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Current Position Available 




Appointment Conditions

Full Time


Proposed Start Date

December 1, 2008


Job Description

This position is responsible for assessing problems and

providing solutions to area businesses so that they may

improve their profitability and capacities to foster

growth.  This is accomplished by providing leading-edge

technical expertise and by linking businesses to

government resources.


Specific duties include providing technical assistance involving registrations, certifications, bid interpretation, interpretation of regulations, contract administration and targeted marketing approaches to buying activities and their requirements; interfacing with local, state and federal governments; applying analytical and creative skills to find solutions to complex problems; supporting the development and improvement of best-in-class procurement processes and procedures internally; maintaining the highest ethical standards to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a technical and/or business

discipline with two years experience in a procurement

related area


Experience that demonstrates:

-Proficiency in using multiple resources, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to capture and interpret information.

-Knowledge of federal initiatives to assist small businesses such as woman-owned, disadvantaged businesses, service- disabled veteran owned businesses, historically underutilized business zones, etc.

-Project management skills in interacting with clients such as consultants, faculty, and researchers that may be part of a solution team.

-Expertise in conducting seminars, workshops, procurement fairs or conferences that benefit businesses.

-Computer skills.


Preferred Qualifications

Business development experience in selling to the

federal government.  GSA Schedule contracting

experience.  Experience that demonstrates a thorough

understanding of the government finance contracting

process including cost principles, price analysis,

negotiation, cost/schedule management and

performance phases.



Commensurate with qualifications


Special Conditions

APTAC Level II Certification must be achieved within

two years of hire date.  Position will be located in

Shreveport, Louisiana.  Renewal of condition is

contingent upon funding.



-Territory covers ten northwest parishes of Louisiana

-In-state travel required

-Reliable vehicle required

-Some out-of-state travel on quarterly basis


Application Instructions

Please be prepared to mail the following:

-Cover letter addressed to Kelly Ford, Program Director

-Current resume including: all employment with title; responsibilities; starting and ending dates; name, address, and phone number of supervisor (if you do not want immediate supervisor contacted, let us know); academic preparation with degrees received and dates; and

-Three references with addresses, phone numbers and professional relationship to applicant

-College transcripts for all degrees earned.


If you have questions regarding this process, please email or call 318-677-2532.


To Ensure Consideration

Submit application by October 31, 2008

Kelly Ford, Program Director NWLAGPC

            400 Edwards Street

            Shreveport, LA 71101

 or email to

 The Northwest Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a joint initiative of the Defense Logistics Agency and the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.
It is not a requirement to be a Chamber member to receive PTAC services. 
All counseling services are FREE OF CHARGE.