assignments and manage expectations
• Ability to work in an office or room that is shared with another Nevada PTAC team member
and where social distancing is practiced, and use personal protective equipment such as
a mask or face covering; these will be continually gauged now and in the future because
of the current pandemic
• Valid Nevada driver's license or ability to obtain one

NEVADA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Government Contracts Advisor - Recruiting Announcement (Continued)

Education and/or Experience:
• College degree from an accredited university in Business or a related field OR equivalent
combination of education, training and procurement related experience
• Minimum of three (3) years' experience in a government, prime contractor or subcontractor
procurement/acquisition environment and/or selling environment (e.g., reviewing
solicitations, submitting proposals, etc.) to such entities

SALARY AND Benefits:
$57,000 annually. This position will be full-time, non-classified and exempt.

Salary reflects retirement (PERS) contribution by both the employee and the employer. An
employer paid contribution plan is also available at a reduced gross salary.

The State of Nevada has an excellent benefit package that includes a retirement system, paid
health, vision, dental, life and disability insurance; 11 paid holidays; and paid sick and annual
leave. Other employee paid benefits such as a deferred compensation plan are also available.

Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada with Teleworking during COVID-19 Pandemic, as fully described on the top
of his recruiting announcement; refer to such part for the full context

Travel Requirements:
Frequent travel within Nevada is required. Occasional out of state travel. This area will be
continually gauged now and in the future because of the current pandemic.

To Apply
Interested applicants must review the Nevada PTAC webpage and its linked documents within
the webpage, and email or mail a cover letter and resume to:

Michelle Sibley, Human Resources Manager
Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development
808 W. Nye Lane
Carson City, NV 89703
msibley@diversifynevada.com

Application Deadline
Resumes will be accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied.

The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in
recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.
Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied

Job Address

Las Vegas, Nevada United States View Map