Small Business Analyst

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Jan 08, 2021
Closes
Jan 29, 2021
Ref
210013
Function
IT, Systems Analyst
Hours
Full Time
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is seeking a Small Business Analyst to support its Small Business Programs Office. The Small Business Analyst is a confidential role which uses broad statistical and data analysis skills, financial analysis, budgeting, procurement analysis skills, and investigative skills as well as business industry knowledge to deliver valid, relevant data to key stakeholders by extracting, organizing and analyzing data from multiple systems and sources to build usable reports for departmental needs and to support the Authority's business objectives, the socioeconomic programs (DBE/SBE/MBE/SBP) and other initiatives. The incumbent will sustain and move forward the Authority's initiatives by performing a variety of staff level functions, technical and analytic review and customer support, administrative and report writing duties to perform complex and complicated tasks and assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Business A dministration, Finance, Business Management, Public Administration, Accounting, Economics or related field
    • In lieu of Bachelor's Degree, an additional four (4) years of job experience working with grants management, procurement, finance, statistical analysis, project management, and/or data collection and manipulation

Experience
  • Five (5) years of verifiable professional-level analytical and/or project management experience. Must include experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning software

Certification/Licensure
  • N/A

Preferred
  • Experience
    • Experience with small business programs and/or with a prime contractor, federal airport, transit authority, state, local or federal agency or highway programs subject to Code 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 23 or 26 a plus

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Office of Procurement and Materials, and Office of Small Business Programs provides leadership and oversight for the Authority's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program and the Small Business Local Preference Program (SBLPP) for businesses pursuing contracting opportunities with the Authority. The Small Business Analyst is a confidential role which uses broad statistical and data analysis skills, financial analysis, budgeting, procurement analysis skills, and investigative skills as well as business industry knowledge to deliver valid, relevant data to key stakeholders by extracting, organizing and analyzing data from multiple systems and sources to build usable reports for departmental needs and to support the Authority's business objectives and other initiatives. The incumbent will sustain and move forward the Authority's initiatives by performing a variety of staff level functions, technical and analytic review and customer support, administrative and report writing duties to perform complex and complicated tasks and assignments. The incumbent must be a self-starter and high level executor with the ability to perform completed staff work, - take responsibility for promptly identifying potential problems, actual problems or issues requiring action and providing input to support higher level management decisions.

Essential Functions
  • Collects and analyzes financial data.
  • Collects contracting and procurement data, track business related statistics, conduct research and analyze complex data to support all specific goals and/or initiatives.
  • Prepares monthly/quarterly/annual commitment, award, business payments and utilization reports.
  • Coordinates and communicates with coworkers and customers to gather data and information.
  • Analyzes and assesses available resources and evidence for the establishment and achievement of small business program contract performance goals.
  • Generates a variety of comprehensive business reports that among other outcomes, analyze actual contract and or organizational performance goals/targets.
  • Develops and presents business/procurement project documentation and reports.
  • Analyzes financial data, statements of work (SOW), request for information (RFI), request for proposal (RFP), bid-proposal process and construction project management to determine project's effectiveness and implement project/program adjustments.
  • Assists with compliance efforts and compliance reviews and develop written policies, procedures, reports and presentations.
  • Conducts complex data and policy analysis to establish internal controls for small business certification, goal setting, and contract oversight for all WMATA Program areas.
  • Deals effectively and professionally with a variety of people, some of whom may be hostile or uncooperative, in order to obtain information and data necessary to conduct inquiries and investigations.
  • Organizes and collates information and data and to analyze same and/or use them as evidence in administrative of court proceedings.
  • Writes reports and summaries of interviews in a clear, concise and grammatically correct manner with the ability to communicate effectively.

Other Functions
  • Develops and presents business/procurement project documentation and reports.
  • Identifies and enters relevant data into WMATA's database management system(s); assist with analytical studies; and conduct research.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report

Closing

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.