Job Posting - Workforce Development Specialist I- LVER

LOCATION

St. Louis County Northwest Crossing Job Center – 715 Northwest Plaza Dr., St. Ann, MO  63074

ANNUAL SALARY

$32,688.00 

CLOSING DATE January 25, 2019 

Interested candidates should:

Send cover letter, current resume, transcripts, military DD-214 and contact information for 3 professional references to fax number (573) 522-9814 or via email to Jennifer.LaGore@ded.mo.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 25, 2019. Please include the position title and location when submitting your information.

TRAVEL

Employee is required to travel and attend a one-time, week-long, out-of-state veteran specific training within the first 12 months of employment.  The Department will arrange and cover applicable travel/lodging expenses. On a weekly basis, up to 80% of work time the employee shall travel within the assigned service counties to conduct outreach to employers, labor unions, training vendors and employer organizations.  This will generally consist of day travel with occasional overnight travel.  Must have a valid Missouri Driver’s license.

Assigned counties within service area:

  • St. Louis County
  • St. Louis City

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Facilitate employment, training and placement services for veterans.
  • Maintain regular contact with regional community leaders, employers, labor unions, training programs, and employer organizations for the purpose of keeping them advised of eligible veterans and eligible persons available for employment and training.  (On site visits required throughout the area of responsibility)
  • Encourage employers and labor unions to employ eligible veterans and eligible persons and conduct job development. Promote and monitor local on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs for veterans. (On site visits required throughout the area of responsibility)
  • Promote the participation of veterans in federally funded employment and training programs. Monitor the listing of vacant positions with State employment agencies by Federal agencies, and report to the Director for Veterans' Employment and Training for the State Concerned any evidence of failure to provide priority or other special consideration in the provision of services to veterans as is required by law or regulation.
  • Responsible for providing quarterly reports to the manager/supervisor of the office and to the Director for Veterans' Employment and Training for the State regarding compliance with Federal law and regulations with respect to special services and priorities for eligible veterans and eligible persons.
  • Provide workshops and training to employers, and Job Center staff.
  • Provide veteran related resources to Job Center staff.
  • Document all services and activities in the database system as required by program guidelines.
  • Perform other related work as assigned.
  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge of Veteran Services                                                    
  • Customer Service                                                              
  • Effective Written & Verbal Communication
  • Computer Literacy                                                                                                                           
  • Strategic Thinking                                                              
  • Interviewing Techniques                                                                     
  • Teamwork                                                                                                                                                           
  • Self-direction                                                                                     
  • Vocational Guidance & Counseling                                  
  • Discretion                                                                                                                                                       
  • Flexibility                                                                                                              
  • Problem Solving

QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Labor Economics, Education, Business, Personnel, or Public Administration, or a closely related field.  (Experience in the areas described below may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education).

AREAS OF QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE

  1. Technical or professional experience in social services, education, job placement, community organization, business, personnel or public administration, or closely related area;
  2. Military experience (at the E-5 level, or above) with primary responsibility in a comparable capacity involving recruiting or personnel administration.