Since the onset of the Pandemic, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has faced an unprecedented call to support the nation’s economic recovery efforts. The agency is now reviewing the SBA’s response to revise protocols and processes for this and future events. The Office of Continuous Operations and Risk Management (OCORM) is leading this work and looking for support.
Term Appointment: Now until September 30, 2021, Full Time, Remote
General Scale 7, with Locality Pay
We are a small team with a big impact. We conduct enterprise-wide risk management, disaster planning, continuity of operations, audit compliance and the insider threat program for SBA. OCORM is leading agency-wide disaster planning for COVID-19 recovery and other disasters.
OCORM is currently performing an internal review of the SBA, that includes surveys, interviews, focus groups, and data collection. The Administrative Support Assistant would join during the analysis stage of the review, and aid in the drafting and finalization of the report summarizing findings. OCORM will then lead a collaborative effort within the agency to update the agency’s disaster planning protocols to implement recommendations of the report.
The Ideal Candidate
OCORM thrives because of our diverse perspectives and commitment to the SBA mission. Anyone who joins our team should work well in collaborative settings and be energized by their assignments that change week to week. You should have:
· Strong research, analytical, note taking and writing skills
· Strong time management and organizational skills
· Skilled in Microsoft tools, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams
· Bachelor’s degree with Superior Academic Achievement for two-grade interval positions, or 1 academic year of graduate education (or law school, as specified in qualification standards or individual occupational requirements) [See GS 7 Eligibility Requirements]
Preferred, by not required, skills:
· Familiarity with Federal Government structure
· Familiarity with Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act
Why You’ll Want to Work with Us
SBA is an independent Cabinet-level agency of the Executive Branch. If you are interested in exploring a career in Federal government, this opportunity will provide you high-level insights into public management, disaster planning, and expose you to project management at an enterprise level. You’ll learn from the country’s experts in Disaster Planning and Response and join a team of dedicated SBA employees committed to improving the way SBA serves Americans as we help support small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.