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Chief Program Development (DBELO)
$69,076.00 - $78,305.00 Annually

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Within a state department, to be responsible for the total planning, program development and research for the various programs of the department, for the purpose of coordinating the programs within the department and with other departments and agencies, improving present programs and creating new programs to provide better services to the people of the state in the most effective and efficient manner possible; and to do related work as required.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: As required, may supervise and review the work of a professional and clerical staff assigned to assist.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Within a state department, to be responsible for the total planning, program development and research for the various programs of the department for the purpose of coordinating the programs within the department and with other departments and agencies, improving present programs and creating new programs to provide better services to the people of the state in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

To be responsible for the development of programs with regard to the identification of the population to be served, needs and priorities, resources available, planning and implementation of the program and evaluation.

To act as a liaison between the director and his division heads in coordinating all planning and programs, and to assist in developing their ideas for new programs or to suggest possible programs to them.

To coordinate current and proposed programs with other state departments when a program requires the cooperation of these departments. To act as a liaison for the department with local governments and community groups in order to coordinate programs, gain their assistance or assist them in initiating, developing and implementing projects. To be responsible for evaluation of existing programs and to develop plans for their expansion, modification or elimination in view of changing needs, the availability of state and/or federal funds and recent advances in ideas and methods.

To be responsible for following national and state legislation and interpreting their provisions with regard to their effect on the financing of departmental programs and on the development of new programs within the department.

To participate in the preparation of requests for federal grants. To draft reports and review material for the director with regard to program development. To do related work as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Education: Such as may have been gained through: possession of a Master's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, one of the Social Sciences, or a closely related field; and Experience: Such as may have been gained through: employment in a responsible capacity involving program development in a field of human service. Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The Chief Program Development for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program shall serve as the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBELO) for RIDOT for accomplishing the objectives as required by 49 C.F.R. Part 26. The DBELO for RIDOT is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the Department's DBE Program Plan with regard to federally funded projects.

The Chief Program Development (DBELO): Oversees the RIDOT's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program to ensure eligible businesses have a fair opportunity to compete for contracting activities. Develops and maintains liaison with federal, state, and local transportation regulatory agencies; monitors compliance with established DBE program regulations including 49 CFR Part 26. Establishes goals, develops strategies and implements programs in support of a commitment to equitable access to opportunities.

Is responsible for the Department's EEO Contractor Compliance Program and to ensure that RIDOT's contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, vendors and consultants do not discriminate in employment based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability; and, where the need has been identified, provide equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

Assist the Administrator of Civil Rights in the establishment of policies and procedures that will enable the Department to determine a contractor's compliance with Federal and State EEO requirements, and when non-compliance is determined, to ensure that a corrective action plan is established and followed by the Contractor.

Monitors and review contractor's efforts to comply with applicable EEO and affirmative action requirements on an on-going basis and to conduct formal compliance reviews (EEO Contractor Compliance Review) to determine the contractors' adherence to the requirements of the contract and the effectiveness of their affirmative action efforts in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway (FHWA) mandates; to perform outreach with the disadvantaged business community and contractors and to coordinate liaison activities on behalf of the RIDOT. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Operational principles and concepts related to applicable laws, codes and regulations governing DBE, Labor Compliance and On-the-Job Training programs, general construction practices and public agency procurement practices and procedures; principles and practices of contract administration; principles and practices of public administration; project management and analytical techniques; outreach and training techniques; basic data sampling and statistical analysis techniques; goal setting techniques for programs; basic accounting/budgetary practices and terminology, and business arithmetic; computer applications related to the work; standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment; record keeping principles and practices; correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; techniques for dealing with the public, in person and over the telephone.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.apply.ri.gov

Posted on: Friday, June 09, 2017
This listing expires on: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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