boston planning & development agency

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, LABOR COMPLIANCE

Posted Date 08/04/2021
Job ID
2021-1611
Category
Administration & Management
Grade Level
L
# of Hours
35
Salary Range
80,000 to 90,000

Summary

boston planning & development agency

 

**BOSTON RESIDENCY IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT**

                                               

 

TITLE:           DEPUTY DIRECTOR, LABOR COMPLIANCE

 

GRADE:         L                                                                      STATUS:        EXEMPT

 

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: OWD/ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

 

OVERVIEW

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is the planning and economic development agency for the City of Boston. The BPDA plays a far-reaching role in shaping the City. We are a self-sustaining agency and our love for Boston inspires us to make our City an even better place to live, work, and connect.  The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff with diverse experiences while continuing to work to build and sustain an equitable and inclusive work environment, where cultural diversity is celebrated and valued.  We believe every member on our team enriches our agency and allows us to see a broad range of ways to understand and engage with our city, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the general direction of the Director, the Deputy Director of Policy is responsible for the creation, direction, and management of OWD’s policy-making and legislative activities. The Deputy consults with, advises, and assists the Director and OWD team in anticipating, identifying, and analyzing issues relevant to legislation and policy. The Deputy is responsible for OWD’s legislative and policy portfolio, and works directly with relevant COB departments and the OWD leadership team to formulate and implement policy priorities and respond to legislative and initiatives. The Deputy also directs, oversees, and initiates work within the OWD as well related to these priorities and initiatives. The Deputy fosters and maintains stakeholder relationships with legislative, labor, advocacy, and business stakeholders to proactively identify concerns and incorporate feedback as appropriate.

Duties

 

The OWD is looking for an effective leader with exceptional interpersonal skills. A viable candidate would have a demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity, deep knowledge and relationships with relevant community and labor stakeholders, and quality decision-making skills. In addition, the OWD is seeking a seasoned professional who has:

 

 

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.

 

  • Operate as the Living Wage Administrator to oversee implementation, compliance and enforcement of the Living Wage Ordinance, Wage Theft Ordinance, Prevailing Wage Executive Order and other labor policies,
  • Manage the Living Wage Advisory Committee.
  • Manage administrative staff to assist with oversight of living wage activities. File all relevant documents at the Office of the Living Wage, the Wage Theft and Prevailing Wage Unit.
  • Analyze vendor and beneficiary compliance for the Living Wage, Wage Theft and Prevailing Wage Unit in assigned areas
  • Monitor vendor activities and transactions
  • Prepare reports and provide technical support to covered vendors and to procurement and project management staff
  • Investigate complaints and prepare reports for the Director, OWD, and other relevant parties
  • Conduct hearings as required by the rules and Regulations
  • Work closely with other City procurement and auditing personnel to facilitate processing of Living Wage, Wage Theft, Prevailing Wage documentation/contracts.
  • Experience with effective policy development and legislative advocacy in the areas of labor, economic justice and financial empowerment;
  • Experience in testifying in legislative hearings on policy matters;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with key federal, state, and local stakeholders and communities;
  • A creative and strategic thinker, adept at program innovation, design, development, and management utilizing research and evaluation;
  • Experience in holistic thinking with the ability to create labor policy incorporating financial capability, asset building, and financial services strategies and a passion for supporting people with low or moderate incomes to build greater self-sufficiency;
  • Demonstrated commitment and innovation related to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • May undertake special projects and perform other related duties as required.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Work requires completion of a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Human Services, or related field or equivalent plus 7 years of progressively responsible related experience, preferably in the public sector.  Juris Doctor Degree preferred.  Ability to read and analyze contracts and financial documents a must.  Knowledge of office software and basic bookkeeping or math skills are also required.  Familiarity with Boston’s neighborhoods is preferred.  Must be willing to travel throughout the City of Boston and willing to attend occasional evening and weekend functions. Prior supervisory experience required.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Normal office environment; frequent site visits.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Little or no exertion; frequent local travel.

 

SCOPE:

Not applicable

 

**BOSTON RESIDENCY IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT**

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