State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Commissioner’s Office, Office of Federal Compliance
7 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH
FEDERAL PROGRAMS SPECIALIST – EXTERNAL
(Program Specialist III)
Labor Grade 23: $47,307.00 – $66,729.00
(Typical starting salary not to exceed $56,218.50)
37-1/2 Hours per week
The State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, Commissioner’s Office, Office of Federal Compliance has a full time vacancy for a Program Specialist III (Federal Programs Specialist – External EEO).
SUMMARY: To analyze and interpret data, policies and procedures for use in planning and developing agency oversight of federal civil rights external program areas including Federal-aid highway construction contracts, contractor compliance, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, On-the-Job Training, and to prepare and oversee supportive service grants and contracts.
- Research Federal Regulations related to 23 CFR, 230 Part I, External Equal Employment, comprised of Contractor Compliance (CCP), 49 CFR Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) , On-the-Job Training (OJT), and Supportive Services Grants and Contracts, to formulate and/or modify policies and procedures to effectively implement regulations.
- Draft and update manuals for each of the required programs. Analyze data supporting program activities, and draft and submit required reporting in each regulatory area to Commissioners and Federal Officials.
- Supervise field audit staff and field audit plans to ensure full implementation of program components and compliance with regulatory and reporting requirements.
- Serve as the sole certifying officer in the State of New Hampshire in the Unified Certification Program to authorize Disadvantaged and Minority Business Enterprises status in seeking to do any type of business in the state. Determine federal aid and municipal project DBE transportation related contract participation requirements, set goals, monitor compliance, maintain records and analyze data to confirm compliance, reporting regularly to department and federal officials.
- Analyze contract conditions to determine OJT participation requirements in Federal Aid Highway Construction Contracts, and monitor program activities by ensuring timely submission of OJT applications, approval of OJT candidates and related training plans, review of weekly progress reports and coordination of on-site interviews of candidates. Monitor progress of OJT candidate through the training plan to graduation and the submission of required reports to ensure compliance with federal regulations; authorize project closeout based upon satisfactory completion.
- Prepare work plans and review grants for DBE and OJT supportive services, process through funding and contract approval requirements, monitor consultant activities and progress, maintain records, review and approve consultant products prior to dissemination to agency staff, public, and program participants. Analyze and monitor progress of the contract work plan, report to department and federal officials, and authorize project closeouts based upon satisfactory completion of requirements.
- Maintain program data and documentation, as well as preparation of reports to meet the requirements of the Stewardship and Oversight Agreement. Cooperate and communicate with Commissioners and Federal Officials to meet the regulations governing agency programs.
- Conduct investigations into complaints and/or allegations of discrimination as authorized by the Commissioner and/or Federal Officials.
- Make presentations to educate entities within the department and other state and local government agencies on federal discrimination program areas and requirements to meet compliance, to include attending pre-construction meetings as required.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with major study in business, public administration, human resources, political science, law or a field related to civil rights, transportation or federal regulatory compliance. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Four years’ professional or paraprofessional experience in a field or occupation relevant to federal regulations, preferably in transportation or civil rights program, with responsibility for program implementation, direct service delivery, planning or program evaluation. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required form education.
License/Certification: Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. The applicant’s Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) must meet the minimum standards as established by the hiring agency.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: All accountabilities must be performed in accordance with State and Department rules and policies, including risk management, safety and environmental standards, regulations and administrative orders.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.
For additional information contact Larisa Djuvelek-Ruggiero, Administrator, at 603-271-6612or at Larisa.DjuvelekRuggiero@dot.nh.gov .
TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964