Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 27, 2022
Closes
Jan 30, 2022
Function
Analyst, Business
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Ensures that the Office of Business Development's strategic plan, mission, vision, and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team's objectives and work.
  • Reviews all recommendations from staff regarding appropriate action on 8(a) contract actions such as, release of 8(a) requirements, Bona Fide Office, Waivers (Threshold, Business Activity Targets, Contract Terminations, etc.) and provide recommendations for approval/denial.
  • Assists in developing policies and plans for strengthening the Agency's 8(a) Business Development program and for ways and means to target Federal procurement dollars to flow to 8(a) firms.
  • Lead 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program. Providing oversight and direction on the delivery and assistance to eligible small business through grants/cooperative agreements and contracts.
  • Implement and design programs to maximize and strengthen businesses utilizing the 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program.
  • Works directly with the Office of General Counsel to assure all recommendations are legally appropriate and in accordance with statutory, regulatory and policy requirements.
  • Implements outreach efforts to promote an appropriate geographical and industrial mix of participants in the 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program.
  • Conducts and/or participates in seminars, conferences and workshops providing leadership and advice eliciting support and participation of SBA offices, other Federal agencies, private sector businesses and organizations for the benefit and participation of small and disadvantaged firms in the 8(a) program.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period.
  • Due to COVID-19, the SBA is currently in an expanded telework status. If selected, you may be permitted to temporarily telework from a location outside the official duty station described in this announcement.
  • Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed in this announcement. At that time, you will be eligible to request telework in accordance with the SBA's telework and office policies.
  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please see Next Steps for more information on this Executive Order.


Qualifications

GS-14: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service) obtained in either the private or public sector which demonstrates experience providing analysis and evaluation of contracting matters in order to develop policy, procedures, guidance and control for subordinate contracting activities; and conducting studies, analyzing data, and monitoring internal operating procedures in order to recommend improvements.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's Qualifications web site:

General Business and Industry

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

TIME-IN-GRADE: If you are a current career or career-conditional federal employee applying for promotion under Merit Promotion you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in positions at the next level lower than the position being filled

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 01/28/2022.

Education

Education may not be substituted for experience for this position.

Additional information

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire

Career and InterAgency Career Transition Assistance Programs:
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) is a program that helps "surplus" or "displaced" federal employees improve their chances of finding a new job in their current agency (intra-agency, i.e. SBA employees only).

Inter-Agency Career Transition Assistance (ICTAP) is a program that helps "surplus" or "displaced" federal employees improve their chances of finding a new job at another agency (inter-agency; i.e. not applying to their current or former agency).

You are eligible for CTAP/ICTAP if:
1. You are a current federal employee who meets the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee meaning you have received official notice that your job is no longer needed or that you will lose your job by Reduction-in-Force (RIF).
2. Your agency, or the agency to which you are applying, is accepting applications from within or outside of the permanent workforce.
3. The position to which you are applying MUST BE in the Local Commuting Area of the position of record from which you are being displaced.
4. You meet the qualifications and other requirements of the job for which you are applying. This includes being rated as well-qualified for the position (score of 85 or better based on your responses to the competencies and associated questions listed within the assessment).

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For additional information visit www.sss.gov .

Consistent with work requirements and current SBA Policy, and all applicable provisions of the collective bargaining agreement with AFGE the SBA offers employees opportunities to perform work at an alternative location (e.g. home).

Telework may be available. For information on Telework visit: http://www.telework.gov/

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement if additional vacancies occur within 180 days of the date the certificates were issued.