Job Opportunity - SBA's Iowa District Office Seeks Applicants for Business Development Specialist

Iowa District Office  - November 16, 2022

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SBA's Iowa District Office Seeks Applicants for Business Development Specialist Position

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is now seeking applicants for a Business Development Specialist (BDS) position located in the Iowa District Office in Des Moines, Iowa.

The position provides information on the purpose of the 8(a) Business Development program, the eligibility requirements for participation in the 8(a) Business Development program and explains the application process.

Specific duties will include:

  • With assistance of a senior staff member the incumbent provides guidance to small businesses to aid in development of small business principles and strategies to enhance their ability to compete successfully for both 8(a) and non-8(a) contracts.
  • Assist in conducting training to small business eligible to apply for the 8(a) program and other SBA contract certification and business development programs.
  • Research and coordinate training related materials to meet the needs of small businesses and SBA organizations/agencies.
  • Assist in coordinating with the Office of Government Contracting Business Development as appropriate to meet compliance requirements.
  • Assist in providing basic advice/counseling to assist firm in the development of realistic and attainable objectives for their business in regard to federal contracting.
  • Assist in providing basic advice, counsel and guidance in the areas of marketing to federal government and contract administration.

The position is open to the public. Conditions of employment include:

  • 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.

The position is being offered as a GS-07/GS-09 level position. For more detailed information on additional qualifications, required documentation and how to apply, go to


Deadline for application is 10:59 p.m. Central Time on November 22, 2022. Applications will NOT be accepted at the District Office, they MUST be submitted via the USAJOBS link.