Distinguishing Features of the Class


The work involves responsibility for assisting the Contract Compliance and Public Participation Coordinator for ensuring that minority and female workers are afforded the same labor opportunities as members of majority demographics are. The incumbent assists in the development, implementation, and oversight of programs and ordinances designed to further this goal. The work is completed under the general supervision of the Contract Compliance and Public Participation Coordinator and the Purchasing Director. The position requires interaction with union representatives, architects, contractors, subcontractors, construction workers, and human rights organizations. Does related work as required.


Typical Work Activities


Informs minority and women owned businesses of upcoming projects and work opportunities.

Designs outreach and education programs to attract new minorities and women to the workforce as business owners.

Holds seminars and public information meetings with minority and women contractors regarding professional services and supplier diversity through the County’s Program for Minority and Women Owned Businesses and Minority and Women Workforce Utilization.

Assists Compliance Coordinator with administering City ordinances requiring companies to enumerate the racial and gender breakdown of their workforce.

Assists Compliance Coordinator in preparing reports to county and state departments on minority and women owned business utilization on county and state funded projects.

Assists in maintaining files of construction projects, including certified payrolls, M/WBE utilization and workforce reports, and monthly project reports.

Attends meetings, visits worksites, and coordinates with contractors and project managers in order to ensure proper M/WBE utilization and workforce composition.

Acts as the Compliance Coordinator in the Coordinator’s absence.

Consults with architects and engineers employed by the County to ensure contracts are drafted using language that will ensure proper M/WBE utilization.

Coordinates M/WBE training and workshops.

Mediates disputes between M/WBE’s and contractors.


Full Performance Knowledges, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics


Good knowledge of community outreach and marketing skills.

Good knowledge of local and state law, procedures, and policies as they relate to the mission of the department.

Working knowledge of mediation skills.

Ability to analyze problems and formulate complex action plans to facilitate resolutions.

Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Ability to work with contractors and the minority business community.




  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) year of paraprofessional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in the administration of a minority or women’s business enterprise utilization program, in equal opportunity, contract compliance, or construction contract administration; or,

  2. Five (5) years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent as described in (A); or,

  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).


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