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Senior Opportunity Programs (MWBE/SDVOB) Analyst

Department: Opportunity Programs
Location: Rochester, NY

Position Title:                    Senior Opportunity Programs Analyst
Grade/Classification:        6(D1) Senior Professional
Bargaining Unit:                CSEA Local 698
FLSA Status:                      Exempt
Hiring Rate:                        $88,113



Primary Purpose

The Senior Opportunity Programs Analyst provides management and supervision of M/WBE (Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises) compliance monitoring, reporting and administration of construction contracts for the Opportunity Programs Group and ensures pre and post award compliance with Executive Law Article 15A, Executive Law Article 17B, labor laws and other applicable federal, state and local laws.  The Senior Opportunity Programs Analyst is characterized by relatively higher levels of responsibility, independent judgment and technical expertise.

Essential Functions

  • Act as a liaison to community labor organizations to facilitate minority and women workforce participation on construction projects.
  • Work with clients/contractors to ensure that the community obtains a fair share of contracts and jobs and develop a rotation plan for placement of community workers on DASNY projects where applicable.
  • Assist in the recruiting, training and development of M/WBE and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) contractors.
  • Attend kick off and project meetings for all non-exempt contractors assigned to a project.
  • Assist and manage MWBE Compliance meetings with contractors and vendors as required.
  • Manage M/WBE and SDVOB contract compliance on Energy Performance, Community Minor Maintenance (CMM) contracts and Job Order Contracting (JOCS).
  • Educate contractors on DASNY policies, applicable state laws and NYS M/WBE certification state certification process.
  • Conduct periodic desk audits and compliance reviews on assigned projects to ensure compliance with MWBE and SDVOB Section (3) rules and regulations and initiate appropriate follow-up activities.
  • Recommend and assist with the implementation of the suspension of progress payments or other punitive actions as required.
  • Attend construction progress meetings as needed to determine whether M/WBE contractors are experiencing problems in the performance of their work or payment issues.
  • Analyze staffing patterns to determine the extent of minority and female workforce participation in skilled and unskilled trades and ensure non-exempt contractors are completing weekly Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) reports as required.
  • Utilize the New York State Contracting System (NYSCS) to monitor MWBE utilization for each assigned project which might include analyzing payments through the NYSCS, award data, payment and change order reviews, etc.
  • Participate in various MWBE, SDVOB and Section (3) outreach events.
  • Monitor on site utilization to ensure MW BE and SDVOB perform commercial useful functions.
  • Manage and coordinate MWBE and SDVOB participation issues with procurement and project management as required.
  • Develop and monitor performance measures and unit goals and objectives.
  • Participate on selection committees.  Read and evaluate contracts and proposals and make recommendations for contractor selection.  

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • May be required to make speeches to Chambers of Commerce, Trade Associations and Community Organizations.
  • May assist in the training and evaluation of employees.
  • Assist Management in the development of policies.
  • Develop, document and implement procedures.
  • Assess, develop and implement internal controls, and oversee the review and testing of same.
  • Undertake special assignments as directed. 
  • Must maintain regular attendance in accordance with DASNY attendance and leave policies.
  • Must adhere to the NYS Information Security Policy Standards established and issued by the Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination.  (Standards can be found on the Intranet).


Supervision of staff may be required.

Physical/Mental/Visual Demands

Frequent travel is required, using public transportation, DASNY vehicle, rental vehicle or personal vehicle.  This travel may include overnight stays at public accommodations and related establishments.   May require exposure to weather and temperature extremes, loud noises, heights (climbing ladders, scaffolding, etc.) and other work safety hazards (chemicals, fumes, etc.) of a construction site.   Requires complex and time-pressured decision making.  Must be able to work overtime or extended work hours as needed.

Work Environment

Official station varies depending on assignment and includes the use of one or more of the following:  PC, printer, copier, electronic stapler/hole punch/date stamp, telephone, fax machine, shredder, scanner.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree plus five years relevant experience in construction project management, construction project administration, contract compliance and/or MWBE administration. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, plus one year of relevant experience in MWBE and three-five years relevant experience in Diversity programs, SDVOB and/or contract compliance monitoring including working knowledge of Article 15A of the Executive Law and Article 17B of the Executive Law and other applicable laws. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Essential Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Proficiency in PC applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize.  

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