(a) The Employment Training Panel is established in the Employment Development Department.
(b) The executive director shall be appointed by the Governor, and shall be well qualified for the position with experience in government. The executive director may perform all duties, exercise all powers, discharge all responsibilities, and administer and enforce all laws, rules, and regulations under the jurisdiction of the panel, with the approval of the panel. The executive director shall administer this chapter, with the approval of the panel, in the manner he or she deems necessary to conduct the work of the panel properly. With the approval of the panel, the executive director may create divisions and subdivisions as necessary, and change and abolish these divisions and subdivisions from time to time.
(c) The panel may employ personnel necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter. All personnel shall be appointed pursuant to the State Civil Service Act (Part 1 (commencing with Section 18000) of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code), except for an executive director, and two assistant directors, who shall be exempt from state civil service.
(d) All personnel of the panel shall be appointed, directed, and controlled only by the panel or its authorized deputies or agents to whom it may delegate its powers.
(e) The Governor shall appoint two assistant directors, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The assistant directors shall have the duties as assigned by the executive director, and shall be responsible to the executive director for the performance of their duties.