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Date: Nov 10, 2020

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 217381 

Agency: Management Services


Position Number: 72003808 

Salary:  $65,000 - $70,000 

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2020 

Executive Director

Office of Supplier Diversity

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing the various business and workforce-related functions of state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, technology, telecommunications, private prisons, fleet, and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. DMS is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  DMS facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its mission, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Jonathan Satter, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies, and challenge the status quo.

This position is pending re-classification. 

Position responsibilities:

The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) is the specialized team at DMS that serves as a resource for Florida’s small businesses. Specifically, OSD manages the certification program for Florida-based woman-, veteran-, and minority-owned businesses. Through education, outreach, and marketing efforts, OSD helps improve business opportunities for small businesses.

The Executive Director is responsible for managing all activities of the Office of Supplier Diversity including the coordination with key interest groups that share in the mission of OSD, management of certification of business enterprises, development and launch of marketing and public relations activities, organizing and executing of educational outreach and training, and compliance and reporting related to the utilization of certified business enterprises. The Executive Director is also responsible for managing the day-to-day activities as well as the overall strategic direction of OSD.

The ideal candidate will need to be process oriented, organized, innovative, and have the ability to implement improvements based on customer needs while also adhering to statutory mandates. Given the various audiences the Executive Director interacts with, the candidate must possess excellent internal and external communications and be customer-service oriented.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Define strategic goals and objectives of the Office and align staff work to accomplish these goals.
  • Provide operational, fiscal and customer service direction to Office staff ensuring proper execution of Office duties and the timely and responsive resolution of customer issues.
  • Establish and maintain internal policies and procedures related to core Office functions including but not limited to marketing and education; certification; compliance; reporting; vendor relations; and stakeholder relations.
  • Establish internal controls to ensure the effective administration of Office policies and procedures.
  • Plan and direct the development of Office programs, services, and activities.
  • Oversee the development of all marketing and educational materials designed to keep the public informed of Office programs, services, activities, and accomplishments.
  • Foster coordination and communication among statewide Supplier Diversity and Minority Business Enterprise programs and the Office.
  • Counsel Office staff in effective ways of communicating with the public and key stakeholder groups.
  • Serve as the official spokesperson for the Office.
  • Research and establish best practices designed to promote the use of minority businesses by state agencies and their professional procurement staff.
  • Oversee the development and tracking of key unit performance indicators and benchmarks for the effective measurement of Office performance as a whole.
  • Administer Strategic Partnership Agreements established by the Office.
  • Negotiate and execute contracts and agreements on behalf of the Office.
  • Review and analyze legislation and public policy recommendations related to the Office.
  • Foster a healthy and productive work environment.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience developing marketing and educational materials designed to effectively communicate government service offerings and activities.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and oral.
  • Demonstrate success in staff team building, including the assessment and development of staff abilities, designing and implementing staff development goals, and the alignment of individual goas with those of the Office.
  • Experience establishing organizational goals and performance metrics aligned to those goals.
  • Expertise in budget planning, financial management, and resource management.
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and holding vendors accountable.
  • Experience organizing events and workshops.
  • Drive for excellence to continuously improve the efficiency of operations and the quality of service delivered.
  • Ability to represent the organization in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Politically astute – promoting confidence and credibility with key interest groups.
  • Innovative, able to identify problems then focus on developing a solution and action plan for those issues.
  • Accountability, Communication, Empowerment, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork

Minimum Qualifications:

DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce.  We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce.  Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses.

An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.



The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee