County of Alameda

Workforce Development Board Director (#6051)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - Social Services Mgmt (R49)
$64.95-$79.01 Hourly / $5,196.00-$6,320.80 BiWeekly /
$11,258.00-$13,695.07 Monthly / $135,096.00-$164,340.80 Yearly


Under direction, influences, plans, coordinates, and implements effective workforce development strategies for all job training and workforce programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and related programs operated by the County of Alameda.  This position has a leadership role in developing the County’s workforce development strategies.  


This single classification position is located in the Alameda County Social Services Agency’s (ACSSA’s) Workforce Development Board (WDB) Division and is assigned responsibility for all phases of its administration.  The WDB Director is supervised by the Workforce Development Board and the Social Services Agency Director or designee as authorized by the Board of Supervisors (BOS).


NOTE:    The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.   However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.  

  1. Develops periodic plans, coordinates, and implements effective workforce development strategies in the County of Alameda, and regionally as directed by the Governor or Workforce Development Board.
  2. Implements the BOS’s designated County Agency’s and WDB’s policies and mandates into effective operations to meet the need of job seekers and employers.
  3. Leads and has oversight of the administration of the WIOA programs including WDB operations, specifically personnel, budget preparation, proposal development, contract management, monitoring and evaluation of programs, community relations; and preparation of the Local and Regional Workforce Development Plans.
  4. Develops and implements policy directives of the WDB; provides staff support to the WDB and its committees, and interprets relevant legislation and economic trends for the WDB and BOS.
  5. Leads or coordinates regional Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs by connecting corporate partners to community-based organizations serving underserved populations to educational programs and to state and federal funding programs created to stimulate livable wage jobs for traditionally underserved populations.
  6. Develop strategic partnerships with the business community, industry leaders, policy makers, labor, government agencies, educators, community-based organizations, and funding organizations to partner on systematic/statewide workforce solutions.
  7. Leads the WDB in developing and carrying out its strategic plan by organizing the WDB’s volunteers and building strategic alliances and partnerships with all major business stakeholders, workforce development providers, and community sectors.  Responsible for updating WDB’s Strategic Plan for WDB and BOS approval.
  8. Oversees and directs the preparations of the annual budget for submission and approval to the WDB and the BOS.
  9. Proactively plans and coordinates with local education agencies, economic development agencies, business, other public agencies, East Bay Works/Regional partners, and community-based organizations to leverage resources and integrate service delivery.
  10. Actively explores, solicits, and negotiates discretionary funding opportunities in collaboration with community colleges, adult schools, business/industry, and government agencies. Oversees grant writing for new workforce funding proposals and administers discretionary grants and special projects.
  11. Ensures that the WDB Department complies with all contract and grant agreements.  Oversees WIOA performance and negotiates standards with the State WDB.
  12. Serves on local commissions, boards and planning groups as requested and/or appointed.
  13. Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.




Possession of a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Management, or related field in the Social Sciences.



The equivalent of four (4) years demonstrated and increasingly responsible supervisory and management experience in the field of workforce development or job training programs, including WIOA.  



The equivalent of eight (8) years full-time, increasingly responsible managerial or administrative experience, which involved supervision of a major staff support function or program division at the level of Administrative Services Officer or an equivalent or higher- level administrative class.  

NOTE:    The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


NOTE:    The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.  

Knowledge of:  

  • Principles, methods, and techniques of administration, including the organization and management of human services and institutional administration.
  • Creating strategic plans, leading, and communicating effectively with business community, policy makers, funders, labor, government agencies and community-based organizations.
  • Laws, codes, and statutes relating to the functions and duties of administering a WDB.
  • Developing workforce strategies.
  • Social, economic, and psychological factors that impact workforce development.
  • The changing environment of DEI for local employers.
  • Exposure of labor market forces and trends relating to employment and the readjustment and transition services to dislocated workers.
  • Principles and techniques of budget, personnel, contract administration and management.
  • Demonstrated experience in human resource planning and staffing with management experience in union environment.
  • Policy development and implementation.
  • Supporting large-scale policy boards and committees.
  • Building teams, project planning and public meeting facilitation.
  • Dispute resolution.
  • Strategic partnerships with community stakeholders, elected officials and local, state, federal public officials, and with the business community, major industry sectors, economic development agencies, and labor partners.  

Ability to:

  • Plan and supervise the work of professional and technical staff.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate employment and training programs.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Write effectively and speak before professional and public groups.
  • Prepare budget estimates (data/analytical) and reports to policy board, local elected officials, and state and federal officials.
  • Work effectively with elected and public officials, and business industry and labor organizations.
  • Build and strengthen alliances with industry leaders.
  • Interpersonal and business sensitivity.
  • Communicate effectively with advisory bodies, funders, business leaders, economic development officials, job seekers, and dislocated workers.




Old document:  1243h

New document:  Jobspecs/6051


CSC Date:  4/20/94

IB:cs  Revised/Retitled 1/11/12

Former Title:  Private Industry Council (PIC) Director

CSC Date:  2/8/12

IB:sa Revised/Retitled 01/20/2021

Old Title: Workforce Investment Board Director

CSC Date: 09/08/2021


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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