COUNTY OF IMPERIAL is looking for qualified applicants for the following position: DIRECTOR OF WORKFORCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Mission Statement The County of Imperial's mission is to provide extensive, high-quality public services to increase the quality of life for Imperial County residents. The County's strategic goals serve as guiding principles to build abundant opportunities for our communities, the county's budget and much more to help our residents, visitors, and partners navigate through and utilize County programs and resources. BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, plan, organize, coordinate and control the activities, services and operations of Workforce and Economic Development; coordinate and administer program development, operations and financial record-keeping for workforce and economic development projects and programs; participate in public relations and promotional activities to stimulate growth and development in the County; establish departmental priorities and policies and assure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; train, assign, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Plan, organize, coordinate, and control the activities, services and operations of the department; allocate personnel and resources to optimize departmental efficiency and effectiveness. Plan, organize and implement long and short-term programs and activities designed to develop assigned programs and services. Serve as the business agent and primary operating partner for the One Stop Employment Service Centers.; coordinate and lead operating consortium. Oversee the Community Development Block Grant Home Rehabilitation program. Plan and participate in public relations, outreach, and promotional activities to stimulate growth and development in the County; disseminate information regarding County programs to attract new business and industry, financing, job training and available suppliers. Train, assign and supervise the performance of assigned personnel; evaluate assigned staff and control the hiring, firing, discipline, and promotion of departmental personnel. Develop and prepare the annual departmental budget; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations and County policies. Establish department priorities and policies; establish the priority of projects; confer with department staff on work projects and technical issues. Assure proper accounting and record-keeping for program funds in accordance with federal regulations and audit requirements; participate in audit resolutions as needed. Develop, design, and direct methods, techniques and procedures to research and prepare grant applications, and evaluate grant administration, contract preparation, federal performance requirements, and use of designated funds. Communicate with training agencies, partners, private and public social service organizations, State agencies, administrators and others to coordinate activities and programs, exchange information and resolve issues and conflicts. Direct the preparation, maintenance and timely distribution of departmental records and reports regarding contract compliance, program activities, assigned grants, agency performance, participants, funds and personnel. Attend and conduct staff and administrative meetings; serve on various committees and represent the County at local, regional, State and federal meetings and conferences; maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions. Respond to inquiries from County departments, partners, community organizations and the public regarding assigned programs, activities and regulations. Perform related duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF: Goals, objectives, policies and regulations of assigned programs and services. Historical development of job training programs. Applicable laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to assigned activities. State, federal and local agencies involved in community and economic development programs and project. Preparation of grant applications, status reports and program guidelines. Financing mechanisms concerning industrial development including bond financing and bank leveraging agreements. Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training. Budget preparation and control. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. Oral and written communication skills. Public speaking techniques. Record-keeping techniques. Research methods and report writing techniques. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Operation of a computer and assigned software. Public relations skills and techniques. ABILITY TO: Plan, organize, control and direct a large County department and its activities and operations. Train, supervise and evaluate personnel. Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Analyze, interpret and assure compliance with State and federal regulations, legislation, requirements and restrictions. Coordinate employment training programs with partners, social service organizations, training agencies, volunteer groups and other community resources. Design and develop program evaluation techniques and methods. Conduct community outreach and make promotional presentations related to community economic development. Administer grants including reporting requirements, collection activities, budgetary and fiscal issues and making inspections to assure compliance with grants specifications. Develop and control budgets and expenditures. Prepare and administer State and federal grants concerning community economic development. Prioritize and schedule work. Meet schedules and time lines. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Prepare and deliver oral presentations. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in a field related to business or public administration and five years of increasingly responsible experience in an employment training agency, economic development or community development, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity. LICENSES AND REQUIREMENTS: Valid California driver's license. WORKING CONDITIONS: Indoor and outdoor environments; subject to driving a vehicle to conduct work. Physical abilities required include extended sitting or standing, seeing to drive a vehicle and read a variety of materials, and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.
Category: Finance , Keywords: Economic Development Director