ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Contract Compliance Division)

City of Houston
Published
January 7, 2022
Location
Houston, TX
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Description

Applications Accepted From: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

 
Posting Number:  # 27272
Division: Contract Compliance
Reporting Location:  611 Walker Street, 7th Floor*                       
Workdays & Hours: Monday – Friday;8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*
 *Subject To Change
 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) is committed to creating a competitive and diverse business environment in the City of Houston by promoting the growth and success of small businesses, with special emphasis on historically underserved groups, by ensuring their meaningful participation in the government procurement process.  OBO's objective is to significantly increase the number, capacity, and success of businesses in Houston. OBO also provides business assistance to start-up companies and helps businesses navigate services that support growth and sustainability. Additionally, the department coordinates educational, legal and financial resources, as well as facilitates certification of Minority, Woman-Owned, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWSDBE) and historically underutilized firms.
 
This role falls under OBO’s Contract Compliance Division. The Contract Compliance Division is charged with monitoring and enforcing City of Houston ordinances related to MWSDBE participation, auditing certified payrolls submitted by contractors, and monitoring whether the contractors are performing the work as required (commercially useful function). These functions are carried out using project site visits, desk audits, field audits and formal audits.

OBO is seeking an Administrative Assistant for its Contract Compliance Division. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following tasks:
 

  • Providing administrative support to the Division Manager and team
  • Monitoring City Council contract awards and create new or amended electronic and physical contract files for Construction, Professional Services, Goods & Services projects
  • Writing and editing letters, documents, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other correspondence
  • Performing initial verification of MWSDBE company certification status for listed subcontractors on projects
  • Creating and sending correspondence to contractors throughout the life of each contract
  • Processing contract wage underpayment penalty payments
  • Creating weekly, monthly and ad hoc divisional activity reports utilizing Excel and a contract compliance management database
  • Routinely fielding and addressing customer inquiries, including serving as the subject matter expert for support services on OBO’s contract compliance and labor standards monitoring systems as well as any related databases
  • Serving as a key point of contact for City departments for general information and project-specific details
  • Archiving contract files of closed Construction, Professional Services, Goods & Services projects in accordance with City policies.
  • Performing special projects, as needed, and other position related duties as assigned.
  • Purchasing and tracking purchases pursuant to City purchasing requirements.

WORKING CONDITIONS   
This position involves work in the office environment.

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