DIRECTOR OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

General Statement of Job

The Director of Workforce Development is primarily responsible for providing overall leadership to develop and strengthen support for workforce development from the business community through outreach, awareness and engagement.  The Director will also coordinate efforts of various stakeholders and providers to develop and maintain a knowledge-based workforce to meet the needs and opportunities of a 21st century innovation economy; providing the primary connection between businesses and jobseekers.

The Director will be successful in this role 

  • Provide leadership among partners, businesses and schools
  • Build and expand services which meet community needs
  • Support and grow the Board’s role in the system

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Ensure funding, policies and action plans are executed in accordance with Federal and State mandates.

Perform difficult, professional and administrative work for the Central Virginia Workforce Development Board, the Central Virginia Workforce Council and other workforce related committees and Councils. 

Develop and maintain a regional workforce plan with significant stakeholder input that coordinates with the Region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Plan.

Develop annual action plans that serve to advance and implement the goals and strategies of the WDB’s Strategic Plan.  Make updates to Strategic Plan as may be necessary.

Actively engage with the business community in identifying and understanding their workforce needs.  Increase both their awareness of the available resources that exist to meet those needs and also identify ways to provide strategies that serve unmet needs.

In partnership with workforce and education partners in addition to business and economic development input, create industry sector career pathway strategies that build a pipeline of qualified workers in those targeted clusters.

Recruit and orient new Workforce Development Board Members. 

Responsible for creating meaningful and engaging Boar, Council and committee meetings.

Provide oversight of WIOA Title IB program elements and serve as the WIOA ED officer to ensure local compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and supervision of technical support staff that performs such day-to-day functions.

Promote diversity in educational opportunities encouraging a safe, respected learning environment.

Continually evaluate WDB-funded contractors using metrics to identify areas for service delivery improvement and make necessary changes to their operational procedures to ensure that desired outcomes are achieved, and community needs are supported in an efficient and effective manner.

Develop detailed budgets and monitor expenditures of programs with specific cost categories, and coordinate reports between WDB, the City of Lynchburg as the administrative entity and the state.

Research and respond to grant opportunities, develop innovative service strategies and establish business and community partnerships that create a funding portfolio beyond the federal WIOA funds.

Pursue, evaluate and recommend employer needs, educational alliances and external strategic partnerships which will lead to more effective workforce development initiatives.

Shape and advocate for the Central Virginia workforce system through ongoing education and communication targeted towards local decision makes, public and community agencies, business partners and the public.  Also advocate at the state and national level on certain matters of local importance. 

Encourage and facilitate the use of the workforce system by the community and partner organizations.  Build relationships with state workforce officials

Working with School Superintendents and other workforce development providers, create a culture which prepares students in K-12 schools for appropriate opportunities after graduation, focusing on high demand occupations for Central Virginia employers.

Promote technical education in schools and industry; create opportunities to raise awareness among students, teachers and parents to the variety of career opportunities that are available in the region; and strategies to connect businesses more fully with K-12 students.

Facilitate development of educational programs to enhance basic work ready skills that employers have identified as crucial to their needs.

Provide leadership and supervision for Central Virginia Workforce Development Board staff to fulfill the local, state and federal WIOA mission, goals and outcomes.  Promote and demonstrate creative thinking.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to lead workforce initiatives is critical.

High degree of responsibility, creativity, vision, personal and professional integrity, accountability, collaborative attitude and diplomacy.

Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of administration and planning.

Ability to develop comprehensive and strategic plans.

Ability to collect, organize and analyze data.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with Board and Council members, other community agencies and state and local governments.

Ability to express complex ideas effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, elected officials and subordinates.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in planning, public or business administration, social work, sociology or related fields or an equivalent combination of training and experience is required. 

Master’s Degree is preferred.

Five (5) years of experience in management or a leadership position in programs, administration, staffing a public board, finance, or education is expected. 

Relevant experience leading volunteer or non-profit organizations and a working knowledge of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) or workforce development programs is preferred.

Must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator’s license. 

Must authorize employer to obtain a copy of the applicant’s driving record. 

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment.  It may include checks of the following:  criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history.  Applicant will be required to sign a release authorizing CVPDC to obtain their background information.

Physical Conditions and Work Environment

Work is typically performed in an office setting with occasional extended periods of time at computer terminals.  Extensive travel throughout central Virginia and occasional need to travel beyond the area for training or meetings will be required.  Frequent contact with other community agencies within Workforce Development Board Area VII and officials from CVPDC is expected.

TO APPLY:  Candidates should send letter of interest, resume and completed CVPDC application to:  hr@cvpdc.org, Subject line: Director of Workforce Development; via mail:  CVPDC, ATTN:  Human Resources, 828 Main Street, 12th Floor, Lynchburg, VA  24504 or  via fax:  ATTN: Human Resources  434-845-3493.  EOE, VRS Covered Employer.  Review of applications begin April 1, 2021.  Workforce Board Search Committee will interview and recommend a candidate to the full Workforce Board 

 

 
 
 
Additional Regional Information:

Workforce Development Director, Workforce Development Area VII

Serving the Communities of

  • Altavista
  • Amherst
  • Appomattox
  • Bedford
  • Brookneal
  • Campbell
  • Lynchburg

Regional Profile

  • Virginia’s Local Workforce Development Area 7
  • 255,000 population growing 2% annually
  • 6 Universities/Colleges with over 24,000 students cumulative
  • Diversified economy with strong energy, education, health care, advanced manufacturing, wireless communications/technology presence
  • 5 Chambers of Commerce
  • Cost of living 9% below national average –
  • 8% unemployment rate, December 2020

 About the WIOA program

  • below national average –
  • 8% unemployment rate, December 2020
  • WIOA Title I Budget: $1.2 million
  • Comprehensive One Stop Career Center
    • 3125 Odd Fellows Rd in Lynchburg, VA
    • Workforce Access Points in libraries and partner locations throughout the region
  • Staff of 3 full time in addition to the Director
    • Operations Coordinator
    • Business Engagement and Outreach Coordinator
    • Workforce Administrative Technician
  • Workforce Development Board
    • Served these counties since 2000
    • 35 members serving three-year staggered terms
    • Long time Chair Nat Marshall is also Chair of the state workforce board
    • Meets quarterly
    • Executive Committee meets as needed
    • Appointed by Central Virginia Workforce Council
    • Website and Strategic Plan: Website and Strategic Plan
  • Central Virginia Planning District Commission
    • Workforce Board is a committee of the PDC
    • PDC serves as the fiscal agent for workforce funds
    • Workforce Board employees are technically PDC employees following PDC personnel policies (PDC Personnel Policies )
    • PDC provides supplemental staffing and administrative support to Workforce Board
    • Workforce Director is a direct report to the PDC’s Executive Director
    • Workforce Board shares administrative office space with PDC in downtown Lynchburg
  • Compensation and Benefits
    • Salary negotiable
    • Virginia Retirement System
    • Anthem Health Insurance mostly paid by the agency
    • Vacation/Sick days
    • Parking provided
 
SCALE OPERATOR
 
The Region 2000 Services Authority is hiring for the position of Scale Operator.
 

General Statement of Job

The Scale Operator provides first-line contact to authorize public admittance into the landfill by performing duties including collection of fees, directing customers to disposal areas, monitoring wastes and screening waste for hazardous waste.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Collect fees and monitor waste to ensure compliance with federal, state and local solid waste regulations.

Ensure appropriate admittance of citizens, public and private waste hauling contractors.

Calculate customer fees and charges according to the established fee schedule based on type of waste, size and weight of loads using automated scale software.

Maintain detailed records regarding type of waste entering the landfill.

Direct customers to appropriate disposal area.

Perform general recordkeeping and balancing of daily receipts and prepares reports as required.

Screen waste to identify hazardous and other waste materials that are prohibited for disposal in the landfill.

Monitor customer activity to ensure compliance with established rules and regulations.

Attend meetings as required.

Perform other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the Service Authority members or customers as assigned.

When unusual situations occur and /or a local official declares a State of Emergency, all Service Authority employees may be required to accept and perform special assignments as needed to ensure appropriate service delivery.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Exhibit common courtesy and basic communication skills to work within a team environment.

Ability to speak clearly and precisely about what is required and clearly pass information on to others.

Ability to focus on resolving conflict; resolves and seeks feedback regarding questions, requests and/or complaints in a timely manner.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Ability to read, interpret and apply policies, procedures, etc.

Demonstrate ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using all basic units of measure; work with whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Ability to listen and get clarification when needed.

Demonstrate ability to understand implications of decisions.

Ability to learn new skills and translates prior experience into new situations.

Volunteer readily and seek increased responsibility.

Education and Experience

Requires graduation from high school or completion of GED equivalent.

One (1) year of related experience preferred. 

Intermediate level skill in specific job related equipment and other computer applications.  Intermediate level Microsoft Office desirable. 

May be required to have a valid Commonwealth of Virginia driver’s license and be insurable under the Authority’s insurance policy.  Relevant background checks must be performed and approved.

Physical Conditions and Work Environment

Work is normally performed in office environment in a seated position for long periods of time, and to use fingers and hands to operate equipment and to gather, sort and process documents.  Occasionally required to talk, hear, stand, walk, stoop, kneel and crouch, and to lift up to 25 pounds.  Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus.  Regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

May be required: to work outside of normally scheduled work hours; to report to work during inclement or unusual weather; to work in abnormal situations or other emergency conditions.

Priority application date is by February 12, 2021 at which time all applications received will be reviewed.  VRS covered employer.  EOE  Submit resume and required CVPDC application (below) to:  hr@cvpdc.org, by fax at 434-845-3493 or by mail at:  Central Virginia Planning District Commission, ATTN:  Human Resources, 828 Main Street, 12th Floor, Lynchburg VA  24504.

 CVPDC Application for Employment (.pdf)

CVPDC Application for Employment (.doc)

 

 

Central Virginia Planning District Commission

 

828 Main Street, 12th Floor
Lynchburg, VA 24504
info@cvpdc.org
(434) 845-3491

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