Director Employment & Economic Development (#HS1250)
$54.32-$66.02 Hourly / $9,415.47-$11,443.47 Monthly / $112,985.60-$137,321.60 Yearly


Under administrative direction of the County Administrator, directs the operation of the Employment and Training Division of the County Administrator's Office; and does other related work.


An incumbent of this single position, exempt class is responsible for administering all functions and activities of the Employment and Training Division of the County Administrator's Office. The incumbent is responsible for the development and administration of the County's job training programs program in coordination with various state programs.


  • Develops and makes recommendations for adoption of major personnel, organization, fiscal and program policies of the Employment and Training Division.
  • Develops and recommends approval of job training program plans and priorities, including provision for evaluating progress against performance.
  • Prepares program proposals, budgets, program evaluations and assessment studies; analyzes, interprets and evaluates the effect of federal and state legislation, rules, policies and procedures on job training programs.
  • Meets and confers with representatives of private and public agencies on matters related to the development of new programs, coordination of services offered and solving problems of interagency relationships.
  • Provides for a community public relations program to explain job training programs and goals; addresses community organization on various aspects of job training programs.
  • Selects and assigns Employment and Training Division staff; develops personnel policies and standards of performance, and promotes staff development programs; delegates administrative and supervisory responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Directs the preparation of the Employment and Training Division operating budget for submission to the County Board of Supervisors and County Administrator's Office; presents budget requests with accompanying justifications.

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

    Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the development, implementation and administration of employment and training programs in a service delivery area or in a comparable agency, including at least three at the assistant director or director level.


    Substitution: Additional-qualifying experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two years.  A master’s degree in business administration, public administration, the social sciences, or closely related field may be substituted for one year of experience.


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


    Organizational structures, methods and procedures; principles of supervision, personnel management practices and training; budget and fiscal management, and public finance; computers and relevant software; presentation techniques; contemporary social and economic conditions and trends; federal and state legislation and regulations relative to job training programs; methods of providing information and liaison techniques necessary for the implementation of programs essential to the operation of job training programs.


    Plan, direct and coordinate activities to achieve efficiency of operation and meet program goals; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; prepare budget requests and present them before the County governing body; interpret job training programs to interested persons or organizations; respond appropriately to widely varied demands regarding levels and kinds of service; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; interpret and apply pertinent rules, regulations and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships, internal and external to the County.


    Mobility-Sitting for long periods, walking; occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing; 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; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent decision making, concentration, and public contact; Special Requirements-May require working nights and weekends; Environmental-Occasional exposure to varied weather conditions.

    CLASS: HS1250; EST: 6/19/1984; REV: 12/6/2005;