Deputy Director-Employment & Training (#ES2260)
$63.54-$77.23 Hourly / $11,013.06-$13,386.45 Monthly / $132,156.83-$160,637.45 Yearly


Under general direction, assists the Director of Employment and Economic Development in the management of the Employment and Economic Development Department (EEDD) by directing an assigned group of employment and training related functions; and does related or other work as required.


The Deputy Director – Employment and Training is a single-position, at-will class that is exempt from the San Joaquin County Civil Service system.  The incumbent is primarily responsible for planning, leading, developing, managing, and administering a variety of employment, training and economic development EEDD programs and assisting the Director in the overall management and administration of the department.  The incumbent may act in the absence of the Director.  The incumbent is expected to model a strong work ethic and leadership skills, including accountability for oneself and others, and to help ensure that all assigned programs and operations are in compliance with state, federal, and local requirements, regulations, and policies.


This specification is a general guideline for the class.  The statements below are not restrictive, and the responsibilities and duties assigned to a position in this class may expand beyond those identified in this specification.


  • Plans, organizes and directs the development, delivery and monitoring of employment, training, and related programs and services for the EEDD, including program planning, program development, program monitoring, client assessment and training, and a variety of administrative support services aimed at employment and training and related programs; performs assignments and activities in an effective and efficient manner; assists with the management of other EEDD programs and operations as assigned; exercises good judgment and makes sound decisions in managing assigned areas and functions.
  • Through subordinate managers and/or supervisors, directs the work and activities of staff; selects and assigns employees; evaluates employee performance; reviews and takes action on disciplinary matters; develops personnel policies and standards of performance; promotes staff development programs; serves as a key resource for staff.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements departmental policies and procedures; analyzes and interprets existing and proposed federal, state and local legislation, policies, procedures, and other directives to determine impact on operations; recommends policies and procedures that are relevant and are in compliance with department, federal, state, and local regulations; interprets policies and procedures to staff and ensures their appropriate implementation.
  • Develops, prepares, and recommends program proposals and budgets; directs and/or conducts program evaluation and assessment studies; analyzes fiscal information and recommends cost efficiency options.
  • Represents the department at meetings and conferences; prepares meeting agendas for and participates on various advisory boards, committees, task forces, and other teams; establishes, develops and maintains cooperative and collaborative working relationships with federal, state, and county officials, other counties, community groups, external agencies, and the public; makes presentations; meets and confers with various agents to negotiate effective solutions to difficult problems; helps coordinate the provision of departmental services as assigned.
  • Directs the collection and analysis of data; prepares correspondence and marketing materials pertaining to employment and training services; prepares or supervises the preparation of periodic reports relevant to assigned activities for the Director, department management, and others; prepares Board of Supervisors’ reports and related documents; makes presentations to groups and individuals, including boards and commissions.
  • Makes effective use of technology to improve systems and processes.
  • Acts in the absence of the Director as assigned.



Education:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in business administration, public administration, social sciences, or a closely-related field.

Experience:  Six years of increasingly responsible managerial experience in the development, implementation and administration of employment and training-related programs.



License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


Principles and practices of administration, including effective organization, administration, personnel, management, and staff training; principles and methods of employment preparation and training; career, vocational and employment counseling and interviewing techniques; typical barriers to employment; principles and practices of public relations and human behavior; general principles of accounting, budgeting, and fiscal management; diverse social and cultural backgrounds; local, state and federal legislation and regulations relevant to department programs; basic computer and modern office automation technology and computer software programs relevant to department operations and business management.


Plan, direct and coordinate employment and training services and related staff activities in a cost-effective manner, while ensuring excellent customer service; provide appropriate and effective leadership and management of diverse staff teams, including subordinate managers and supervisors; work collaboratively with staff, clients, and pertinent stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes; exercise good judgment and make sound managerial decisions; exercise analytical and critical thinking to evaluate complex problems and recommend appropriate solutions; understand, interpret, and apply legal codes, regulations, and rules pertaining to program operations; analyze and implement program mandates and work within federal, state, or other types of regulatory systems; formulate and present short- and long-range plans; identify community resources and programs which can assist people seeking employment; operate computers and related software and recommend the development and utilization of effective automated systems; prepare and administer annual budgets and financial and statistical records; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with persons from diverse social and cultural backgrounds; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments and agencies, employees, advocacy groups, and the general public.


Mobility—frequent sitting for long periods, walking; occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing stairs; frequent operation of a data entry device; Lifting—frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds; Visual—constant good overall vision and reading/close-up work; frequent color perception and use of eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision; Hearing/Talking—frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone, talking in person; Dexterity—frequent use of normal dexterity; frequent writing and repetitive motion; Emotional/Psychological—frequent decision making, concentration, and public contact; Special Requirements—occasional working nights and weekends; Environmental—occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: ES2260; EST: 12/5/2006; REV: 9/23/2014;