Full Time

Business Opportunity Specialist, Historically Underutilized Business Zones at Small Business Administration

Fields: government, economics, business, rural,

Location: DC,

About the Organization: Are you excited by the idea of helping to support $39 billion in small business financing and setting proper conditions to stimulate America’s economic growth? SBA has been a leader in small business development for more than 60 years. In an increasingly globalized economy, we tackle challenges confronted by the small business community across geographic boundaries. We work in collaboration with partner organizations and using cutting-edge technologies and well-tested best practices to multiply our impact on small businesses.

America’s 28 million small businesses are the engine of job creation and economic growth in this country, creating nearly two out of every three new jobs in the United States and employing over half the nation’s workforce. SBA ensures that these businesses have the tools and resources required to start and expand their operations, and create jobs that support a growing economy and strengthen America’s middle class. The SBA and entrepreneurs drive American competitiveness and help grow the economy. Picture yourself at SBA.

About the Position: As a Business Opportunity Specialist you will review and process applications, recertifications, de-certifications, program exams, protest and withdrawals for the HUBZone program.

Special Requirements/Qualifications: GS-07: Bachelor’s degree and Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) – (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average (2.95 or higher as recorded on an official transcript, or as based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum) or (3) honor society membership; OR
Successful completion of one full academic year of progressively higher level graduate education with coursework related to the position to be filled.
AND One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service, obtained in either the private or public sector: assisting in the review of program applications for accuracy, completeness, conformance to established laws, regulations, procedures, rules and guidelines.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g. professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Estimated Salary: $45,972 to $73,105 + benefits

Deadline: August 28, 2018

Apply Here:
Small Business Administration


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