- Minority Contracts Coordinator
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is responsible administrative and technical work in reviewing and coordinating the certification of minority-owned contracting firms for participation in contracts for capital improvement projects managed by the Division of Design and Construction.
An employee in this class administers the program for participation of minority firms in state construction projects. Work includes assisting minority owned firms in obtaining contracts by furnishing guidance beginning with the bidding process through the completion of the construction project. The employee visits construction work sites and attends pre-bid conferences to ensure that the state's plans and specifications are complied with. The assignments require initial certification of potential minority state contractors and reviewing prescribed documentation to ensure the qualifications of each business certified complies with official state legal requirements. Assignments require independent judgment in making technical decisions. General supervision is provided by the Branch Chief, Contracting Services or other designated superior.
Develops and maintains a roster of minority owned contracting firms; encourages minority contracting by personal visits, by conducting seminars, by phone, etc.
Makes personal visits to minority owned firms to assist them in obtaining state building and repair contracts; explains bidding procedures, technical documents, and bonding and insurance requirements.
Makes construction inspections of work on major building projects to ensure that minority firms are performing contracted work to the satisfaction of the contractor and the state.
Develops and conducts the certification process of minority owned firms, inspects record documents and the daily operations to determine ownership and structure of the business, and makes personal visits to firms as required for this purpose.
Participates in or conducts meetings and conferences with division personnel, architects, consulting engineers, contractors and subcontractors concerning new projects and/or work in progress.
Assists in enforcement of written guarantees and warranties after job completion.
Develops and interprets statistical information concerning minority participation in state construction projects; prepares reports for an administrative superior, including the maintenance of automated data systems; indicates trends and makes recommendations for improvements in the program.
Maintains frequent contacts with project managers to recommend bid awards and waivers based on minority participation.
Makes recommendations to project management on bid awards relating to bidders' compliance with state regulations regarding minority participation.
Performs other related work as required.
(The following entrance requirements are used to admit or reject applicants for merit system examinations, or may be used to evaluate applicants for employment in positions not requiring selection from merit system registers. When applicable, equivalent substitution will be allowed for deficiencies in experience or education.)
Three years of professional or technical experience in public or business administration, procurement, construction contract negotiations, architecture or closely related areas which afforded a knowledge of the problems of minority owned business, including at least one year working with construction contractors; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in public or business administration, accounting, architecture, urban planning or a closely related field. (Graduate work in the areas specified above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in undergraduate education.)
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?
Extensive knowledge and understanding of the minority business community and general business practices, procedures and structure.
Extensive knowledge of federal and state regulations relating to equal opportunity.
Ability to provide technical assistance to minority contractors and potential minority contractors getting into business from the bid process through the completion of the building project.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to analyze business documents related to the minority certification process.
Ability to maintain records and develop reports that relate to minority participation in state contracts and contractor history of effort and good faith in the minority construction program.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with the minority business community, contractors, governmental officials and fellow employees.
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