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Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/27
Posting End Date: 2024/03/06
Category: Administration
Sub Category: Professional
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 34.00
Maximum Salary: 42.45
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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The Idaho Department of Labor connects job seekers with employment opportunities, supports workers through career and life transitions.

The Idaho Department of Labor has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Program Manager at the Central Office in Boise. The Program Manager will engage with state agencies and other entities to help connect, plan, and align workforce development efforts in response to projects funded by federal grants and other sources. This may include program and partnership development as well as leveraging or expanding current programs and partnerships. The Program Manager will also oversee IDOL’s apprenticeship grants (SAEF, SAEEI) and oversee staff working on apprenticeship grants.

This position will work both independently and as part of a team responding to funding opportunity announcements, managing the collection of data and the development of grant proposals.

The ideal candidate possesses strong leadership and communication skills, experience administering federal grants, the ability and desire to collaborate for creative solutions to workforce needs, strong problem-solving, good time management skills, and a passion for developing Idaho's workforce.

*The applicant who is selected for this position will be required to pass a background check.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dan Cabrera ([email protected]). 


This position provides a supervisory role, and incumbents typically provide general supervision of staff and coordination of employment and grant related activities as specified in a grant funded project. The Program Manager supervises a full range of programmatic oversight functions.

Example of Duties:   The Program Manager oversees and engages in a variety of activities related to grant administration including:

  • Coordinate and provide programmatic oversight for federal and state workforce development grant programs and initiatives. 
  • Supervise, provide direction, and train personnel in programs funded by United States Department of Labor (USDOL).
  • Provide management oversight and assistance in all matters relating to grants, contracts, and agreements.
  • Monitor grant opportunities related to workforce development and lead development of grant proposals.
  • Maintain grant-related reference resources including funder research files, grant application calendars, and grant reporting schedules.
  • Ensure compliance with federal Uniform Grant Guidance (2 CFR 200) and grant specific requirements.
  • Serve as a liaison with partner agencies and other organizations.
  • Strengthening connections with a wide range of stakeholders involved in developing a skilled workforce for Idaho.
  • Coordinate day-to-day project workflow, identify assignments, track progress, and ensure completion of contractual goals.
  • Attend and participate in periodic program and grantee meetings.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication and working relationships with management, staff, grant partners, and other community members.
  • Supervise a team of professional staff.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and improve upon program processes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:  You must possess all the minimum & preferred qualifications below to pass the exam for this position.  Please make sure your resume and/or work history supports how you meet the minimum & preferred qualifications for this position.   Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Competency in management and demonstrated leadership skills.   Typically gained by one year experience managing a major program and was responsible for supervision of professional staff  OR  through an upper division college-level management coursework in a significant leadership role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in federal grant management activities.
  • Knowledge of federally funded Workforce Programs.
  • Experience managing and implementing workforce or related programs.
  • Demonstrated experience managing grant program reporting, performance, and monitoring to assure compliance and improve outcomes.
  • Experience developing compelling grant proposals, including budgets, timelines, and project plans.
  • Exceptional project management skills that enable the execution of complex, multi-stakeholder projects over short and/or long-term timelines.
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic, motivational skills, including the ability to lead up, across and down.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and communications skills (written, verbal and presentation).
  • Ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders-optimistic, thoughtful, curious and personable.
  • Self-motivation and decisiveness, with the ability to adapt and meet competing demands.


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.