Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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The Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is located in the Office of the Administrator (OA). OSBP provides advice and counsel on policy development, planning, coordination, and other matters as they relate to small and disadvantaged business programs. The Director reports directly to the Deputy Administrator.
The Office of Small Business Programs supports the protection of human health and the environment by advocating and advancing the business, regulatory, and environmental compliance concerns of small and socio-economically disadvantaged businesses, and minority academic institutions. It establishes policies, guidance and assistance to small and disadvantaged businesses, including small businesses in rural areas, minority businesses, women–owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and other socio-economically disadvantaged businesses and minority academic institutions. OSBP directs the activities of the Asbestos Small Business Ombudsman and the Procurement Opportunities Support Team.
The Office of Small Business Programs develops policies and procedures to aid these business entities with the assistance of the Office of Acquisition Management in the Office of Administration and Resources Managementandthe Grants, Contracts, and the General Law Division in the Office of General Counsel. It is responsible for the collection of data and monitoring the effectiveness of the program, and serves as the principal focal point between EPA and the Minority Business Development Agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The incumbent has knowledge of and experience with applying the Small Business Act, as amended by P.L. 95-507, under Sections 8 and 15. The incumbent must have excellent communications skills and the ability to work with other EPA offices, the EPA regions, stakeholder groups, and the general public on a range of topics of interest the Agency’s Small Business programs and goals. The incumbent must maintain a continuous awareness of the major national policies relating to the small and disadvantaged business programs of EPA and the policies and programs supported and advocated by the Congress and the Administration in order to provide sound and reliable interpretations, advice, and recommendations to the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, Chief of Staff, and the Deputy Chief of Staff.
- Occasional Travel
- This position involves occasional travel.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- Pre-employment drug testing is required.