|MBE CERTIFICATION OFFICER I|
|SEIU Professional Exempt|
|Performs professional investigative, and administrative work in the review and certification of minority and women owned businesses to participate in the City's MBE Program. Employees assigned to this classification are trained to analyze, evaluate and submit recommendations for firms requesting certification as women or minority businesses and perform on site inspections of companies to ensure compliance with Chapter 57 of the City Code, and other applicable regulations. Work is performed under general supervision and performance is reviewed through frequent discussions and evaluation of written and oral reports.|
|Prepares and maintains all certification files. Reviews and evaluates applications for completeness and insure proper documentation is received.
Reviews and evaluates business records such as corporate, partnership and sole proprietorship legal papers, financial statements, personnel records, purchase orders, leases/mortgages, contracts, liability, bonding and other types of business insurance, licenses and permits to determine correct ownership, management and control thus ensuring compliance with the ordinance governing certification of MBE/WBE firms. Submits recommendations based upon findings, and implements upon approval.
Consults with existing and potential minority businesses, owners and provides guidance and technical assistance regarding certification procedures, administration, joint venture development programs and related issues. Participates in the development and dissemination of brochures and other literature related to program.
Conducts on site audits/investigations of businesses as required to establish correct ownership, management and control of companies, thus verifying their eligibility to participate in the W/MBE Program.
Assists with the update and distribution of monthly MBE directory of local employers; compiles data and prepares reports as needed. Processes requests for annual recertification.
Develops detailed written reports outlining findings and recommendations for all minority certification requests. Makes presentations to the Certification and appeals.
Performs other duties as needed to facilitate the accomplishment of the MBE program goals and objectives.
|Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations and laws related to minority business participation (Executive Order 11246, Section 503, Davis-Bacon and Walsh Healey Acts, Chapter 57 of City Code and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act).
Knowledge of financial records, taxes, contracts, purchase orders, liability insurance, bonding and licensing requirements.
Ability to work and carry out detailed instructions with a minimum of supervision.
Ability to analyze and interpret various laws and make valid conclusions.
Ability to compile statistical data and prepare detailed reports.
Ability to conduct investigations to verify eligibility for participation in W/MBE programs.
Ability to meet and work effectively with the general public, superiors, officials, departmental personnel, and members of minority business community.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION:
Last performance evaluation must have resulted in an overall Meets Standards rating or better with no goal rating of less than Meets Standards.
|Bachelor Degree in Business Management/Administration or related field and six (6) months investigative experience with a thorough knowledge of all applicable regulations governing MBE certification and demonstrated proficiency in contract monitoring and investigative techniques. A valid Florida Driver's License is required.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION: Last performance must have resulted in an overall Meets Standards rating or better with no goal rating of less than Meets Standards.
REVISED: 8/9/00 - LOP
7/1/02 - VCJ