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    **THIS IS A PART OF THE SES PILOT PROGRAM, SEE INFORMATION/REQUIREMENTS BELOW**

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    Responsibilities

    The Director, Small Business Programs acts for and exercises authority of the Secretary of the Army in formulating and executing Army policies, goals and procedures for implementing economic acquisition programs, as set forth in Sections 8 and 15 of the Small Business Act and 10 U.S.C. as amended, and in other legislation, pertinent directives and Executive Orders. The Director, through a subordinate staff, manages, directs and supervises the program functions for which the office is responsible. Coordinates with and advises the Army Secretariat with respect to program policies and procedures. Provides program direction, staff supervision and guidance to Small Business Advisors at Army installations. Provides advice and guidance to Army Commands, and to subordinate commands and installations on all aspects of the Army Small Business programs. Provides staff guidance and assistance to Army agencies charged with conducting training on small business programs. Plans and supervises the development and issuance of program information and other assistance for Army activities and small businesses interested in Army acquisition. Advises on sections of publications and directives proposed by other DOD elements and by Army acquisition activities. Monitors Army major prime contractor's responsibility for small business subcontracting. In addition, also provides functional supervision of field personnel performing small business functions. The Director represents the Secretary of the Army at congressional Committee and Subcommittee hearings on small business, historically black colleges and universities and minority institutions (HBCUs/MIs), and other business matters. Presents information to support or clarify the Army position with respect to small business, economic utilization, acquisition policy, and regulations. Prepares material for the use by the Secretary and other Secretariat officials when they are appearing at such hearings. Serves as the Departmental focal point for responding to industrial, Congressional, and individual inquiries on small business, HBCUs/MIs, economic utilization and other business matters. Responses involve an explanation of the policy, procedures, and terms of conducting business with the Army in both the prime contract and subcontract areas. Serves as the Departmental focal point for the Small Business Administration. Meets with representatives of state and municipal governments with respect to the use of small business concerns in area re-development programs, and meets with commercial and industrial associations. He/she represents the Department of Army and, as required, the Department of Defense at industrial expositions and conferences; and fulfills speaking engagements at symposiums, schools, and conferences in support of economic business enterprise programs. Represents the Army in inter-agency communication with the Small Business Administration, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the Minority Business Development Agency (Department of Commerce), and other agencies and Presidential commissions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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