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    Summary

    This is a bargaining-unit position.
    This is not a (drug) testing designated position (TDP).

    The Business Opportunity Specialist (BOS) serves as a member of the Massachusetts District Office team and is responsible for the full scope of the agency's government contracting and business development programs, as well as developing and conducting outreach and training to strengthen and improve business opportunities for eligible small businesses in the District.

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    Responsibilities

    • Program Compliance and 8(a) Business Development: Completing all assigned 8(a) Annual Reviews and Mentor Protégé/Joint Venture agreements and other programmatic support activities such as other letters, change of ownership requests, waivers and resolving contracting issues.
    • Implement and optimize impact and effectiveness of the 8(a) Business Development Program, Small Disadvantaged Business Certification Program (SBD), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), Women/Economically Disadvantaged Owned Small Business (WOSB/EDWOSB) Program, Service Disabled Veteran (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) Program and other small business certification and assistance programs.
    • Training and Outreach: Public speaking is required to conduct or participate in training and outreach activities such as training 8(a) participants, contracting officers, and SBA Resource Partners.
    • Small Business Opportunity Assistance: Provide assistance with small businesses, procuring entities, collaborative partners, resource partners and the general public regarding SBA programs and services.
    • Business Development: Reviews firms' annual business plans and assists with increasing revenue and business development.
    • Ensure SBA's strategic plan and mission are communicated and achieved by the team by leading or coaching the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods; identifying, distributing and balancing workload within team;and arranging for professional development and training opportunities.
    At the GS-12 level, operate with a high degree of independence in administering the portfolio of 8(a) businesses and function more independently and with less supervision than GS-9/11 team members. As authorized by the District Director (DD), Deputy District Director or supervisor/team lead, serve as a Senior Staff Mentor (SSM) by providing technical oversight, consultation and training to lower-graded specialists and/or other District Office staff in certain areas such as, but not limited to, contractor or government organizations visits, SBA programs and services training and inquiry response facilitation

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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