Job title: Employment System, Policy and Integrity Director
Company: Washington State
Job description: Description
The Employment System Policy and Integrity (ESPI) Division Director is responsible for policy and oversight of all programs across multiple departments of the agency, including Agricultural and Seasonal Workforce Services, Paid Family Medical Leave, Unemployment Insurance, WA Cares premium collection and Workforce Development.
The ideal candidate for this position will have diverse policy experience and expertise in analyzing complicated concepts with an eye toward improving customer outcomes. They must have political and legal savvy with excellent communication skills and a proven record of engaging and influencing stakeholders to include the legislature. They must have the ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment. In addition, the ESPI Division Director will be responsible for building a strong division culture within ESPI in which all staff are engaged in inclusive decision-making with a sense of belonging.
Review of applications shall be ongoing, with an initial review date of August 28th.
- Engage with employees at all levels to create a culture of belonging and learning with opportunities for growth and innovation, set expectations of personal accountability and develop structures for organizational accountability with ESD’s values lens.
- Advance equity within the ESPI Division and, as an ELT member, actively enhance equity within ESD.
- Plan, lead, organize, control, and assume full accountability for the proper and effective execution of all business functions within the division.
- Develop and maintain division strategic plan with clear measures for success in alignment with and in support of the agency strategic plan.
Policy and Oversight:
- Analyze federal and state laws, regulations, and policies across a broad range of programs to inform business decisions in partnership with other executive leaders and the Office of the Attorney General.
- Ensure policy and oversight functions contribute to a customer and outcomes focused employment system where Washingtonians have equitable access to the benefits and services they need.
- Engage effectively with the legislature, stakeholders, authorizing environment, and partner agencies to ensure that the appropriate conditions exist for successful and equitable outcomes for all.
- Serve as the agency’s designated policy and compliance contact for the US Department of Labor and coordinate uniform responses to the federal government on behalf of the agency.
- Chair the Agricultural and Seasonal Workforce Services Advisory Committee and maintain trusting relationships with members.
Scope of the role:
The Employment System Policy & Integrity Division is comprised of approximately 88 employees. The Director has 8 direct reports.
The annual operating budget for the Employment System Policy and Integrity Division is approximately $30,949,244.
Required Education, Experience, and Competencies.
This position is required to have a bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, law, or related field:
- Ability to analyze and interpret policies, laws, rules, or regulations and to develop appropriate strategy to positively influence the department’s priorities.
- Extensive knowledge and expertise in legislative and regulatory processes and procedures.
- Supervisory experience.
- Ability to effectively give and receive information both orally and in writing to different audiences, thereby influencing the actions of others.
- Recognize actions that set precedent for the agency and/or have significant impact on external stakeholders.
- Coach, mentor, and train management staff; recognize the value of employees’ contributions and give recognition for the actions that bring value to the effort; find the training resources needed to preserve staff expertise.
- Facilitate the development of staff across the division. Empower and delegate responsibility effectively. Ensure managers provide opportunity for continuous improvement and innovation.
Technical Knowledge, Experience:
- Project and program oversight, management of professional staff, budget development and maintenance, and a general familiarity with the workings of state and federal governments.
- Advanced performance and organizational management principles and skills in program measurement and evaluation, contracting, and policy development; turning complex performance data into useful information that can be communicated meaningfully to others.
- Problem analysis and solution skills involving a high degree of original, independent judgment with the ability to identify critical issues and prepare recommendations for changes in policy and procedures.
- Analyze proposed legislation for impacts on ESD and develop or review fiscal notes and coordinate suggested changes; recommend policies, procedures, and regulations for internal and external (e.g., legislative) consideration.
- Be aware of, without necessarily being expert in, the generally accepted standards for accounting and auditing, as well as other, legal processes.
Preferred/Desired Education, Experience, and Competencies.
A master’s degree in political science, public administration, or related field; or law degree is preferred. At least 5 years of experience working with the state legislature or Congress, external stakeholders, and executive branch staff is preferred.
Additional Requirement of Employment:
- Must be able to pass an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claim & Benefit Information Review.
- Must be able to travel as needed.
Please submit your Cover Letter, and Resume with your through the “Add Attachments” field.
Our agency’s mission and values drive every decision that we make, determine how we interact with others, and are at the core of who we are. Our values are Belonging, Love, Equity, Stewardship, and Access. We understand that a work environment that respects your work/life balance is key; that’s why many of our positions are eligible for flexible work schedules and teleworking opportunities. Through support, value, and trust, our employees are empowered to grow and develop into their best self.
Opportunity for All
We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, people over 40 years of age, people with religious beliefs, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.
The Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
If you are a person needing assistance in the application process, if you need this job announcement in an alternate format, or if you have general questions about this opportunity, please contact Sanyu.Tushabe@esd.wa.gov or at 360.480.4514 or the Talent Acquisition Team, Washington Relay Service 711. If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960, Washington Relay 711.
Expected salary: $93036 – 160308 per year
Location: Olympia, WA
Job date: Tue, 15 Aug 2023 22:29:42 GMT
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