Long Beach Transit

  • Regulatory Compliance and Civil Rights Officer

    ID
    2018-1257
    Category
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    The Regulatory Compliance and Civil Rights Officer (RCCRO) delivers and administers programs to ensure regulatory compliance at the state and federal levels for Long Beach Transit (LBT).

     

    The RCCRO provides guidance and direction to LBT’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and staff on regulatory guidelines, organizational compliance and Civil Rights programs including, but not limited to, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI and Environmental Justice programs.

     

    This position requires the ability to work independently, to have knowledge of and be able to interpret applicable state and federal laws and regulations, and to implement programs that address the necessary laws and regulations to support LBT’s mission.   

    Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

    • Administers compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines
    • Coordinates with departments on applicable state and federal requirements for reviews and audits
    • Develops audit and review mitigation and corrective action plans and assists with departmental staff responses
    • Develops and monitors programs to ensure compliance with statutes and regulations in conformance with transportation industry standards, as well as state and federal laws
    • Collaborates with appropriate staff on projects/programs to ensure compliance adherence
    • Develops and implements processes for interpreting state and federal regulations for LBT’s programs and projects
    • Directs LBT’s Civil Rights Programs (i.e., DBE/SBE, EEO, ADA and Title VI) ensuring compliance with federal/state regulations, policies and guidelines
    • Ensures that LBT meets the DBE obligations for all procurements and the following Federal Transit Administration (FTA) reporting requirements
    • Provides guidance and consults with the CEO and the ELT on the interpretation and implementation of the DBE Federal Program and annual goals
    • Collaborates and oversees small business participation in the procurement/solicitation process by reviewing statements/scopes of work, specifications, solicitations and contract terms and conditions for compliance with FTA requirements for small/disadvantaged business participation
    • Implements and manages DBE outreach program to maximize participation in LBT procurement solicitations
    • Manages activities associated with LBT’s programs to ensure that no person, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, is excluded from participating in, or denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination under any program, or activity receiving federal financial assistance
    • Ensures that federally supported transit services and related benefits are distributed in an equitable manner and that LBT meets Title VI and Environmental Justice requirements.
    • Collects and analyzes racial and ethnic data to demonstrate the extent to which members of minority groups are beneficiaries of LBT programs receiving federal financial assistance
    • Monitors, investigates and resolves complaints of harassment, ADA discrimination or any alleged discrimination that a person, or persons were denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or subject to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, or national origin under any of LBT’s programs or activities
    • Coordinates with Human Resources department staff, and other departments/staff, to ensure LBT meets EEO obligations
    • Supports recruitment, retention, and promotion opportunities are provided in an equitable manner for all individuals and groups
    • Develops and/or recommends changes to LBT’s EEO policy, program, and communication procedures to promote workforce diversity
    • Compiles data on compliance, Civil Rights programs and projects
    • Produces and maintains monthly, quarterly, and annual performance reports on the compiled data
    • Assists in analyzing service policies and procedures; makes recommendations to ensure compliance
    • Works safely and takes action to correct and/or report unsafe conditions or actions to the Safety Officer
    • Performs other related duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to implement LBT’s DBE/SBE, Title VI, EEO and ADA programs.

     

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    ATTRIBUTES AND SKILL SETS:

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
    • Proactive and achievement driven
    • Strong work ethic with ability to multi-task
    • Excellent collaboration skills with both internal and external stakeholders
    • Interacts cooperatively with diverse groups/populations, across various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds, using tact and discretion
    • Embraces inclusion and diversity
    • Open to new ideas and continuous improvement
    • Approaches change as an opportunity and positively looks for ways to explore solutions
    • Intermediate proficiency in MS Office Suite programs, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with relevant coursework in public administration, business administration, or related field, is required. A minimum of five years of related experience is required; a master’s degree is preferable. Applicable coursework and/or training in federal civil rights laws and regulations are desired. Prior transportation experience is strongly desirable. A combination of experience/skills and education to fulfill the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be considered. A valid CA Class C license and a good driving record are required.

     

    DMV H6 printout is required with application (must be current within the 30 days of the printout).

     

    Application

    Apply online at www.lbtransit.com/jobs. Online applications must include past work history and be fully completed to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.

     

    Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States. Long Beach Transit does not sponsor H-1B or other related work visas.

     

     

    WAGE BAND I - Hiring range (Based on Experience): up to $95,000 per year (DOQ), with excellent fringe benefits. Submit resume. APPLY ONLINE,  (DMV H6) printout within 30 Days UPON REQUEST).

                                                                                                                                                         

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Successful candidate must pass company physical, drug and alcohol test.

    Long Beach Transit, 1963 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90813

     

     

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