APEX (PTAC) Contract Specialist

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  • Job Number:525996
  • Classification:Administrative Specialist 3
  • Grade:Grade 79
  • Work type:Hybrid, On Campus, Remote within Alaska, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA Chancellor
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Accounting/Finance/Grants, Business/Administrative/Personnel

Position Summary:

The Alaska Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) /APEX Accelerator, is hiring a Contract Specialist.. Areas of technical assistance provided include government database registrations such as SAM, evaluating business readiness and contracting potential, identifying prime and subcontract opportunities and advice on marketing strategies.


We are a team which values team work! If you are a team player, value teamwork, have the ability to self-manage, are highly motivated, and have good problem-solving skills, then this is the position for you! The Contract Specialist will be responsible for assisting new and existing Alaska businesses navigate the ins and outs of federal, state, and local contracting opportunities.

To thrive in this role  you should have a minimum of 2 years progressive acquisition experience, with special emphasis on government contracts. Practical experience in government contracting procedures at the federal, state, and local level. Knowledge of, or experience with, small business. Proficiency and experience in public speaking, educational material development and operation of computers. You should be comfortable presenting workshops, webinars and participating in resource partner collaborations. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Three years of college coursework and three years of progressively responsible experience related to the program specialty or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience is required in order to have the knowledge necessary to perform job functions in a satisfactory manner.

Position Details:

This position can be hybrid and off campus. The employee must reside in Alaska. This is a full-time, term-funded, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 79, based on education and experience.

The review process for applications will begin on October 30th, 2023. To ensure your application is reviewed please submit your application by 11:55pm AK on October 29th, 2023.

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

Some travel required.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Carolyn Pratt, at capratt@alaska.edu.

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