Jose R. Perez


Jose joined the WDACS executive team in November 2018 after 28 years of County service with the County’s Department of Public Social Services (DPSS). At DPSS, he served in a leadership role in various operations.  As the Assistant Director over Program & Policy, he oversaw all DPSS programs, including the GAIN and GROW welfare-to-work programs. He served as DPSS Chief Financial Officer for 8 years, which included successfully safeguarding jobs and preserving services during the Great Recession. In his 20 years as a manager, he also served as a division chief and as a director over DPSS’ contracting operations, strengthened DPSS’ call center, oversaw facilities and implemented DPSS’ strategic space plan, led research and quality control projects, and managed line operations. He brings this diverse background and leadership skills to WDACS to support a more responsive, more creative and more transformative County government that supports the residents of the County and thriving businesses who rely on a trained workforce. Jose has a BA in Psychology from Stanford University and an MA in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University.

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Recognition County of Los Angeles