Join our team! Pace Suburban Bus Service has an opening for an individual who will administers the daily operations of the Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) programs in accordance with federal guidelines, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Regional Transportation Authority Act, Executive Orders, and other applicable laws and regulations.
Pace Suburban Bus is the premier suburban transit provider, safely and efficiently moving people to work, school, and other regional destinations. Pace’s family of public transportation services offer affordable and environmentally responsible transit options for residents of 284 municipalities in Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and McHenry counties. In addition, Pace also provides the City of Chicago ADA Paratransit service within the CTA service area.
The backbone of Chicago’s suburbs, Pace services tens of thousands of daily riders. One of the largest bus services in North America, Pace covers 3,677 square miles in an area nearly the size of the state of Connecticut and about 15 times the size of the City of Chicago. Pace’s innovative approach to public transportation gives the Agency a national reputation as an industry leader.
Responsibilities also include:
Supervises and supports the DBE Compliance Specialist. Coordinates the efforts of Pace staff to effectively carry out the DBE and SBE programs.
Acts as liaison between Pace and community organizations, government agencies, DBE's and SBE's.
Oversees Pace's certification procedures for DBE's and SBE's. Sets contract goals and evaluates responsiveness to meet the goals.
Provides representation at pre-bid, pre-award, and pre-construction meetings.
Establishes Pace's three-year forecast DBE goal. Prepares and submits reports related to the DBE and SBE programs.
Monitors compliance with the DBE and SBE programs and investigates complaints related to the DBE and SBE programs, initiating action as required.
Manages and participates in Pace's DBE/SBE outreach program.
Must have a bachelor's degree in public or business administration, finance, or related field, or equivalent work experience.
Must have five years' experience in the administration of a DBE program or DBE compliance-related work or equivalent, with a good work record, knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to DBE.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel, experience working with B2Gnow, Oracle, and FTA TrAMS is preferred.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be organized and detail oriented, exhibit strong interpersonal skills, be able to prioritize work in order to meet deadlines, and be able to work with sensitive information while maintaining strict confidentiality.
This position is subject to the provisions set forth in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 ( c ) of the State Officials and Employee Ethics Act.
Pace Suburban Bus is the premier suburban transit provider, safely and efficiently moving people to work, school, and other regional destinations.
Pace's family of public transportation services offer affordable, innovative, and environmentally responsible transit options for the residents of 284 municipalities in Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. The backbone of Chicago's suburbs, Pace serves approximately 127,000 daily riders. One of the largest bus services in North America, Pace covers 3,677 square miles, an area nearly the size of the state of Connecticut and about 15 times the size of the City of Chicago. Pace's innovative approach to public transportation gives the agency a national reputation as an industry leader.
Pace is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of thirteen directors. Each serves a four-year term and, with the exception of the Commissioner of the Mayor?s Office for People with Disabilities, must be a Mayor or Village President from his or her respective region, or a former Mayor or Village President residing in his or her respective region.