Job Posting: Deputy Director

CA Workforce Development Board

JC-219571
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Deputy Director
C. E. A.

$7,442.00 - $10,696.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/2/2020

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Chief Deputy Director, California Workforce Development Board, the Deputy Director utilizes high level workforce development program knowledge and research skills in the formulation policies to comply with federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provisions and corresponding state statutes.  The Deputy Director has the lead role in directing the WIOA Implementation Workgroup and the Issues and Policies Committee. The incumbent works with existing State Board policy and research staff and Employment Development Department (EDD) Workforce Service Branch policy and research staff to design, develop and implement WIOA, SB 118, SB 698, SB 734, AB 1270, AB 2060 and AB 2148 provisions.  The Deputy Director communicates directly with other states and directs the research of U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau databases and develops legislative priorities for the State Board.

The Deputy Director works with high-level staff in the EDD Workforce Service Branch, Labor Market Information Division, other WIOA core programs, and local workforce development board directors to identify, research, gather and analyze information and issues necessary to effectively develop new State Board policy in order to implement the WIOA and state-mandated legislation as required by statute.  The Deputy Director reports to the State Board and its committees, the Legislature, and other State partners, consultants and contractors regarding system alignment, policy formulation and implementation.


Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Additional Documents

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    JC-219571
    Position #(s):
    283-401-7500-001
    Working Title:
    Deputy Director
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $7,442.00 - $10,696.00 A
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Special Requirements

    • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

    In addition to the Standard State Application (STD 678), all interested applicants are required to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). The SOQ must address the desirable qualifications listed below.  Within the response, include specific information and examples as to how your professional education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities meet the minimum qualifications and desirable qualifications of this position. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of SOQs.  

    1. Demonstrated experience in high-level policy making and policy formulation.
    2. Demonstrated experience in developing reporting systems and metrics to measure success of government-funded social service programs.
    3. Knowledge of and demonstrated effectiveness in formulating, developing, and implementing public social initiatives and policies with an emphasis on issues of workforce development facing Californians.
    4. Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the legislative process and associated protocols.
    5. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and partnerships with executives of LWDA departments, Governor’s Office, Department of Finance, Legisalture, Legislative staff, Legislative Analyst’s Office, and various other stakeholders.
    6. Demonstrated knowledge of both state and federal funding policies and procedures, including state budget proposals, both augmentation and reductions.
    7. Knowledge of the mission and vision of the California Workforce Development Board, trends in the workforce development industry and the statutory framework and legislative intent of federal and state workforce development statutes.
    8. Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor employees to create a work environment that stimulates learning, encourages growth, and recognizes individual achievements to ensure peak performance.


    The SOQ should be numbered in the same order as listed below, provide specific examples, be no more than 2 pages in length, and be no smaller than 12 point font. Failure to follow these instructions may disqualify you from this examination.

    1. Demonstrated experience in high-level policy making and policy formulation.
    2. Demonstrated experience in developing reporting systems and metrics to measure success of government-funded social service programs.
    3. Knowledge of and demonstrated effectiveness in formulating, developing, and implementing public social initiatives and policies with an emphasis on issues of workforce development facing Californians.
    4. Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the legislative process and associated protocols.
    5. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and partnerships with executives of LWDA departments, Governor’s Office, Department of Finance, Legisalture, Legislative staff, Legislative Analyst’s Office, and various other stakeholders.
    6. Demonstrated knowledge of both state and federal funding policies and procedures, including state budget proposals, both augmentation and reductions.
    7. Knowledge of the mission and vision of the California Workforce Development Board, trends in the workforce development industry and the statutory framework and legislative intent of federal and state workforce development statutes.
    8. Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor employees to create a work environment that stimulates learning, encourages growth, and recognizes individual achievements to ensure peak performance.



    Application Instructions

    Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: 12/2/2020

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    Employment Development Department
    Attn: Alicia Leisenring
    Human Resource Services Division, MIC 54
    P.O. Box 826880
    Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    Attn: Alicia Leisenring
    EDD/Human Resource Services Division (6th floor solar)
    722 Capitol Mall
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Statement of Qualifications - The SOQ is a narrative discussion of how the candidate’s education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The SOQ should be numbered in the same order as the desirable qualifications and should address each of the desirables. The SOQ should be typed, in a minimum of 12 point font, single spaced, on standard sized paper (8.5” x 11”), and no more than two pages in length. Failure to follow these instructions may disqualify you from this examination. - SOQ
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the follow more specific knowledge and abilities:

    1. Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures, and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public,  and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

       

    2. Knowledge of the organization and functions of the California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    Desirable Qualifications

    In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

    In addition to the Standard State Application (STD 678), all interested applicants are required to submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). The SOQ must address the desirable qualifications listed below.  Within the response, include specific information and examples as to how your professional education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities meet the minimum qualifications and desirable qualifications of this position. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of SOQs.  

    The SOQ should be numbered in the same order as listed below, provide specific examples, be no more than 2 pages in length, and be no smaller than 12 point font. Failure to follow these instructions may disqualify you from this examination.

    1. Demonstrated experience in high-level policy making and policy formulation.
    2. Demonstrated experience in developing reporting systems and metrics to measure success of government-funded social service programs.
    3. Knowledge of and demonstrated effectiveness in formulating, developing, and implementing public social initiatives and policies with an emphasis on issues of workforce development facing Californians.
    4. Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the legislative process and associated protocols.
    5. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and partnerships with executives of LWDA departments, Governor’s Office, Department of Finance, Legisalture, Legislative staff, Legislative Analyst’s Office, and various other stakeholders.
    6. Demonstrated knowledge of both state and federal funding policies and procedures, including state budget proposals, both augmentation and reductions.
    7. Knowledge of the mission and vision of the California Workforce Development Board, trends in the workforce development industry and the statutory framework and legislative intent of federal and state workforce development statutes.
    8. Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor employees to create a work environment that stimulates learning, encourages growth, and recognizes individual achievements to ensure peak performance.


    Examination Information

    This examination will consist of a review of the candidates' Statement of Qualifications that describes their education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the desirable qualifications identified in the bulletin, using predetermined evaluation criteria. The Statement of Qualifications serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. Candidates will have their Statement of Qualifications rated and successful candidates will be placed on an eligible list. SUBMISSION OF THE STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS IS MANDATORY. Candidates who do not submit a completed Statement of Qualifications will be eliminated from this examination. 

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

    For mail in applicants:

    Applications may be submitted by the final filing date to:

    EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, Human Resource Services Division

    PO Box 826880, MIC 54, Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

    Alicia Leisenring| Office: (916) 653-8456 | Alicia.Leisenring@edd.ca.gov

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

    It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

    Application Methods:
    Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
    By Mail
    Drop-off