Job Posting: WIOA Policy Unit Manager

CA Workforce Development Board

JC-340034
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WIOA Policy Unit Manager
STAFF SERVICES MANAGER I

$6,563.00 - $8,153.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/21/2022

Job Description and Duties

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT, IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RE-APPLY.

 Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager II (SSM II) of the Policy and Legislation Branch, the Staff Services Manager I (SSM I) ensures that the State Plan and Policy Unit conducts in depth research, development, and implemenation of policy guidance related to the state public workforce development system in accordance with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The SSM I also leads the development and publication of California's Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan (State Plan). Additionally, the SSM I cooridnates with internal staff to ensure the tracking, analysis, and development of workforce development legislation, as assigned.

The incumbent leads coordination efforts with other California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) divisions and external entities such as the Employment Development Department (EDD) and the Local Workforce Development Boards. The incumbent provides leadership in creating an environment providing a team approach to problem solving and continual improvement processes within the State Plan and Policy Unit.  

Special Instructions:

Telework - The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) headquarters is located in Sacramento, CA, however we will consider candidates from nearby areas as remote and/or telework options may be available for this position. Terms of the telework schedule are subject to Branch/Division needs and CWDB policies.

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) - Is required as part of your application, and your application will not be considered without a properly completed SOQ.  Refer to SOQ instructions below.

New to the State - Review the 3 Steps To A State Job webpage and be sure to complete the exam/assessment and state application before applying for this position.

Position exists in downtown Sacramento.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Possible Remote/Telework Options Available

Office - Cubicle

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-340034
Position #(s):
283-401-4800-976
Working Title:
WIOA Policy Unit Manager
Classification:
STAFF SERVICES MANAGER I
$6,563.00 - $8,153.00
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

The California Workforce Development Board is the Governor's agent for the development, oversight, and continuous improvement of California's workforce investment system and the alignment of the education and workforce investment systems. The State Board and its staff provide active ongoing policy analysis, technical assistance, and program evaluation to inform and shape state policy on the design of state workforce policies and their coordination with other relevant programs, including education and human service programs. The State Board, in consultation with Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan partners, drafts the State Plan and serves as the broker, convener, facilitator, and matchmaker to bring the disparate elements of the state's workforce, education, human services, and economic development programs into alignment through coordinated partnership.

Department Website: http://www.cwdb.ca.gov

Special Requirements

It is strongly encouraged to apply through your CalCareer Account at www.calcareers.ca.gov.

Please only submit ONE application. Electronic applications submitted through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended and will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing.

If you are unable to apply electronically through your CalCareer account, please mail a completed and signed State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 and application package to the mailing address provided in the “Application Instructions’ section below and ensure the following:

  • Clearly indicate the Job Code #, Position Number and the Classification Title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on Page 3 of your State Examination/Employment STD Form 678.
  • Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility (list, transfer, reinstatement, etc.) in the “Explanations” section located on Page 3 of your State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678.
  • Remove and do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire (Page 10) with your completed State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. This page is for examination use only.
  • Do not include your full Social Security Number on your documents and/or do not provide any LEAP information.

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: 12/21/2022

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

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:

CA Workforce Development Board
Attn: Job Control # 340034
Human Resource Services Division, MIC 54
PO 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:

CA Workforce Development Board
Attn: Job Control # 340034
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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is Required.
    Please see “Statement of Qualifications Requirements” section for more information about the 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.

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:
  • Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and trends of public administration; principles and practices of employee supervision, development, and training; program management; formal and informal aspects of the legislative process; the administration and department's goals and policies; and governmental functions and organization at the State and local level.
  • Ability to: Reason logically and creatively and utilize a variety of analytical techniques to resolve complex governmental and managerial problems; develop and evaluate alternatives; analyze data and present ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing; consult with and advise administrators or other interested parties on a wide variety of workforce development and related topics; create and cultivate relationships with state departments, agencies, and stakeholders; review and edit written reports, utilize and lead interdisciplinary teams effectively; establish and maintain project priorities; and effectively contribute to the department's policy objectives

Benefits

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website, www.calhr.ca.gov, and the CalPERS website, www.calpers.ca.gov.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website: http://www.cwdb.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Ashley Anglesey
(916) 764-5383
Stephanie.Poletti@cwdb.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 654-8434
Curtis.Notsinneh@cwdb.ca.gov
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications Requirements

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is Required. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The SOQ is not a resume or cover letter. Resumes and/or Cover Letters DO NOT take the place of the SOQ. Applications received without an SOQ may not receive further consideration and may be excluded from the hiring process.

The SOQ must be typed, single spaced, 12-point font, no more than 3 pages in length, and specifically address each of the questions listed below. Please include your name and indicate the position number and classification for the position you are applying for. Answer each question separately, indicating the corresponding number for each question. Your responses must address the Duty Statement and Desirable Qualifications listed for this job posting. Applicants who do not follow these instructions will not be considered for the interview process. Cover letter and resume do not take the place of the SOQ.

  1. Please describe in detail how your professional or personal experience, education, and training qualify you for this position. Specifically highlight any experience, education, and training related to workforce development policy and programs.
  2. Please describe your experience managing projects from creation through implementation; what steps did you take to ensure success?
  3. Please describe your experience researching and producing written analyses on state and/or federal policies and legislation. Specifically highlight any experience related to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), workforce development, or a closely related subject area.
  4. Please describe your professional or personal experience supervising personnel or other relevant leadership experience. How would you describe your leadership style?

ADDITIONAL DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Click on the link to complete the Recruitment Survey: Recruitment Survey

Merit System Principles
Information regarding Merit System Principles provided to public employees by the State Civil Service Act can be found on the CalHR website at https://www.calhr.ca.gov/Training/Pages/performance-management-merit-system-principles.aspx

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