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Workforce Development Specialist

Recruitment #22-003211-0001


The Department of Labor, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning is currently recruiting for Job Service Specialist III Workshop Facilitator for the Professional Outplacement Assistance Center.

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.




Anne Arundel

Main Purpose of Job

The Workforce Development Specialist at the Professional Outplacement Assistance Center will be responsible for facilitating both in person and virtual workshops for targeted customers to enhance job seeking skills and to lessen the duration of unemployment. The Workforce Development Specialist will also work at the advanced level of working with employment and training services, job seekers and workforce development partners to provide the highest level of services that will support the economic stability of the labor force, business and the community.


The Workforce Development Specialist duties include, but are not limited to, facilitating POAC workshops by:

•              Planning and delivering  job search workshops  and preparing and  organizing materials with that will be    presented on a regular basis to POAC customers

•              Counseling customers on their job acquisition campaigns and critiquing resumes

•              Documenting results or workshops using the automated data system. 


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.


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.


At least one year of experience with resume writing


One year of experience with interview training

One year of experience in delivering formal presentations to large groups on job search or workforce development topics


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 over payment and/or fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment. 


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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


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.



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

MD Dept of Labor Office of Human Resources

Attn: 22-003211-0001/ Mrs. Linnea Maker

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101

Baltimore, MD 21201

E-mail Address:

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.  


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. 

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