[nfbwatlk] Washington State DOT Director, Office of Equal Opportunity job announcement

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Mon Jun 1 18:28:51 UTC 2015


Job Title:

Director, Office of Equal Opportunity

Opening Date/Time:

Mon. 05/04/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:

Wed. 06/10/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time


$88,908.00 - $108,480.00 Annually

Job Type:



Thurston County - Olympia, Washington


Dept. of Transportation

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is currently searching for a Director, Office of Equal Opportunity. Reporting to the Secretary of Transportation, with a functional reporting relationship to the Deputy Secretary, this position provides statewide direction of agency programs relating to WSDOT's external civil rights programs. These programs, as required by state and/or federal laws or regulations, include Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), DBE Supportive Services, Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (M/WBE), Small Business Enterprises (SBE), On the Job Training (OJT) Supportive Services, Training Special Provisions (TSP), Equal Employment Opportunity Contract Compliance, On the Job Training Contract Compliance, Title VI, Environmental Justice, Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and Tribal Employment Rights Ordinances (TERO) and Special Emphasis Programs such as the Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) and Construction Career Days (CCDs). This position is also responsible for overseeing agency compliance with Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
The Director provides executive-level consultation and external civil rights service support to WSDOT managers statewide and to local agencies, as well as transportation planning organizations concerning WSDOT's external civil rights programs. He or she ensures approval and appropriate oversight of the United States Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Unified Certification Program (UCP) for the State of Washington's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program administered on behalf of WSDOT by the Washington State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE). As the appointing authority for the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) and a member of the Executive Management Team for WSDOT, the Director provides strategic guidance on external civil rights related policy-making, budgeting, staffing and resource allocation for the agency including the Washington State Ferries Division. He or she provides management direction to the OEO management team regarding the scope of the office's responsibilities, resources, goals and objectives. This management responsibility includes assessing the agency's need to develop new programs or methods to accomplish department objectives and federal compliance requirements related to external civil rights programs. The Director represents WSDOT on a national level on several transportation civil rights related boards and committees which involve policy-making and developing implementation standards for all state transportation agencies across the country.
This position will perform the following work:
* Ensure proper overall administration including the development, implementation, and monitoring of all WSDOT external civil rights programs statewide, including the Washington State Ferries System.
* Update the Secretary of Transportation, Deputy Secretary, WSDOT Executive Management Team and others on all external civil rights issues/concerns/activities affecting the agency.
* In collaboration with other departmental divisions, set the strategic direction for all OEO programs needed to achieve regulatory compliance and goals established for the various OEO programs. This includes developing and approving strategic plans, tactical activities, identifying resources and providing oversight in the evaluation of performance.
* Provide oversight in the development, establishment and maintenance of policies, initiatives, and programs that meet state and federal regulations and funding requirements.
* Monitor WSDOT's compliance with external civil rights programs, report to Secretary of Transportation on compliance status, work to resolve issues of noncompliance and implement "best practices" for effective policies and program implementation.
* Participate in the development and implementation of national transportation civil rights policies.
* Balance resources with changing program requirements and priorities to meet WSDOT's and OEO's mission.
* Integrate OEO program policies into all segments of WSDOT business activities throughout the state to ensure all segments of the population, including affected groups such as minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans receive equal opportunity in programs and services.
* Direct statewide external civil rights programs required to meet various compliance requirements and federal laws in order for WSDOT, local governments and transportation planning organizations to receive federal financial assistance.
* Lead OEO's efforts working with several WSDOT program areas (e.g. Human Resources, Ferries, Aviation, Planning, Design, Construction, Consultant Services, Highways and Local Programs and Public Transportation as well as regional Administrative Officers and EEO Officers to ensure statewide agency external civil rights policy development and compliance.
* Ensure adherence to legal guidance provided by the Attorney General's Office as well as USDOT transportation modes (Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and Federal Highway Administration), concerning all of the WSDOT external civil rights programs.
* Serve as the DBE and Title VI liaison officer for the agency as designated by the Secretary of Transportation.
* Serve as the WSDOT representative on both the Western Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (WASHTO) and American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Civil Rights Subcommittees, which assist in the development of external civil rights program policy development for state DOTs.
* Co-chair the agency's DBE Advisory Group and serve on the Office of Minority and Women Enterprises disadvantaged business enterprise Certification Appeal Committee.

>From the hiring authority's perspective, viable and competitive candidates should meet or exceed many of these desirable qualifications:
* Substantive executive-level management experience preferably in a public sector or non-profit venue, including managing other managers.
* In-depth knowledge and application of advanced management principles and skills to include long-term strategic thinking and planning, the ability to achieve long range goals through carefully selected actions and skills in balancing competing priorities with limited resources.
* Effective manager with experience in using performance indicators to assess staff performance.
* Hands-on leadership skills including the ability to coach, mentor, train and motivate staff as well as build trust amongst the staff and those they serve.
* Highly developed negotiation and mediation skills coupled with ability to appropriately apply state and federal external civil rights laws, regulations, guidelines and contract provisions.
* Creative problem solver.
* Ability to assess legal processes and considerations in civil rights related contract monitoring and investigation of Title VI discrimination complaints.
* Knowledge of specific civil rights programs necessary to participate in the development of national transportation related civil rights policy making and ensure agency compliance at both the state and federal level.
* Skilled communicator, both by speaking and in writing, to a variety of audiences.
* Experience in dealing with politically sensitive issues.
* Ability to market agency's efforts to improve WSDOT civil rights programs.
* Ability to engage, coach and motivate staff and build trust with other offices that work with OEO.
* Ability to interact with and demonstrate and gain the trust of various organizations and groups, including local agencies that operate under WSDOT's program.
How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the green apply button at the top of this announcement, you may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position, you will need to attach a resume and letter of interest to your electronic application. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position. Application assessment will be ongoing and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the position at any time during the recruitment process. It is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible.
Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Ted Koska, Talent Acquisition and Development Manager at (360) 705-7509 or email to koskat at wsdot.wa.gov<mailto:koskat at wsdot.wa.gov>. Please reference recruitment number 2015-EMS-009.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Talent Acquisition Unit, Office of Human Resources, at 360.705.6846 or email at jobinfo at wsdot.wa.gov<mailto:jobinfo at wsdot.wa.gov>.

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