Government Contracts Advisor
Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) –
Procurement Outreach Program  
Location:  Carson City, NV

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.

Core Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to professional protocol, policy and guidance in a highly-audited government environment both internally and externally

  • 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

  • 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 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 member

  • 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 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


  • 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

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 available.   

Carson City, Nevada

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 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 

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.


US - CA - Carlsbad
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Are you a passionate professional with a proven track record who enjoys collaboratively creating  strategic business agreements to meet aggressive company business growth goals within the United States and internationally?   Do you thrive on leading a team in negotiations through all phases across a variety of government and commercial contracts? If this describes you, you may be a great fit for our Senior Contracts Manager role within the Government Systems Segment. 

Using your proactive and professional communication skills, you will advise technical and business leaders.    As an expert in this field, you will provide in-depth knowledge of and expertise with  procurement regulations and contracting methodologies. 

You will examine proposal and contract requirements in detail, including verification of basis of estimates, assumptions, contingencies, compliance, risk mitigation and associated performance related dependencies.

Key attributes and abilities for a successful candidate:

  • Solid understanding of government and commercial contracting.

  • Subject matter expertise in contract management principles and techniques.

  • Understanding of financial concepts (cash flow, ROI) and impact of contract terms on the concepts.

  • Ability to develop and gain acceptance of new processes, approaches and execution objectives.

  • Think strategically and analyze details for achieving program objectives.


  • 8+ years of progressive contract management experience.

  • Advanced knowledge of DoD procurement regulations (FAR/DFARS) and commercial terms. Candidate must have superior proficiency in drafting contracts, Teaming Agreements, Other Transaction Agreements and Sales Representative  Agreements and negotiating  with a keen eye to recognize and minimize company risk and maximize Viasat’s profitable execution success.

  • Able to quickly comprehend business deals, provide strategic input, and effectively tailor the agreements to better meet company objectives.

  • Strong negotiation, writing and customer interface skills.

  • Ability to travel, domestically and internationally (nominally <10%)

  • Bachelor's degree


Government, commercial and international contracting experience

MBA, Law Degree or related advanced degree

Company culture is casual and relaxed while offering a tremendous amount of opportunity for career advancement and excitement as the company continues to grow.

To learn more about this site and other office locations, please click here!

Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

8 plus years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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Job Title: Contracting Officer 

Salary Grade: 42 


Job Summary: 

The Contracting Officer reports to a Purchasing Team Lead and is a key member of the purchasing team. The Contracting Officer’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: providing contract and subcontract administration with an emphasis on federally and privately funded subawards issued to universities, and non- and for-profit organizations, and handling moderate to complex procurements of goods and services.

Job Duties:  

Primary duties include:

1. Preparing and issuing research subawards and subcontracts and processing through appropriate levels of review leading to execution.
2. Post-award management activities including subcontract closeout for the Subcontracts group.
3. Leading, conducting, and documenting moderate to complex procurement projects for the Institute.
4. Developing and issuing solicitation documents, coordinating the evaluation of proposals, and negotiating specifications and terms and conditions.
5. Identifying opportunities for improved productivity or efficient use of resources and ensure customer needs are identified and addressed.
6. Acting as a key technical expert on procurement issues, concerns, and special projects.
7. Interacting with internal and external personnel on pertinent matters.

Special assignments may include:

Leading a project or task team including speaking or presenting to small groups of internal or external customers

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of purchasing experience which includes a minimum of 3 recent verifiable years of preparing, issuing, and administering federally and privately-funded research subawards and subcontracts. Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) certificate and/or Master’s degree a plus.

The selected candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:  

A strong working knowledge of purchasing systems and customer service is essential. Excellent organizational skills, a high level of initiative, and the ability to work in a collaborative environment are also essential. The successful candidate must have the flexibility to work with both conceptual issues and with a high degree of detail and must be able to manage multiple deliverables and deadlines in a high volume production environment, while giving stellar customer service.

Experience in applying best business practices in government related subcontracts, a solid understanding of applicable laws, government regulations such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the Uniform Guidance (UG), and advanced knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word and Excel, and experience with database tools is essential for this position. Experience with Oracle ERP system a plus.

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May 2019

Strategic Sourcing Specialist 

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary:

The Strategic Sourcing Analyst will be responsible for leading various sourcing and procurement activities around Capital Equipment, Facilities Service, Medical and Laboratory Supplies and various other category spends associated with a medical and research organization. Successful candidates must be self-starters who can effectively contend with ambiguity, communicate clearly and have a proven track record of delivering results. Experience should include, but not be limited to, product category management, supplier relationship management and development, commercial negotiations, procurement process management and improvement, opportunity analytics, and a clear working knowledge of current supply chain management trends.

The Strategic Sourcing Analyst will be an advocate for product standardization will look for opportunities to get the best value at the best price.  The Analyst is expected to work persuasively with users to consider alternate products to attain better economics including consolidating demand versus purchasing items on a “one-off” basis.   The Analyst will work across organization lines to find sourcing opportunities that may not be seen by a single entity.  Is responsible for all needs identified by customers (user departments) including specification of supplies and equipment, placing and expediting orders, securing installation and delivery as well as assuring proper payment by Accounts Payable.  This role includes working with operational stakeholders across City of Hope, participation with other teams on strategic integration and implementation efforts in support of Supply Chain initiatives. Incumbent will be required to negotiate as necessary and responsible for making purchases that are in the best interest of the organization. The nature of the job demands that the Analyst is able to act in an independent nature and make crucial decisions during the process and act as a liaison and maintain close contact and relationship between the customer and supply partners.

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