Chamber & Community News…
Wednesday, January 15:
City of Portland’s CM/GC Learn about CMGC for BES Projects Training
at PBDG Training Center from 3-5 pm – with Tiffani Penson along with City of Portland Bureau of
Environmental Services will hold CM/GC Training for the Downtown/Old Town SW Main/Taylor
Sewer Rehabilitation Project. This project is just one of a small series of sewer projects that will be
delivered as a CM/GC.
Resume/Cover Letter Due: Open until filled.
Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.
Position: Full Time, or Part-Time
Procurement Counselor with the Government Contract Assistance Program – GCAP (Oregon’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center – PTAC), managed by the Organization for Economic Initiatives, Inc. – OEI, Inc. PTAC is a nationwide program funded in part by the Department of Defense and administered through the Defense Logistics Agency. GCAP, Oregon’s PTAC is one of 90+ centers around the country that seeks to increase the number of businesses that are successful in the government marketplace. To learn more about our program and the PTAC program, please visit: www.gcap.org and www.aptac-us.org
The mission of GCAP, is to provide Procurement Technical Assistance to businesses in Oregon. Position Purpose: Federal, State and local agencies purchase a wide array of products and services each day, representing a significant opportunity for small businesses in our region. Navigating government contracting regulations and procedures can be a daunting task. The GCAP Counselor helps businesses understand how to find, bid, win, and perform on government contracts so that they can diversify their customer base and create jobs. Last year, businesses that worked with GCAP won over $60 million in government contracts!
Experience: While experience in the government contracting marketplace is preferred, we welcome candidates with limited or no government contracting experience but possess a strong interest and aptitude for learning government contracting regulations and procedures and then teaching them to businesses. The learning curve is steep, but training opportunities and other resources and peer support are available. We’ve found that some of our best counselors are those who’ve had to learn the information on-the-job!
Position Responsibilities: • Conduct outreach to businesses throughout Oregon about government contracting opportunities with federal, state and local governments as well as prime contractors. Outreach to small, women owned, minority owned, and veteran owned businesses is a critical part of our work plan. • Guide businesses through the process of finding, bidding, and performing on government contracts and subcontracts • Guide businesses through the process of assessing their capacity/suitability for government contracting • Assess firms’ training and technical assistance needs and develop a service plan outlining recommendations for how that client can most efficiently meet their strategic objectives for succeeding in the government marketplace • Assist businesses with government registrations (i.e. www.sam.gov) and certifications (SBA’s HUBZone, 8(a), SDVOSB, etc.) related to selling to the government, finding opportunities, marketing to government buyers, bidding, getting paid, proposal development, interpretation of regulations, and more. Assistance is provided primarily through workshops and one-on-one counseling with the businesses by phone, in person or by email • Coordinate workshops and events that increase knowledge of government contracting • Attend outreach events to ensure awareness of GCAP services • Enroll businesses in the GCAP’s electronic bid-match service • Review and disseminate bid opportunities and subcontracting opportunities to clients • Develop and maintain relationships with federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors • Develop and maintain relationships with other business resource providers throughout the region. • Meet or exceed program goals for the number of counseling sessions, events, etc. Keep counseling reporting database up to date at least weekly. • Collaborate with other GCAP counselors throughout the state and region to share best practices • Complete training courses that are relevant to the needs of clients and attend the Association of PTAC training events as budget allows. • Take ownership and accept responsibility for entire work scope. Move tasks through to completion with minimal supervision • Other duties as assigned Required Skills and
Experience: • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn business and government contracting principles. • Strong computer skills to research government marketplace and navigate registrations and online government systems. • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects • Ability to listen critically to identify needs and solve problems • Strong, professional written communication skills • Strong verbal communication skills, including public speaking in front of large and diverse audiences • Ability to take complicated material and create concise curriculum for adult learners • Resourcefulness – you will frequently have to research answers to clients’ questions with little direction • Work well within a team environment and collaborative approach to work • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel •Continuous learner – wants to continuously gain new knowledge, approaches and experience
Preferred Experience: • Experience providing assistance to small businesses • Experience working within a business that sells to the government • Experience as a contracting officer for a federal or state government agency Working Conditions: Professional office environment – Daily use of computer required. Some travel by automobile is required throughout the service area and there are potentially two training events held out of state by the Association of PTACs. GCAP embraces a strong team-oriented, and collaborative approach to our mission of assisting our clients, as well as in our ongoing training. The successful candidate should be comfortable with this type of collaborative working environment.
To Apply: Email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include “GCAP Procurement Counselor” in the subject line of the email.
1. Cover letter that includes a brief description of your: a. Experience with government contracting or thoughts on how you would address knowledge gaps b. Experience providing assistance to small businesses or thoughts on how you would address knowledge gaps
2. Resume Questions are welcomed, please email to email@example.com .
Starting compensation (based on hour worked, knowledge, and experience): $19,00 – 32.00 per hour with negotiated benefits (medical, dental, retirement) includes paid vacation and holidays.
OEI, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against an employee or client on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or the presence of any disability
There are some great positions open at Metro right now, including the Tribal Affairs Advisor, and some internships!!
The following positions are open for internal and general recruitment.
Office of the COO
One full-time position
Pay range/rate: $90,865 – $129,056 annually
Deadline date: October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PDT
Two paid internship opportunities available
Pay range/rate: $15.00 hourly
Deadline date: October 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PDT
Asset Management Capital Planning
Max Number of Applicants
10/14/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
$77,396.80 – $103,708.80 Annually
Parks and Nature
10/14/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
For Immediate Release
Michelle Singer 971-282-4001
Chelsea Jensen 503-416-3275
Friday, September 27, 2019 – 12 PM to 7 PM
Pioneer Square – Downtown Portland, Oregon
701 SW 6th Avenue
Making the Invisible Visible
Portland’s Living Room to showcase Native American resilience through
At the crossroads of downtown Portland where transit lines mix tourists and
local commuters on any given day, Pioneer Square will capture the attention
of hundreds of occasional onlookers at the 14th Annual “Dancing in the
Square” American Indian Day Celebration.
The event will draw a diverse background of Native
people who reside in urban and reservation
communities from across Oregon and SW
Washington with the Portland area home to a
rapidly growing native population – 16% in the last
10 years (US Census 2010) — tribal citizens
comprised from over 380 tribal affiliations.
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
(NPAIHB) hosts the free, open to the public event
to provide an educational opportunity primarily to
the general public who may have an interest about
Native Americans, but may not have the direct
access to engage the culture. This is one
The Celebration also serves as a native social
networking opportunity to promote Native cultural
pride, provide resource education, allow for arts &
craft entrepreneurship sales, and to highlight
community organizational partnerships.
12 pm Booths/Vendors Open
12 pm Guest Performance: Hueca Omeyocan Dancers
3 pm Opening Ceremonies
4-6 pm Inter-tribal & Tiny Tots (children)
Social (Round, Owl, Rabbit Dances)
Exhibition Dancing (Men/Women Traditional & Fancy)
630 pm Retire the Colors
The NPAIHB is a regional non-profit tribal organization serving the 43 federally
recognized Tribes in Idaho, Oregon and Washington with a mission to eliminate health
disparities and improve the quality of life of American Indians/Alaska Natives by
supporting Northwest Tribes in their delivery of culturally appropriate, high quality
Oregon Native American Chamber
4445 SW Barbur Blvd, STE. 102
Portland, OR 97239