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JOB SERVICE SPECIALIST II

Workforce Development Specialist

Recruitment #22-003210-0001

Introduction

The Department of Labor, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL) is accepting applications from qualified candidates for Job Service Specialist II. Please be advised that 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

STATEWIDE

Main Purpose of Job

Responsible for conducting interviews with persons seeking employment and for providing assistance to employers needing qualified personnel to fill vacancies. Work with employers and job seekers to address their employment needs by providing the highest level of services that will support the economic stability of the labor force, businesses and the communit

POSITION DUTIES

•Interviews job applicants to determine occupational qualifications and classifications and analyzes work experience, education and vocational training and degree of job readiness

•Evaluates an applicant’s qualifications such as education, experience and skills, in order to select only those applicants for referral who are qualified for vacancies reported by employers

•Advises applicants on workforce development program policies and procedures and offers guidance on techniques of applying for jobs

•Conducts interviews for job applicants who are experiencing problems in occupational choice or occupational adjustment;

•Appraises applicant’s suitability for a variety of job openings available and assists applicant in choosing between alternatives, then refers applicant to employer

•Receives job orders from employers and determines job content, skills and abilities required and other occupational data necessary for selection of qualified workers;

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

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

Two years of customer service experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Bilingual communication skills.

Case management experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

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.


STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.

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 addendums may be mailed to:

MD Department of Labor Office of Human Resources/ Mrs. Maker

Attention: 22-003210-0001

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101

Baltimore, MD 21201

Fax #: 410-333-5101

Email Linnea.Maker2@Maryland.gov

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland Department of Labor at 410-230-6300. 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



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