Small Business Expert Contracting Specialist/IESBDC (UEC)
California State University, San Bernardino
Location: San Bernardino, California
Internal Number: 3387907
Small Business Expert Contracting Specialist/IESBDC (UEC) California State University, San Bernardino
Job No: 507764 Work type: Auxiliary Categories: Excluded, Administrative, At-Will, Part Time, Counselor (Non-instructional Faculty)
About University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB
(This is not a state position)
University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB ('UEC') supports the university's educational mission by providing quality services that complement the instructional program. The University depends upon UEC to provide services that cannot be supported with state funds. We're responsible for business enterprises on campus including, but not limited to, dining, bookstore, convenience store, and vending services. We also serve as the grantee for federal, state, and local funding for research and sponsored projects.
Temporary, part time, non-benefited position through 9/30/2022 (Appointment may be renewed annually based upon availability of funds, availability of work and satisfactory job performance).
Location: Riverside and San Bernardino Counties
Salary: $40-$50 per hour.
Program Description: SBA Cares extension project.
Up to 19 hours per week. Schedule to be arranged, but typically, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm though some nights, weekend work may be required.
First Review Deadline
This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning 01/03/2022.
Under minimal supervision of the Director, the Small Business Expert-Contracting Specialist will work independently to:
Guide businesses through the process of finding, bidding, and performing on government contracts and sub-contracts.
Guide businesses through the process of assessing their capacity/suitability for government contracting.
Assist businesses with government registrations (i.e. www.sam.gov) and certifications (SBA's Hubzone, 8a, etc.) related to selling to the government, finding opportunities, marketing to government buyers, bidding, getting paid, proposal development, interpretation of regulations, and more. Assistance is provided primarily through workshops and one-on-one counseling with the businesses by phone, in person or virtual meetings or by email.
Coordinate workshops and events that increase knowledge of government contracting.
Review and disseminate bid opportunities and subcontracting opportunities to clients.
Develop and maintain relationships with federal, state, and local government agencies and prime contractors.
Develop and maintain relationships with other business resource providers throughout the region.
Meet or exceed individual and team program goals for number of counseling sessions, events, etc.
Collaborate with other SBDC counselors throughout the state and region to share best practices.
Participate in training events that are relevant to the needs of clients and/or required by funder.
Education: Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in Business Administration AND at least three (3) years of procurement related work experience. Candidates with no bachelor's degree but with at least five (5) years or more experience in a procurement related field experience will also be considered.
Experience: Previous small business program experience as a counselor/advisor, Previous government contracting experience as a buyer, purchasing agent or contract manager, Working knowledge of governmental procurement registrations, programs, regulations, processes, administration, and marketing. Experience with NeoSerra, or similar CRM, System for Award Management (SAM), VA Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE), etc. Experience as a contracting officer for a federal government agency, or Experience in establishing economic development, community, and business relationships. Knowledge of small business operations, especially in the area of financing, insurance, bonding, and market analysis. Experience building networks within state and local governments. Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment and exercise a collaborative approach to work.
Additionally, applicants must demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas: Strong communication (oral, written and editing) skills to make professional presentations in front of various sized and diverse audiences. Ability to conduct independent research of government marketplace and online government systems (i.e., registrations, history etc.). Ability to learn complicated material and create concise curriculum for adult learners. Skilled in the use of various common PC tools, i.e., databases, spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and word processing (Microsoft Word). Ability to work independently.
Bilingual Spanish Speaking
Working knowledge of governmental procurement registrations, programs, regulations, processes, administration, and marketing.
Experience with NeoSerra, or similar CRM, System for Award Management (SAM), VA Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE), etc.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB is committed to a diverse workforce and affirmative action, and is an equal opportunity employer. UEC maintains and promotes a policy of non-discrimination and non-harassment on the basis of race, sex, gender, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic characteristics, status as a disabled veteran, or disabled veteran of the Vietnam era.
To view the UEC Affirmative Action Program, please contact UEC Human Resources at (909) 537-7589 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm.
As an equal opportunity employer, University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB (UEC) is committed to a diverse workforce. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access UEC's career website as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling UEC's Human Resources Manager at 909-537-7589.
UEC is an EOE - Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans. This position will remain open until filled. This has been designated as a sensitive position. The selected candidate must successfully pass a thorough background investigation to include a criminal history check prior to appointment.
CSU policy requires all faculty, staff and students (on or off campus) to be immunized (i.e. vaccinated) against the virus that causes COVID-19.
As part of the campus community, CSUSB requires all UEC employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or present a medical or religious exemption and any appropriate back up documentation. Fully vaccinated is defined as having the last immunization shot at least 14 days prior to the date being evaluated. Current and new employees of UEC are required to adhere to this policy by September 20, 2021 and remain in adherence after that date. All employees are also required to submit a daily health screen to access any on or off campus location.
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.