Office of Civil Rights Alternative Contracting Quality Assurance Program Manager

The role: We are recruiting for our alternative contracting quality assurance program manager. In this role, you will collaborate with the Office of Civil Rights’ program managers and the ODOT Procurement Office to provide direction and support to staff at all levels for all phases of project planning, design and construction. Key responsibilities include to develop, implement, modify and manage program functions for alternative contracting methodologies based on federal and state rules, regulations, executive orders, and policies regarding the Office of Civil Rights programs to promote opportunities and equal access for contracting and workforce development. Join us in making a difference!Click here to learn more about the Office of Civil Right and our programs.We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.A day in the life:Draft and update the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program plan document.Develop and implement methodology for the agency’s annual overall DBE goal and specific project DBE goals in the personal services and construction contracts.Draft internal specifications, procedures and guidelines.Identify small business program development and coordinate with others.Coordinate and provide technical assistance related to technical specifications for certified firm goals or aspirational targets.Prepare various program reports and documents for review and submittal.Develop, establish and implement strategic plans.Create and implement evaluation and resource planning.Develop and administer an internal quality assurance program for the Office of Civil Rights.Present at outreach events and provide training to staff, contractors/subcontractors and others.Work is performed in a typical office environment with occasional field work including construction site visits and occasional overnight travel required.Daily contact with ODOT field managers, contractors, state and local agencies, special districts, the public, industry-related special interest groups, the media, and a wide variety of community-based resource advocacy interests on a statewide basis. Must work with highly visible programs that are controversial, complex in nature and are not always readily understood or accepted by the public or within segments of the agency.Work includes regularly encountering emotionally charged situations that require stress management, conflict resolution and mediation skills. What we need:A bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, or a related degree and two years of experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program.OR Any combination of experience or education equivalent to five years of experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program.Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position.What we’d like to see:If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward! Public procurement experience with developing, negotiating, and administering contracts and agreements that are subject to political sensitivity or multiple funding sources.Experience in applying professional auditing standards.Experience in building collaborative partnerships with members of the contractor community, small business advocacy organizations, sovereign nations, community-based organizations, and local and regional government entities.Success in program management, monitoring and report generation.A proven track record in developing and implementing methodologies or procedures for small business, workforce or agency related programs and initiatives.Learn more and apply!This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 23, 2019.Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes trough our website.For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.