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Small Business Development Specialist Jobs in Fort Lauderdale, FL at Broward County Government

Title: Small Business Development Specialist

Company: Broward County Government

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Requirements And PreferencesThe Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Small Business Development Specialist.General DescriptionProvides consistent oversight and contract monitoring in support of the County’s small business programs.

Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Minimum Education And Experience RequirementsRequires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business or closely related field.

(Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.)Requires two (2) years in the development and management of small business enterprises programs or closely related experience.

Special Certifications And LicensesNone.

Preferences

Master’s degree in business, public administration, economics, urban planning or related field

Certified Compliance Administrator (CCA) Certification AND/OR Master Compliance Administrator (MCA) Certification

Experience working with Federal DBE/ACDBE program and/or local small business development programs in certification, compliance, or both

Experience working with public or private sector procurement processes, including services to vendors or vendor support, to encourage inclusion of small businesses and reduction of barriers, in public sector contracting

Experience providing technical assistance to project managers, division directors, prospective County vendors, small businesses, and the general public regarding regulations, and programs to assist small businesses

Experience in written and verbal communication, data collection and analysis, presentation and public speaking DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Reviews and processes applications for the County Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise Certification programs; contacts businesses for additional supporting documentation; researches other databases and/or websites for active status and affiliation issues.

Adds/enters the business information in the Certified Firm Directory; maintains the business information in the internal certification tracking system.

Creates and mails approval, denial and graduation letters for firms and businesses; performs on-site visits on applications with a commercial location; notifies certified firms of upcoming expiration of their certification.

Serves as liaison to business community and conducts business visitations; performs miscellaneous research on issues affecting the County; provides technical assistance to the business community on a variety of topics.

Monitors Broward County contracts with assigned requirements for compliance with local or federal regulations, as applicable, contractual obligations, and the spirit of the applicable small business program.

Provides technical assistance to project managers, division directors, prospective County vendors, small businesses, and the general public regarding regulations and programs; establishes small business participation goals, based on review of goal assignment requests from project managers and requirements of project funding source.

Ensures solicitation, contract, and subcontract documents contain appropriate language based on applicable funding source and related small business program to ensur…

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