Development Specialist Ii

County of Riverside
$62,555 - $70,816 Per year CA 1325 Spruce St, Riverside, CA 92507, United States Apply before 5/15/2024 11:59
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Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION

** If you previously applied for this position, you do not need to reapply.

The Riverside County Department of Housing & Workforce Solutions (HWS), Workforce Development Division, is seeking a Development Specialist II who will be assigned to the Career Services Team in Indio.

The incumbent will perform various tasks related to career coaching, including assisting with interviewing skills and resume writing. Additionally, the incumbent will assist with interviews, orientations, workshops, and determining Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) eligibility, including program suitability by aiding in finding a training program. This position will require driving throughout Riverside County's desert region for various meetings, workshops, and info sessions.

The most competitive candidates will have experience with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program eligibility, career counseling, and conducting workshops/info sessions. 

This position requires candidates to be bilingual in Spanish. All applicants are required to take a Spanish bilingual assessment. 

Meet the Team!

is comprised of 6 Divisions: Community Action Agency, Continuum of Care, Riverside County Housing Authority, Grants & Community Development, Workforce Development, and HWS Administration. The mission of HWS is to enhance the economic position of the county and its residents, improve the quality of life, encourage business growth, build a positive business climate, develop a trained workforce, improve existing communities, offer a variety of housing opportunities, and maintain the environment.

is a Division of the County of Riverside Department of Housing and Workforce Solutions (HWS). The Riverside County Workforce Development Board (WDB)provides oversight for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs in the county. The WDB acts as a catalyst to provide seamless services among various workforce programs, and provides community leadership around workforce issues.


EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES


• Collect, organize and analyze program or project data.

• Conduct needs assessment and determine program priorities.

• Identify areas of economic, housing and community development, workforce development, and aviation needs; analyze the effectiveness of existing programs in these areas.

• Ensure implementation of programmatic, organizational, administrative, budgetary, financial, and personnel elements of a variety of economic, housing and community development, workforce development, and aviation programs funded by outside and governmental agencies.

• Assist in the preparation, modification, administration, and evaluation of funding requests from contractors, citizens, private agencies, and local, County and state officials for loan, grant funds or rebate incentive programs; analyze and review routine financial loan applications and proposed contracts for adherence to program guidelines and policies.

• Project and analyze sources and expenditures of grant and other financing funds.

• Assist in implementing public financing bonds, grants and programs.

• Cooperate with and advise cities, chambers of commerce and local non-profit organizations on developing and implementing workforce, economic and community development programs for workforce, commercial, industrial, tourist, and recreational attraction programs.

• Arrange facilities for the staging of various special events, conferences and meetings to publicize County developments and opportunities.

• Review routine property and equipment lease agreements, subcontracts, change orders, and contract extensions for departments or divisions; submit grant-funded program contracts to County, state and federal agencies for approval.

• Monitor the budgetary and financial management of community and economic development, public facilities and improvement projects; make periodic on-site visits to monitor grant-funded projects.

• Participate in coordinating and meeting with agencies, technical consultants, County personnel, and other involved persons to negotiate contract terms, work schedules and budgets.

• Employment and Training Programs: Assist with the promotion of training programs to gain program support and participation of employers and educators; represent the department at meetings and conferences.

• Negotiate routine contracts.

• Interview, counsel and maintain client cases.

• Prepare materials and conduct instructional client workshops.

• Serve as liaison between clients and program operators.

• Provide technical assistance to individuals, groups and employers regarding job and training opportunities, eligibility determination, intake procedures, and business support services.

• Conduct on-site visits to engage with employers and provide information about County resources and programs.

• Review allocation and encumbrances of project or program operations' budgets; monitor program contract compliance; assess and recommend procedure changes; evaluate program performance.

• Answer program inquiries.

• Perform research or analytical duties in the development of plans, projections, evaluations, recommendations, and statistical and narrative reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

OPTION I

Experience: One year as a Development Specialist I with the County of Riverside.

OPTION II

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in business or public administration, behavioral science, social science, political science, aviation, public policy, urban studies, education, marketing, economics, environmental sciences, geography, or a job-related field similar to that utilized within the County of Riverside Office of Economic Development, Department of Housing & Workforce Solutions, Facilities Management Department, or Aviation within the Transportation & Land Management Agency.

OPTION III

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public or business administration, behavioral science, social science, political science, aviation, urban studies, education, marketing, economics, environmental sciences, geography, or a job-related field similar to that utilized within the County of Riverside Office of Economic Development, Department of Housing & Workforce Solutions, Facilities Management Department, or Aviation within the Transportation & Land Management Agency. (Additional professional, technical or senior clerical experience in a job-related field similar to that utilized within the County of Riverside Office of Economic Development, Department of Housing & Workforce Solutions, Facilities Management Department, or Aviation within the Transportation & Land Management Agency may substitute for the required education on the basis of one year of qualifying full-time experience equaling 30 semester or 45 quarter units of education.)

Experience: One year of professional experience in a job-related field similar to that utilized within the County of Riverside Office of Economic Development, Department of Housing & Workforce Solutions, Facilities Management Department, or Aviation within the Transportation & Land Management Agency.

EXAMPLES OF BUSINESS & COMMUNITY SERVICES/HOUSING, HOMESLESSNESS PREVENTION AND WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS, FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, AVIATION FIELDS: Economic development; housing and community development; aviation; commercial development; real estate; facilities management; community services (e.g., parks, community centers or lighting, water and utilities programs); workforce development (e.g., employment programs or job training programs); eligibility or social programs; finance; contract monitoring/management; environmental or sustainability programs; foreign trade; public relations; marketing; fundraising; film; human resources; museums; libraries.

ALL OPTIONS

Knowledge of: Basic laws, regulations and policies pertaining to assigned programs; basic structures and functions of local, state and federal governments, and community human services resources and organizations; basic principles and practices of economic, industrial, housing, and community development; basic principles and practices of public relations and job training; basic principles and practices utilized in governmental, business and financial administration; methods and techniques used in performing land use planning; economic and industrial development resources used to assist businesses to locate or relocate in the County; composition of the business community involved with economic, industrial and community development; purpose and structure of publicly funded training programs; laws and regulations governing the funding and operations of publicly funded training programs; employment problems of economically disadvantaged persons; local employment practices, conditions and needs; statistical applications used in analyzing labor market, economic and demographic data.

Ability to: Gather and analyze basic program data, reason logically, draw valid conclusions, generate and evaluate alternatives; plan and prepare materials to be used in promotional materials; provide technical assistance regarding grant-funded programs; plan and coordinate effective citizen participation groups; establish and maintain effective relations with clients, private and public employers, other community service agencies and civic groups, the general public, and fellow staff members; communicate effectively in oral and written form to individuals and groups of various organizational and socio-economic levels; understand, interpret and apply the provisions of basic government regulations, policies and program operator contracts.

GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

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