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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1755 - Workforce Development Manager

Job Description

GRADE: 312

Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in the formulation, development, implementation and supervision of programs and activities of a specific Workforce Development Unit; assists the Administrator; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class spends a considerable amount of time supervising, planning, coordinating, and implementing policies and goals for assigned staff. Independent judgment is required to interpret policies and resolve problems as they occur. Direction is received from the Administrator.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Supervises the work of subordinate personnel engaged in comprehensive workforce development, grants
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Develops, organizes and coordinates the implementation of established goals, objectives, plans, and daily activities of workforce development grants, as well as, monitors, researches, and participates in activities that will promote these programs/projects
• Identification of available sources of grant funding related to workforce development
• Coordinates grant writing activities and facilitates departmental personnel participation in the process
• Develops and prepares grant applications
• Promotes understanding and utilization of programs by performing various public relations activities through the media, working relationships with other agencies and municipalities, and funding sources
• Develops and evaluates tracking tools to assist in monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of various programs
• Provides and/or coordinates in-service training programs to keep staff abreast of developments in the field
• Ensures staff compliance with division policies and procedures and applicable regulations
• Reviews and discusses care plans and personal development plans
• Assists staff with making decisions
• Represents the Workforce Development Division at meetings, presentations and workshops
• Maintains statistics of clients served
• Prepares reports
• Develops and maintains working relationships with community groups, and other agencies, municipalities, and townships
• Leads or coordinates group meetings and/or advisory groups
• Assists the Administrator with large projects including annual grant development and coordination of daily activities
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignment or schedule in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment, may require emergency management training, licensure or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Considerable knowledge of practice and principles of effective supervision; considerable knowledge of local community organizations and service groups; considerable knowledge of planning, designing, implementing and assessing workforce development grants; considerable knowledge of the functions, availability, and resources of the county programs; considerable knowledge of planning, organizing and implementing strategies related to fund raising and grants; considerable knowledge of functions, availability and resources of county programs, services and resources; considerable knowledge of preparation of budgets, expenses and income sheets; good knowledge of County, State and Federal laws pertaining workforce development. Management and leadership principles.
• Current office practices, procedures, and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Planning, scheduling, training, motivating, and supervising the work of others
• Enlisting support and cooperation of funding organizations
• Interpreting and applying complex standards and guidelines
• Understanding problems, needs and motivations of social service clients and staff
• Interpreting regulations and policies to ensure program compliance
• Planning, scheduling, and supervising the work of others
• Using computer hardware and software including work processing, spreadsheets, databases,
email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations, and services of office to which

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility

Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Public or Business Administration, or related field and three to four years of professional experience in program planning or employment and training operations, or related area of program planning, including one year in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid Illinois driver’s license.