Disadvantaged Business Services Specialist

at Eastern Maine Development Corp in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

This position will implement the MaineDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Supportive Services (DBESS) program at EMDC.  The objective of the DBE program in Maine is to level the playing field by providing small businesses owned by women, minority and other socially and economically disadvantaged individuals a fair opportunity to compete for federally funded highway contracts. This is accomplished by helping to make them better and stronger businesses as well as exposing them to procurement opportunities.

The Specialist will be responsible for developing relationships with current and potential DBE certified firms.  The Specialist will conduct outreach, deliver programming, offer referrals, and connect businesses with appropriate resources.  The Specialist is the primary contact for all DBE Supportive Services clients, and will outreach to and represent other EMDC business services as appropriate.

Specific responsibilities include statewide promotion of the program, as well as one-on-one advising of business clients, which may include referrals to other service providers. This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to build professional relationships with service providers, government agencies, and prime contractors. You need to be a high energy person that loves meeting, talking with and helping people to be successful in this role. Knowledge and understanding of the existing services and service organizations that support the disadvantaged business community is a significant plus.

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Job Posting: 773689

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022

Updated On: Jun 24, 2022