Equal Opportunity Enforcement Specialist

  • 1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

With a workforce of over 25,000 people the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.  

Agency Description

The Office of Economic Opportunity works with the Philadelphia business community to build internal and external alliances with Minority ("MBE"), Women ("WBE") or Disabled ("DSBE") owned business enterprises (collectively "M/W/DSBEs), with the City of Philadelphia, and with private industries to help develop strong, mutually beneficial relationships that facilitate successful networking opportunities.

SALARY: $48,000  per year

Application Deadline: 2/16/18

Job Description

The Office of Economic Opportunity is looking for a professional individual who can work in a high-level environment and interact as a liaison across sectors. A results-oriented candidate that works well with others prioritizing projects and accomplishing tasks on time and with attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness. The position is primarily responsible for: work related to the creation, management and facilitation of OEO led Oversight Committees, marketing and management of the OEO hotline and collecting, analyzing and reporting of actions taken by the Prime Contractor and others to comply with EOP and OEO requirements.


  • Manage and in some cases, leads oversight committees for an assigned portfolio of city departments as well as assigned Councilmanic Districts.
  • Maintains and improves OEO Hotline operations by: reviewing caller issues, working identifying and resolving problems, preparing and completing action plans; completing hotline audits and analyses
  • Attends and participates in non-city oversight committees as assigned
  • Provides technical support to MBE Specialists which could include: onsite monitoring, data confirmation, MWDSBE vendor communication
  • Provide final report to include goal achievement for all assigned EOPs as well as documentation of successes and challenges related to MWDSBE engagement.
  • When warranted, identification of failures and reasons for failure to achieve EOP goals or fulfill commitments made in EOP. Assess the degree of good-faith efforts made when goals are not achieved.


  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from accredited college
  • Combination of education and/or professional experience in small business development and/or minority and women business development; contract compliance or project management


  • Knowledge of economic conditions, prevalent attitudes towards Equal Opportunity Plans and other social factors that may impact the desire and ability to meet assigned goals
  • Some knowledge of City policies and requirements regarding MBE/WBE/DSBE programs
  • The ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Be open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent group facilitation skills able to navigate complicated group dynamics 
  • Teamwork oriented with an ability to also work independently
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Additional Information

Successful candidate must be a City resident within six months of hire

Please submit cover letter and writing sample.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@ phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx