Minority Business Spec 2

Grade 23

New York State has approximately 9 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Assnt Minority Business Specialist

    Grade 14

  2. Minority Business Spec 1

    Grade 18

  3. Minority Business Spec 2

    Grade 23

  4. Minority Business Development Spec 4

    Grade 27

  5. Minority Business Enterprise Liaison Spec 4

    Grade 62

Summary of Job Description

As a Minority Business Specialist 2, you would:

Report to a higher level Director of Affirmative Action Programs, plan and direct the minority, women-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprise program for an agency, as well as grantees and local governments receiving project or program funds controlled by the agency.  

Consult with minority, women-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned organizations and businesses, community leaders, and agency staff to identify barriers inhibiting minority, women-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned businesses from receiving government contracts.

Evaluate contract and consultant requirements, policies, and procedures to determine if requirements are unnecessarily restrictive toward minority and women-owned businesses, and recommend changes if appropriate.

Develop and revise manuals, procedures, policies, standards, guidelines, and reporting formats for the agency's minority, women-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprise program.

Review and interpret existing and revised laws, rules, regulations, and policies, and assures that the agency and local governments, grantees, and other fund recipients comply with them.  

Prepare periodic reports of program activities for the agency and other State and federal agencies.

Represent the program with the Legislature, other government agencies, and private organizations.

Evaluate staff reports and determine actions needed to improve minority business participation in projects or programs, including determining sanctions against non-complying grantees, contractors, and businesses, and meeting with them to discuss and negotiate solutions to effect compliance.

Supervise and direct an outreach program, to increase minority business participation in publicly-funded projects and programs.

Assist community organizations and businesses in the development of organizational structures and businesses capable of competing for contracts.

Identify funding and technical resources available for minority, women-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, and assists eligible businesses with applying for funds.

Coordinate and participate in meetings with State and local agencies, community organizations, and government officials to encourage, promote, and assist them in locating and using minority, women-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.

Provide technical assistance and advice to minority and women-owned businesses about bonding, financing, estimating, packaging, and other technical matters.

Design payment schedules to minimize cash flow problems of minority, women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.

Assist municipalities in developing goals and timetables for contracting with minority and women-owned businesses.

Administer training seminars for local governments, grantees, contractors, and minority, women-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.  

Supervise subordinate staff.

Interview and select employees for appointment in the agency's minority, women-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned business enterprise program.

Plan work schedules, and assign staff to meet schedules.

Assign staff to field reviews and special projects.

Train staff and provide periodic retraining as programs or the mandates governing them change.

Evaluate staff performance, and counsel individuals about performance standards and how they should be met.

Review work activities and reports and assists staff in resolving problems and developing alternative actions or solutions to problems.

Interpret laws, rules, regulations, and policy for staff, and assure staff compliance.

Monitor the agency's purchase of services and goods to ensure that minority, women-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses are participating in bidding, and are awarded contracts; investigate non-compliance, and develop and implement methods, procedures, and policies to insure participation.  

May perform, direct, and/or supervise a combination of tasks and activities described for the following titles: Minority Business Specialist 1, Compliance Specialist, and/or Affirmative Action Administrator/Director.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have five years of experience in the planning, development, implementation, and review of programs dealing with equal employment opportunity, human rights, affirmative action, minority business program coordination, affirmative action compliance review, labor relations directly relating to affirmative action, or in the development and administration of programs directly related to minority community access to employment or business opportunities in the public and private sector. One year of this experience must have been in a management or supervisory capacity. Graduate and undergraduate credits may be substituted for experience, on the basis of 30 credit hours for each six months of experience.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience. For additional information or clarification, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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