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JOB SERVICE SPECIALIST III

Recruitment #18-003211-0010

Introduction

Must be able to read and write fluently in both Spanish and English.

GRADE

12

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

14 N. Potomac Street,

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Main Purpose of Job

The Primary purpose of this position is to assist in administration of the Rural Services Program for the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, ensuring adherence to federal laws and regulations by agricultural employers, assist and support services to provide stability of the labor force, agricultural businesses and the citizens of the State of Maryland.

POSITION DUTIES

Assist, support, guide and direct agricultural employers with complying with the Rural Services program on both state and federal level. Conduct wage, crop and farm labor time sensitive surveys to determine labor market practices. Inspect housing in conjunction with the health department and migrant labor camps. Educate American Job Center (AJC) staff members/ WIOA partners on current laws, DOL regulations and policies governing agricultural employers. Prepare reports to be shared with local, state and federal departments. Report violations of state and federal laws using the formal complaint process as determined by the department. Prepare job orders/ review job orders completed by AJC staff members. Provide labor market information in outreach efforts to agricultural employers to include written, PowerPoint and other mediums. Instruct agricultural employers in tools to assist them with completing an H2A request. Bi-lingual Fluency in English and Spanish Language required, other languages are a plus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years of experience in the field of workforce development involving conducting interviews with persons seeking employment and providing assistance to employers needing qualified personnel to fill vacancies.

Notes:

1. Additional experience in workforce development taking job orders from employers, conducting job-ready interviews, registering job applicants, verifying job referrals, conducting vocational placements, performing unemployment adjudications, or appraising job applicants for employability may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Education at an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience at the rate of thirty credit hours for each year of experience for up to two years of experience.

3. Active duty military recruiting experience or career counseling experience may be substituted on a year-by-year bases for the required education or experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Bi-Lingual fluency in Spanish and English

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Prefer knowledge of farming, landscaping or other agricultural businesses; 2 year of experience interacting with employers, activities outreach, presenting to or advising employers groups; strong writing skills.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

N/A

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (DLLR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/DUI as a result of an unemployment insurance overpayment and/or fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NOT CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered. Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. However, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (EASY ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendum may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources

Attn: 18-003211-0010/Stephanie Dunphy

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100

Baltimore, MD 21201

email address: Stephanie.dunphy1@maryland.gov    

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.