Procurement Specialist

POSTED: March 8, 2024
BUSINESS: IEDC - Procurement Technical Assistance Center
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Bring your biggest and boldest ideas to life as an employee of the IEDC. We are a fast-paced and forward-thinking team charged with pursuing economic development opportunities for current and future Hoosiers in our state and around the world. Our culture embodies the spirit of being bold and working collaboratively to create the economy of the future. 

The IEDC is organized as a public private partnership led by the Secretary of Commerce and governed by a board chaired by the Governor of Indiana.

Be sure to review our comprehensive benefits package offerings below!

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation has been recognized as one of the 2023 Top Workplaces by Indianapolis Star. 

Role Overview

The mission of the Indiana APEX Accelerator program is to assist Indiana small businesses in obtaining and performing under local, state, and federal government contracts, thereby creating a positive and measurable impact on Indiana’s economy.  The Specialist’s role in accomplishing this mission is to be a consultant to small business clients to help them navigate the government contract procurement process. The Specialist will serve the Northwest region of the State and will be in West Lafayette, Indiana. 

The salary range for this position is $63,787 - $65,000 annually.

A Day in the Life:

  • Provides one-on-one counseling to guide business owners through the process of completing required government forms for procurement opportunities, including certification and bidding in federal, state, and local government and major prime contractor markets.
  • Assist small businesses to determine their market niche in procurement opportunities with government entities and corporations.
  • Provide leads to clients on business opportunities.
  • Review bid opportunities including the use of SoftShare’s Bid Matching service.
  • Notify clients of bid opportunities, distribute to clients.
  • Schedule and deliver training workshops.
  • Counsel business owners on managerial and technical aspects of expanding small businesses into the government sector.
  • Facilitate and make referrals between entrepreneurs and professional service providers, referring clients, as appropriate to multiple partners.
  • Consult with government agencies and large corporations regarding procurement assistance programs for small business owners.
  • Effectively manage administrative assistant tasks.
  • Hold routine monthly office hours in various locations throughout the region as well as client on site visits.
  • Travel routinely throughout the geographic area served.
  • Attend various outreach and networking events throughout the region.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business, accounting, sales and marketing or a related field or equivalent procurement or business experience


  • 3 years of experience with progressively responsible positions in business and/or industry management.
  • Experience in the following computer systems: Excel, Word, PowerPoint. 
  • Maintain working knowledge of federal, state, and local contracting laws, regulations, certifications and rules.
  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR); various FAR Supplements; government contracting principles, tools, concepts, and contract types;  GSA acquisitions tools, schedules, purchasing programs, etc.; System for Award Management (SAM) registration, and small business certifications. 
  • Managing long term client engagements and projects.
  • Experience in both private and public sector.
  • Public speaking and/or teaching experience.
  • Strong communication skills.

Preferred Experience & Qualifications:

  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Certifications (Level 1, 2, or 3) and/or equivalent contracting certifications.
  • Previous Federal or State Acquisition/Procurement Experience.
  • Direct experience providing information, advice counsel and training to business is preferred.
  • Neoserra. 


  • Identify Client’s needs – ask questions to determine specific needs of the customer.
  • Analysis and Judgment – ability to analyze documents and situations and make reasonable judgments about next steps.
  • Client Education – help client understand processes and procedures that will enable them to meet their goals.
  • Persuasive Presentations –make compelling presentations. This includes both content and delivery.
  • Networking – ability to build relationships with a variety of people.
  • Team Orientation – ability to work in and support group activity.

The IEDC offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes:

Generous Paid Time Off:

  • 12 vacation days, 3 personal days, 9 sick days per year.
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 in election years.
  • Up to 2 days of paid community service leave.


  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans.
  • HSA annual Employer state contribution $1,124.76 for Single, $ 2,249.52 for Family.
  • Non-Tobacco usage credit $35 on medical insurance premium, each paycheck.
  • Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.


  • On-site health and medical services open to employees, spouses and dependents enrolled in a State Personnel Department medical plan Indianapolis location.
  • 24/7 access to licensed healthcare providers through LiveHealth Online.
  • Up to 8 free sessions with experienced consultant for holistic wellbeing through Employer Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Free health coaching for all employees, spouses, and dependents age 18 and older enrolled in State medical plan.
  • Employees and spouses eligible for ActiveHealth program can earn $500 ($1000 total) in gift card rewards.
  • Group life insurance: Basic, Supplemental, Voluntary AD&D, and Child/ Spouse Dependent; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance.

Work Life Flexibility

  • Hybrid working schedule.
  • Flex Time.

Plan Your Future

  • Choice of two fully funded pension plan (MyChoice and Hybrid).
  • Deferred Compensation: Hoosier START 457 and 401(a).

Learn and Grow with IEDC

  • Education reimbursement of up to $5,250 annually.
  • Free access to LinkedIn learning.

Paid Professional Development Opportunities

Qualified Employer for Public Service Forgiveness Loan

Parental Leave

  • 4 weeks of paid new parent leave for childbirth and adoption.
  • Up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year for family care, adoption, or childbirth.


  • Fun and engaging employee activities.
  • Employee Recognition programs.
  • Inclusive and respectful workplace.
  • Free downtown parking.
  • Commuter Reimbursement Benefits.

It is the policy of Indiana Economic Development Corporation to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Indiana Economic Development Corporation will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.


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