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PRINCIPAL DIVERSITY & ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY REPRESENTATIVE

Los Angeles, CA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Performs and leads highly complex work in support of Metro's Small Business, Certification, Outreach, Project Labor Agreement/ Construction Careers Policy (PLA/CCP), and Labor Compliance Programs.

Requirements


Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Law, Public Administration, or a related field
Experience

Five years of relevant experience performing complex small business programs administration; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

Contract Compliance Administrator (CCA) or Master Compliance Administrator (MCA) certification preferred

Travel to project sites and examination of the work sites may be required

May be required to work irregular hours, split shifts, weekends, holidays, or 24-hour-a-day on-call assignment




Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications (PQs) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQs will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQs will not automatically be selected.
The following are the preferred qualifications:

Example of Duties
Oversees staff in the negotiation, daily administration, and review of contracts for professional, support, and technical engineering projects and systems to ensure conformance with Metro Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE), disabled veteran business enterprise (DVBE) and labor compliance programs procedures, certification, and applicable regulations as well as other agency programs

Oversees, reviews, and comments on goal setting, compliance submittals, consultant and other support contracts and small business contract language for Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Invitation for Bid (IFB) packages

Initiates action to resolve problems with consultants and other professional service firms; provides guidance in determining compliance; reviews and monitors the plans of prime contractors and consultants as they relate to meeting DBE, SBE and DVBE commitments

Performs project management lead oversight over compliance review audits and new program elements

Provides business advisement to Project Management on upcoming and current solicitations and contracts for small business opportunities and inclusion

Provides guidance to internal departments and external stakeholders on Diversity and Economic Opportunity (DEOD) programs and small business program guidelines and regulations

Conducts presentations on small business at small business workshops, forums, Board of Director meetings, legislative briefings and community groups as appropriate

Recommends, reviews, updates, and implements department policies and procedures

Oversees small business program reporting systems

Monitors, reports, and briefs management on legislative changes that impact department programs

Responds to governmental agencies regarding DBE and certification matters

Oversees preparation of written documentation regarding audits, disputes, findings, hearings, and appeals

Represents department at meetings, conferences, and public events

Approves daily review of small business program activities for goal setting, contract compliance monitoring, certification, and reporting

Attends, conducts, and oversees small business program meetings, project briefings, program meetings, and informal dispute resolution meetings with contractors, consultants, and subcontractors

Develops small business programs and oversees process improvements

Drafts scopes of work and oversees procurement process contracts for small business support services

Prepares reports for and gives oral presentations to management and the Board of Directors as applicable

Prepares various letters and notices to internal departments, contractors, consultants, and subcontractors

Reviews and approves SBE, DBE and DVBE certification determinations and conducts certification appeal hearings

Manages subrecipient monitoring and reporting

Attends progress meetings to review contract issues, ensures prompt payment, and makes adjustments to compliance administration

Investigates contractor small business complaints and renders findings

Conducts and oversees contract closeouts and imposes administrative sanctions for non-compliance

Prepares monthly status reports, summaries, and other correspondence

Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all assigned employees

Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out



May be required to perform other related job duties


Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)

Theories, principles, and practices of small business program development, contract compliance administration, and certification for public agencies

Federal and state laws and regulations and Metro policies governing small business program compliance and certification

Public policy governing public procurement and contract administration processes

Principles of supervision

Applicable business software applications

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)

Performing small business program administration for professional services, design/build, and heavy construction contracts

Preparing comprehensive contract language, reports, and correspondence

Analyzing situations, identifying problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes

Exercising judgment and creativity in making decisions

Communicating effectively orally and in writing

Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives

Mediating and negotiating

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)

Oversee large-scale small business and certification programs

Determine strategies to achieve goals

Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data

Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and management agreements

Supervise, train, and motivate assigned staff

Read, write, speak, and understand English



Special Conditions

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

Typical office situation
Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen

Physical Effort Required

Sitting at a desk or table
Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium
Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
Communicating through speech in the English language required

Additional Information
Number of Openings: 1
Salary Range: $78,873 - $98,592 - $118,290
Requisition ID: 220209
Posting Date: Jun 4, 2022

About the Company

Metro is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, committed to maintaining an environment that values diversity and where its employees and applicants are free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Decisions affecting all LACMTA employment practices are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal or state statutes.

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