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Director of Certification

Director of Certification

Title: Director of Certification

State Role Title: Prog Admin Manager III

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience

Pay Band: 6

Agency: Small Bus and Supp Diversity

Location: Dept of Small Bus/Supplier Div

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) is seeking Director of Certification to provide leadership, management, and direction to the Small, Women-owned and Minority-owned Business (SWaM) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Programs.

Responsibilities: The Director of Certification will have direct oversight of the state SWaM and Federal DBE certification programs as delegated by the federal government. Duties include serving as senior advisor and subject matter expert to agency leadership on matters related to SWaM and DBE certification; developing and implementing strategic objectives, policies, and procedures to ensure achievement of agency mission and certification goals; and monitoring overall certification program performance. Duties also include management of staff assigned to supervise and perform work associated with certification programs, providing data and reports related to certification performance and statistics, and acting as an agency spokesperson to present information related to SWaM and DBE certification.

This position is not eligible for telework.

Minimum Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of business certification programs, to include small, women-owned, and minority-owned (SWaM) businesses and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE); Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; Strong leadership and program management skills; Demonstrated ability to work well with internal staff as well as external customers. Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written form; Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage time efficiently; Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

Additional Considerations

Excellent public speaking and presentation skills. Experience working with small businesses.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

A valid driver’s license is required.

EOE M/F/V AND INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. All applicants are subject to a background investigation. The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.

Contact Information

Name: Debbie Wyatt-Smith

Phone: 804-225-2007



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

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