Job Posting - Workforce Development Specialist I

LOCATION

St. Louis SLATE Job Center – 1520 Market St., Room 3050, St. Louis, MO  63103

TRAVEL Occasional overnight travel required
ANNUAL SALARY

$32,688.00

CLOSING DATE January 29, 2019 

Interested candidates should:

Send cover letter, current resume, transcripts, 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 29, 2019. Please include the position title and location when submitting your information.

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.
  • Proactively coordinate with partners to provide comprehensive services to job seekers and employers.
  • Provide programmatically specific services such as:Trade Act, RJS, SkillUp, and other re-employment programs as needed.
  • Accept and record job orders from employers.
  • Pre-screen applicants meeting the employer order specifications and make appropriate referrals to employers.
  • May facilitate workshops for job seekers.
  • Assist job seekers in automated job searches.
  • Classify all job orders and applicants qualifications using skill codes.
  • Contact employers, identify their labor needs and problems, and develop a plan of service.
  • Inform employers and community organizations of Job Center services; attend and conduct Job Fairs.
  • Develop job opportunities with employers for qualified job seekers.
  • Provide basic vocational and career guidance to job seekers regarding job choice, job change, or job adjustment and retention, as well as, resume writing and interviewing techniques.
  • Assist applicants in evaluating their vocational needs and formulate a vocational plan to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Perform other related work as assigned.
  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance.

COMPETENCIES

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

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.