Emerging Small Business (ESB) Program Analyst

Job Type

Full Time


Details: $4,200.00 - $5,174.00 Monthly



Application Deadline



2829 West Howard Place
United States


Please Note: This position is only open to Colorado state residents.


LOCATION: Denver, Colorado 

PRIMARY PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: 2829 W. Howard Place, Denver, CO 80204 

SALARY:$4,200.00 - $5,174.00 Monthly

FLSA STATUS: Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation. 

OPENING DATE: 07/05/18 CLOSING DATE: 07/25/18 11:59 PM 

JOB TYPE: Full Time 


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This position is only open to Colorado state residents.


About CDOT 

Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!


State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we're doing what we're meant to be doing. It's our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It's where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let's share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State's Employee Value Proposition visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/evp


In addition to a fantastic place to work CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Medical and dental plans
  • State paid life insurance policy of $50,000
  • Choice of 2 retirement plans
  • 401K and 457 plans
  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Work life programs
  • Free RTD EcoPass 
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Training

To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits


To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/totalcompensation



The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hiring an Emerging Small Business (ESB) Program Analyst in the Civil Rights and Business Resource Center at our headquarters in Denver. In this position, you will provide professional level program administration and development efforts associated with CDOT's small business programs with an emphasis on the effective implementation and evaluation of CDOT's Emerging Small Business (ESB) Program, which includes elements such as managing a statewide mentor-protégé program and finding new and improved ways to help small businesses overcome barriers to participating on CDOT highway construction and design contracts.


Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform small business program development by reviewing, evaluating and implementing initiatives that effectively facilitate small business participation on CDOT transportation-related contracts.
  • Research and seek feedback, while fostering continuous improvement, and provide guidance to regional staff and industry stakeholders on implementing program initiatives, such as small business contracting incentives and procedures, bonding and insurance programs, "set-aside" project administration, as well as mentor-protégé programs, etc.
  • Administer, clarify and interpret the rules and benefits of the ESB program for the Colorado small business community, prime contractors, engineers and CDOT Project Managers and guide stakeholders through the procedures to utilize the program benefits in accordance with the rules. 
  • As new small business program elements are developed and implemented, ensure that new processes, systems, procedures and resources are identified, trained, and supported in a sustainable and reportable manner.
  • Provide ESB program analysis by monitoring procedures and preparing reports and statistical briefings. This includes developing reporting mechanisms and associated tracking processes to effectively assess ESB participation on CDOT highway and design contracts.  
  • Leverage reports and stakeholder feedback to analyze the effectiveness of small business program elements, make recommendations to increase effectiveness of program(s), communicate with managers and users to ensure implemented solutions are functioning properly and continue to analyze the program for increased opportunities for effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Assist internal and external stakeholders in understanding the ESB program through active participation in strategically focused outreach and training efforts (coordinated under the CDOT Connect2DOT Program). 
  • Create training/informational materials, guidance documents, and other materials to help management improve small business program compliance. Facilitate internal and external training, as needed. 
  • Represent CDOT at industry meetings and events, including speaking at conferences and offering business resources and information, and assist in the development of strategic communications. 
  • Serve as a subject matter expert at the Small Business Collaborative Forums to help inform future program directives, enhance stakeholder communication, and enhance agency transparency.
  • Other job duties as assigned.


Work Environment:

  • Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday
  • Travel required during work day to assigned areas
  • Periodic overnight travel throughout Colorado
  • Required to operate CDOT vehicles


This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. (A copy of your transcript must be submitted to verify this requirement.) 
  • AND at least two years of full-time professional work experience where the primary focus of your duties was on program administration/development (non-profit work preferred), grant proposal development and management, paralegal work, accounting, auditing, personal finance (e.g. financial consultant) or business finance (bonding/insurance preferred).
  • A current valid driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position. 


DEFINITION: Qualified program administration/development, grant proposal development and management experience includes: being responsible for multiple, on-going, inter-dependent projects or contracts from inception to closure; developing goals and objectives; prioritizing and coordinating resources; preparing and administering budgets; awarding contracts; reviewing invoices and authorizing payments; evaluating and monitoring program performance and adherence to timeframes; developing program reports, etc.

Substitution: Additional work experience that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor's degree but not for the specific experience. A Juris Doctorate or Master's degree in Business Administration will substitute for the undergraduate degree and one year of the required professional experience.


NOTE: A legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.


Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.


The Exceptional Applicant will possess proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
  • Experience working with small businesses, particularly in the bonding/insurance sector;
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders in state or local government;
  • Knowledge and experience analyzing and interpreting federal and/or state regulations, such as DBE and ESB, or other compliance-related programs;
  • Strong knowledge and experience with the award and the administration of CDOT's highway construction and design contracts;
  • Excellent understanding of business and financial structures such as LLC, Corporations etc.; 
  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;
  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
  • Ability to partner with public and private organizations, special interest groups, elected and appointed officials, in situations which may be politically sensitive;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Strong program and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to work with other stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes;
  • Excellent reasoning, investigative/research, analytical, and problem solving ability;
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to train others on concepts and processes, both formally and informally;
  • Excellent technical writing skills;
  • Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
  • Passion for safety;
  • Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;
  • Fluency in cloud-based systems and applications like Google Apps and in report development and analytics (Google Analytics etc.), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Gmail, SAP, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.

Employment Screening


If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic".

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT. Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at www.InfoCubic.com. Info Cubic is located at 9250 E. Costilla Ave., Suite 525, Greenwood Village, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.


In addition to a fantastic place to work CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Medical and dental plans
  • State paid life insurance policy of $50,000
  • Choice of 2 retirement plans
  • 401K and 457 plans
  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Work life programs
  • Free RTD EcoPass 
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Training

To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits


To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/totalcompensation

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To be considered, you must be a resident of Colorado at the time of application. To view the full job announcement and apply online, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/2127952/emerging-small-business-esb-program-analyst.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:

1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)

2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)

3) A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation

4) A Cover Letter (please attach to your online application or you may email it to DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us)