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Business Opportunity Specialist

Company name

U.S. Small Business Administration

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Salary

USD 68036

Location

Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Apr 18,2018

Posted on

Apr 17,2018
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Business Opportunity Specialist Duties: The candidate will build effective relationships with a portfolio of small business CEOs; gaining awareness of the needs, goals and challenges faced by firms and recommending options and solutions. Will complete all assigned 8 (a) Annual Reviews and Mentor Protégé/Joint Venture agreements and other programmatic support activities such as offer letters, change of ownership requests, waivers, and resolving contracting issues. Implement and optimize impact and effectiveness of the 8(a) Business Development Program, Small Disadvantaged Business Certification Program (SBD), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Women/Economically Disadvantaged Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB) Program, Service Disabled Veteran (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) Program and other small business certification and assistance programs. Public speaking is required to conduct or participate in training and outreach activities such as training 8(a) participants, contracting officers, and Agency Resource Partners. Provide training and entrepreneurial coaching to small businesses regarding federal socioeconomic government contracting programs requiring certification. Provide assistance with small businesses, procuring entities, collaborative partners, resource partners and the general public regarding Agency programs and services. Review firms' annual business plans and assists with increasing revenue and business development.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications
For GS-11: The candidate must have 1 year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level) in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector which includes at least three of the following four skill sets with minimal supervision: applying knowledge of federal procurement laws, regulations, policies, and procedures when recruiting, training, educating or developing businesses interested in doing business with the government or prime contractors (e.g. Supplier Training, Supplier Development); assisting staff working with government entities and prime contractors to support the accomplishment of their business goals (e.g. Needs Assessment, Requirements Development, Assessment of Business Capabilities, Acquisition Planning); promoting an organization's programs and services through outreach and marketing; and/or assisting staff to link and match the needs of organizations (government organizations or prime/sub-contractors) to the capabilities of businesses (e.g. Market Research, Supplier Selection, Networking Sessions).

For GS-12: The candidate must have 1 year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 grade level) in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector which demonstrates the ability working independently and includes all of the following: applying knowledge of federal procurement laws, regulations, policies, and procedures when recruiting, training, educating or developing businesses interested in doing business with the government or prime contractors (e.g. Supplier Training, Supplier Development); and working with government entities and prime contractors to support the accomplishment of their business goals (e.g. Needs Assessment, Requirements Development, Assessment of Business Capabilities, Acquisition Planning); and promoting an organization's programs and services through outreach and marketing; and linking and matching the needs of organizations (government organizations or prime/sub-contractors) to the capabilities of businesses (e.g. Market Research, Supplier Selection, Networking Sessions).

Education Requirement: In addition to the minimum qualification/experience listed above must have a four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, in any field;
OR
At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

For GS-11 : A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M in an accredited college or university related to the position to be filled (i.e. business, finance, accounting).

Combination of Experience and Education:
For GS-11: Combination of education and experience as specified above. For example, an applicant who has 1.5 full years of Ph.D. level education (i.e. 50% of education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level as described above (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equate to 100% of the required experience for the position.

Note: This job is open to career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL); federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee; federal employees - competitive service; current or former competitive service federal employees; individuals with disabilities; military spouses; Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista; and veterans.

Application Deadline: April 27, 2018.

Additional info

Announcement Number: 18-210-CS. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more information.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
U.S. Small Business Administration
409 3rd Street, SW
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 303-844-7800

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