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Deputy Commissioner of Employment Services

City of New York

Career Level: Executive Job Category: Social Services


CIVIL SERVICE TITLE: Associate Commissioner for Employment Services, M-IV FUNCTIONAL TITLE: Deputy Commissioner of Employment Services

The New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) seeks a motivated, dynamic individual to serve as the Deputy Commissioner of Employment Services. The selected candidate will become an integral member of the leadership team for one of the nation's premier social service agencies dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers by providing temporary help to eligible individuals and families with social service and economic needs in order to assist them in their transition to economic independence. HRA is committed to implementing reforms to improve individualized access to employment and education/training programs to successfully connect or reconnect clients to the workforce by eliminating a one-size fits all approach to employment services.

This position will report directly to the Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Family Independence Administration (FIA) and has primary responsibility for the overall management of Employment Services that includes both direct and contracted services consisting Back to Work (B2W) contracts, the Jobs Plus Program, Business Link, and on-going employment pilots and initiatives at HRA and in conjunction with partner agencies, such as the Department for Homeless Services (DHS).

The successful candidate will work closely with senior HRA executives such as the HRA Commissioner, Chief Program Officer, Executive Deputy Commissioner, and other senior City, State, and Federal Social Services executives to create and oversee new and exciting employment, education and training programs on behalf of HRA. This will include overall responsibility for creating and executing HRA's biennial employment plan, developing policies and procedures related to employment, training, and educational programs available through FIA (either directly or through coordinated referral) while being responsive to the direction of the City's overall workforce policies and programs. As part of the external role, the Deputy Commissioner will have responsibility for meeting with external stakeholders and City, State and Federal Social Services executives to understand their respective goals, policy, procedures, and regulations and articulate the goals of HRA, particularly as they relate to fighting poverty and income inequality. The Deputy Commissioner will utilize skills and knowledge in management and supervision, fiscal and program analysis, computer applications, contract management and other research techniques in accomplishing the goals of Employment Services.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Extensive knowledge of minority and special population employment issues, employment principles and practices, research and program evaluation, strategic planning, policy development and legislative analysis; -Experience supervising staff, project management, team developing, budgeting, grants management; -Ability to analyze and define large scale complex problems; mobilize resources; identify diverse solutions; organize and direct a combination of agency functions; -Considerable interpersonal skills; -Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Requirements:

1. A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.

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We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.



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