Deputy Principal Assistant

Thus Position is Exempt From the Merit System

Recruitment #060822-MUPA11-600900

Summary Statement

Focus of this position will be activities related to partnership and systems alignment with state post-secondary systems such as apprenticeship, higher education,K-12 and CTE systems, and human services and social insurance systems such as TANF, SNAP, UI, Medicaid, and childcare. This position may also serve as a staff member on matters related to workforce data, including identifying promising practices across workforce systems, policy, compliance, and regulations.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Activities related to partnerships and systems alignment with state post-secondary systems (such as apprenticeship, higher education, K-12, and CTE systems) and human services and social insurance systems (such as TANF, SNAP, UI, Medicaid, and childcare).
  • Conducts liaison activities on behalf of the Delaware Workforce Development Board (DWDB) with other state agencies that include, but not limited to Department of Labor, Office of Occupational and Labor Market Information, Department of Health and Social Services, external partners, and others.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations and policies. Acts as the subject matter expert on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and the Combined Federal Regulation.
  • May serve as a staff member on matters related to workforce data, including identifying promising practices across workforce systems, policy, compliance, and regulations.
  • Focus areas within workforce development for this role will include state workforce system governance and innovation; addressing labor market dynamics, workforce shortages and evolving skill demands, particularly in digital skills; and engaging a diverse workforce, including people with disabilities, returning citizens and people in rural communities.
  • Analyzes labor market information and other pertinent data to determine high demand occupations and annual employer needs.
  • Oversees the evaluation of all ongoing programs and prepares statistical and narrative reports for board/committee meetings.
  • Coordinates closely with internal staff and external partners to ensure techniques and procedures are in place to facilitate the exceeding of federal performance measures.
  • Attends high level sub-cabinet meetings to support DWDB.
  • Conducts detailed short range, intermediate, and long range planning in support of DWDB operations.
  • Reviews, develops, and enforces policies concerning programs and provider initial approval, and subsequent renewals.
  • Reviews and analyzes legislation to determine any policy or procedure changes needed
  • Experience in the development of policies and programs to meet the changing needs of the workforce system.
  • Represents DWDB at conferences, meetings and serves on local, regional and national committees related to workforce programs.
  • Handles special assignments at the discretion of the Director.
  • May serve as Acting Director in the absence of the Director.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Deputy Principal Assistant
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 
  2. Experience in analyzing labor market information and employment data.  
  3. Experience in interpreting federal laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures. 
  4. Experience in developing policies and procedures.
  5. Experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing and evaluating the work of others. 

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.