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Manager, Title VI Compliance

Job ID: 5128
Business Unit: MTA Headquarters
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Title VI and Workf Init
Date Posted: Dec 22, 2023

Description

JOB TITLE:                        Manager, Title VI Compliance
SALARY RANGE:             $80,564- $105,740
HAY POINTS:                    551
DEPT/DIV:                          Department of Diversity and Civil Rights
SUPERVISOR:                   Director, Title VI Analysis, Equity and Access
LOCATION:                       2 Broadway New York, NY 10004
HOURS OF WORK:          9:00am - 5:30pm (7 1/2 hours/day)
DEADLINE:                        Open Until Filled

SUMMARY:

Under supervision of the Director, Title VI Analysis, Equity and Access, this position is responsible for assuring compliance with federal regulations through auditing, monitoring, tracking, training and reporting the Authority's compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency requirements, and other related civil rights legislation and FTA issues. Administers, directs and coordinates the Authority's Title VI and Limited English Proficiency plans.

The incumbent develops federal and state regulatory reports, as well as internal reports for the Diversity Committee of the MTA Board, provides data and other statistical information as per request from legal and other departments

RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Develops and administers the Authority-wide Title VI, Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency and plan/program(s).
  • Audits and monitors the administration of program policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and nondiscrimination in the delivery of agency services, programs and benefits. Provides documentation for defense and makes feasible recommendations when necessary.
  • Design, prepare, and revise reporting formats, procedures, and guidelines for the Title VI program.
  • Gather, analyze, and evaluate data about the composition of the agencies’ service areas to ensure equity and nondiscrimination to minority and low-income populations.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports or sections of reports, and perform related activities.
  • Ensure that participation of a cross section of various social, economic, and ethnic interest groups are represented in the planning process by disseminating program information to minority media and ethnic organizations and participating in meetings in predominantly minority communities.
  • Visit planning meetings as well as public meetings to verify the level of participation of Title VI protected group members when offered in predominantly minority communities.
  • Provide advisory and consultative assistance to Agency personnel in the interpretation and implementation of all policies and procedures pertaining to Title VI, Environmental Justice and LEP Programs.
  • Review agency’s Title VI Equity Analysis to determine whether the proposed major service change or fare increase will result in adverse effects that are disproportionately borne by minority and low-income populations.
  • Meet with employees, supervisors, executive staff, external transportation agencies and MTA Board members to explain the Title VI Program and respond to inquiries.
  • Develops and administers the Authority-wide Title VI, Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency and plan/program(s).  Tracks, measures and reports the Authority’s performance relative to Civil Rights compliance according to FTA and other federally regulated reporting requirements.
  • Audits and monitors the administration of program policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and nondiscrimination in the delivery of agency services, programs and benefits. Provides documentation for defense and makes feasible recommendations when necessary.
  • Design, prepare, and revise reporting formats, procedures, and guidelines for the Title VI program.  Gather, analyze, and evaluate data about the composition of the agencies’ service areas to ensure equity and nondiscrimination to minority and low-income populations.
  • Ensure that participation of a cross section of various social, economic, and ethnic interest groups are represented in the planning process by disseminating program information to minority media and ethnic organizations and participating in meetings in predominantly minority communities. Visit planning meetings as well as public meetings to verify the level of participation of Title VI protected group members when offered in predominantly minority communities.
  • Provide advisory and consultative assistance to Agency personnel in the interpretation and implementation of all policies and procedures pertaining to Title VI, Environmental Justice and LEP Programs.
  • Review agency’s Title VI Equity Analysis to determine whether the proposed major service change or fare increase will result in adverse effects that are disproportionately borne by minority and low-income populations.
  • Facilitates on-going training efforts to ensure MTA Authority'-wide commitment to its Title VI, Environmental Justice, Limited English Proficiency and diversity program objectives. Meet with employees, supervisors, executive staff, external transportation agencies and MTA Board members to explain the Title VI Program and respond to inquiries.
  • Investigate Title VI complaints and draft the recommended findings.  Recommend appropriate action based on findings or assist with negotiations on settlement of complaints, as appropriate.
  • Ensure compliance with existing and revised laws, rules, regulations, and policies governing the Title VI, Environmental Justice and LEP programs and assure that the agency's program complies with them.
  • Review subrecipients and other contracts to ensure non-discrimination; develop training materials, make presentation and organize training session for Agency-wide personnel and subrecipients on Title VI requirements.
  • Prepare a yearly report of Title VI accomplishments and goals
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing a Title VI/Environmental Justice/Civil Rights Program preferred.
  • Must possess excellent written, oral, group and interpersonal communication skills for coordinating collaborative efforts and maintaining effective working relationships; excellent project coordination skills and presentation skills required.
  • Strong PC skills are necessary with working knowledge of basic spreadsheets.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and be self-directed, self-motivated and have the ability to prioritize and keep projects on task and on time.
  • A high level of technical expertise demonstrated through advanced problem solving, planning, investigative and analytical skills are critical for successful development and administration of ensuring compliance.
  • Requires local travel.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent combine of education and experience) in Human Resources, Legal Affairs, Public Administration or any related field plus a minimum 5 years’ directly related experience in federal civil rights compliance.
  • Strong knowledge of Federal and State Law governing Title VI/Environmental Justice/Civil Rights programs and requirements.
OTHER INFORMATION:
Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).

Equal Employment Opportunity
MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.
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