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Policy & Program DIrector

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift, 2nd Shift, Rotating, Weekends, After School

Job Function: 

The incumbent of this grant funded position is a member of the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development representing the State of Oklahoma under the federal Workforce Innovation and
Opportunity Act (WIOA).  Responsibilities include interpretation and application of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its regulations, in compliance with state law in Oklahoma. The person in this position will manage the day-to-day operations of the WIOA Title I programs in the State of Oklahoma, but also assist with the programmatic coordination of Title I programs with 18 other federal programs under WIOA.

The person in this position will lead a team of talented subject matter experts who manage compliance of
federal grant programs (adult, dislocated worker, & youth), fiscal operations, internal controls and firewalls, and local board governance.  The Director ensures the organization has sound policy development and implementation processes, as well as quality monitoring and oversight processes and procedures. This individual will also work with his/her team of subject-matter experts to ensure a responsive and high-quality technical assistance and training culture for continuous improvement of the State’s 7 local workforce development areas.

As high-level leadership in the organization, this person is responsible for well-written, timely and
thoughtful responses, analyses, and reports to organization leadership, political leadership, and the U.S. Department of Labor.  The Director is organized, a team-player, is solution and outcome driven, and demonstrates strong communication (written, verbal, & public speaking) and complex reasoning and problem-solving abilities with his or her own team, as well as with internal and external leadership.  Ultimately, this person must have a passion for helping create better opportunities for Oklahomans and improved economic success for Oklahoma.


Work Experience:

  • Five progressively responsible for working with federal or state
    law or agency administration, or an equivalent combination of education
    and experience.
  •  Experience with oversight of teams.
  •  Experience with federal Department of Labor programs and grants.
  •  Project management and administration experience.

The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.



Bachelor’s Degree is required.


A Juris Doctorate or Master's Degree in public policy or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:



  •  Federal law, regulations, and policies for workforce development under WIOA familiarity with federal programs who correspond with workforce development, including SNAP, TANF, UI, Voc. Rehab, SCSEP, etc.
  • Federal law, regulations and policies under the federal Uniform Guidance
  • Demonstrated leadership and teambuilding experience
  • Interpersonal skills and relationship building
  • High-standards in professionalism


  • Operation of office software, including MS Office, database systems, word processing systems, and any application compatible to the workforce development system
  • Presenting ideas effectively verbally and in writing
  • Facilitating effective meetings
  • Project Management essentials
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Record keeping and administration
  • Planning, organizing, participating, and assisting in training activities.



  • Effectively communicate, orally, in writing, and in interpersonal relationships, with tact and diplomacy.
  • Concisely and accurately compile information, synthesize, and offer recommendations.
  • Act in an advisory/leadership capacity as well as part of a team.
  • Understand and implement State and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Handing sensitive and confidential information in a responsible manner.
  • Conducting oneself with a high-level of professionalism and ethics both internally and externally
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds, both internally and externally
  • Read, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Meet urgent deadlines with short-turnaround times in a highly political environment
  • Be positive
  • Be willing to learn
  • Be open, equitable, and transparent.
  • Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior

Essential Job Functions:

  • Grants management of all formula and discretionary grants awarded to the organization.
  • Identification, development, improvement, updating, revising, and retiring of state policies.
  • Coordination of workforce partners for input on policy development.
  • Ensuring timelines within policies are met by local area workforce development boards.
  • Development and implementation of project management for annual compliance audits.
  • Development and implementation of project management for routine and specialized compliance audits.
  • Monitoring of and assignments for federal policy releases, and related state policy development.
  • Monitoring of state legislation, interim studies, and other developments related to workforce, education, and economic development.
  • Developing and maintaining quality processes for technical assistance and training.
  • Interpretation of federal and/or state law and regulations.
    Oversees a team of subject matter experts who ensure program and policy development and compliance, including that of formula and discretionary grants.
  • Conducts evaluations, plan of improvements and disciplinary action on employees who are direct reports.
  • Management of team to ensure equitable work load, and proper coverage of programs and cross-training of staff.
  • Completes all mandatory training and participated in a minimum of two professional development each year.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Working Conditions: 

  • Work will be performed in an office environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone and via email.
  • Frequent In-State travel, including significant day travel and some overnight stays.
    Occasional out-of-state travel for trainings.
  • Evenings/Weekends required, as warranted in the case of urgent or time-sensitive issues.


Physical Requirements: 

 Duties require extended periods of sitting, standing, talking, listening and computer usage

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.


Posted: 2018-12-03 Expires: 2038-01-18

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