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Announcement Number:
MS-19-HRC-BOC-174
Hiring Agency:
Labor, Ofc Asst Sec Admin and Management
Position Title:
Small Business Advisor
Open Period:
05/13/2019 - 05/27/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 1101 12
Salary:
USD $83,398 - USD $108,422
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-Time
Promotion Potential:
GS-13
Promotion Potential Explanation:
There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the need for an employee promoted to the higher level, and supervisory approval.
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
Robert White
202-693-2457
White.Robert.T@dol.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Land & base management
• Military spouses
• Veterans
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Permanent
Marketing:
About the Agency
Summary:

The incumbent serves as a Small Business Advisor. This position is located in the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Business Operations Center (BOC), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM). OSDBU is responsible for the administration, implementation, and oversight of the Department of Labor's small buisness programs. 


This position is inside the bargaining unit.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

Major Duties include but are not limited to the following:


Participates in designing, administering and monitoring the Department’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization program.


Serves as a liaison and technical advisor for OSDBU and ensures instructions or directions on priorities, methods, deadlines and quality have been met. 


Conducts outreach, liaison and seminars for small businesses and provide accurate and current information on how it relates to the OSDBU’s mission and impacts DOL’s procurement actions, for the purpose of evaluating overall program accomplishments.


Analyzes and evaluates regulations, reports and other documents relating to DOL’s small disadvantaged business program, facilitate changes in existing practices and/or develops new approaches assisting program officials in achieving target goals.


Conducts briefings and presentations to audiences at professional conferences, workshops and other formal gatherings of professionals on information and guidance of applicable laws and regulations and changes related to the Small Business Utilization Program.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.  

Key Requirements:
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Position is Non-Sensitive/Low Risk
  • Education Requirements:

    EDUCATION MAY  NOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-12 LEVEL. 

    Evaluations:

    Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

    Technical - Knowledge of the overall operating concepts, policies and regulations relating to small, small disadvantaged, women-owned, HUBZone, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses for the purpose of evaluating overall program accomplishments and contributions.  


    Program and Administration - Knowledge with the Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Program and how it relates to the OSDBU’s mission and impacts DOL’s procurement actions, for the purpose of evaluating overall program accomplishments, executing special projects, developing strategies, coordinating with program areas and disseminating information to small businesses. 


    Policies and Procedures - Knowledge of policy relating to the small business utilization programs, federal procurement regulations and supplemental agency procurement policies.


    Written Communication - Skill in producing written correspondence that is clear, concise, and organized for the intended audience.


    Interpersonal Skills - Skill in making presentations and briefings to groups within and outside the organization, general public, senior management officials, and other professional gatherings.



    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

    Qualifications:

    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal Service.


    Specialized experience is defined as experience in providing research and fact-finding activities to support small business related matters.  Examples of specialized experience include: participating in planning and market research strategies, small business socio-economic programs, small business outreach activities, conference and training events, and providing guidance for improving small business utilization efforts.


     

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
    Review our Benefits
    Other Information:

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section.

    Note: If you are unsure, refer to your last or most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or ask your servicing Human Resources Specialist.)  If you don’t know what type of appointment you are on, you may find copies of your SF-50s in your electronic personnel folder (eOPF).

    Follow the steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST  be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations.

    SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT!  For help, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/.  

    STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including Resume and Saved Documents
    Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.  FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.


    STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS)
    Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov  that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button .  For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the bottom of the announcement.  Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page.  You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application.  At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.





    STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)
    On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”.  Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page.  The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions.  The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.




    STEP 4 – On the “Review and Submit” step, click “Submit Application”
    The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.

    STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.

    Required Documents:

    The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.  Also, do not upload password protected documents. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document.  

    The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

    ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action” which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying.   Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.  

    *WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

    - Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted.  If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended.  Applies to current and former Federal employees.

    - Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328.  For more information, click here.


    The following documents are required if applicable:



    - Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility.

    - DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

    - Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents - Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):

    (a) Military Spouses (MISP)

    - Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

    Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

    Next Steps:

    Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration.  Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.  A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

    For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide.  To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions.