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Here's your opportunity to be a key part of how we live our vision and BUILD the nation's best and most future ready workforce – starting right here at ESD!
Who we are and what we do: At ESD, we believe in the Power to Help when people need it most. We provide economic security to the people of Washington every day and in every corner of the state. We also help people find jobs, provide our communities with inclusive workforce solutions that promote economic resilience and prosperity, and we are now providing paid family and medical leave.
The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) was designed to improve the quality of the workforce, increase economic self-sufficiency, reduce welfare dependency, meet employer skill requirements, and enhance the nation's productivity and competitiveness.
Are you passionate about making a measurable difference and ready for the opportunity to collaborate with leadership on operations and performance in the area of workforce initiatives? We are seeking to hire one full-time/permanent, Management Analyst 5(MA5), to serve as ESD’s Dislocated Worker Manager. As the primary representative for the WIOA IB Dislocated Worker program this position will establish excellent relationships with local implementers and agency partners in order to ensure the utilization and quality of program services. In this role you will be relied upon to provide recommendations and technical assistance in order to best serve all communities and meet or exceed program objectives. Your desire to help is essential as you lead statewide teams in identifying and replicating successful practices in the effort to maximize customer outcomes and assist more people into rewarding careers.
Do you enjoy analyzing management and business issues and processes, and providing consultation while developing effective strategies? Then we encourage you to apply today!
Note: This position may travel extensively inside and outside of the state for meetings and/or training.
What a typical day looks like:
Administer grants and contracts
Brief agency and local community leaders on progress, potential reforms, and ideas to increase customer outcomes.
Manage WIOA IB Dislocated Worker subawards issued by ESD to Washington’s local workforce development boards, to help people move up in their lives through education, training, and careers.
Manage Statewide Rapid Response budgets, funds, subawards, and contracts as directed, to help laid off workers find stability and enter new careers.
Arrange for peer-to-peer learning and replication of best practices among local implementers to increase outcomes statewide and help disseminate the latest and most effective service strategies.
Ensure quality Dislocated Worker and Rapid Response services are delivered across the state.
Work closely with an energetic and supportive team managing similar initiatives across the state.
Develop complex reports and maintain information concerning statewide Rapid Response events, outcomes, and resources needed.
Collaborate with Trade Act, local Rapid Response, and local Dislocated Worker program operators to increase program access and promote seamless service delivery to impacted workers and businesses.
Advise division and agency leadership regarding recapture and redistribution if implementers fail to successfully meet outcome goals.
Seek additional and diversified funding to grow successful initiatives, in partnership with grant writers and other team-members.
Lead development and implementation, in partnership with ESD and partner organization experts, of a paperless online automated system for funding application, statement of work design, and quarterly reporting and review, as well as standardization and simplification of the current paper-based system until the automated system is available.
Analyze complex data and prepare written analyses, including quarterly performance management activities.
Gather and analyze information on operations and performance from multiple sources and experts, analyze complex data, develop concise analytical conclusions and make recommendations based on findings.
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Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, political science, law, public health, health administration, or a related field AND four (4) years of experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations or comparable combination of graduate education and experience.
A combination of education and/or relevant experience.
Condition of employment:
Ability to travel inside and outside of the state for meetings and/or training.
Please attach a Resume and Cover Letter to your on-line application (through the Add Attachment(s) field).
A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application.
Applications with comments such as "see attachments" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.
Final external candidates must pass an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Fraud Check.
This position requires occasional travel.
This recruitment may be used to establish a qualified pool of MA5 candidates for agency-wide vacancies in the next six months.
The Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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More than Just a Paycheck
Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. Beyond the traditional benefits such as Health, Life Insurance, Retirement, and related benefits, we offer Flex Spending Accounts, Dependent Care Assistance, Deferred Compensation and so much more. We take work life balance seriously and many of our offices offer flexible work hours with a wider variety of shift and schedule option to assist in this.
ESD's employee engagement continued to trend upward in 2018 as we developed programs to improve the employee experience. We are diligent and remain focused on creating a modern workplace designed to meet the needs of a changing workforce. We have wellness programs, telework policies and flexible schedules. We're working to update our facilities all over the state to enhance both the client and employee experience.
Opportunity for All
The Washington Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Please include your name and preferred pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process.
Please email Nicole Walters or the Talent Acquisition Team or call 360.890.3789 with general questions, or Washington Relay Service 711, if you are a person with a disability needing assistance in the application process or if you need this job announcement in an alternate format.
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