Deputy Director of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises job vacancy in City of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA 19153)

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Company name : City of Philadelphia
Location : Philadelphia, PA 19153
Position : Deputy Director of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Description :
Company Description
A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.
As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.
What we offer

Impact – The work you do here matters to millions.
Growth – Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?
Diversity & Inclusion – Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
Benefits – We care about your well-being.

Agency Description
The Philadelphia airport is a dynamic place to work. It is the only major airport serving the 8th largest metropolitan area in the United States and is one of the busiest airports in the country. The City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation oversees both Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Airport (PNE), the city’s general aviation reliever airport. The airport system operates through the Aviation Fund, which is an enterprise fund of the City of Philadelphia and is completely self-sustaining using no local taxpayer dollars to operate. Learn more about the airport at
Our Mission: Proudly connecting Philadelphia with the world
Our Vision: World-class global gateway of choice
Our Values:

People First – Our employees, stakeholders and passengers
Respect – To ourselves, our customers and our environment
Integrity – We hold ourselves responsible for what we do, say, and think
Diversity – Purposefully Inclusive and accepting of all
Excellence – We hold ourselves to the highest standards of service, innovation, and efficiency

Philadelphia Airport has won numerous awards for quality, diversity, and innovation:

2021 Civil Rights Advocate and Partner Award – FAA
2021 Leon C Watkins Guardian Award – ACI-NA
2021 Diverse Business Leader of 2021 – Kathy Padilla – Philadelphia Business Journal
2021 Advocate of the Year Award – City of Philadelphia Office of Economic Opportunity MEDWeek
2021 Philadelphia Aviation Project Award – March of Dimes Annual Transportation, Building and Construction awards
2021 Honorable Mention Balchen-Post Award for Excellence in the Performance of Airport Snow and Ice Control – NEC-AAAE
2019 Best Overall Program Award at Airport Experience Awards

Job Description
The Deputy Director of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) is responsible for both operational and strategic oversight of the Airport’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). This portfolio will include planning, directing, administrating, and coordinating programs, operations, and management of department-wide policy and programs related to, DBE, Small Business Enterprise (SBE), OEO, DBE/ACDEB certification and the implementation and management of a contract monitoring program.
This position interfaces and coordinates with internal business partners in the development, planning, forecasting, execution and troubleshooting of projects, processes, and initiatives in which DBE/SBE compliance are major components. Supervises and leads OBD’s participation in ongoing projects and oversees the development and utilization of tracking and reporting mechanisms to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. Manages any conflicts or concerns to ensure compliance with OBD, federal and state DBE/SBE policy.
The Deputy Director is also responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing training for ADA/Accessibility Compliance programs; organized and facilitated through the Director of Access and Accessible programs.
Proficiency in high-level professional communication (oral and written), presentations, building business partnerships and conflict resolution is essential. This position has extensive contact with high-level executives, governmental officials, and the public.
Essential Functions

Directing Airport Concessions Diversity Business Enterprise program.
Directing Small Business Enterprise program.
Consultation around local OEO program issues and new development.
Representation at conferences and industry organizations and committees.
Function as a member of the oversight committee of the statewide unified certification program.
Manage Title VI Non-discrimination program.
Coordinating activities necessary to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Manage Limited English access programs (Federal).
Manage Mayor’s Language access program.
Serve on Racial Equity Advisory Committee.
Assists city wide for sub-recipients of Federal dollars.
Serve as Airport Concessions Diversity Business Enterprise (ACDEB) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) liaison to the Department of Transportation.
Creates, promotes and maintains an inclusive workplace that acknowledges, understands, accepts, values, celebrates and respects the differences among individuals, in such areas as; race, age, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, nationality, culture, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, or other demographics.
Ensures that practices, processes, and programs are impartial, fair and provide equal possible outcomes for every individual.
Takes active steps to eliminate acts, behavior, and speech, which reflect discrimination and prejudice.
Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Federal and state and local civil rights laws
Equal employment opportunity guidelines
ADA/Accessibility laws and guidelines
Developing, implementing, and monitoring budgets and resources
Performance monitoring and reporting standards
Planning, assigning, directing, coordinating, and reviewing the work of professional, administrative, and technical employees
Directing the development of policy and operating procedures
Skill in short and long-range planning
Communicating complex ideas and information clearly, concisely, and effectively
Developing and giving presentations
Analyzing legislation, rules, and regulation


Bachelor’s Degree in business and program administration or related field.
Seven (7) years’ experience supervising and monitoring employees and overseeing diverse business programs and contracts and ADA/Accessibility programs. Experience includes applying relevant rules, regulations, and exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures. Must have four (4) years managerial/supervisory experience.
Preferred Experience managing federal diverse business programs in an Airport.

Additional Information
TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a resume.
Must pass and maintain SIDA (Security Identification Display Area) and AOA (Airfield Operations Area) Clearance at the time of appointment and during tenure of employment.
Did you know?

We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
25% tuition discount program for City employees (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
Generous retirement savings options are available

The successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

Please note that effective September 1, 2021 the City of Philadelphia is requiring all new employees to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to
For more information, go to: Human Relations Website:

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