City Of Raleigh North Carolina Raleigh , NC 27611
Hiring range: $43,981 - $60,000 (promotional hiring range may vary)
The Community Development Division of the Housing & Neighborhoods Department is responsible for the administration of the City's housing and redevelopment programs funded with local and federal funds and grants. These grants provide a wide range of programs that add value in the community.
The division provides city-wide first-time homeownership loans, affordable rental housing, rehabilitation of existing housing stock, housing initiatives for the homeless, and neighborhood revitalization efforts in identified redevelopment areas, and economic development and public service activities. The division also oversees the city-wide Minority Woman Business Enterprise (MWBE) efforts, which have increasingly become a City priority.
The MWBE Coordinator position assists in the operation and implementation of the City-wide MWBE Program, performing work that creates economic opportunities through a wide variety of administrative and community outreach functions. It supports the City of Raleigh by providing professional and technical work related to the following:
Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program, Educational and Outreach Programs, Resource Networks Program, and the Section 3 Program when relevant. Work is performed independently and with the expectation to follow through with consultation and advice from the MWBE Program Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
This position is responsible for supporting increased public contractual opportunities for the MWBE community.
This includes developing small business tools to increase knowledge and provide greater access and linkage to resource networks that assist businesses.
Ensures firms adhere to MWBE guidelines, provides internal and external customer service, collects and enters data, maintains current MWBE directory, reviews projects, compiles information for firms wanting to do business with the City, and conducts on-site visits.
Provides customer service, including responding to requests from both internal and external customers for various requests for assistance or information as needed, as well as Freedom of Information Act requests related to the MBP.
Attends both construction pre-bid and bid openings to ensure that the City's goals, policies and objectives are received by all contractors having an interest in the project. Communicates with all interested groups and individuals. Supports the MWBE Business Expo.
Represents the City at various trade shows and outreach events, and provides training on how to utilize MWBE firms when doing business with the City.
Supports a resource networks program, which is an ongoing cooperative effort among businesses, local government, agencies, other organizations and community stakeholders with the purpose of identifying opportunities and actions to assist local businesses in contracting with the City of Raleigh. Performs other related responsibilities and assists with special projects or requests as needed.
Reports to the MWBE Program Manager.
Bachelor's (4-year) college degree or equivalent required in the fields of public administration, business administration, urban affairs, or similar field. Master's degree preferred. Applicants may substitute additional relevant experience for the required education.
Five years or more in MWBE program management, contract administration, compliance, or procurement. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job position may be considered.
Certified Local Government Procurement Officer (CLGPO)
A valid NC driver's license with satisfactory driving record
ADA AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body.
Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Work is performed in both the field and in an indoor office environment with moderate exposure to extreme temperatures and travel.