Located in northern California, Contra Costa County extends from the northeastern shore of San Francisco Bay to San Joaquin County. With a population of just over 1 million, the County is among the 10 most populous counties in California and home to one of the State’s most ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations. Contra Costa is home to numerous attractions, including wildlife refuges, state parks, historic sites, and a variety of museums. The wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, picturesque seaside communities such as Carmel and Monterey, and the Sierra Lake Tahoe region are all within driving distance.
The Workforce Development Board Executive Director (WDBED) reports to the County’s Director of Employment and Human Services and is responsible for staffing the Workforce Development Board, managing workforce development systems, planning, and policy, and for oversight of America’s Job Center certification and economic strategic planning. This role oversees a professional staff of 17 that is largely focused on contract management of local non-profit agencies that conduct training efforts on behalf of the WDB and providing technical assistance and support services to small businesses.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, social work or a closely related field along with four or more years of full time experience in a managerial, administrative or staff position including responsibility for employment, training, economic or workforce development programs and working with citizen boards, community based councils, and various levels of government. Two of those years must include supervisory responsibilities. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience but not of the supervisory experience. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by February 12, 2021.