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Career Systems Development Center Deputy Director in Ottumwa, Iowa



Imagine what it would feel like to be a part of an extraordinary team of top leaders who support the biggest government funded training program for disadvantaged youth? Do you want to have the ability to lead, inspire, change lives and influence others?

We offer a very competitive salary, great benefits, a very warm company culture and the ability to grow with the organization.

The Company

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.

The Position

We are looking for a professional who has the ability to lead from the heart! The position requires a Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred and 5 years in a leadership/supervisory role working with disadvantaged youth in various departments supporting students. Capable of creating an environment where student retention and placement are also main focus points.

The position requires the leader who is a people developer, transparent, kind, humane, vulnerable, consistent, ability to delegate, approachable, non-scripted and committed. In addition, the ideal candidate will have common sense, seek feedback, take risk, accepts conflict, does not punish and empowers. If this is you, WE WANT YOU!


The Deputy Center Director plans, organizes, administers, and controls student programs and activities necessary to effectively operate and meet the objectives of a Job Corps operation. Provides oversight for departments designated by the Center Director; departments may include: Social Development, OA/CTS, and Counseling. Invests in staff through coaching, mentoring, and inspiring.

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

  • Coach, inspire and develop staff who report to this position.

  • Responsible for the overall administration of departments designated by the Center Director.

  • Advises the Center Director in planning for future programmatic operations and expansion.

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

  • Serves as Center Director as necessary.

  • Holds managers accountable to outcomes and deliverables; including PRH requirements.

  • Ensures the Talent Acquisition stakeholders are working together and timely in addressing center vacancies.

  • Ensure department heads are administering policies and procedures fairly across departments.

  • Ensure new hires in all departments are going through new hire orientation per guidelines in the policy.

  • Ensure all employees feel valued and appreciated.

  • Responsible for meeting established goals and objectives.

  • Responsible for the oversight of maintaining positive Center culture.

  • Builds a continuing relationship with community leaders and social, religious, civic and service organizations.

  • Keeps Center Director abreast of all matters sufficient to warrant attention. Develops and maintains channels of communication with staff to provide a free flow of information to the Center Director.

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

  • Plans and prepares budgets to provide for current and projected activities.

  • Provides necessary reports for the Department of Labor and corporate headquarters.

  • Ensures that departmental reviews are conducted regularly.

  • Responsible for ensuring that departmental equal employment and affirmative action goals and objectives are met.

  • Prepares and conducts performance evaluations.

  • Approves appropriate Human Resources transactions, e.g. merits, new hires, etc.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Location:Ottumwa, Iowa

Relocation assistance will be provided to those out of state. This position requires significant travel during the training period and ability and willingness of candidates to relocate in the future.

Why should you apply?

We offer a competitive package, top benefits, excellent company culture, ability to advance within the organization, rewarding employment and a very supportive mentor-ship.

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 identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. CSD makes reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to apply for employment. Contact a representative at (888) 308-0338 to request a reasonable accommodation.

Job LocationsUS-IA-Ottumwa

Job ID2020-2826


Schedule Hours8:00 am to 5:00 pm M-F but can be flexible

Schedule DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday