Small Business Program Manager

  • 104219

SUMMARY: Under general supervision, performs complex administrative duties associated with the City’s Small Business Development Program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Reviews vendor and contractor applications, forms and business documents to determine eligibility for Small Business Development certification and re-certification.
  2. Conducts meetings to establish or revise M/WBE goals and to hear appeals of Small Business Development eligibility determination.
  3. Prepares, monitors, and audits Small Business Development division budget.
  4. Verifies vendor and subcontractor Small Business Development status.
  5. Coordinates Small Business Development Advisory Committee and other meetings to explain and promote the City’s Small Business Development program.
  6. Maintains all records associated with the City’s Small Business Development program.
  7. Supervises support staff.
  • Knowledge of policies, practices, procedures and regulations associated with M/WBE and small business certification programs.
  • Knowledge of the ethnic and cultural diversity of the City.
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of developing diversity programs.
  • Knowledge of the various resources available in the community.
  • Knowledge of standard business practices and procedures.
  • Skill in using standard office machinery and equipment.
  • Skill in using computers and standard application software.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication, including presentation skills.
  • Skill in analyzing data and preparing reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves sedentary to light work in an office setting. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business or Public Administration or a related field and five (5) years procurement programs management, economic development, or small business administration experience, including one (1) year of supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience required. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: None
Last revision: October 2001
Overtime: No
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