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Coordinator - OPS Government Contracting Consultant

Apply now Job no: 493691
Work type: Temporary
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus, Ft Walton Beach
Categories: College of Business

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Position Number:  
Position Title (Classification Title):  Coordinator - OPS Government Contracting Consultant, Other Professional (Support/Service)
Working Title:  Government Contracting Consultant
Job Summary:

Position available in our PENSACOLA, FORT WALTON BEACH, or PANAMA CITY BEACH office locations.

The Government Contracting Consultant provides one-on-one consulting services to a variety of area businesses on how to sell their products or services to federal, state, and/or local government agencies. The position determines how best to successfully guide a business to meet government proposal requirements including working with government personnel along with clients. The consultant will develop training materials and conduct training workshops at various events in an effort to train attendees in how to do business government procurement agencies. The consultant is responsible for serving clients through our ten-county region. This position will attend regular professional development functions to stay current in the field.

The consultant will perform community outreach in order to educate prospective clients, strategic partners, and stakeholders on client services and economic impact. The position contributes to our knowledge creation and dissemination through communicating with peers and participating in network activities. The consultant conducts significant networking and alliance building with community partners including area military installations as well as area federal, state, and local government agencies for the purpose of building client service base. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively. Must be able to guide and interact with a diverse business population.

The consultant will regularly work evenings attending meetings and events. During declared campus emergencies, this position may be required to perform specific job related duties at a designated off-campus location or place of residence.

Department UWF SBDC -SBA Match
FLSA: Non--Exempt
Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelors degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.
Position Qualifications: Proven experience with local, state, and federal procurement regulations/policies/procedures; basic accounting and cost principles; basic math; knowledge of government solicitations. Strong grasp of English spelling, grammar and punctuation. Self-starter and strong time management skills. Comfortable working in a team environment and networking with community resources. Ability to edit accurately and quickly. Strong public speaking and presentation skills. Ability to prioritize and multi-task. Significant knowledge of government contracting, small business management and operations, business financing, financial analysis, marketing, and market research. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication, problem solving, and listening skills. Ability to manage a client portfolio. Strong organizational skills. Proficient computer skills and ability to use the MIS to enter data and generate reports. Ability to travel. A valid driver’s license is required, as well as, 20 hours of pre-approved professional development credits each calendar year.
Preferred Qualifications Extensive experience in the realm of government contracting and procurement. A master’s degree in business, finance, accounting, or related field; or a bachelor’s degree in one of those fields and five years of relevant professional experience. Small business ownership/management experience preferred.
Essential Functions / Job Duties:
  • 5% - Maintains confidential client files, including creation of new files, timely update of files, and information, sending surveys and ensuring accuracy of information. Generate numerous reports using CenterIC for impact, surveys and client follow up. - (Essential)
  • 60% - Consult with businesses on a one-on-one basis to provide counseling on how to conduct business with local, state, and federal governments. Analyze government solicitations for businesses to clarify clauses, identify problem areas, and requirements that affect performance of contract. Provide guidance to businesses on how to analyze and determine costs. Determine, create, and edit responses and formats to meet solicitation requirements. Negotiate with government personnel on behalf of clients to resolve solicitation and/or contract issues. Conduct assessments, follow-up, and gather impact and feedback from clients and customers. This includes regular travel to support the PTAC activities throughout the ten-county UWF PTAC service area. - (Essential)
  • 20% - Provides assistance in preparing, conducting, promoting workshop and seminar training programs. Research, design and develop courses to include power point to deliver training and presentations. This includes promoting special programs available through the FPTAC, Business Continuity Planning, Growth Acceleration and Procurement Technical Assistance. Record client consulting sessions by utilizing the Network CenterIC System. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Become familiar with content of all Florida SBDC and PTAC workshops and the Florida SBDC and PTAC Network Professional Development Manual. Participate in continuing education to maintain Florida SBDC and PTAC Network professional standards and certification. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Submit reports required by Florida SBDC and PTAC Network in Center IC. The purpose of the Center IC system is to assist the consultants and account executives in measuring the cost, quantity, quality and impact of the Florida SBDC program. The Small Business Administration (SBA) Form 641, Request for Consulting, will be completed by each person visiting the Florida SBDC and PTAC in search of information. - (Essential)
  • 5% - Initiates, establishes and maintains relationship with media contacts for promoting Florida SBDC and PTAC programs and services. Coordinates with the local military installations as well as area federal, state, and local government agencies for outreach and networking in the business community. Creates client success stories on a regular basis. - (Essential)
Physical Demands:
  • Physical Requirements: Occasional and/or light lifting required. Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., but none to the point of being disagreeable. May involve minor safety hazards where likely results would be cuts, bruises, etc.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Routine deadlines. Usually sufficient lead time. Variance in work volume, seasonal, and predictable. Priorities can be anticipated. Some interruptions are present. Involves occasional exposure to demands/pressures from persons other than immediate sup.
  • Standing: Daily
  • Walking: Daily
  • Sitting: Daily
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Daily
  • Climbing or balancing: Occasionally
  • Stooping: Occasionally
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Daily
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Daily
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Daily
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Daily
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Daily
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

This position requires a criminal background screen

This position requires a valid driver's license

Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours 8:00am CST to 5:00pm CST
Contract Period June 1, 2020 to September 31, 2021
FTE 1.0
Salary Range $25
Pay Basis Hourly
Preferred Response Date: August 14, 2020
Special Instructions to Applicants: Position available in our PENSACOLA, FORT WALTON BEACH, or PANAMA CITY BEACH office locations.

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website:
Applicants must attach a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information (email and phone numbers) for at least three professional references to provide letters of recommendation.
An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.
For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

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