Position Classification Title: Small Business Devt Advisor
Position Classification Code: R4029
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 07
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Performs a variety of financial/Bus management advisement, technical assistance, and related educational services to new and existing small businesses.
Standard Duties:
Provides direct technical assistance to small Bus clients in the research and development of business plans, marketing plans, loan proposals and related business development requirements. Evaluates business proposals together with client financial and business status to assess viability and bankability of proposals; advises clients as appropriate. Advises clients in micro and small business management practices, methods, and techniques. Provides advice and assistance in the establishment and maintenance of business and financial records and recordkeeping systems, in compliance with all relevant business, accounting, and taxation laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards. Participates in the development, promotion, coordination, and delivery of small business management training programs and workshops. Coordinates and/or participates in efforts to build relationships with area businesses to establish and develop contract training opportunities. Administers and monitors specific educational programs, as assigned, to include budget planning and expenditure management. Participates, as assigned, as a member of community groups and organizations to promote local business and economic development within the service area. Monitors operational activities and effectiveness of results, and prepares reports as appropriate. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the characteristics and prerequisites of a successful Bus loan proposal. Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of small business operations. Knowledge of basic business accounting. Knowledge of federal and state financial and tax regulations pertaining to small businesses.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Records maintenance skills.
Ability to develop basic Bus plans, marketing plans, financial strategies, and business loan proposals. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports. Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- No previous work experience required.
   Equivalency- Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.
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