Small Business Specialist

Department of Defense Redstone Arsenal, AL
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: ACQDEMO

This position is part of the Department of Defense .

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As a Small Business Specialist at the NH-1101-3 some of your typical work assignments may include:

* Working with program and contracting offices to conduct market research, develop acquisition and contracting strategies, assist in writing solicitation language, participate in Source Selection

* Assisting with planning and conducting MDA's SB Outreach Program, Mentor-Protege Program, Subcontracting Oversight Program, Socio-Economic Goaling Program, and assisting with market research

* Assisting in post award oversight to ensure small businesses are utilized to the maximum practical extent on Agency contracts

* Performing the functions and duties of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, specifically, in Sections 8 and 15 of the Small Business Act, FAR 19.201 and DFARS 219.201. Assesses, evaluates. and recommends whether an acquisition should be awarded as a Small Business (SB) set aside, an award under the 8(a) Program. a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HubZone) set aside, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) set aside, a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), or an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB).

* Advising, analyzing, and counseling MDA Director, Deputy Director, Executive Director and Deputy for Acquisition Management: MDA Acquisition, Program and Functional Managers; the DoD Office of Small Business Programs; the Small Business Administration (SBA); the Department of Commerce; and other Government agencies in carrying out the MDA's small business functions and duties.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1101 General Business And Industry

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a US citizen

* Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

* Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered

* Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

* This is a Drug Testing designated position

* Work Schedule: Fulltime

* Overtime: Occasionally

* Tour of Duty: Flexible

* Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

* Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt

* Financial Disclosure: Required

* Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible

* Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information


You may qualify at the NH-03 level if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH - 02/GS-11 grade level in the Federal service: Small Business Program policies and procedures and the various socioeconomic programs. Some examples include:

* Experience advising and assisting program managers (PMs) in the development of strategies to ensure maximum participation in prime and subcontracting for the following programs: small businesses (SB); small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs); women owned small businesses (WOSBs): SBs located in HUBZones; Veteran-Owned Small Businesses: SDV OSBs; or other Office of the Secretary of Defense-

designated socio-economic categories

* Developing strategies that maximize the use of small businesses on DoD contracts.

* Educating small businesses on how to do business with DoD activities and explaining what acquisitions are upcoming.

* Conducting market research to determine small business capabilities in support of acquisition planning for DoD contracts.

* Evaluating contractor performance of small business requirements contained in a contract.

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.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Note: A technical or business degree from an accredited college or university is highly desirable but not required for referral.