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CONTRACT COMPLIANCE OFFICER 1

Class Title: CONTRACT COMPLIANCE OFFICER 1
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 073740

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in one of the following areas: (1) the analysis of data pertaining to fiscal or manpower policies and procedures for business or public sector operations, or (2) the implementation of equal employment opportunity policies, procedures, or plans, or (3) the inspection or design of highway construction projects.

Substitution of Experience for Education: Additional qualifying full-time professional experience in one of the previously listed fields may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of four years (each year of qualifying experience is equivalent to 45 undergraduate quarter hours).

Substitution of Education for Experience: Additional graduate coursework in accounting, business administration and management, human resource development, training, personnel management, public administration, law, or financial services management may substitute for the required experience to a maximum of one year (36 graduate quarter hours in the specific education listed above is equivalent to one year of experience).

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: A valid vehicle operator’s license may be required for employment in some positions.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Career Service Positions.

Job Overview: Summary: Under immediate supervision, is responsible for professional contract compliance work of routine difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: An employee in this classification gathers data needed to assure participation of minority businesses in highway construction work. This class differs from Contract Compliance Officer 2 in that an incumbent of the latter makes compliance decisions about whether a business enterprise is disadvantaged and whether the contractors employ disadvantaged businesses in a commercially meaningful manner and supervises employees in this job class.
Work Activities: 1. Monitors implementation of special contract provisions; disseminates information about training opportunities, affirmative action, and reporting requirements to prime contractors and subcontractors during pre-construction conferences; determines if a disadvantaged business enterprise is serving a commercially useful function through examination of project diaries, training logs, and contractor payrolls.

2. Assists in certifying a business enterprise as disadvantaged; reviews applications for disadvantaged business enterprise status; requests application materials needed to determine the status of a business as disadvantaged; conducts on-site reviews of the business to define the extent to which ownership, as well as operational and administrative control practiced by the owners, warrants certifying the business as disadvantaged; prepares recommendation for certification status.

3. Presents evidence during appeals board hearings to support the decertification of a business enterprise; lists the reasons for denial of certification and cites applicable federal regulations; makes written and oral presentations for cases under appeal.

4. Schedules and conducts compliance reviews and field investigations for contractors and subcontractors; reviews documentation which details the extent to which the work force meets affirmative action goals; meets with corporate owners, directors, disadvantaged business enterprise representatives, and field supervisors about compliance with special provisions for a variety of highway construction contracts; requests owners to submit voluntary corrective action plans to correct deficiencies; prepares a report of the findings.

5. Investigates complaints from government agencies, contractors, disadvantaged business enterprise representatives, and the public; reviews in-house company records to support or refute the complaint; gathers facts and seeks solutions to rectify areas of disagreement between the prime contractors and the disadvantaged business enterprises.

6. Informs government agencies, the public, and the private sector about disadvantaged business enterprise services; provides information to state and federal government agencies about the certification status of a business as disadvantaged; explains contract compliance functions to prime contractors, subcontractors, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Representatives.

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