Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO)

Clearance Level
None
Category
Compliance
Location
Falls Church, Virginia

REQ#: RQ46985

Travel Required: 10-25%

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

GDIT is actively seeking a Small Business Liaison Officer

Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO)

1. Supports the small business office in compiling, approving and filing ISRs and SSRs for small business reporting. This position also assists in reviewing and approving Small Business Subcontracting Plans and reviewing Participation Plans for proposals efforts.

2. Understands, maintains and disseminates knowledge of small business programs and impact on GDIT business base and future growth, through presentations, proposals and other media as required.

3. Supports GDIT opportunity development through facilitation, development and maintenance of small business teaming and searches.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

  • The SBLO performs the following activities:
    • Assistance with proposals where there is a small business/supplier diversity requirement.
    • Coordination of data gathering with Contracts, Procurement and the Program Manager for reporting the ISRs and SSRs into the eSRS system.
    • Assistance in maintenance of reporting documents, files, correspondence, and other appropriate and applicable documents, databases and corresponding logs.
    • Subcontracting plan administration, analysis and reviews of subcontracting goals for the utilization of small businesses in accordance with contract requirements.  Assists in monitoring subcontracting performance to achieve overall subcontracting plan goals at a contract level.
  • Participates in proposal development, including writing, editing and review of small business participation and subcontracting plans;
  • Assists with the development and monitoring of Mentor-Protégé relationships and Joint Venture partnerships;
  • Develops working knowledge of SBs, their capabilities and other relevant information;
  • Conducts searches for viable SB teaming partners based on parameters provided by capture and other managers, and provides data and analysis reports though the use of various databases, professional contacts, government small business specialists, and other sources of information;
  • Recommends SBs that have a strong fit with GDIT requirements for introduction to appropriate GDIT managers;
  • Participates in, and travels to trade shows, conferences, and meetings with government SB offices, and collects information on capable SBs that can work with GDIT;
  • Supports coordination of logistics for internal SB events organized though the SB Office;
  • Researches public domain material to develop and maintain understanding of SB legislation, government and customer direction and SB programs impacting GDIT;
  • Responds to small business inquiries and communicates with them as needed;
  • Assists in maintenance and updates of GD SB database, SB Intranet site and GDIT SB webpage;
  • Maintains current knowledge of GDIT services and general knowledge of General Dynamics capabilities and major programs;
  • Assists in providing basic training on reporting, subcontracting plans, SB resources, tools and processes;
  • Participates in GDIT Working Groups as needed;
  • Performs general administrative duties, including expense claims, travel arrangements, P-Card use and processing, and others;
  • Participates in special projects as required and performs all other position-related duties as assigned or requested

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 

  • Has an understanding of government rules and legislation, and small business regulations and definitions; This position requires a good understanding of the FAR & DFARS as it relates to small business;
  • Familiarity and experience in the use of the eSRS system;
  • Familiarity and experience with development and rules on subcontracting plans
  • Understanding of GDIT services and general knowledge of General Dynamics capabilities and major programs;
  • Knowledge of the practices and procedures of business development and marketing;
  • Strong computer skills and excellent working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint related software applications;
  • Ability to work in databases and apply search processes in finding information on small businesses;
  • Excellent people skills. Must be able to continually interface effectively with people on the phone, at trade shows, in meetings and other places, as well as internally in GDIT;
  • Must possess outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Willingness and ability to travel out-of-town and locally, and to work small business events independently.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree required with a business management/administration focus.
  • Minimum 5 years (preferred SBLO/federal contract administration/procurement experience) business experience.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have strong ability to develop professional relationships with management, peers, vendors, subcontractors and customers.
  • Experience in the use of the eSRS system and development of subcontracting plans.
  • Knowledge of small business rules related to small business utilization.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.