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Assistant Director – Workforce Development

Maricopa County, AZ

This is a Full-time position in Phoenix, AZ posted May 2, 2021.

Assistant Director
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Position Overview
About the Position
The Human Services Department for Maricopa County is seeking a dynamic leader with extensive experience in federal, state, or local workforce development programs to be their next Assistant Director
– Workforce Development Division.

As the Workforce Development Division leader, you will lead a diverse and dedicated team who work together to provide workforce education and training services to Maricopa County residents.

You will be responsible for administering federal, state, and non-profit programs and grants, including Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult, Dislocated Worker, Youth, and Rapid Response programs.
About the Workforce Development Division
The Workforce Development Division is part of the statewide workforce development network, ARIZONA@WORK.

We provide services that benefit both employers and job seekers throughout Maricopa County.

For our employment partners, we provide services such as recruiting, developing, and retaining the best employees for their needs.

Our team provides job seekers services and resources to pursue educational and employment opportunities.

By developing our state’s workforce and matching employers with job seekers, we strengthen Maricopa County’s and Arizona’s economy.

Position Qualifications
We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Public Administration, or another related field  Experience  Six years of professional program administration and/or implementation experience, which included fiscal and grant management Three years of supervisory and/or managerial experience administering large programs OR Other combinations of education and experience may substitute for the minimum qualifications on a year-for-year basis.

Other Requirements  Must complete background check and fingerprint identification upon hire to secure DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card successfully Our Preferred Candidate has Extensive executive experience managing large government human service programs, including staff supervision Experience with federal, state, or local workforce development program administration Experience with building public and private sector partnerships Experience with complex problem-solving, systemic solutions, and assessing community needs that leads to measurable ongoing improvements Master’s degree in Human Services, Public Administration, or other related fields Essential Job Tasks
The tasks listed are a representation and not an all-inclusive list of essential job tasks for this position.

Provides overall administrative and program direction for the Workforce Development Division (WDD), including staff supervision, budget, and financial management of grant programs Manages the planning, implementation, and reporting of the WIOA and other workforce programs Implements a person-centered, service delivery model tailored to meet local needs and consistent with Maricopa County Workforce Development Board policies, WIOA regulations, and State and Federal policy and guidance  Develops and implements the department’s and division’s strategic goals and operational/budget objectives Ensures programmatic and operational best practices are implemented to achieve effective and efficient service delivery through the creation of divisional policies and procedures Oversees and monitors change management efforts to ensure policies, organizational structure, business processes, and management practices are in alignment with and support continuous improvement and an innovative, integrated, client-centered, outcome-focused culture Supervises and monitors the implementation and contract administration of projects funded through the WIOA programs Provides regional leadership for the workforce development system or services and support Interfaces and partners with local, state, and federal elected and appointed officials, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and other stakeholders such as the Maricopa County Workforce Development Board, and their staff, to identify goals and objectives for meeting workforce development objectives Develops and maintains effective intra
– and inter-departmental working relationships Actively participates as a member of the Department’s Executive Team Ensures effective staff management of all Division staff (100 positions), including ensuring the Department and County policies and procedures regarding the staff are adhered to Working Conditions 
Requires travel to program sites; must be able to occasionally travel out of town for training and conferences.

Selection Procedure The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified.

Those selected will be assessed based on the evaluation of listed education and experience.

The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.

All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation.

A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County.

These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to the midpoint of the range, based on relevant experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

Agency Maricopa County

Address 301 W Jefferson
Suite 200
Phoenix, Arizona, 85003