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JOB SERVICE SPECIALIST III

Recruitment #20-003211-0007

GRADE

ASTD12

Main Purpose of Job

Conduct reemployment workshops for profiled claimants and other qualified job seekers to enhance job seeking skills and to lessen the duration of unemployment. Conduct eligibility reviews to determine issues for job search for claimants and make appropriate referrals for adjudication.

POSITION DUTIES

Planning job search workshops of not less than the required hours for RESEA completion. Preparing and organizing materials that will be presented on a regular basis to profiled Unemployment Insurance claimants and other qualified job seekers; Conducting orientation workshops to improve attendees’ job search techniques and enhance their employability. Completes administrative duties related to workshops and participants by: Developing attendance roster and/or rescheduling customers for future classes based on responses from workshop attendance letters; Documenting results of workshops using the automated data system; Notifying Unemployment Insurance supervisor or designee of claimants' failure to report to the workshop or non-completion within specified time limits as directed; Notifying Unemployment Insurance designee of claimants who have not met their 60 day obligations post RESEA workshop. Provides individualized customer service and labor exchange assistance by: Coaching and guiding individual customers in employment development planning, résumé preparation and/or software instruction; Referring workshop completers to available appropriate jobs for which they qualify or to training, and performing job development when necessary.

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. Candidates may substitute 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 on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute education at an accredited college or university at the rate of thirty credit hours for one year of experience for up to two years of the required experience.

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

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

One year of customer service experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

At least three year’s experience developing and facilitating presentations to large groups on workforce and/or business development topics.

Ability to speak Spanish or other languages.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

NOT APPLICABLE.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Your application may be approved pending receipt of the evaluation. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide all the experience and education that is related to this position completely and accurately. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered. Please include it on your application, if applicable. This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.). Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.

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 is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Labor
Office of Administration
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 101
Baltimore, MD 21201

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.).

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Erin Alston at erin.alston1@maryland.gov

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.



Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.