Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Washington D.C.
Jun 01, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position serves as the Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) and is located in the Department of the Treasury. The incumbent is appointed by, and reports directly to, the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. The primary functions of this position necessitate coordination, consultation, and program collaboration with the Assistant Secretary for Management (ASM), the Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, and the Senior Procurement Executive.

The incumbent in this position is responsible for the executive management and administration of programs that further the use of small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, and women owned small businesses, businesses located in historically underutilized business zones (HUB Zones), and service disabled veteran owned small businesses.

As a recognized expert and leader in small business procurement, the incumbent serves as the principal advisor to the Deputy Secretary, the ASM, and bureaus on matters relating to the development, evaluation, and implementation of small business procurement program policies and regulations. Additionally, the incumbent will provide authoritative advice and guidance; and recommend and establish positions for the Department of the Treasury and bureaus on small business programs.

Further, the incumbent will collaborate and consult with the Small Business Administration (SBA), notably with respect to the functions described in Sections 8 and 15 of the Small Business Act (P.L. 85-536).

  • Not Required

  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Initial appointments are required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
  • Financial disclosure is required.
  • To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must possess specialized experience at a senior level which demonstrates ability to perform the duties described above; including progressively responsible supervisory or managerial experience demonstrating ability to manage people and resources. Candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) separately. Candidates who choose not to address both the ECQ's and MTQ's separately will not be disqualified; but must ensure their resume addresses each sufficient for evaluation. Your responses and/or resume must demonstrate possession of these qualifications; typically acquired through education, experience or training, and reflect progressive development and achievement in managing the business operations of a large organization. Please provide examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and level of contacts. All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the relevance of their experience, education, training, self-development, honors, awards, and outside activities.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service (SES) and are in addition to the specific mandatory technical qualifications listed below. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at ECQs. Your response must be limited to two pages for each ECQ.

    ECQ 1 - Leading Change - The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.

    ECQ 2 - Leading People - The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.

    ECQ 3 - Results Driven - The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility.

    ECQ 4 - Business Acumen - The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management.

    ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions - The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): The MTQs describe the necessary technical knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to show clearly that the candidate possesses the required professional and technical qualifications and core qualification set forth below. Your response must be limited to two pages for each MTQ.

    MTQ 1- Demonstrated experience and proven success in effectively leading the promotion of, and increasing contracting activity with, certified small and other targeted business enterprises. Leadership experience and documented results may be demonstrated in any combination of the following roles: leadership position in an Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization; program manager, deputy program manager, or assistant program manager for Federal acquisition program or program; chief engineer, systems engineer, assistant engineer, or product support manager for Federal acquisition program; Federal contracting officer; small business technical advisor; contracts administrator for Federal Government contracts; attorney specializing in Federal procurement law; small business liaison officer; officer or employee who managed Federal Government contracts for a small business.

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen
    • This position may require a security clearance.
    • Financial disclosure is required.
    • Initial appointments require to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
    • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment".


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