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DEO, DIVERSITY & ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (STRATEGIC BUSINESS, PLA & CONSTRUCTION CAREERS UNIT) more...
Location:Los Angeles, CA
Company:Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
First posted:November 28, 2016 (last updated 30+ days ago)
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Basic Function

To plan and direct Metro's Small Business Outreach, Labor Wage & Retention, and Project Labor Agreement/Construction Careers Policy Programs administered by the Diversity & Economic Opportunity Department.

Example Of Duties

  • Directs, manages, and establishes policy for the Strategic Business, Project Labor Agreement (PLA) & Construction Careers Unit of the Diversity and Economic Opportunity Department, establishes goals, and develops strategies, resolves major problems and monitors department activities and outcomes
  • Oversees the implementation of the Project Labor Agreement/Construction Careers Policy and Workforce Initiative Now Programs to ensure that compliance is effectuated and that Metro goals are achieved
  • Oversees the implementation of Metro's Labor Wage and Retention Programs Units (Prevailing and Living Wage compliance) to ensure compliance with regulatory and policy requirements
  • Oversees the implementation of an aggressive Small Business Outreach Program which communicates contracting opportunities and develops methods to facilitate small business participation in all contracting areas
  • Attends Board meetings and formulates policy recommendations for Metros Board of Directors
  • Coordinates small business focus groups for large rail projects
  • Oversees the activities of Metros Transportation Business Advisory Council (TBAC)
  • Represents Metro at meetings, conferences, and public events
  • Prepares and presents reports to the CEO, Board of Directors, and management
  • Directs studies, investigations and analyses; presents oral and written reports of findings and recommendations to the CEO
  • Supervises subordinate staff and fosters an open, professional, team working environment
  • Develops and maintains liaison with federal, state, and local transportation regulatory agencies
  • Communicates Metro's safety vision and goals; oversees the implementation of agency and departmental safety rules, policies, and procedures; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Business, Law, Public Administration, or other related field
  • 5 years' director level experience developing and implementing equal opportunity programs, and/or small business outreach programs, and/or small business/labor wage compliance programs, and/or workforce development initiatives

Knowledge:

  • Theories, principles, and practices of Small Business, Labor Wage Compliance, Outreach, Certification, and Diversity and Economic Opportunity Programs
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing Small Business, Labor Wage Compliance, Outreach, Certification, and Diversity and Economic Opportunity Programs
  • Administrative methods, including program and budget development and implementation, capital and operating budgets, and funding sources
  • Modern management theory

Abilities:

  • Direct the overall operations of Strategic Business, PLA & Construction Careers Unit of the Diversity and Economic Opportunity Department
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Represent Metro before the public
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Exercise judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Make financial decisions within a budget
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Supervise subordinate staff
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at (please use the apply button below) and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (kf)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

**This is an At-Will position and employee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

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