DBE Highway Construction Specialist

DBE/OJT Highway Contruction Specialist

Recruitment #061024-MAGZ01-550100

Summary Statement

The incumbent is responsible for all compliance activities associated with the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program as outlined in 49 CFR Part 26 and/or the On-the-Job Training Program. Duties include monitoring project compliance activities throughout the duration of a project, prequalification of potential DBE program participants, providing technical assistance to DBEs, contractors, consultants, and internal staff, interviewing and assisting OJT participants, external EEO compliance, workforce development, and report preparation and submission.

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.

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.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources. DelDOT does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at StateJobs.Delaware.gov.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.