Dallas County, Texas Seeks Director of Small Business Enterprise
Ideally situated in north central Texas, Dallas County has a population of almost 2.5 million and is the ninth most populous county in the United States. Dallas County is committed to increasing business opportunities for small businesses and to providing economic opportunities to the Dallas business community. The Dallas County Commissioners established the Small Business Enterprise Program for the purpose of promoting equal business enterprise for small businesses. Dallas County aspires to increase the participation of small businesses in all aspects of contracting with Dallas County, including contracting with Small Business Enterprises (SBE) directly or indirectly through contracting, subcontracting, and other procurement activities.
The County seeks a Director of Small Business Enterprise with well-rounded knowledge in a variety of industries, including construction (streets, freeways, and buildings) and IT. Under the supervision of the Assistant County Administrator, the Director of Small Business Enterprise manages the Small Business Enterprise Division (SBE) and its employees and prepares its annual budget. The Director serves as the liaison between the County and small business interests and is responsible for promoting greater business participation with the County procurement opportunities. Experience with MWBE, DBE, and contracts is essential.
The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, finance, communications, public relations, or a related field and have four (4) years of work-related experience in planning, public administration/management, or community development. Previous relevant work experience may be evaluated as a possible substitute in lieu of the educational requirement beyond a high school diploma/GED. Two years of experience can equate to one year of education at the undergraduate level (ex: a bachelor’s degree equals eight years of experience). The candidate’s work experience will be evaluated to determine if the level of responsibility and complexity is creditable as a substitute for a college degree.
For more information on this position contact:Lissa Barker, Sr. Vice President
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