Salary: $166,324.50 $207,931.57 USD
Salary Top: 166324.50207931 USD
Salary Range: $166,324.50 $207,931.57
General Description and Classification Standards
The Contract Compliance Director is a champion for supplier diversity, who focuses on inclusion, impact, and integration of their programs into business opportunities with the City of Atlanta. . The Director is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the city's Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) and Small Business Opportunity (SBO) Programs. These two Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs are codified in the City of Atlanta's EBO and SBO Code of Ordinances. The Director is responsible for ensuring that both programs remain compliant with the local and federal laws and regulations surrounding the diversity requirements outlined in the City's procurement solicitation documents. These programs may generate in excess of $600M as a result of the City's annual contracting spend. The city's overall contract spend typically will exceed $2B with a goals to ensure participation of of local small, minority, female, and disadvantaged business enterprises
This Executive-level position provides strategy and execution of these programs that have access to disadvantaged business partners. Oversees office operations; reviewing bid proposals; preparing reports; answering inquiries; preparing statistical analysis; and processing associated paperwork. Works to promote full and equal business opportunity for all persons doing business with the City of Atlanta.
The Director’s position is part of the Mayor’s Office and reports to the Chief Operating Officer and works directly with Deputy Chief Operating Officer on initiatives and programs. The position interfaces routinely with the Chief Procurement Officer, Aviation General Manager, Commissioners of Watershed, ATLDOT and city Departments and the Mayor’s leadership team.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.
Provides leadership and strategy for the Mayor’s Office of Contract Compliance including policy development, adherence to the City code, outreach to disadvantaged businesses, certification of businesses, audit and compliance of vendors per contractual obligations, assessment of impact of the city’s program in terms of utilization of firms.
Works with Chief Procurement Officer to ensure that solicitations include Appendix A documents (diversity requirements) for inclusion in eligible RFPs and Bids for applicable projects
Provides leadership in the review of bid proposals and recommends approval or non-approval based on bid specifications based on responsiveness to applicable diversity requirements.
Mediates difficult contractor disputes and adjudicate diversity/compliance/Davis Bacon wage rate issues.
Leads and directs Mayor’s Office of Contract Compliance staff including supervising activities of team to achieve the goals of the office. Provides leadership in management of contract awards including industry days, evaluation and post award activities. Contributes to the planning, preparation, review, and administration of the OCC operational budget. Oversees preparation of reports of Department activities and present findings to appropriate City personnel.
Plans and implements schedule for on-site monitoring of projects for EBO participation and compliance. Plans and implements schedule for contract comprehensive review conferences.
Develop, monitor, and track data related to the contract compliance program for monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting and continuous improvement. Work with City Law on the disparity studies for program plans and contract compliance goals.
Analyzes the scope of work and funding sources for the most complex projects to decide which program is most applicable. Oversees the review proponent responses to Bids/RFPs and make determination of responsiveness. Works with the department of procurement, and City of Atlanta Law Department to ensure compliance with applicable code, state and federal laws.
Develops operating plans and budgets for the activities managed.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.
Extensive knowledge of concepts, processes, and tools of profession; knowledge of relationship of professional disciplines among related organizations and functions.
Skill in identifying operating issues and developing solutions. Leadership and motivational skills.
Ability to plan and carry out virtually all typical assignments within professional area; ability to train others; ability to build effective relationships within the organization.
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis)
Minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
Preferred Education & Experience
Juris Doctor or Master’s degree in Procurement, Accounting, Business Administration, or related fields.
Licensures and Certifications
No licenses or certifications are mandated for the position. Certification as a Certified Compliance Administrator from the American Contract Compliance Association (ACCA) may be obtained during career.
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.