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JOB SERVICE SPECIALIST II

Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program

Recruitment #20-003210-0002

Introduction

Job Service Specialist II - DVOP (Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program)/Wagner Peyser Job Service Specialist. The Maryland Department of Labor, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL) is accepting applications from qualified candidates for Job Service Specialist II to function as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP)/Wagner Peyser Job Service Specialist (WPJSS). This list will be used to fill current and future vacancies in other local offices. Please be advised that frequent travel may be required and a State vehicle may not always be available. Reimbursement for use of personal vehicle will apply according to the State travel policy.

GRADE

ASTD11

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore County

Frederick County

Montgomery County

Wicomico County

Main Purpose of Job

To work with eligible veterans, and other eligible persons who have Significant Barriers to Employment (SBE) to resolve their employment needs. Also to provide service to non-veteran job seekers to expedite their entry into employment.

POSITION DUTIES

Provides intensive services to eligible veterans, and eligible spouses as defined in Title 38 United States Code (USC), paragraph 4103A(a). The goal is to assist eligible veterans and spouses to obtain or retain employment leading to self-sufficiency. In addition eligible veterans and eligible spouses must meet the definition of an individual with a Significant Barrier to Employment (SBE), or are members of a veteran population identified by the Secretary under Title 38 U.S.C. 4103A(a)(1)(C) as eligible for DVOP services, as explained in separate guidance from DOL. Provides services to job seekers by assessing their skills, and needs using the automated system to complete, review, and update customer registration. Identifying potential job matches of job seeker skills with job qualifications. Referring qualified job seekers to job openings by utilizing the automated system. Sharing labor market information with customers to enable informed decisions on labor trends and economic conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Two years of experience in the field of workforce development, taking job orders, conducting job-ready interviews, registering job applicants, verifying job referrals, conducting vocational placements, performing unemployment adjudications, or appraising job applicants for employability.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute education at an accredited college or university, at the rate of thirty credit hours for each year of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute active duty military recruiting experience or career counseling experience on a year-by-year basis for the required education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must meet one of the following DVOP preference criteria for selection:

1.) qualified service-connected disabled veterans

2.) qualified eligible veterans

3.) qualified eligible person {38 U.S.C. 4101(5)}.All applicants must submit a Veterans Administration Letter of Disability Rating dated within the last six months.  

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

At least One year experience providing intensive services in a case management environment to veterans.

At least One year experience in promotional outreach with recruitment campaigns to provide job seeker skills for purpose of matching employment.  

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

NOT APPLICABLE.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (MDOL/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to MDOL/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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination for this recruitment will be an evaluation and rating of your training, education, and experience provided on your application. Therefore, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant education and experience, addressing the specific supplemental qualifications and submitting any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certification, license, etc.). The certified list will be used by the Maryland Department of Labor for a period of one year.

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

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: 

The MD Dept. of Labor Office of Human Resources

Attn: 20-003210-0002/ Mrs. Maker

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101

Baltimore, MD 21201

E-mail Address: Linnea.Maker2@maryland.gov

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. The MD State Application Form can be found online Maryland Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Maryland Dept. of Labor 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.

U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status.