City of Tampa

Manager Minority Business Development (#000559) ME

$43.90-$68.77 Hourly / $7,609.33-$11,920.13 Monthly / $91,312.00-$143,041.60 Yearly


This is highly responsible managerial work directing the City’s Women and Minority Business Enterprises (W/MBE) program.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class promotes the participation and award of contracts to women and minority business enterprises in order to remedy effects of past discrimination against W/MBE and to provide W/MBE equal opportunity and access to participate in all city procurement of construction-related services, goods and non-professional and professional services. Responsibilities also include promoting the participation and award of contracts to small business enterprises (SBE), a race and gender neutral program. The employee also promotes the division’s affirmative action program which is intended to cultivate and ensure equal employment opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment with contractors, subcontractors and vendors of the City. Work is of considerable difficulty, performed under administrative direction and requires the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgment. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved.

Examples of Duties

Establishes and manages procedures to implement the city’s W/MBE ordinance and Executive Order enacting the City’s SBE program; administers process for certification of businesses as W/MBE and SBEs and conducts annual review of existing certifications to renew or revoke certifications based on established criteria; provides oversight and direction of the City’s AAP program for contractors, subcontractors and vendors.

Provides information and/or technical assistance to W/MBE and SBEs to enhance their awareness about procurement opportunities and to increase their ability to compete effectively for the award of city contracts; administers compliance guidelines for contractors, including monitoring and reporting procedures to ensure adherence with W/MBE participation goals throughout the contract term; reviews projects or bids to determine if any portions are suitable candidates for an SBE solicitation and recommends to the SBE Committee that such projects or bids be set aside as an SBE solicitation.

Assists divisions in the analysis of city department/division purchasing budgets to ascertain potential W/MBE and SBE opportunities; implements and administers tracking mechanisms to measure W/MBE and SBE participation with city departments and divisions; monitors the city’s progress toward achievement of M/WBE goals and SBE participation.

Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops and evaluates staff; manages unit budget and work processes.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of: federal and state laws and guidelines relating to job duties (e.g. affirmative action).

Extensive knowledge of: modern management practices and procedures; modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Considerable knowledge of: municipal administration and organization.

Ability to: plan, assign, direct, and coordinate the work of professional, paraprofessional and clerical employees in a manner that promotes full performance; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city employees, directors, managers and other employees, women and minority business enterprise owners, and the general public; learn and apply the provisions of the city’s W/MBE ordinance and its purchasing program; set clear objectives and measures to monitor process, progress and results.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or a related field and three (3) years of responsible experience in business or public administration, including experience in a supervisory capacity.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver's license required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 000559; EST: 8/13/2013; REV: 2/28/2023;