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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform and demonstrate proficiency in each essential duty area. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. The ability to speak, read or write another language is useful, but not a requirement.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Human Resources or a related field. Must have six years of directly-related job experience which demonstrates the ability to research and analyze complex data, make determinations based on facts, provide comprehensive reports and must have a working knowledge in the review of contract documents and specifications.  Experience as a team leader in analyzing complex and confidential matters associated with contracts, contract complaints and investigations, EEO/DBE compliance reviews, OFCCP contract compliance reviews and other various forms of information. Experience in a variety of contract administration functions and monitoring required.  Use of personal computer (business software, spreadsheets, word processing, and internet) at intermediate to advanced level is required. Must have a working knowledge of Civil Rights laws and regulations, as well as contract laws relating to the public sector, federal contracts and EEO/DBE regulations. Directly related experience may substitute for degree on a year-for-year basis.

The ability to make presentations and communicate complex information on one-on-one and group bases is required. Ability to effectively present verbally and in writing information and respond to questions from management, clients, customers, and the general public.  The ability to write grammatically correct, professional level reports, prepare correspondence and technical documentation is also required.  Ability to read, analyze, and interprets solicitation documents, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

Ability to calculate figures such as percentages and interest, commissions, proportions, volume, basic mathematical and algebraic functions, and analyze statistical information.  Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).  Ability to create complex templates using Excel spreadsheets.

Must be able to analyze and reason out conflicting information in a variety of situations where compliance and other standards are the criteria for decision-making.  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited details exist.  Must be able to negotiate settlement or conciliation agreements where conflicts exist between a prime and subcontractor.

None required. Mediation training certificate is desirable.

Basic Functions

Ensures that the full range of complex contracts comply with MARTA and governmental EEO/DBE; OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program); Title VI; ADA; and Environmental Justice contract compliance requirements. Conduct DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) certification reviews and analyze complex financial and corporate documents and recommend approval of DBE certifications. Reviews the DBEs certification eligibility, personal financial statements and contract history, and recommend applicants for approval.  Participates in contract pre-planning processes and post award meetings.  Attends pre-bid and pre-proposal conferences to explain EEO/DBE requirements including a description of required supporting documentation that must be submitted.  Reviews and monitors the implementation of contractors’ affirmative action plans, outreach programs, and EEO goal attainment. Recommends DBE participation percentages in contracts and monitors compliance.  Confirms that certified DBEs are used on contracts and provides DBEs with technical information and support on short/long range contract opportunities with the Authority.  Investigate complaints and seek resolution for problems relating to EEO and DBE contractual matters.

1.  Conducts DBE certification reviews, analyses, and on-site reviews of applicant firms and recommends the approval of DBE certification determinations. Advise and assist contractors and internal customers in the interpretation and understanding of MARTA’S EEO/DBE policies and procedures and compliance with governmental laws and regulations.

2.  Provides technical review of contract specifications, scope of work, terms, conditions and procedures to ensure that MARTA is in compliance with internal, state and federal guidelines

3.  Reviews draft documents for major or complex contracts; analyze scopes of work; determines the disciplines or trades able to perform the work; and recommends DBE goals for assigned contracts based upon the Federal DOT goal setting methodology.
4.  Conducts job site compliance reviews of contractors performing services on all MARTA contracts including construction sites to ensure that they meet the critical craft requirement goals of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance; reviews and maintains records on contractor’s compliance to critical craft employment goals and training program requirements; and conducts show cause and non-compliance meetings to expedite the identification of ways that contractors can meet contract compliance requirements.
5.  Prepares monthly and quarterly reports of DBE participation on contracts and track Affirmative Action requirements while monitoring compliance.
6.  Investigates, mediates, and resolves contractual issues through alternative dispute resolution methods between socially and economically disadvantaged contractors and prime contractors on MARTA contract related issues.
7.  Presents EEO/DBE contract requirements at pre-bid and pre-proposal conferences. Assist contractors in developing acceptable affirmative action programs, EEO policy statements, and other required documents needed for submittal.
8.  Provides technical assistance to the DBE community on doing business with MARTA. Provides outreach to specific underutilized members of the business community (African-American, Hispanic, Asian and women-owned businesses). Participates in trade shows, one-on-one sessions, and Contracts and Procurement symposiums. Attend community and business meetings in the evening and on weekends.

9.  Performs other related duties as assigned
Special Requirements

MARTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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