DBE Highway Construction Specialist (#MAGZ01)
$42,195.00 Yearly Min / $52,744.00 Yearly Mid / $63,293.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

A class incumbent is responsible for assessing the needs of DBE's and providing technical expertise and guidance to enable participation in highway construction projects as prime and sub contractors.

Nature and Scope

Work is performed with general direction from an administrative superior and has statewide responsibility to develop and initiate programs for the training and orientation of Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE). Developing and maintaining extensive contact with the highway construction community, both prime and sub contractors, and with the various operational elements of FHWA and DelDOT is a significant aspect of the work.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Develops and initiates programs for the training and orientation of DBE's to enable participation in highway construction projects as prime and sub contractors.
  • Assists in all phases of the certification and pre-qualification processes.
  • Provides technical guidance and expertise through all phases of the construction process as required: cost estimating and bidding; interpretation of plans, specifications and blue prints; manpower and equipment utilization, etc; including the provision of onsite assistance to DBE's who encounter technical problems on highway construction projects.
  • Conducts follow-up assessment of DBE performance with respect to quality of work, evidence of planning, and compliance with job specifications and special provisions.
  • Develops novel concepts and approaches to solving problems concerning DBE's and their participation in DelDOT's DBE program.
  • Develops liaison with prime contractors, assists them in meeting DBE goals and provides communications link with DBE subcontractors.
  • Represents the department at hearings, conferences, and before public groups.
  • Prepares and submits reports to FHWA and DelDOT as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of construction industry and technology and of equipment, materials, and manpower requirements and physical inspection tests and specifications.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes standards, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of operations analysis.
  • Knowledge of fiscal principles and techniques appropriate to highway construction and program objectives.
  • Knowledge of the needs and concerns of participants in Disadvantaged Business Enterprises program.
  • Skill in cost estimating, interpretation of plans, specifications and blueprints.
  • Ability to assess highway construction requirements and determine appropriate course of action.
  • Ability to direct and supervise personnel engaged in work of a technical nature.
  • Ability to independently make sound decisions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates, other agencies and the public.
  • Ability to organize, evaluate, and present information effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze data and prepare charts, reports, and budgetary statements.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for DBE Highway Construction Specialist
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in program evaluation such as evaluating programs and services to identify problems, determine compliance and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency to ensure program goals and overall objectives are met.
  2. Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  3. Six months experience in writing reports in a structured format containing an introduction, presenting the thesis, purpose or proposal with supporting evidence, explanation, facts, and analysis or examples with a conclusion or recommendations.
  4. Six months experience in data collection which includes collecting, compiling and maintaining data from multiple sources such as files, records, databases, customers, staff or others.
  5. Knowledge of descriptive statistics such as the mean, median, mode or standard deviation.