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Job Title:Technology Policy Analyst

Agency:Small Business Administration

Job Announcement Number:13-119-PF

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Thursday, March 14, 2013 to Thursday, March 28, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location:
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US Citizens and Status Candidates


This position is located at the Small Business Administration, Office of Investment & Innovation, Office of Innovation and Technology, which is located in Washington, DC. 

Become a part of an Agency that touches the lives of every American! We are the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and for over 50 years, we have successfully served the Nation's small business owners.  Consider a career with SBA to assist in managing a range of programs and products to sustain America's small business during this new era of economic responsibility.   We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace.   We represent a highly skilled and motivated workforce and welcome those interested in furthering our mission. The SBA offers generous federal government health benefits, flexible work schedules and leave, and promotes a work-life balance.

Travel and Relocation: Travel and relocation expenses will NOT be paid.   (Any travel transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected Candidates.)

This announcement serves as a Merit and Delegated Examining Announcement.  You will be asked to determine your eligibility for each during the questionnaire process when you apply on line. 


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation and credit check.
  • You may be required to service a one-year probationary period.
  • Occasional evening and weekend travel may be required.


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You will serve as an expert in assessment and formulation of policy affecting: (1) technological innovation and commercialization within the small business research and development community; (2) technology transfer; (3) technology needs of small businesses; (4) technology initiatives involving diverse public and private sector partners such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal-Affiliated Colleges and Universities; (5) international technology transfer and commercialization of domestic innovation abroad; and (6) intellectual property, including patents and copyrights.


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You must have one year specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. Specialized experience must be equivalent to at least the next lower grade level for the occupation.

GS-14:  One year of specialized equivalent to the GS-13 grade level which included evaluating and interpreting Science, Technology and National policies or proposed regulations involving divergent views and opinions and presenting the consequences of adopting them in written format.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.   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 web site at

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

Education may not be substituted for experience for this position

REQUIREMENTS:  All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), you must submit proof of eligibility. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: CTAP/ICTAP .

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS :   A background security investigation may be required for all new hires.   Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.   Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.



Applicants meeting basic qualification requirements will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Occupational Questionnaire.   To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link:    View Assessment Questions.   You will be rated based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The occupational questions relate to the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) required to do the work of this position:

  • Knowledge of the process by which new technology-based products are developed and commercialized by small business;
  • A thorough knowledge of legislation (i.e. Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980; Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982; National Competitivesness Technology Transfer Act of 1989; Defense Conversion, Reinvestment and Transition Assistance Act of 1991; Small Business Technology Transfer Act of 1992;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal, state, and local technology programs;
  • Knowledge of the federal procurement process as it relates to acquisition of research and development, relationship among Federal agencies, and the congressional processes;
  • Skill in making presentations and communicating with a variety of audiences;
  • Ability to express thoughts clearly, logically, and accurately in situations that vary in nature and require effective written and oral expression.

For Delegated Examining (all US Citizens), your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method based on your responses to the assessment questions.  You will receive a score based on the responses to the assessment questions (to view the questions click here  View Assessment Questions.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  If you meet basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:


1. Best-Qualified: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume. 
2. Well-Qualified: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, training, and education as applicable, as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume. 
3. Qualified: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training, as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume. 

Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated.  Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.

Merit Promotion and Non-competitive applicants will  not be evaluated using Category Rating.  Applicants meeting basic requirements will further be evaluated on the information provided in the occupational questionnaire. 


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Working for SBA offers a number of really exciting flexibilities. The Federal government offers a number of other exceptional benefits to its employees. The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here


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 click here


Telework is available.




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Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions will affect your rating.    If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.  

 To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé - must contain the following information: 

  • Name, address, telephone number, email address;
  • Supervisor's contact information, if applicable.  Indicate if you would prefer to be notified before your supervisor is contacted.
  • Job Title (if Federal Service, provide series and grade; if not in GS plan, provide GS equivalent grade)
  • If qualifying based on related paid/unpaid (i.e. volunteer service) experience:  (Provide beginning/ending dates (mm/dd/yy to mm/dd/yy);
  • Work Schedule - ex. Full Time, Part Time (provide number of hours)

    ·     Should you submit multiple resumes, only the latest uploaded resume will be reviewed.

    2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
    3. Additional Required Documents as listed below.  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) Thursday, March 28, 2013.  To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.   If you have questions contact Peggy A. Flores within 24 hours prior to the closing date of the announcement.
    Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: .

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page Cover Page using the following   858271 Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. Failure to use the cover page  or correct vacancy ID may result in your application not being considered.

    Applications will only be accepted online or by fax.   If you are unable to apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire ,
    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire 1203FX , and
    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1 -478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  The vacancy ID is  858271.  If you need assistance applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at 


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:  In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms, if applicable. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all documents are legible.


    ·       A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing 'Tenure' in block 24 and "Position Occupied" in block 34.     

    ·        If you are claiming Veterans status, you must submit a copy all required documents supporting your claim 


    ·       To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (severely disabled, Peace Corps, ICTAP, VRA), you must submit all required documentation supporting your claim.

                                   Special Appointing Authorities

    Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 (showing the characterization of service) or other proof of service to receive consideration for veterans preference.   For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


    Peggy A. Flores
    Phone: (303)844-7796
    Agency Information:
    Small Business Administration
    721 19th Street
    Denver, CO


    Once the occupational questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.   You can track the status of the application process through Application Manager and will be notified of the outcome.

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