Program Specialist II
The San Diego Workforce Partnership, Inc. (SDWP) is a non-profit entity chartered by the City and County of San Diego to administer employment and training programs that empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County.
The Program Specialist II is responsible for working directly with the Manager and the Programs Team to provide contract oversight and support workforce development programs and funded partners. This individual supports SDWP with the implementation of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) and special grant funded programs.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop, coordinate and execute funded subrecipient contracts.
- Ensure quality control of program implementation by providing technical assistance and recommending process improvement of system design for both SDWP staff and funded partners.
- Maintain thorough programmatic policies, including applicable State and Federal legislation and other best practices.
- Prepare agenda items and board support materials.
- Provide staff support to Committee/Board members and specialized subcommittees.
- Assist with coordination and development of special projects and pilot programs.
- Represent SDWP in association with funded partners, employers, community and educational stakeholders and the general public regarding SDWP programs.
- Participate in the development of collaborations.
- Review and analyze contract program operating plans, budgets and invoices to verify program integrity and compliance with fiscal requirements.
- Evaluate contract compliance, including but not limited to fiscal, operational, and administrative systems.
- Prepare internal and external reports, analyzing issues and ensuring accuracy.
- Develop and publish program specific Operations Issuances.
- Participate in procurement process of requests for quotes (RFQ’s) and requests for proposals (RFP’s).
- Assist in updating the Operations Manual.
Operational and Fiscal Management:
- Analyze and evaluate programs data systems to ensure funded partners track, record and achieve performance outcomes.
- Conduct on-site performance reviews, including file reviews and customer monitoring.
- Recommend correctible action(s) and provide detailed implementation plans to achieve successful performance outcomes.
- Represent SDWP at federal, state, local and other grant audits.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of three years’ experience in program implementation and performance management.
- Experience coordinating and facilitating training, technical assistance and public speaking.
- Proven ability to identify new methods, better approaches, and integration of other ideas.
- Program specific contract development and modification.
- Ability to coordinate and deliver technical assistance, including public speaking/presentations.
- Experience developing and implementing action plans to address performance area deficiencies.
- Demonstrates integrity and strives for excellence in her/his work.
- A leader who thinks strategically and builds strong relationships.
- Passionate about continuous improvement.
- A great eye for detail and ideas for improvement on writing content, aesthetics, etc.
- Outstanding writing, verbal, and presentation skills.
- Skilled with Microsoft Office, Internet, and database management.
This position is a Level II (L2) in SDWP’s career path (levels 0-8). The salary range for (L2) is $47,476 - $65,000. New employees typically start at the lower end of this range, but salary is commensurate with experience, related skills and education. SDWP offers a competitive benefits package, generous PTO and 11 paid holidays.
No phone calls accepted, Principals only.
Employees are under an independent, merit-based personnel system and are not employees of the federal, state or local government. SDWP is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.