Deputy Sector Navigator (DSN), Energy Construction and Utilities (ECU), Categorical

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7060725 (Ref.No. P0015122)
Posted: September 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

20-Saddleback College
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Summary Description:

PLEASE NOTE: Employment in this position is contingent upon funding by Deputy Sector Navigator (DSN) Grant.

Under the supervision of Saddleback College’s Dean of Economic and Workforce Development and Business Science, with direct input from the State Sector Navigator for Energy, Construction and Utilities and the LAOC Regional Consortia leadership, perform the activities of the grant-funded Deputy Sector Navigator for Energy, Construction and Utilities for Orange County Colleges; generate and administer regional and local grant funding; promote Community College Solutions for Industry Workforce and professional development needs; assist Faculty of the Region’s Community Colleges with program development and vitalization support in the areas related to the Energy, Construction and Utilities sector.
Knowledge of:

Regional DSN-ECU training programs delivered directly to industry sites and educational settings.

Budget preparation and administration.

Federal, State, County, and District rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; and development and implementation of marketing strategies.

Marketing principles and methods.

Principles and practices of program administration and office operation.

Community college accelerated training procedures and practices.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Oral and written communication skills.

Team building principles.

Record-keeping techniques.

Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Writing, negotiating, implementing, and evaluating training contracts and grants.

Organizational operations, budgeting and time management.

Knowledge and understanding of community college students, their diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and the wide variety of their ages and educational goals as found on a community college campus and a demonstrated ability to work with people from this diverse population.

Ability to:

Implement program goals and evaluate outcomes.

Collaboratively establish measurable objectives, assign and review the accomplishments of the objectives.

Mentor, train, direct, assess and evaluate staff.

Plan, prioritize, and assign work in order to meet schedules and timelines.

Organize and facilitate large-scale meeting and processes involving diverse groups.

Secure industry and interagency partnerships, funding/grants, and accomplish goals within financial limitations and deadlines.

Apply relevant Federal, State, County, and District rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with local, regional, national employers, agencies and governmental entities.

Develop and maintain budgets and reporting systems.

Use a computer and applicable software including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and email.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Master’s Degree in a related technical discipline is desirable.


Three (3) years’ experience working as a Deputy Sector Navigator. Five (5) years of directly related experience is desirable.

License or Certificate:

Valid California driver’s license and must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements.

Conditions of Employment:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

Standard office and field setting. Duties are performed primarily in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation or in the community attending functions or meetings. Incumbents are subject to contact with community and business leaders, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding legal timelines. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort. Must be willing and able to travel and to work nights and weekends, as required.

Physical Demands:

Incumbents regularly sit for long periods, walk short distances on a regular basis, travel to various locations to attend meetings and conduct work, use hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines, reach with hands and arms, stoop or kneel or crouch to file, speak clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voices over telephone and in person; and lift, carry, and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan, organize, and direct the activities, functions, and services of the Deputy Sector Navigator Program, including program management, staffing, budget, and general administration.

Implement program objectives according to timelines established in grant award from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

Provide key regional leadership and technical assistance within the Industry Sector of Energy Construction and Utilities for the Orange County Sub Region.

Facilitate program expansion; establish and implement programmatic goals for the ECU programs; develop and implement new grants and programs related to ECU.

Prepare and submit required reports in a timely manner.

Apply for renewal funding, liaison with California Community College’s Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), Sacramento.

Manage and administer DSNECU related grants. Identify new funding opportunities, determine feasibility of applying for additional funding, and prepare and submit proposals, as appropriate.

Expand program impact in the Orange County region.

Conduct and coordinate outreach activities.

Promote ECU and related technology and education and training to industry, government agencies, and local schools and colleges.

Conduct and/or oversee industry needs assessments in the ECU area.

Involve internal academic stakeholders. 1

Assist in the curriculum planning process.

Coordinate the delivery of technical assistance, specialized training, or other services, as needed.

Initiate and facilitate industry engagement with faculty and administrators.

Develop contracts for services and evaluate consultants and trainers for the ECU activities.

Research/report on industry trends and legislation affecting utility, construction and energy providers, and other areas related to ECU.

Oversee the production of publicity materials.

Work with web designer to further develop and refine information presented about the ECU program(s).

Expand partnerships with business, industry, and public agencies.

Represent Saddleback College EWD Division, the College, the District and our Region at state and local meetings. Present at conferences and other public forums, coordinating efforts in cooperation with the Statewide Sector Navigator Program.

Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


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