Civil Rights Program Specialist - Transp Prog Specialist 3

State Of Minnesota Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 3 months ago

What drives you?

At MnDOT, we are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota's nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system.

You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.

Job Details

Job Class: Transportation Program Specialist 3

Working Title: Civil Rights Project Specialist

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 11/08/2019

Closing Date: 11/22/2019

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Transportation Dept / Transportation-MAPE

Division/Unit: Civil Rights / Civil Rights

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day / 8:00 a.m.

  • 4:30 p.m.

Days of Work: Monday

  • Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $24.27 - $35.64/hourly; $50,675 - $74,416/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

As a Civil Rights Project Specialist, provide program support to promote the advancement of the department's external contracting opportunities and equity goals in civil rights programs. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing statements of work for On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Support Services;

  • Developing and implementing programs for business development statewide by participating in stakeholder groups to make program improvements;

  • Coordinating the federal and state grant and contract management process for the Small Business Development Program;

  • Developing training for small business consultant contracts and vendors to ensure compliance; and

  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of professional experience (MAPE 05L and above or equivalent) that includes the following:

  • Experience implementing and administering a civil rights and/or human rights program.

  • Experience administering and monitoring contracts and/or grants.

  • Experience developing budgets.

  • Experience analyzing and interpreting statutes, rules, laws, regulations, etc.

  • Written and verbal communication skills sufficient create and deliver training/presentations and other information to a variety of audiences.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of civil rights law, equal opportunity law and/or contract law.

  • Knowledge of transportation construction concepts, techniques, operations, materials and equipment.

  • Successful participation of the State of Minnesota Star of the North Fellowship program.

Additional Requirements

Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check

It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components: SEMA4 Records Check, Criminal History Check, Employment Reference Check, Driver's License Check and Education/License Verification.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low-cost medical and dental insurance, employer-paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, Saint Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees a subsidy for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The Rice/Capitol Station is located close by.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Heather Madigan Clark at heather.madigan@state.mn.us or 651/366-3394.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation.

Applicants may also contact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail: ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us; or by calling Janet Miller at 651/366-4720; or using MN Relay 711.

The MnDOT Reasonable Accommodation policy can be found at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/policy/hr/hr009.html.

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