- Minority/Women Certification Coordinator
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is responsible technical and professional work in developing, implementing and administering a state certification program for minority and women business enterprises.
An employee in this class is responsible for developing, implementing and updating the requirements, procedures, policies and standard forms for the certification program. Work involves reviewing other established certification programs and state purchasing statutes and procedures to develop a certification program. The employee reviews applications and documents submitted for certification and conducts on-site visits to businesses to determine eligibility for certification. Assignments require that independent judgment be exercised; consequently, only general supervision is provided by the Minority Purchasing Coordinator, or other designated administrative superior.
Develops requirements, procedures, policies and standard forms for a state certification program for minority and women business enterprises.
Reviews applications and documents submitted for certification to determine eligibility.
Conducts on-site visits to businesses to verify submitted information or obtain additional information relevant to their certification.
Develops and maintains a roster of certified minority and women business enterprises.
Makes personal visits or conducts seminars and meetings with minority and women business enterprises to explain the certification process and assist them in obtaining certification.
Monitors certified businesses to detect changes in ownership and structure of the business.
Develops and interprets statistical information concerning the certification program; indicates trends and makes recommendations for improvements in the program.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Two years of experience as a Minority Purchasing Assistant with the Division of Purchasing and Materials Management.
Two years of professional or technical experience in business or public administration, procurement or closely related areas which afforded a knowledge of the problems of minority and/or women business enterprises; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree and specialization in business or public administration, accounting, economics, sociology, or closely related fields. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in education. Graduate work in the areas specified above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.)
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Considerable knowledge and understanding of the minority and women business community and general business practices, procedures and structure.
Working knowledge of federal and state regulations relating to equal opportunity.
Some knowledge of state statutes and procedures of state government purchasing.
Ability to provide technical assistance to businesses regarding the certification program.
Ability to analyze business documents submitted by certification applicants.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the minority and women business community, co-workers and state agency staff.
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