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Small Business Officer Series

Small Business Officer Series

California State Personnel Board Specification

Series established December 12, 1973

Scope

This series specification describes the three professional Small Business Officer classes used in the Department of General Services' Office of Small and Minority Business. Entry is from outside State service or by promotion from the paraprofessional Small Business Assistant series.

 

Small Business Officer Series Specification - Class Titles and Codes
Schem Code Class Code Class
KD20 5722 Junior Small Business Officer (abolished 07/06/2017 per Pay Letter 17-25)
KD15 5721 Assistant Small Business Officer (abolished 06/04/2015)
KD10 5493 Associate Small Business Officer

Factors Affecting Position Allocation

Differentiating factors between levels include supervision received, reporting level, variety and complexity of work, independence of action and decision making, consequence of error, and degree of technical expertise required.

Definition of Series

The Small Business Officer series describes work involving the encouragement of business activities between small, minority, women, and disabled veterans (S/M/W/DV) businesses and the State of California. Employees in the Office of Small and Minority Business are responsible for aiding, counseling, assisting, and protecting, insofar as is possible, the interests of S/M/W/DV businesses in order to preserve free competition and to ensure that a fair proportion of the total purchases and contracts or subcontracts for services, commodities and construction for the State be placed with such businesses.

 

Work assignments include: developing systems to collect, organize, and distribute data on State purchases; developing State bid and contract procedures; and legislation to implement small business incentives; promoting State procurement and contract activities with S/M/W/DV businesses and trade associations; instructing and assisting S/M/W/DV businesses to comply with State bid and contract procedures; consulting with S/M/W/DV businesses, chambers of commerce, trade associations, and government agencies; interacting with other State agencies and the Small Business Administration to gain their participation in the State's Small Business Program; and compiling and analyzing statistical information.

Definition of Levels

Junior Small Business Officer

This is a developmental class for persons qualified to perform analytical work who are entering technical positions in the State S/M/W/DV businesses procurement and certification programs. Persons at this level perform, under close supervision, the less difficult analytical and consultative duties necessary to carry out the functions of the Office of Small and Minority Business.

 

Work assignments include assisting in: developing State bidding and contract procedures to implement small business incentives; promoting State procurement and contract activities with S/M/W/DV businesses and trade associations; instructing and assisting S/M/W/DV businesses to comply with State bid and contract procedures; analyzing information to determine solutions to client problems; consulting with and outreaching with S/M/W/DV firms, chambers of commerce, trade associations and government agencies; providing direction and assistance to State agencies in order to increase participation of S/M/W/DV firms; compiling and analyzing statistical information; producing annual reports and correspondence to the Governor and the Legislature; providing resource and assistance to State agencies in implementing the S/M/W/DV programs. Persons at this level perform progressively difficult duties.

Assistant Small Business Officer

This is the lower analytical and consultative level of the technical classes. Persons at this level work under general supervision and perform the subjourneyperson level analytical and consultative duties of average difficulty which are necessary to carry out the functions of the Office of Small and Minority Business.

Associate Small Business Officer

This is the highest working level of the series. Under direction, incumbents perform journeyperson level analytical and consultative duties necessary to carry out the functions of the Office of Small and Minority Business.

Minimum Qualifications

Junior Small Business Officer

Either I

 

One year of experience in the Department of General Services performing the duties of a Small Business Assistant II.

Or II

 

Experience: One year of technical work involving the promotion of S/M/W/DV businesses' activities or economic development in a public agency or business association. and

 

Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Assistant Small Business Officer

Either I

 

One year of experience in the Department of General Services performing the duties of a Junior Small Business Officer, Range B.

Or II

 

Experience: Two years of technical work involving the promotion of S/M/W/DV businesses' activities or economic development in a public agency or business association. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must include at least one year performing the duties of a class at a level of responsibility not less than that of Junior Small Business Officer, Range B). and

 

Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)

Associate Small Business Officer

Either I

 

One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of an Assistant Small Business Officer.

Or II

 

Experience: Three years of technical work involving promotion of S/M/W/DV businesses' activities or economic development in a public agency or business association. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must include at least one year performing the duties of a class at a level of responsibility not less than that of an Assistant Small Business Officer). and

 

Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

All Levels:

Knowledge of: Arithmetic, spelling, and grammar.

 

Ability to: Understand and relate effectively to persons of varied ethnic backgrounds; learn rapidly; follow directions, communicate effectively with other staff and those contacted in the work; acquire work habits such as punctuality, skill, neatness, and dependability.

Junior Small Business Officer

Assistant Small Business Officer

Knowledge of: In addition to the above, small business administration; Federal, State, local and private agencies involved in developing small business opportunities; principles of public administration.

 

Ability to: Interpret and apply rules and regulations; gather and analyze data and reason logically and accurately; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; and progressively perform more difficult tasks.

Associate Small Business Officer

Knowledge of: All of the above.

 

Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct a program to enhance small business opportunities for participating in State procurements and contract awards; organize, participate in, and lead task forces and ad hoc committee; prepare and supervise preparation of correspondence and reports; make frequent presentation to groups.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

All Levels:

Neatness, tact, willingness and ability to accept increasing responsibility, both interest in and aptitude for work in the Office of Small and Minority Business, and the capacity for professional development. Knowledge of problems facing S/M/W/DV businesses.

Junior Small Business Officer, Range A

Completion of 12 or more units in a prescribed core curriculum of college level work.

Junior Small Business Officer, Range B

Completion of 18 or more units in a prescribed core curriculum of college level work or two years of college.

Assistant Small Business Officer

Demonstrated progress and successful performance in the analytical and consultative functions of S/M/W/DV businesses' activities in either (1) the Office of Small and Minority Business or (2) S/M/W/DV businesses' activities or economic development in a public agency or business association.

Class History

Small Business Officer Series History - Dates Established, Revised, and Title Changed
Class Date Established Date Revised Title Changed
Junior Small Business Officer 10/01/1975 11/18/2008 --
Assistant Small Business Officer 10/01/1975 11/18/2008 --
Associate Small Business Officer 12/12/1973 11/18/2008 --
  Updated: 9/29/2017
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