Project AdministratorHumboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation
This position reports to the Norcal PTAC Program Director in Arcata but will be located in Fresno.
The Caltrans Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Support Services (DBE/SS) is a small business outreach and assistance program that will be operated by the Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in Caltrans Districts 5, 6, 9, and 10 tentatively beginning July 2018. The Norcal PTAC is part of Humboldt State University's Sponsored Programs Foundation and is hosted by the Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Norcal PTAC serves the business community in northern California with non-credit government contracting education and consulting. Humboldt State University has hosted the PTAC program since 2013. This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment. While continuation of this position is a priority for years to come, funding for the position is secure for 24 months-July 2018 through July 2020.
This is not a state or federal position. The purpose of the Caltrans DBE/SS program is to increase the total number of certified DBE firms active in the federal-aid highway construction industry in Central California and contribute to their growth and eventual self-sufficiency. Caltrans SDBE/SS program will also provide services to help develop, or improve, immediate and long-term business management skills as well as increase the DBE firm's capacity, record keeping, financial, and accounting capabilities. Development of these skills will expand opportunities for DBE firms to participate in a variety of highway-related work and handle increasingly significant projects.
Under the general supervision of the PTAC Program Director, this position is responsible for the planning, implementation, oversight and reporting on the Caltrans DBE/SS program. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the DBE/SS program and will interface on a regular basis with Caltrans management. As the Project Administrator, this position will work with and coordinate services between a variety of partners in the highway construction industry and technical assistance providers. This position involves a high level of detail management and analysis. The Project Administrator will also spend a portion of his/her time working directly with DBE clients.