Small Business Programs Manager

  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • 3930 Fairview Industrial Drive Southeast, Salem, OR, USA
Full Time Government

Job Description

Announcement: ODOT18-2727oc
Small Business Programs Manager – Program Analyst 2
ODOT Headquarters – Office of Civil Rights


Our Office of Civil Rights is recruiting for a small business programs manager to develop, implement, evaluate and manage programs to support small business opportunities and participation in ODOT contracting, including Emerging Small Business (ESB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and small business supportive services.  Join our team in providing opportunities and in opening the door to doing business with ODOT and play a key role in increasing transparency for small firms to access contracts.
ODOT is an award-winning organization more than 4,700 employees strong. We are nationally recognized for innovation in environmental considerations, public involvement and customer service, planning and design, and more. Join us in making a difference!

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.

Additional Details:
The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all facets of the day-to-day activities of ODOT's Emerging Small Business (ESB) Program.
  • Develop innovative solutions and implement methodologies, policies, and administrative rules.
  • Develop and manage a systematic project selection and funding process for the program.
  • Develop incentives to encourage new small businesses to apply for program participation.
  • Develop and deliver a comprehensive communications and marketing plan to maximize program success.
  • Build collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Manager in developing innovative solutions, implementation, and management of DBE program
  • Research capacity and set goals for ODOT and local agency projects. 
  • Provide technical assistance with DBE goal setting.
  • Identify DBE and ESB program coordination opportunities with other states, Oregon agencies, local governments, special districts, and identified stakeholders.
  • Manage the activities of the ESB supportive services funds and work plan.
  • Create, review, and revise opportunities to develop agency teams to resolve disputes on small and regional contracts.
  • Assist and provide training related to the ESB Program, construction technical specifications, and other related-initiatives to internal and external stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree in business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, or a related degree and two years of experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program.
Any combination of experience or education equivalent to five years of experience coordinating or administering a government-regulated program.
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.

  • Demonstrated experience managing the administration of government-regulated programs such as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Emerging Small Business, Workforce Development or other federal or state programs related to small business or workforce development.
  • Demonstrated experience in building collaborative partnerships with members of the contractor community, small business advocacy organizations, community-based resource organizations, and local and regional government entities or other stakeholder groups.
  • A proven track record in developing and implementing methodologies or procedures for small business or agency related programs and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in resolving controversial issues and effectively mediating differences of opinion and belief systems.
  • Success in project management, monitoring, and report generation.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a typical office environment with occasional field work including construction site visits required.
  • Occasional overnight travel required. 
  • Must work with highly visible programs that are controversial, complex in nature, and are not always readily understood or accepted by the general public or within segments of the agency. 
  • This position regularly encounters emotionally charged situations that require stress management, conflict resolution, and mediation skills.
  • Must interact daily with ODOT field managers, contractors, state and local agencies, special districts, the general public, industry-related special interest groups, the media, and a wide variety of community-based resource advocacy interests on a statewide basis.

Learn More and Apply!

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018.

Please visit and search for job announcement number ODOT18-2727oc or click the link provided in this announcement to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.


ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.



$54,816.00 - $76,992.00 Annually