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Job Title:  Deputy District Director, GS-0340-14
Agency:  Small Business Administration
Job Announcement Number:  13-174-VB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$96,690.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Little Rock, AR United StatesView Map
US Citizens and Status Candidates


 This is a bargaining unit office.


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 the range of programs and products sustaining 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.


This position is located at the Small Business Administration, Arkansas District Office, Executive Direction Division, which is located in Little Rock, AR.  This position is ideal for an experienced, mid-career professional seeking enhanced professional development, a teamwork environment and recognition for excellent performance.  The SBA offers generous federal government health benefits, flexible work schedules and leave, and promotes work-life balance. 


This announcement serves as a Merit Promotion and All Sources announcement.  You will be asked to determine your eligibility for each during the questionnaire process when you apply online.



  • You must successfully complete a background investigation and credit check.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period


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Assist in and share with the District Director the responsibility for managing and directing the daily operations of the District Office with special emphasis on program effectiveness and maximum District goal attainment.  These programs include lender relations, business development, entrepreneurial development, community development, management assistance, 8 (a) business development, international trade, supporting legal and administrative services, and the advocacy program. 


Represent the District Director and speak for him/her and commit the district to courses of action in meetings and negotiations with Federal agencies, state, and local officials, leaders of civic and financial groups and banking community, trade associations and various business, civic and private organizations which includes working with the press, local radio and television stations. 


Participate with the District Director in publicizing SBA programs of assistance to small business concern throughout the district and/or state.  Assist the District Director in administering the operations of SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Business), Small Business Development Centers, and the Women's Business Centers in the District. 


Assist the District Director in district internal administrative functions of the District Office, which include personnel, budget, work measurement, and manpower utilization.  You will work with the community leaders and state and local government officials on the Agency's special initiatives by advising them of procedures necessary to receive assistance.  This requires an in depth knowledge of the Agency programs. 


As a supervisor your responsibilities will include:  make decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors; advise the District Director on problems which impact on operating programs; evaluate subordinate supervisors and review evaluations made by supervisors on other employees; make recommendations for non-supervisory and supervisory positions; hears group grievances and reviews serious disciplinary cases and disciplinary problems involving key employees when they may occur.


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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. You must meet these qualifications by the closing date of this announcement. 


GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level performing the following:

·   Experience in developing and communicating the strategy and direction of a team; and

·     Leading or supervising the day-to-day operations of a team which must include business development, marketing and outreach; and

·    One of the following: financial, lending, procurement, economic development or human resource matters; and  

Experience must demonstrate leading individuals for achieving team goals and objectives.

Education may not be substituted for experience for this position.

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   


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 TAG: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 qualification requirements will further be evaluated on the information provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link TAG:View Assessment Questions.  You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the questionnaire.


You will be evaluated using the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Skill in providing effective leadership, management and oversight required to optimize the deployment of programs and services and to achieve goals.
  2. Skill in strategic planning and implementation of a plan to achieve specifically identified goals.
  3. Knowledge of business development, management, technical assistance and marketing strategies.
  4. Skill in writing to develop information programs for diverse audiences of various levels of understanding and sophistication.
  5. Skill in conceptualizing, preparing and conducting a variety of oral presentations (such as workshops, lectures, formal training and impromptu speeches) to influence the acceptance of programs, services or special interests.


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Working for SBA offers a number of really exciting benefits and flexibilities. To find out more about Federal benefit programs click here


If you are applying for a special selection priority under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), submit the following proof of your eligibility:  Your reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a Standard Form 50 reflecting your RIF separation, or notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area.  You must meet the definition of well-qualified for special selection priority by SBA, (see how you will be evaluated section of this announcement for more information). Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .


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.   See .


Teleworking: 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 (i.e., home).







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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 complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Wednesday, May 01, 2013to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

  • A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing 'Tenure' and "Position Occupied' (if applying under Merit Promotion/Non-Competitive)
  • If you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 Member 4 copy) or Certificate of Release.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or Certificate of Release, an Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference (SF-15) and the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or any branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability.
  • To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (severely disabled, Peace Corps, ICTAP, VRA), you must submit all required documentation supporting your claim. 


Valerie Baughman
Phone: (303)844-7795
Agency Information:
Small Business Administration
721 19th Street
Denver, CO


Once the online 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.  We expect to make a job offer within 40 days of the closing date of this announcement.  You will be notified through Application Manager of the outcome.


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