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Contract Position - Downtown Indianapolis* - 6 month renewals

Title: MBE/WBE Certification Specialist


The MBE/WBE Certification Specialist supports the client's diversity's mission of providing equal opportunity in contracting. The certification specialist protects the integrity of the program by ensuring only qualified enterprises participate.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Audit certification applications, both new and recertification, to determine program eligibility, reviews requests for certification based on agreements with other certifying bodies, and reviews classification code amendment requests;
  • Analyses the application form and the accompanying documentation supplied by the applicant and requests missing or additional information from the applicant as necessary;
  • Conduct phone interviews or in person interviews of business owners and conduct site visits of applicant firms to confirm application information and to determine program eligibility;
  • Prepare necessary reports to document findings of fact and to make recommendations, references the governing regulations and policies to support findings;
  • Presents findings and recommendations to the Certification Review Committee 
  • Prepares preliminary denial letters as needed for the review of the Director of Certification and/or IDOA legal counsel;
  • Prepares correspondence to internal and external customers regarding program information;
  • Communicates with internal and external customers in writing and via phone, fax, e-mail, and in- person;
  • Confers with co-workers and supervisor regarding certification issues;
  • Enters requisite application information into electronic database;

*Parking provided


Job Requirements


  • BS in Political Science or Business Admin (or similar)


  • Paralegal certificate
  • Legal background
  • Experience in government or business office environment
  • Bilingual: Spanish
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