Officer of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Procurement (ODEIP)

  • Company: Port of Long Beach
  • Location: Long Beach, California
  • Salary: $130,000 to $140,000
  • Date Posted: November 9, 2022
  • Closing Date: November 30, 2022


The Officer of DEI and Procurement (ODEIP) reports directly to the Executive Director. The ODEIP is a subject matter expert and is responsible for the vision, leadership and direction of the Port’s diversity and equity program for contracts and procurement, as well as DEI programming with an internal organization and external focus. Additionally, the ODEIP serves as the Port’s liaison to the City’s Office of Equity and Inclusion. The ODEIP ensures the Port’s commitment to utilizing diverse contractors that are representative of the community we serve by developing and implementing policies and procedures to achieve Port objectives and goals for DEI participation in procurement and contracting activities. The ODEIP oversees research and analysis of DEI trends, pending legislation and practices of similar agencies; establishes participation goals and benchmarks; and facilitates discussions with top executives and managers to address issues and concerns which affect goal methodology. The ODEIP serves as a central point of DEI contact for Port contracts and reviews all contracts for adherence to the Port’s policy on diversity and inclusion.


• By overseeing the planning, organizing, and managing of all diversity, equity and inclusion functions at the Port related to contracting and procurement and other related DEI programming. • By furthering the role and vision for DEI in achieving organization excellence. • By serving as Port’s liaison for the City’s Office of Equity and Inclusion. • By advising the Executive Director on DEI program and procurement initiatives, strategy and metrics. • By monitoring, reporting, and briefing Executive Director on legislative changes pertaining to DEI. • In conjunction with HR, overseeing DEI programming with an internal organization and external focus. • By developing and maintaining the Port’s policy in diversity in contracting and procurement. • By partnering with the Port’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. • By developing and coordinating training and outreach on DEI program policies and procedures. • By developing DEI contracting goals and policies as appropriate. • By ensuring that subcontractors are in compliance with federal, state and Port DEI rules, regulations and policies; overseeing investigations of discrepancies between reports received from prime contractors regarding DEI participation • By receiving and responding to informal DEI related contract complaints; facilitating meetings with managers, staff and representatives of SBE/DBE to determine how to address potential DEI compliance problems and reconcile disputes. • In conjunction with HR, conveying staffing requirements and other equity-focused programs and initiatives.

Application Process

The final filing date for this recruitment is on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 11:59 pm PST. To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a cover letter and a resume (as PDF attachments) reflecting scope of current/most recent organization and responsibilities. Incomplete submissions or those that clearly do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered. Application packets will be evaluated to determine the most qualified applicants. Cover Letter and Resume will only be accepted online at Those individuals determined to be most qualified for the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a panel interview to further evaluate candidate qualifications. An employment offer is contingent on the successful completion of a comprehensive background check and favorable references.

Contact Info

Closing Date: November 30, 2022