Job Posting - Workforce Development Specialist I - 50/50 Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP)/Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER)

This position must be filled by honorably discharged, disabled veterans as defined in Chapter 36, RSMo.


St. Joseph Job Center - 2202 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506



CLOSING DATE February 28, 2019 

Interested candidates should:

Send cover letter, current resume, transcripts, military DD2-14, document from the Veterans Administration validating disability status, and contact information for 3 professional references  to fax number (573) 522-9814 or via email to no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2019. Please include the position title and location when submitting your information.

Assigned counties within service area:

Andrew, Buchanan, Nodaway, Worth, Holt, Gentry, DeKalb, Clinton & Atchison


  • 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 labor unions, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, corrections and educational organizations, veterans’ organizations and other veteran-focused events/activities. This will generally consist of day travel, with occasional overnight travel required for Department-provided position specific training and continuing education.


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 employers and facilitate employment, training and placement services for veterans.
  • Provide case management and intensive services to veterans who have significant barriers to employment. Provide vocational guidance to eligible veterans with respect to selection of and changes in vocations and vocational adjustment.
  • Conduct outreach activities to locate veterans through contacts with local veterans and community organizations, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other State Agencies such as Missouri Veteran’s Commission, Vocational Rehabilitation and other institutions that serve veterans (on-site visits required throughout the area of responsibility).
  • Consult and coordinate with other appropriate representatives of Federal, State, and local programs for the purpose of developing maximum linkages to promote employment opportunities and assistance for veterans with significant barriers to employment.
  • Develop outreach programs in cooperation with appropriate Department of Veterans Affairs personnel engaged in providing counseling or rehabilitation services, with educational institutions, and with employers in order to maximum assistance to disabled veterans who have completed or are participating in a vocational rehabilitation program (on-site visits required throughout the area of responsibility).
  • Ensure veterans are aware of other available programs, such as those through Missouri’s Department of Education.
  • Work with partners to maximize opportunities for veterans and ensure veterans are given priority access to Department of Labor programs.
  • Maintain regular contact with regional community leaders, employers, labor unions, training programs, and other employer organizations for the purpose of keeping them advised of eligible veterans and 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, on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs for veterans (on-site visits required throughout the area of responsibility).
  • Promote and monitor 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 evidence of failure to provide priority or other special consideration in the provision of services to veterans as it is required by law or regulation.
  • Complete and submit all required reports, including ‘Veterans Quarterly Report to the Manager,’ in accordance with established timelines.
  • Provide workshops and training to employers and Job Center staff.
  • Provide veteran related services to Job Center staff.
  • Document all services and activities in the Division’s case management system.
  • Perform other related work as assigned.
  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance.


  • 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


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).


  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.