Workforce Devl Spec I
|Department||LABOR Workforce Dev - Ofc of the Asst Secy|
|Date Opened||11/9/2023 2:54:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||11/23/2023 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$47,364.00 - $61,107.00/ year with potential growth to $75,478.00/ year|
|HR Analyst||Linnea Maker|
The Department of Labor, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL) is accepting applications from qualified candidates for Workforce Development Specialist I.
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.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
Provides services to job seekers to expedite their entry or re-entry into employment;
Assesses the skills and needs using the automated system to complete, review and update customer registration;
Conducts informal assessments in resource areas and provides initial options for program and partner referrals;
Identifies potential job matches of customer skills with job qualifications;
Refers qualified customers to job openings utilizing the automated workforce system;
Assists customers by facilitating and demonstrating the usage of self-service workforce resources;
Shares labor market information with customers using appropriate resource materials and automated systems so they can make to enable informed decisions on labor trends and economic conditions;
Refers job seekers to training and/or supportive services to improve their job readiness by utilizing community, training and educational resources;
Provides basic information and referral to federal bonding or other hiring incentive
Enrolls eligible job seekers into Wagner Peyser program in MWE;
Provides staff assisted services to eligible job seekers that impact Wagner Peyser performance;
Assesses veterans for Significant Barrier to Employment (SBE) eligibility and referral to DVOP staff;
Provides screening and letters for the purpose of issuing a federal bonding letter;
Answers basic unemployment insurance inquires as directed by UI;
Demonstrates online tools including assessment and external employment resources;
Identifies customers for referral for advanced business services;
Provides formal resume consultation;
Provides eligibility review after unemployment insurance workshops.
Facilitates the engagement of job seekers and businesses with employment resources by providing comprehensive information on the local workforce system;
Provides information on basic business services, takes job orders and referrals from businesses;
Works with businesses to create workforce accounts;
Enters job orders into the automated system according to employer specifications;
Provides guidance with composition and meeting requirements for local foreign labor job orders;
May assist with local recruitment events and job fairs in the local workforce area or beyond
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: One year of case management experience in the field of workforce development delivering a wide range of career services to special and targeted populations of job seekers. Case management duties are defined as 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.
1. Candidates may substitute education at an accredited college or university, at the rate of thirty credit hours for the required experience.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer with active-duty military recruiting experience or career counseling experience on a year-by-year basis for the required education and experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge and/or experience of Workforce Development Program
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
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*
Our generous leave package for permanent State employees includes from ten to 25 days of annual (vacation) leave per year, depending on seniority, as well as six personal days each calendar year. In addition, the State offers eleven paid holidays and fifteen days of sick leave per year.
We also offer paid parental leave to eligible permanent State employees to care for and nurture children within 6 months of birth or within 6 months of an adoption of a child under 6 years of age.
Our leave policies also adhere to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993.
Maryland State employees are eligible for participation in a contributory defined benefit pension plan in which they are vested after ten years. State employees are also eligible to participate in two supplemental retirement plans: the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan.
Flexible Work Schedules
Employees of the State of Maryland typically work a forty-hour work week. Many State agencies offer their employees flexible work schedules. The Teleworking Program enables eligible state employees to work at home, at a satellite office, or at a Telework Center.
Student Loan Forgiveness
Employees with the State of Maryland are eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Participants that meet all requirements may qualify for forgiveness on the remaining balance on his or her Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time in a qualifying public service position.
To learn more about PSLF, please visit the Student Loan Repayment Benefits page.
Free Mass Transit Benefit
Permanent State employees are entitled to use the Baltimore Light Rail, the Baltimore Metro Subway, the Baltimore Bus Service (Local Bus Service and Express Bus Service), as well as the following Baltimore Region Commuter Bus Routes:
There is no charge to the permanent State employee with a valid State ID card. This benefit can be used any time of the day or evening, including weekends. The Free Mass Transit Benefit does not include MARC trains, commuter buses that serve Washington, D.C., or any special event buses.
When you come to work for the State of Maryland, as a permanent State employee (or a contractual employee who works at least 30 hours per week or an average of 130 hours a month for a period greater than 90 consecutive days), you and your family may benefit from our medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage. You also may be eligible for life, accidental death and dismemberment insurance plans at low group rates.
Reduced Child and Health Care Costs
Working for the Maryland State Personnel Management System entitles permanent State employees to participate in Healthcare and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts. These plans allow eligible employees to save, on a pretax basis, for healthcare and dependent care costs incurred during the plan year.
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.
Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendum may be mailed to:
Department of Labor Office of Human Resources
Attention: 23-001659-0007/ Mrs. Maker
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201
Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.
If you are having difficulty with your user account, need to make adjustments to a submitted application or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at Application.Help@maryland.gov.
Maryland Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MDOL 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