This position assists the Equal Opportunity Director in promoting and enforcing equal opportunities for city employees and the public through education, community engagement, and enforcement and compliance programs and policies as set forth by the City Manager, Mayor and City Council. For the current vacancy, the incumbent will supervise 14 staff administering the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Programs and the SBE/DBE Goals Compliance Program. Responsibilities include providing oversight for the ACDBE (Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) Program and Federal Aviation Administration DBE Program at Sky Harbor International Airport. Duties include review of appeals related to DBE Program compliance as required by the US Department of Transportation.
The position’s responsibilities include supervision of staff in:
making determinations on applications for small business certification;
conducting monthly certification workshops to assist firms interested in becoming certified as SBE/DBEs;
monitoring the participation of certified subcontractors on City-funded and federally-funded construction contracts;
ensuring SBE/DBE/ACDBE participation on contracts, and data collection and reporting;
mediating and resolving subcontractor?issues and concerns on City projects with SBE, DBE, and ACDBE requirements;
conducting outreach to potential small business owners interested in doing business with the City.
Incumbents serve as acting Director in the Equal Opportunity Director's absence. Supervision is exercised over professional and administrative staff, and work is performed with considerable independence, initiative, and latitude for the exercise of professional judgment. Responsible for the ensuring the division and department expenses are below established budget.
This recruitment may be used by any department for any current or future vacancies over the life of the eligible list.
Four years of professional-level experience in equal opportunity, SBE/DBE certification and goals compliance, or investigations of fair housing or employment discrimination complaints;
A bachelor’s degree in public or business oadministration, sociology, human resources, political science or a related field.
An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:
Experience supervising professional-level staff
Experience with public speaking, coordinating public forums, stakeholder meetings, and conducting outreach efforts for complex programs.
SBE/DBE/ACDBE certification and goals compliance experience is desirable.
First review of applications will occur the week of December 2, 2019. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on December 9th, whichever is sooner.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The City contributes 8.5% of salary into 457/401(a) plans with no matching required. $3,360/annual car allowance and $1,200/annual cell phone allowance.
A comprehensive Middle Manager benefits package is offered which includes:
Traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, HSA plan; wellness incentive of up to $720 annually, dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Middle Manager Benefits.
Internal Number: 34351
About City of Phoenix
About City of PhoenixCity of Phoenix was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt the council-manager form of government in 1913 through a public vote approving a new City Charter. Phoenix is also the largest city in the country with the council-manager form of government. Throughout its rapid growth, the City has had a long history of political and organizational stability, with three City Managers during the last 25 years. The City Manager is responsible for managing municipal operations which consist of a $3.5 billion budget and more than 14,500 employees. Phoenix operates on a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year. The City Council of the City of Phoenix consists of a Mayor elected at-large to a four-year term and eight Council Members elected by districts to four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor may serve two four-year terms, and Council Members may serve three consecutive four-year terms. City leaders are expected to be decision makers, problem solvers and innovators with strong interpersonal and communication skills. They are expected to be visionary, committed to high ethical standards, and should be passionate about making a difference.