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WorkSource Coastal Director

City of Savannah

Posted: Oct. 12, 2018

End Date: Dec. 12, 2018

Salary: $72,937

Essential Job Functions:
Oversees the administration of Workforce Investment Act funds allocated to a nine-county region.

Develops department controls to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Reviews reports prepared by department staff to ensure accurate reporting of financial information and to ensure compliance with regulations.

Prepares and monitors budgets for the department, five One-Stop Career Centers, and other service providers receiving WIA funds.

Analyzes obligations and expenditures to ensure appropriate levels of funding.

Directs and oversees all monitoring visits, reviews, and audits, including resolving any problems discovered.

Develops, implements, and modifies department policies and procedures.

Negotiates performance goals for the nine-county region with the appropriate state officials; reviews performance reports to ensure goals are met.

Supervises the development, negotiation, and administration of service contracts to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and customer satisfaction.

Oversees the monitoring of contractors and reviews monitoring reports to ensure contract compliance.

Communicates with employers in the region to determine workforce development needs; plans and implements programs and initiatives to satisfy needs.

Oversees programs designed to address unemployment and underemployment.

Meets with employers planning to down-size to develop strategies for affected workers; coordinates activities with the local Career Center to assist dislocated workers.

Collaborates with various stakeholders regarding grant opportunities and program design to improve services provided.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; handles employee concerns and problems; directs work; counsels and disciplines staff; completes employee performance appraisals; recruits, appoints, and trains staff.

Provides professional support to the 42-member Coastal Workforce Investment Board (CWIB): serves as liaison between the CWIB, the city, the state, and other regional stakeholders; prepares and submits reports concerning budget status, grant allocations, workforce trends, and performance measures; coordinates the activities of eight sub-committees; develops, implements, and modifies CWIB policies and procedures; interprets WIA and other applicable regulations as necessary; coordinates CWIB bi-monthly meetings, including preparing the agenda and gathering information and documents; coordinates the CWIB annual meeting and retreat; represents the CWIB on various councils, teams, and work groups and at special events.

Communicates with local, state, and federal authorities regarding regional workforce issues.

Provides information as requested by the City Council; makes presentations as needed.

Attends classes, workshops, and seminars to remain abreast of trends, practices, and developments in the field.

Oversees the city's YouthBuild Program: supervises the YouthBuild Program Coordinator; assists with developing and implementing programs; monitors the program budget and expenditures; monitors program performance.

Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Personnel Administration, Public Administration, or Business Management (Master's degree preferred); with five years of increasingly responsible professional level work experience supervising staff and coordinating a public service program; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. A valid driver's license is desired.