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ODJFS Program Administrator 1 - 20071979 at STATE OF OHIO in Columbus, Ohio

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Our mission is to improve the well-being of Ohio’s workforce and families by promoting economic self-sufficiency and ensuring the safety of Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens.

This position is held within the Office of Workforce Development. Learn more about the office by visiting Ohio Department of Job & Family Services – Office of Workforce Development website.

Job Responsibilities Include: 

Under administrative direction, serves as assistant program administrator and assists Office of Workforce Development (OWD) Deputy Director in planning and developing program activities and evaluates and coordinates activities of assigned program areas (i.e, OWD training programs; OWD program compliance) and supervises assigned staff: plans, directs, and oversees training components of all programs administered by OWD and provided to internal partners (e.g., Wagner-Peyser staff; Trade staff; Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA); Rapid Response staff; Veterans staff); reviews proposals for new training and makes decisions regarding feasibility for use; evaluates and measures progress and achievement of program goals and objectives; ensures program compliance with state and federal program requirements; recommends and approves selection and consideration of alternative methods of instruction to include learning technologies and selection of those best suited to each assignment; recommends procedural and/or policy changes based on analysis of policy; identifies impediments to training delivery and makes recommendations for corrective action; directs implementation of policies and procedures; serves as liaison and coordinates information (e.g., report status; federal and state rules and guidelines changes; management needs) between Deputy Director and staff; provides reports on performance of training measures and objectives to OWD leadership; oversees compliance for all OWD programs with state and federal program requirements, including US Department of Labor (DOL) rules, regulations, and performance measures; serves as office-wide hearing officer for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Wagner-Peyser, and Workforce Inventory of Education and Training (WIET) programs; reconciles findings and observations from reviews conducted by the Office of Fiscal and Monitoring Services (OFMS) (e.g., case management required services and activities; performance measures; fiscal compliance); represents and speaks on behalf of agency.

Supervises staff (e.g., makes recommendations for hire of staff; assigns work and provides direction; reviews work and provides feedback; establishes goals and monitors and evaluates performances; encourages staff development; approves/disapproves leave; conducts staff meetings; recommends disciplinary action).

Oversees legislative inquiries and public records requests for OWD; serves as OWD representative for Labor Management Committee meetings; assists OWD management with labor relations issues, in collaboration with Office of Employee and Business Services Bureau of Human Resources (e.g., coordinates performance improvement plans; analyzes staff performance; ensures adherence to policy/procedures and DOL compliance requirements; develops management staff on identifying performance issues and how to achieve best possible outcomes).

Performs other related duties as assigned (e.g., makes presentations; participates in meetings; travels to attend training, seminars, conferences; conducts staff meetings; operates personal computer to produce documents, reports, and correspondence; maintains logs, records, and files).

The ideal candidate, at minimum, must have the following:

  • Completion of undergraduate core program in public or business administration, social science or human resource management; 12 mos. trg. or 12 mos. exp. in supervisory principles/techniques; 12 mos. trg. or 12 mos. exp. in managerial principles/techniques.


  • At least 36 months exp. in delivery of employment & training related government programs, community or private industry human resource programs;

  • At least 12 mos. exp. in supervisory principles/techniques.


  • The equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills to drive consensus across multiple stakeholders and the public

  • 3+ years of auditing experience (e.g., monitoring, quality control and compliance)

  • 5+ years interpreting laws, regulations, and policies of U.S. Department of Labor, Workforce Development programs

For further consideration, applicants must clearly identify how qualifications are met within the education and/or experience sections of the application.