Interagency Climate-Workforce Policy Specialist

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Interagency Climate-Workforce Policy Specialist | CA Workforce Development Board | Sacramento

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager II (SSM II), the Staff Services Manager I (SSM I) Specialist serves as a highly independent, non-supervisory manager, and is responsible for providing technical expertise to the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB), the Governor’s Office, and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency on all policy matters pertaining to climate change, the move to a carbon neutral economy, and labor-management partnerships in economic sectors affected by climate change.

Based upon their expertise in the workforce field, especially on workforce matters pertaining to climate change, the move to a carbon neutral economy, and the development of high road training partnerships involving sensitive labor management negotiations in industry sectors adapting to climate change, the SSM I Specialist researches, organizes, and writes policy briefs, reports, bill analyses, and policy and field directives on complex matters for an audience that includes elected officials, state and local directors in the workforce field, workforce professionals, and industry sector leaders involved in the transition to a carbon neutral economy.

Position exists in downtown Sacramento.

Department Information

The California Workforce Development Board is the Governor’s agent for the development, oversight, and continuous improvement of California’s workforce investment system and the alignment of the education and workforce investment systems.  The State Board and its staff provide active ongoing policy analysis, technical assistance, and program evaluation to inform and shape state policy on the design of state workforce policies and their coordination with other relevant programs, including education and human service programs. The State Board, in consultation with Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan partners, drafts the State Plan and serves as the broker, convener, facilitator, and matchmaker to bring the disparate elements of the state’s workforce, education, human services, and economic development programs into alignment through coordinated partnership.

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