Small Business Administration Commercial Marketing Representative, GS-1101-13 in Newark, New Jersey

Small Business Administration
1 vacancy in the following locations:
  • Newark, NJ
  • Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
  • Rochester, NY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 11/29/2016 (10 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 12/12/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

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. Although times have changed since the SBA was founded in 1953, the Agency's mission—to promote the growth of small business—has not. Today, SBA is more vital than ever. 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.

This is a Bargaining Unit Position

You must be a U.S. Citizen

You must successfully complete a background investigation.

You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period

Location: This position is located at the Small Business Administration, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, Office of Contract Assistance, Area 1 Office, which is located in Boston, MA with a post of duty at either the Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, the SBA New Jersey District Office in Newark, NJ or the SBA Branch District Office in Rochester, NY. Please select your desired location(s) when applying on line.

This announcement serves as a Merit and Delegated Examining Announcement. You will be asked to determine your eligibility for each during the questionnaire process when you apply on line.

  • Review and evaluate contractors' historical procurement records, current requirements, source lists and procurement plans and programs in order to identify potential subcontracting opportunities for small and small disadvantaged business firms. statements.

  • Identify and develop lists of small and small disadvantaged business sources in order to recommend alternative procurement sources to contractors for purchases currently being made to large business.

  • Review, evaluate and prepare reports on portfolio prime contractors' programs for subcontracting plans and make final determination of contractors' compliance with the requirements of Public Law 95-507 and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) policies.

  • Appeal subcontracting awards made to other than small business when the prime contractor fails to provide maximum practicable opportunities to previously identified qualified small business sources.

  • Perform plant surveys of small and small disadvantaged business firms to determine if they are qualified to produce and deliver in specified time frames, complex equipment and systems for subcontracting opportunities with prime contractors.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Local travel Is required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: GS-13: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service) obtained in either the private or public sector applying and interpreting knowledge of federal procurement small business laws, regulations, policies and procedures to support business for compliance with regulations pertaining to federal contracts or subcontracts and reaching conclusions that small businesses are eligible to compete for federal related contracts (i.e. Contract Development; Supplier Training; Supplier Development).

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's Qualifications web site.

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.

TIME-IN-GRADE: If you are a current career or career-conditional federal employee applying for promotion under Merit Promotion you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in positions at the next level lower than the position being filled

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.


Education may not be substituted for experience for this position

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS* :* A background investigation may be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

*CTAP/ICTAP APPLICANTS: *If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), you must submit proof of eligibility. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at: CTAP/ICTAP .

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the occupational questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. You can track the status of the application process through USAJOBSand will be notified of the outcome.


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Other Information

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For additional information click here .

Consistent with work requirements and current SBA Policy and all applicable provisions of the collective bargaining agreement with AFGE, the SBA offers employees opportunities to perform work at an alternative location (i.e., home).

Telework may be available. For information on Telework visit:

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement if additional vacancies occur within 180 days of the closing date.

*OTHER EVALUATIONS: *The Small Business Administration is committed to building a high-performing, 21st century workforce that possesses the following core attributes: cultural astuteness, technological proficiency, articulate, strong writing capabilities, superior conflict resolution skills, and exceptional presentation skills. Candidates should be prepared as they may be further evaluated on these attributes throughout the application and selection process.

Salary Range: $94,114.00 to $122,346.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1101-13/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 457378000

Job Announcement Number: 17-067-DB