DBE Compliance Specialist
The value you’ll bring to LYNX and the DBE Program:
- Implement, administer, and monitor the DBE Program to ensure that DBE’s have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT assisted contracts creating an equitable playing field on which DBE’s can compete fairly.
- Promote the use of DBE’s in all types of Federally assisted contracts and procurement activities.
- Perform office and records management duties related to the DBE program including, but not limited to the establishment and maintenance of a DBE vendor program database, creation of a bidders list, calculation of DOT assisted contract goals, submittal of FTA uniform semi-annual reports, generation of monthly DBE contractor participation reports and the gathering of statistical data concerning the DBE Program.
- Review all submissions of each bid and proposal received from the Procurement Department for compliance and make the determination as to the responsiveness of the proposal pertaining to good faith efforts.
- Review contract scope of work to determine the DBE goal for the solicitation, including both race-neutral methods and race conscious goal methods.
- Attend various procurement-related meetings (pre-proposal, pre-bid, and kick-off meetings) to discuss the DBE program requirements, as provided for in 49 CFR Part 26, and respond to questions from potential vendors.
- Review subcontractor agreements and verify job classifications of subcontractors; ensure compliance with DBE commitments made by contractors and subcontractors throughout the performance period of contracts and projects.
- Monitor contractor and subcontractor participation on the DOT assisted contracts not less than on a quarterly basis.
- Assist DBE firms with certification inquiries.
- Perform site visits to ensure vendor compliance with the agency’s DBE Program and contract goal.
- Prepare reports related to the DBE program.
- Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk. Recommend a corrective action plan, if necessary, to the Compliance Administrator and Chief Executive Officer for approval.
- Assist with investigation and resolution of DBE-related complaints and make recommendations regarding their resolution.
- Participate in outreach events, including vendor fairs, to promote LYNX’s DBE program.
- Assist the procurement staff with addressing DBE-related questions that arise during the solicitation process and calculation of DBE project specific goals.
- Prepare all required DBE related reports (semiannual report, transit vehicle reward reports, goal methodology reports etc.) and submit them to the appropriate state and/or federal agency.
- Advise the Chief Executive Officer on DBE matters and achievements.
- Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with diverse external community groups to promote awareness and support of LYNX’ DBE program and diversity initiatives.
- Perform other duties as may be required or assigned.
The expertise and experience you’ll need to succeed:
Associate’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution in Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field plus three years of progressive DBE compliance-related experience, including knowledge of federal regulations relating to DBE; or the equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience.
- Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration.
- Experience working in transit or with a governmental agency.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
- Knowledge of rules, regulations, and policies governing the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.
- Knowledge of agency accounting, budgeting, and purchasing procedures.
- Ability to work in collaboration with management while implementing projects.
- Ability to research, collect data, prepare and edit reports, and work independently.
- Ability to analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action.
- Ability to read and comprehend federal regulations.
- Ability to ensure quality control/proofread/edit and focus on detail and accuracy of work.
- Ability to operate a personal computer and various office machines.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
- Ability to initiate, organize, and follow up on work.
- Ability to exhibit a professional, courteous demeanor.
- Ability to work in a diverse environment.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with those encountered in the course of work using principles of excellent customer service.
Work Environment and Special Considerations:
- Works in an office environment.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license and safe driving record.
- LYNX provides the community with much needed public transportation, and it is important for the Agency to resume its services as quickly and as safely as possible in the event of any natural, technological, or human-caused emergency or disaster. This position is considered a mission critical member of LYNX’s emergency preparation and response efforts during an emergency or disaster and as such, may be asked to work during these emergencies or disasters.
Pay Rate: $20.90 - $30.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience
Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.
FREE employee only health insurance
Dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability insurance available
Paid vacation and sick leave
FREE LYNX bus transportation for employee, spouse and children
Employee wellness center
Credit union membership
FREE SunRail transportation to/from work
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer under the U.S. Department of Education’s PSLF program
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