Opening Date: 11/07/12

Closing Date:  11/19/12

POSITION:   WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST  – (1 Opening) Annual Salary: $36,186.41 –$57,283.20;   Bi-weekly: $1,391.79 – $2,203.20;  Parks & Neighborhoods/Second Chance

J.O. #12-153

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the direction of an assigned supervisor to provide vocational education and guidance to assist individuals in understanding and overcoming barriers to employment.  Collects, organizes, and analyzes information about individuals through records, tests, interviews, and professional sources to appraise their interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personality characteristics for vocational and educational planning. Facilitates group/ individual orientation sessions and explains requirements for participation in agency sponsored programs.  Participates as part of a team to determine the client’s suitability for participation in programs and determines eligibility and priority for service ensuring compliance with regulations and agency policies and procedures. Compiles and studies occupational, educational, labor market, and economic information to aid clients in making and carrying out vocational and educational objectives.  Delivers workforce development services to participants in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures including the case management system, job search techniques, and other training activities.  Arranges services through cooperative agreements with other human service organizations within the community.  Follows up with participants to evaluate training and placement techniques to ensure successful outcomes.  Maintains detailed participant and work site records and files in compliance with agency policies and procedures.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.  Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as a personal computer and telephone.  Must be able to lift and carry objects such as boxes of training booklets weighing up to 25 lbs. and stand for long periods of time and have visual acuity to make presentations.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office/training room environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or a related field and three (3) years experience performing professional human services/social work; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Specific experience providing job training and utilizing various software such as WordPerfect, MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc. strongly preferred. (PROOF OF EDUCATION REQUIRED)

NOTE:  Before applying, please update your profile through your “My Account” screen (employment history, education, etc.) to ensure the most current and accurate information will be considered. Please note that incomplete applications may not be considered.