An incumbent in this class is responsible for administering and managing the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program; the On-the-Job Training program for prime contractor employees; and contractor compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity regulations.
Supervises technical and support staff.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent reports to an administrative superior. Work includes monitoring program activities; ensuring attainment of DBE goals, per project and fiscal year aggregate; performing liaison activities between DBE subcontractors and prime contractors; monitoring contractor on-the-job training programs as required for Federally funded projects; and, investigating cases of alleged discrimination and noncompliance practices of contractors.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Plans, develops, coordinates and administers the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program to ensure compliance with this Federally mandated program that encourages states to contract with small business concerns which are owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
Determines qualifications of and certifies DBE's to participate in programs; conducts workshops on program requirements and the bidding and construction process.
Identifies opportunities for on-the-job training in each Federally funded construction project receiving.
Explains program to prime contractors; monitors each OJT and reports on progress/results.
Investigates allegations of prime contractor discrimination and non-compliance practices against DBE firms; prepares reports of findings; recommends Department follow-up.
Monitors and evaluates activities of the various programs for attainment of goals, objectives and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
Gathers and compiles data and prepares statistical and fiscal reports of program activities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations governing DBE/OJT programs
Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing equal employment opportunity.
Knowledge of EEO/AA principles and practices.
Knowledge of the causes and effects of discriminatory practices.
Knowledge of descriptive statistics including the collection, analysis and presentation of data.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of program and contract administration.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Knowledge of the construction industry, technology and manpower requirements.
Skill in interpreting and applying statutory, administrative and fiscal regulations.
Skill in written and oral communications.
Ability to analyze statistical data and identify trends, problems and needs.
Ability to investigate claims of discrimination, discern facts and opinions and make recommendations to resolve problems.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department officials, associates, contractors, employees, applicants and the public.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for DBE Program Manager
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of contract administration which includes overseeing the development and negotiation of contracts and bid specifications; managing bid openings; awarding and executing contracts.
Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.