Lead Employment Training Advisor (ETA)
at Public Consulting Group

Date Posted: 11/17/2019

Job Description

About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Human Services practice helps state, county, and municipal human services agencies to achieve their performance goals in order to better serve populations in need. PCG’s seasoned professionals offer proven solutions to help agencies design programs, services, and systems; increase program revenue; cut costs; and improve regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations. To learn more, visit http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/humanservices/.


Overall Responsibilities

PCG is seeking a highly-skilled, motivated and dependable Lead ETA with an interest in public service who can work in our San Diego, CA CalWORKs Welfare-To-Work/Refugee program. This person will provide quality case management services to Welfare-To-Work participants to ensure they move from government assistance to self-sufficiency by helping the participants overcome barriers to employment. The Lead ETA will be responsible for helping job-ready participants sustain employment and engaging participants who require additional support, in job training activities and educational programs to prepare them for employment. This person will also provide day to day support to the ETA Supervisor, Quality Assurance Specialist, and/or Employment Training Advisors. The Lead ETA will ensure that program guidelines and policy are met, assist the organization/management/their supervisor in maintaining a consistent work pace, adhere to schedules and meet both recurring and ad hoc deadlines. This person will also assist with supervising, mentoring and motivating Employment Training Advisors and Program Assistants to ensure they follow procedural requirements of CalWORKs. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of CalWORKs Program Guide procedures and implement appropriately.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of community resources, labor market and training resources.
  • Assist supervisor in meeting all performance metrics and achieving participant stated outcomes.
  • Work with staff to achieve excellent contract performance, meaningful outputs and adherence to stringent federal, state, county and company compliance objectives.
  • Assist with quality control procedures to ensure operational processes are performed. 
  • Validate and complete monthly reports that measure project objectives.
  • Assist in the 100% case review requirements, analyze data and reports to determine error trends.
  • Review County Quality Control Audits identifying citations that are incorrect and can be challenged.
  • Review staff responses to County Quality Control Audits, ensuring accurate corrections have been made and maintain a tracking system to identify error trends and identify trending needs.
  • Assist in identifying training needs and error-trend rates for specific units, and provide accurate reporting.
  • Assist with ensuring participants receive quality and timely services.


Required skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with and relate to participants and staff and demonstrate active listening skills
  • Ability to display a professional level of empathy for participants and staff and respect for cultural differences.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with staff, management, federal, state and county agencies as well as the general public.
  • Ability to partner with and motivate staff and participants with both physical and/or mental disabilities.
  • Ability to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of management and staff.
  • Proper etiquette including customer relation techniques.
  • Must be computer literate and have MS Word, Excel and Internet skills.
  • Ability to learn specialized databases and software systems.
  • Process oriented and results-driven work strategy.
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to recognize and maintain the confidentiality of all materials and information in the work setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to use various computer systems (preferably CalWIN although not required).
  • Ability to maintain a record keeping and follow-up system.
  • High self-awareness and ability to accept feedback.
  • Detail and process improvement oriented and ability to demonstrate results-driven work strategy.
  • Ability to analyze data and develop summary reports.

Required education and experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency; preferably in business, social work, public policy or other closely related fields.
  • A minimum of 4 year’s relevant work experience in the public sector or other customer-centric service sector/industry preferred.
  • 2 to 4 years of case management experience; and experience with supervision, training and coaching

Job Snapshot

About Us

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) provides management consulting and technology services to help public sector education, health, human services, and other government clients achieve their performance goals and better serve populations in need. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has more than 1,700 professionals in 55 offices around the U.S. and in Montreal, UK and Poland. The firm draws on more than two decades of consulting to public sector clients in all 50 states and Canada to deliver best-practice solutions and measurable results to state and local public agencies, state-operated facilities, and private providers that do business with government agencies.

PCG is committed to a diverse workforce which is a reflection of our clients and the people they serve. Our organizational culture attracts and rewards people who are results-oriented and interested in making an immediate impact on their community as well as their own career.

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