Job Overview

Summary

You may have heard GSA called 'the government's landlord', but GSA is about more than just buildings...We're a vehicle management and acquisition service...a real estate manager...an IT solutions provider...a global supply chain manager...and more! GSA provides innovative solutions for Federal agencies that include products, services, workspace, and expertise to build a more high-performing, efficient, sustainable, and transparent government for the American people. And, since our jobs are as diverse as the services we provide, GSA is a great place to start, build, and expand your career.

Location: General Services Administration, Office of Small Business Utilization, (OSBU), Atlanta, GA. 
 
GSA has been repeatedly named by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'. As a  Lead Small Business Specialist, you Champion opportunities for small business, and manage the Small Business Utilization program for the Southeast Sunbelt Region.  You will serve as an advocate for government-wide compliance with all federal laws, regulations and policies.
 GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including:

  • Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans)
  • Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from
  • Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs
  • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Transit and child care subsidies
  • Training and development

Duties

Advocates federal government-wide compliance with all federal laws, regulations, and policies designed to maximize the participation of all designated small business categories in the federal marketplace.
Serves as a member of the acquisition planning team, reviews acquisition plans, participates in procurement management reviews, contractor compliance reviews and source evaluation boards to ensure maximum practicable opportunities for small businesses on projects at the prime and subcontract levels.  Serves as expert advisor to GSA contracting officer's prime contractors and subcontractors to ensure compliance with subcontraction plans and procedures.  Reviews, approves or disapproves the GSA Form 2689 (Small Business Analysis Record).  Plans, conducts, promotes, and participates in numerous outreach events sponsored by GSA, Congressional or gubernatorial offices, other Federal agencies, states, cities, counties, professional and trade organizations, and chambers of commerce to promote and advance the small business programs. Is the point of contact for eSRS (Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System) for the region and assists contracting officers with the monitoring of small business achievements against contractors' plans.  Creates an environment that promotes innovation, and empowerment in utilizing small businesses to accomplish the Government's business. Provides direct support to the Regional Administrator and Regional Commissioners.  Serves as a primary program representative in meetings involving other internal and external organizations.  Serves as a point of contact for the small business community.  Provides individual counseling and assistance to industry and business concerns to enhance interest and participation in government procurement.
Performs other duties as assigned.