Job Posting: C. E. A.

CA Workforce Development Board

JC-98674
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C. E. A.
(Deputy Director of Workforce Innovation)

$6,913.00 - $9,937.00

Final Filing Date: 3/16/2018

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Executive Director and Chief Deputy Director of the California Workforce Development Board (State Board), the Deputy Director of Workforce Innovation is responsible for directing the activities of the Field Implementation Team to build a culture of innovation across the workforce development system, including sustained regional leadership, governance models, and systems alignment.  Specifically:

1) Directing the WIOA Implementation Initiative; 
2) Directing the Governor’s WIOA Discretionary Funded Initiatives such as SlingShot and Accelerator grant programs; 
3) Directing state-funded initiatives such as AB 2060 Supervised Population Workforce Training initiative; managing initiatives such as the SB 1 Transportation Construction Workforce Training initiative; and High Road Training Partnership initiative;
4) Coordinating state, regional and local-level partner agencies and departments to affect policy and administrative change necessary to realizing regional leadership and innovation; and 
5) Staffs the Agency Working Group on Apprenticeship, as well as a variety of State Board Committees and workgroups, including the Health Workforce Development Council, and the Green Collar Jobs Council. 


Special Requirements

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 questions listed below.  Within the response, include specific information and examples as to how your professional education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities meet the 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 three 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. More weight will be given to experience with workforce development issues facing California's population. 

4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and in partnership with LWDA departments and executive staff, the Governor's Office, the Department of Finance, California State Legislators and legislative staff, Legislative Analyst's Office, grantees, stakeholders and outside organizations. Ability to effectively represent LWDA's executive position, policy and perspectives, and successfully negotiate policy positions with these entities. 

5. Demonstrated knowledge of both state and federal funding policies and procedures, including state budget proposals, both augmentation and reductions. More weight will be given to experience with the Department of Finance and the Legislature. 

6. 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.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-98674
Position #(s):
283-401-7500-002
Working Title:
Deputy Director of Workforce Innovation
Classification:
C. E. A.
$6,913.00 - $9,937.00 A
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

Department Information

The California Workforce Development Board collaborates with both state and local partners to establish and continuously improve the state workforce system, with an emphasis on California's economic vitality and growth. The Board also provides leadership for a unified state plan that works in partnership with other state entities such as the Health and Human Services Agency, the Departments of Social Services and Rehabilitation, the Community Colleges, and the Department of Education. The workforce system is comprised of state and local programs and services that prepare current and future workers to meet the ever-evolving demands of California's businesses and industries. These services include matching job seekers with career opportunities and jobs; supplying high-skill workers to business and industry; providing labor market and economic information necessary for state, local, and regional planning; preparing the neediest youth for advanced learning and careers; and encouraging the inclusion of special populations as critical elements of the workforce.

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: 3/16/2018

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.jobs.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: Parm Dhoot (CEA Program)
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:

Parm Dhoot (CEA Program)
EDD/Human Resource Services Division (6th floor solar)
722 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Documents

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

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.jobs.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 Statement of Qualifications (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 a 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 three pages in length. Failure to follow these instructions may disqualify you from this examination. 
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
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

This position requires an examination to be appointed. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications for the Position in order to compete in the examination.
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:

  • Knowledge of the organization and functions of 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 Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
  • 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.

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:
  • Experience in high-level policy making and policy formulation.

  • Experience in developing reporting systems and metrics to measure success of government-funded social service programs. 

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated effectiveness in formulating, developing, and implementing public social initiatives and policies. More weight will be given to experience with workforce development issues facing California's population. 

  • Ability to work effectively and in partnership with LWDA departments and executive staff, the Governor's Office, the Department of Finance, California State Legislators and legislative staff, Legislative Analyst's Office, grantees, stakeholders and outside organizations. Ability to effectively represent LWDA's executive position, policy and perspectives, and successfully negotiate policy positions with these entities. 

  • Knowledge of both state and federal funding policies and procedures, including state budget proposals, both augmentation and reductions. More weight will be given to experience with the Department of Finance and the Legislature. 

  • 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.

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 be 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

Paramveer (Parm) Dhoot | Office: (916) 653-8456 | Paramveer.Dhoot@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