Posted: 05/29/2022

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) Director oversees the publicly-funded workforce system in Santa Barbara County and is one of forty-five WDB directors in California. The primary funding source is the Federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) which the Federal Department of Labor administers through the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB). The WDB Director is the most senior executive-level workforce position at the WDB. It is responsible for the administration of the day-to-day operations of the countywide system under the direction of the public/private member board. With the County Director of the Department of Social Services (DSS), the WDB Director fosters a partnership between the WDB and the County Board of Supervisors—the private/public partnership mandated by the Federal legislation. The WDB Director is responsible for expanding partnerships between the private sector with government, economic development, education, and the broader community through the development of viable, practical workforce programs. The candidate must immediately demonstrate these competencies: Intensity: Goes after the goal with passion, is results-oriented, and gets the job done. Ethical Behavior: Does what is right regardless of temptations and pressures to do otherwise Influence: Affects successful outcomes for the organization through masterful leadership, collaboration Commitment: Successfully builds relationships with and promotes involvement of diverse groups Interpersonal Skills: Possesses and uses versatile communication styles and approaches Resiliency: Is adaptable; takes direct action; leads by example Craftsmanship: Rejects the “good enough for government work” attitude; takes ownership of work done and results accomplished; takes pride in delivering quality services to customers BS/BA degree, master’s degree preferred, along with training and experience that demonstrates the capability to meet the needs of this assignment. Qualified candidate must possess experience and knowledge of the management and oversight of WDB’s funding streams, WDB’s budgeting, and Federal and State Workforce related programs. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at For further detailed information about the position, go to: APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS The County of Santa Barbara offers a simple and convenient online application (the application process should take only 15 minutes). Please apply online and attach your resume and cover letter. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/8/22 by 4:49 PM RECRUITMENT PROCESS/SAVE THE DATE Applications/Resumes will be screened, reviewed to determine those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and who are best qualified for the position. Candidates with the most relevant qualifications and experience will be forwarded to the Executive Director for further consideration with top candidates being invited to a selection interview. In-person will be held sometime between 8/8/22-8/26/22 For more information contact: Jasmine Gaytan, DSS Recruiter, or Carolyn Marceda, County HR

Job Status: Full-Time

Shift: Day