Provides comprehensive business consulting services to small business owners on a wide range of topics. Support may be provided in assigned specialized area or areas.
Consults with clients throughout the gulf coast region of Texas at the regional office, sub-center locations or through on-site visits.
Assists clients in analyzing business strengths and weaknesses and developing strategies for improvement.
Assesses client's management and technical education needs and recommends appropriate training classes.
Develops and updates specialized training classes and materials for individual clients or groups; may conduct training seminars or presentations.
Participates in public relations activities; makes speeches and presentations; serves on various committees, etc.
Remains informed on changes in laws and regulations applicable to area of specialization.
May assist the director with a variety of administrative duties and responsibilities.
May provide specialized support in one of the following areas: obtaining contracts with federal, state and local governments; enhancing product commercialization and technology; solicitation of financial support; entering or expanding into international trade.
Performs other job-related duties as required.
Bachelors and 5 years experience
Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Requires a minimum of five (5) years of directly job-related experience.
Additional Posting Information:
The University of Houston Procurement Technical Assistance Center (UH PTAC) provides education and guidance to individuals interested in selling their goods and services to federal, state, and local government. The primary responsibility for the selected candidate will be to educate and guide individuals in aspects of government procurement with federal, state, and local government. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities required include, but not limited to:
* Understanding of and how to research the laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for federal, state, and local government to include knowing the structure of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its supplements.
* Experience working with government business systems, such as the Federal Government System for Award Management (SAM), Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), USASpending, and the Small Business Administration Dynamic Small Business Search (SBA DSBS) System.
* Knowledge of the socio and economically-disadvantaged small business certifications programs and how to submit a properly completed application.
* Understanding of how individuals can market to government representatives.
* Know how to read government solicitations and advise individuals on how to submit a compliant offer.
* Experience with public speaking and preparing and giving presentations to be presented in a learning environment to include workshops and live webinars.
Able to work in customer-service environment and provide continuous professional and courteous service.
Applicant must be proficient in typing and have intermediate skills using the functions of MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Additional duties are assigned with this position to assist with managing the program execution.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
* Developing, coordinating, and maintaining team management products utilizing MS Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
* Recommending clients for special events, newsletter spotlight articles, and preparing support documents.
* Actively participating and contributing to social media content.
Continuous research, training, and learning to stay proficient in government procurement principles is a necessity for this position. Periodic recurring internal and external training opportunities in federal, state, and local government procurement subjects is provided to allow you to stay proficient in government procurement. Additionally, the selected applicant is expected to develop a proactive, personalized training plan that complements their continuous learning.
Applicants should limit their resumes to no more than two pages.
The selected candidate will also take part in the center's promotion and business development that may include, but is not limited to, attending and participating in events within our 32-county service area.
PTAC services are available in 32 counties between and around the major cities of Houston and Beaumont in Southeast Texas. Frequent travel with the use of a personal vehicle is required. Out of town travel may be required periodically.
The PTAC program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and a special line item from the State of Texas. The continuation of all SBDC positions, including the position offered herein, are contingent on the continuation of funding from both the DLA and the State of Texas at current funding levels.
This position is headquartered in Midtown Houston.
Internal Number: STA004365
About University of Houston
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 40,750 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 200,000 alumni. UH is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university.