Government Contracting Business Consultant

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Program Coordinator II

Advertised Title:

Government Contracting Business Consultant




Darla Moore School of Business


DMSB Small Business Development Center


$22 - $25 hourly

Location of Vacancy:

Charleston, SC

Part/Full Time:

Part Time

Hours per Week:


Work Schedule:

Standard working schedule: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, with an hour for lunch. Monday through Friday workweek. Specifics of hours and days to be determined.

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Normal business hours and may include some evening or weekend hours for special events.

Job Search Category:

Other Professional

About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Advertised Job Summary:

An SBDC Business Consultant provides counseling and delivers programs to individuals, businesses, communities, organizations and other public agencies in his/her assigned geographic territory. In addition to general business consulting knowledge, a Government Contracting Business Consultant must have a working knowledge of Federal, State, and Local Government Contracting Arenas, a broad base of business knowledge, excellent research and analytical skills, be a creative thinker to assist with problem-solving, and have the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and clients simultaneously. These duties require the integration of business theory and practice, thus necessitating professional development activities and specific SBDC training.

Consultants of the SBDC work collaboratively with private-sector businesses to become leaders and instructors in the local business community. They must develop specific and relevant areas of expertise within the arena of business development, and apply this knowledge through creation of new training programs, consulting tools, and research projects that are responsive to the needs of the specific business community served.

Applicants for this position must have a good working knowledge of basic business tools to include financial analysis, business research, marketing, and accounting, and be proficient in the use of computers and MS Office. Applicant will provide specialized assistance to individuals and business seeking contracting opportunities and/or performing on contracts with DOD, other federal agencies, or state and local governments. Aids South Carolina businesses to become more competitive in the government contracting arena. Consultants must be comfortable speaking in public to represent the SBDC at functions as varied as educational workshops and Chamber of Commerce events, and in speaking with a diverse group of individuals such as bankers, government officials and resource providers.


Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related discipline required and related experience.

Work experience in the Local, State, and/or Federal Government as a Contracting Officer or similar work experience preferred..

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is located in Charleston, SC and the majority of the hours are expected to be in the office with the possibility of some remote work.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

This position will close on Monday, May 31, 2021. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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EEO Statement:

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/13/2021
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Part Time