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Career Systems Development Deputy Center Director in Ottumwa, Iowa


Interested in making a difference in young adults’ lives between the ages of 16-24? If so we may have the perfect job for you.

Job Corps is a government-funded, no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. We strive to fulfill this mission by following our Core Values of Safety, Individual Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Growth and Commitment.

Come and surround yourself with talented and professional individuals who have also taken the next step of making a difference in someone’s life.You would not only have a great and dedicated team to work with, but you may also be eligible to take advantage of a comprehensive benefits plan which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), legal, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.


The Deputy Center Directorplans, organizes, administers, and controls the following student programs and activities necessary to effectively operate and meet the objectives of the Guthrie Job Corps Center students: Outreach and Admissions, Career Transition, Career Development and Social Development components.

  • Demonstrates and abides by the Company Core Values and the operating principles.

  • Responsible for the overall administration of the following components: Outreach and Admissions, Career Transition (placement), and Career Development which includes, Academics, Career Technical Training and Social Development.

  • Responsible for meeting center’s established goals and objectives, ensuring the Center is maintaining 100% OBS, and meeting the Center’s Career Transition (placement) goals that are determined based on the National Office Standards.

  • Be aware and be familiar with the National Job Corps Office Visions and Goals, Regional Office initiatives, goals, plans, and projects. Responsible to communicate this information to the Center Director and appropriate staff.

  • Ensures that the Center maintains the highest level of Data Integrity in all reporting of Center statistics and metrics.

  • Serves as Center Director as necessary, in the absence of the Center Director.

  • Builds a continuing relationship with community leaders, local employers, social and civic organizations.

  • Ensures the Center Director abreast of all pertinent matters regarding students, staff, safety and other issues that require collaboration.

  • Develops and maintains open lines of communication with staff to provide a free flow of information to the Center Director.

  • Conducts regular departmental staff meetings and in-service training sessions.

  • May be responsible for planning and managing departmental budgets, making sure spending is under control and funds are wisely utilized.

  • Provides necessary reports for the Department of Labor and CSD.

  • Prepares departments for DOL/Corporate Assessments.

  • Complies with Equal Employment and Affirmative Action policies.

  • Responsible for the safe operation of assigned center functions and also the safety of the students.

  • Prepares and conducts staff performance evaluations.

  • Conduct interviews when there are direct report vacancies in respective areas, and recommends staff for hire in a timely manner.

  • All other duties assigned



Bachelor’s Degree. Five (5) years of experience in Job Corps Program Management. Ability to manage Six (6) areas of responsibilities which consist of Outreach/Admission and Career Transition Services, Academics, Career Technical Training, Residential Living, Recreation and Counseling, Must have experience in a minimum of three (3) of these areas; Academics, Career Technical Training and Residential Living. Capable of creating an environment where student retention and placement are also main focus points.

Experience working with youth, preferably, youth ages 16 – 24.

Preferred:Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with the program’s targeted population, in a residential setting.

General Information: In order to perform the essential job functions of this position, the candidate is expected to have regular work attendance.

Knowledge Required:

Knowledge of working with young adults in education, training, and a residential living environment, including being familiar with Academics and Career Technical Training. Also, familiar with contract administration, performance goals and fiscal analysis. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, physical and mental toughness to withstand long hours, as needed. Ability to establish rapport and relate effectively with students and to direct and inspire staff.

All post offer candidates must complete and pass a background check and drug screen.

CSD is a leader in workforce development operating Job Corps centers throughout the U.S. since 1964 and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action / Female / Minority / Disabled / Veteran Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, child-birth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, gender, or any other characteristic protected by law. CSD makes reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to apply for employment. Contact Susan Bolter at (888) 308-0338 to request a reasonable accommodation.

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Job LocationsUS-IA-Ottumwa

Job ID2020-3387


Schedule Hours8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Schedule DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday