The Utah Transit Authority prides itself on being a leader in service and loyalty to our community by providing essential transportation services. UTA seeks to incorporate the voices of historically marginalized groups into transit service and financial decisions. This goal is, in part, accomplished through the work conducted in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and by creating an intentional process that prevents unintentional discrimination in public transit services. Additionally, UTA is proud to participate in the Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) program, which supports and provides small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, minorities, and/or women a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded transportation contracts.
As the Civil Rights Compliance Officer for Title VI and for DBE, you would oversee the administration of this program to ensure fair inclusion for businesses who fall under these categories when it comes to bidding and receiving government contracts and protection from any other discriminatory practices under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
If you have a background in managing programs with an eye toward compliance regulations and identifying areas for improvements in those programs, analyzing multiple datasets, and have a passion for serving the community, creating opportunities for the disadvantaged, and ensuring fairness for all, you might be a great fit for our Civil Rights Compliance Officer position.
As our Civil Rights Compliance Officer, specifically responsible for Title VI and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Programs, you will:
- Oversee the administration of UTA’s Title VI and DBE Civil Rights programs and assist with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program as needed to ensure compliance with all federal/state regulations, policies, and guidelines.
- Monitor, oversee, maintain, and implement all aspects of UTA’s DBE program and reporting to ensure compliance with the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) Guidelines
- Develop and implement civic and community outreach activities to promote and recruit businesses owned by women and minorities to the UTA DBE program.
- Review applications, conduct onsite interviews, make decisions and maintain DBE certifications for new and existing business partners
- Gather DBE and EEO data, monitor the procurement/solicitation process involving small and disadvantaged businesses, conduct on-site inspections of federal construction projects, and review wage determination and certified payrolls to ensure Davis Bacon Act (DBA) wage compliance.
- Receive, investigate, analyze, and make recommendations on formal and informal complaints from customers, contractors, community-based organizations, and federal/state agencies in compliance with UTA Title VI and DBE programs.
- Conduct Title VI Service and Fare Equity (SAFE) analyses using census and ridership data i including presenting findings to the UTA Board of Trustees.
- Develop and implement labor compliance policies and procedures; performs labor compliance audits on UTA federally funded construction projects.
- Conduct training to educate contractors and UTA staff on UTA construction projects and Title VI-related activities.
- Represent UTA in the service change process; evaluate and monitor major service changes, and work with UTA staff to adequately address Title VI concerns.
- Supervise the Civil Rights Compliance Analyst (Title VI, DBE).
Experience, Education, and Licenses
- Minimum five years of related experience managing programs in accordance with compliance regulations, meeting with stakeholders to communicate project concerns, developing evaluation methods to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement, including program risks
- Bachelor’s (Master’s preferred) in Business Management, Public Administration, Human Resources, Social Science, or related field.
- To carry out essential functions of this job, one must have a valid Utah driver’s license with no more than four moving violations in the past three years; or, if a non-driver, one must be able to travel efficiently by another means to and from varied locations within UTA’s service area. (Lack of a driver’s license does not necessarily preclude employment. No applicant may have more than one violation of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs within the last ten years.)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of all Federal and State regulations that affect Title VI, EEO, DBA, and DBE programs
- Experience with implementing, managing, and/or monitoring a program for compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to relate to all levels of personnel including managers, executives, and the Board of Trustees; Skilled in public speaking, group facilitation, conducting outreach programs, giving presentations, conflict resolution, and networking
- Demonstrated strong critical, logical, and analytical skills; Perform technical analytical work without frequent supervision, including collecting and interpreting data using statistical and other analytical tools and models
- Communicate trend analyses to all levels of an organization
- Self-motivated, self-directed, and able to work with minimal direct oversight; Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality
- This job requires regular and predictable attendance.
- Intermediate proficiency in MS Word and PowerPoint preferred; advanced proficiency in MS Excel preferred
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An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]
UTA’s benefits package for full-time administrative employees includes:
- Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts.
- Onsite Health and Wellness Clinics for medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
- 22 days of accrued paid time off (13 vacation days and 9 sick days), which increases with tenure at UTA.
- 10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per year.
- Retirement options - Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
- Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for any higher education degree (bachelor, master, or Ph.D.). The course of study must be approved prior to enrollment.
- Training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
- Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
- Free transit passes for employees, spouses, and dependent children.
- Employee assistance program – includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
- UTA Well – a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
- Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA Fitness.
For more information on UTA’s Total Rewards benefits package, please visit: https://jobs.jobvite.com/rideuta/#benefits
Pay Range: $74,757.28 or more depending on experience
If interested, apply before: Open until filled