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Workforce Devl Spec III

Recruitment #23-001661-0001


Maryland's Department of Labor, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL), is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of "Workforce Development Specialist III," within the Office of Workforce Development (OWD) 

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

**The selected candidate for this position MUST be able to work in Cecil County temporarily.This position will eventually be relocated to Harford County on a permanent basis. 




1275 W. Pulaski Highway
Elkton, MD  21921

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 community


Provides case management services to ensure proper training opportunities are available;

Guides and assists participants with enrollment within specified timeline according to regulations;

Assists with completing federal reports and forms;

Promotes special programs such as WOTC, State discretionary grants, enterprise zone etc.;

Conducts informal assessments in resource areas and provide initial options for program and partner referrals;

Refers qualified customers to job openings utilizing the automated workforce system;

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;

Assesses veteran Significant Barriers to Employment (SBE) eligibility and referral to DVOP staff;

Facilitates the engagement of job seekers and businesses with employment resources by providing comprehensive information on the local workforce system;

Identifies the greater employers' needs and facilitates a warm handoff (referral to business services) to a higher level Workforce Development Specialist or other designated staff;

Works with businesses to create workforce accounts;

Enters job orders into the automated system according to employer specifications;

May provide eligibility review after unemployment insurance workshops;

Other duties as assigned


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

Experience: Three years 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 each year of 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.


At least two (2) years Workforce Case Management experience


One year of experience developing and delivering workshops on relevant workforce development topics.
Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. 
Striong written and Oral communication


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Labor/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.


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*

All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered. Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

***Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



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: 23-001661-0001/ Linnea Maker 

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100

Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online. If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland Department of Labor at 410-230-6300. 

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

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