PTAP Specialist

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 120663
Title: Specialist
Functional Title: PTAP Specialist
Category Status: 35-Exempt Contingent Category 2
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: .50
Unit: VPR-UMCAPS-MD Small Business Development Ctr
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for providing specific information and assistance to businesses in Maryland seeking to sell products and services to government agencies and prime contractors.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a business related field, three (3) to five (5) years in the government contract/procurement field.

Must have a working knowledge of FAR, DOD and other procurement regulations. Working knowledge of federal, state and local government regulatory processes related to the procurement of goods and services.

Must have skills to exercise considerable judgment, innovation, and discretion in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships across all levels of the organization and with external individuals and groups.

Ability to interact and present information in a clear and concise manner. Ability to conduct independent research; analyze and interpret results and develop comprehensive reports and proposals. Ability to plan, organize and manage multiple projects and to adapt workload to changing University of Maryland, government and corporate priorities.


Masters preferred.

Certified training in the procurement field is highly desirable.

Knowledge of contract bidding, bid rules, bid protest rules, allowable costs, construction bonding and material submittals.

Knowledge of government finance contracting process including cost principles, price analysis, negotiation, cost/schedule management and performance phases.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 01/22/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/22/2018
Physical Demands

In-state travel required to meet clients at their site or satellite SBDC/PTAC site.

Out of State travel 1-2 times annually for APTAC conferences.

Valid Drivers license and reliable transportation with liability insurance in effect is required.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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