WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD COORDINATOR                                      3747




The incumbent coordinates the work of the Workforce Development Board (successor to the Workforce Investment Board) with that of the Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs and various service providers.  Responsibility is included for providing a compliance review to assure that the Board’s composition meets Federal and State criteria, and that it fulfills its statutory duties in accordance with the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Work requires independent judgment and is performed under the general direction of an administrative supervisor. Supervision may be exercised over a clerical support staff. Does related work as required.



            Informs the Board of its responsibilities under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and assists it in complying with regulations pertaining to youth services, employment and training activities and system service delivery;

            Represents the Board in negotiating local performance measures with the County Executive and the governor;

            Meets with the unit responsible for developing the local plan and provides information to the Board and briefs members on plan components;         

            Assists the Board in its efforts to coordinate workforce investment activities with economic development strategies;

            Contacts local business groups, educational organizations and other interested parties to solicit nominations for the County Executive’s consideration for appointment to the Board;

            Prepares forms to provide the State with data to demonstrate compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act;

            Explains funding and program requirements and goals to the Board, its advisory boards and vendors;

            Negotiates with partner agencies on behalf of the Board to assure smooth operation of services;

            Makes recommendations for membership in the Board, provides information to applicants for membership, maintains membership files for Federal and State review and monitoring, and assures that the Board is constituted in accordance with the parameters of the Act.



Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public administration and public finance; comprehensive knowledge of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and of its predecessor, the Workforce Investment Act; comprehensive knowledge of New York State employment and training statutes, such as Unemployment Insurance Law and the Worker Adjustment Act; comprehensive knowledge of Federal labor and education legislation, such as the Wagner-Peyser Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Rehabilitation Act and the Trade Assistance Act; thorough knowledge of the legislative process at the Federal, State and local levels; thorough knowledge of federal and state grant programs and their applicability; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with government officials and corporate officers; ability to establish working relationships with public and private sector officials and administrators; ability to analyze facts and statistics and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.




            Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or related field and four (4) years of professional experience in workforce development and grant administration  where work is subject to state and federal regulations.