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Job Title:Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Treasury, Departmental Offices

Job Announcement Number:2013-170RC

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

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$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year


Friday, May 03, 2013 to Sunday, June 02, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US


Applications will be accepted from all sources. You do not need to be a current or former federal employee to apply; however, you must be a United States Citizen. NOTE: Veterans preference does not apply in the Senior Executive Service (SES).


The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history that dates back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. Come join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

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).


  • 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.


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  1. The Director shall serve as the principal advisor to the Deputy Secretary, the ASM, and the Treasury bureaus on planning, leading, coordinating, and evaluating small business participation in relation to Treasury procurement.   
  2. The Director has supervisory authority over personnel within the Office of the Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Provides leadership, direction in day-to-day operations and is responsible for the development and performance of staff members. 
  3. Formulates and leads innovative and leading edge strategies including policies, procedures, and guidelines for improving the participation of small businesses in procurement. 
  4. Supports annual goal setting for the Department in accordance with various public laws including P.L. 95-507 and P.L. 100-656, Executive Orders, and SBA requirements by:  a) developing and recommending appropriate Department goals for each of the small business program categories; b) negotiating with senior level SBA officials concerning Department goals, and c) working with Treasury Bureaus to establish individual bureau goals. 
  5. Provides support to Treasury Bureaus to achieve individual bureau goals and monitors and reports on progress toward achievement of goals.  
  6. Advises the Deputy Secretary and the ASM on the impact of the policies and regulations of the Department on small businesses.  
  7. Reviews procedures and criteria for the appointment of bureau small business specialists with small business program responsibilities and reviews individual activities of these personnel in regard to the execution of their small business program activities. 
  8. Conducts annual reviews to assess the status of Treasury procurements to ensure small businesses receive a fair share, which includes working with SBA procurement center representatives and bureaus to determine the procurements that should be set-aside for small businesses or the 8(a) program. 
  9. Trains and educates agency employees whose duties and functions relate to Sections 8 and 15 of the Small Business Act.
  10. Conducts outreach, liaison, source listings, and seminars for small businesses and publishes required informational brochures and documents.
  11. Identifies proposed solicitations that involve significant bundling of procurement requirements, and works with the ASM and the Department’s acquisition officials to revise the procurement strategies for such solicitations, where appropriate, to increase the probability of participation by small businesses as prime contractors, or to facilitate small business participation as subcontractors and suppliers, if a solicitation or bundled procurement is to be issued.
  12. Assists small business concerns to obtain payments, required late payment interest penalties, or information regarding payments due from the Department, in conformity with Chapter 39 of Title 31.
  13. Reviews and advises the Department on any decision to convert an activity performed by a small business to an activity performed by a Federal Employee.
  14. Submits to the Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate  audit reports describing: 1) the training provided by the Director to small business concerns and procurement specialists in the most recently completed fiscal year; 2) the percentage of the budget of the Director used for such training in the most recently completed fiscal year; 3) the percentage of the budget of the Director used for travel in the most recently completed fiscal year.
  15. As required, the Director will represent the agency in interagency and external meetings, as well as through outreach events including speeches, training, panel participation and other forum that are of substantial interest to the OSDBU and the public.
  16. In collaboration with the Senior Procurement Executive, supports efforts to ensure that other Treasury-wide acquisition improvement goals are met and that operations and business activities are in compliance with policies and guidelines through program reviews, evaluations, and on-site surveys.
  17. In collaboration with the Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, supports efforts for increased participation of small minority and women-owned businesses in the programs of the Department, including tracking data and coordinating technical assistance to such businesses.

The work involves administering, managing, and executive oversight of the Department’s small business programs.  These duties require ensuring the planning, design, directing/evaluating of small business affairs for the Department and Bureaus in the areas of procurement, vendor outreach, and education and awareness.


The work is independent but complicated by the wide range of customers and constituents including Treasury and SBA executives, professional organizations, and the media.  Personal contacts are with all levels of the Department, the Treasury bureaus, other Federal agencies, Congressional staff, corporate leaders, and high level government officials.


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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 and are in addition to the specific technical qualifications listed above. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at ECQs

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.


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; or employee who managed Federal Government contracts for a small business.

This position does not have an education requirement. Candidates must have specialized experience at a level close to the duties of this job, that has given you the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties described. Typically specialized experience is within this field or a field that is closely related.

Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. You will need to provide the information annually.


Your application will be evaluated by a Merit Staffing Panel on the basis of the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as reflected in your resume and narrative statements. Based on the Panels evaluation of your application against the qualification required by the position; the top rated candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.
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Employment with The Department of the Treasury's, Office of General Counsel offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in a Federal retirement system.  To find out more about benefits offered to Federal employees, please visit



EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Legal and Regulatory Guidance.

Social Security Number: Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials, will result in your application not being processed.

Privacy Act: Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

Signature: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

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. The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application. Please do not place your application in a notebook or binder. For further information pertaining to the SES, applicants are encourage to visit: SES

Financial Disclosure: All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct, that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. Upon hire, and on an annual basis thereafter, the incumbents of some positions may be required to file financial disclosure reports. The incumbents may be prohibited from holding certain financial interests. Individuals selected for positions that require financial disclosure will be informed prior to accepting the position that financial disclosure will be a requirement.


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You must submit your application and supplemental documents online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. Supplemental documentation may also be submitted by email and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The following outlines our application process: 1. REGISTER (ON-LINE) - You must create a user account at in order to apply. When you select the "Apply On-line" button at the bottom of this page, you will be taken directly to this registration section. If you have already registered, simply log in with your user name and password.

2. RESUME (ON-LINE) - You must create or upload your resume on-line or you will not be considered. Creating your resume using the USAJOBS' Resume Builder allows you to create a uniform resume that provides all of the information required by government agencies. Your registration information and resume will automatically be transferred to the system used by Treasury.

3. RESPOND TO QUESTIONS (ON-LINE) - The first time you apply, you will be asked several general questions before proceeding to the assessment questions for the vacancy you have selected. If you have applied before, you will be given the option either to update the general information, or to proceed directly to the assessment questions. Respond online to the application questions. Check the box indicating you would like a copy of your application emailed to you, and click "Finished". If you have successfully submitted your on-line application, you will see a screen telling you that your application has been sent. If you do not see these words, you have not successfully completed your application. If you wish to edit your application, you may return to USAJOBS and re-apply; previous responses will be saved and can be updated. Be sure to click "Finished" and look for the screen indicating your application was sent. You may edit your information until midnight EST of the announcement close date.

4. SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION - You must email or upload any supplemental documentation requested to the contact listed below. Supplemental materials must be received no later then the closing date of the announcement. Failure to submit the required documentation within the specified time frame will result in loss of consideration. Make sure you include the announcement number for this position. If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by email:, no later then noon ET on the announcement's closing date.


If you are a current, retired or former Federal employee, you must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify your status. If you sucessfully completed the SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) please provide a copy of your certificate. All required documentation must be provided on or by the closing date of the vacancy.


Rosemarie Crawford
Phone: 202-622-2514
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Departmental Offices (DO)
Please see "How to Apply" section
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once your application is received it will be evaluated by the HR Specialist and rated and ranked by a merit staffing panel. The panel will make recommendations to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview. All applicants will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their application once a final selection is made.

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