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Workforce Devl Spec III

Local Veteran Employment Representative

Recruitment #23-001661-0004


Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialist/ Local Veterans Employment Representative. The Maryland Department of Labor, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL) is accepting applications from qualified candidates for Workforce Development Specialist II to function as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist and Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER).

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.





14 North Potomac Street Suite 100
Hagerstown,MD 21740

Main Purpose of Job

To work with eligible veterans, and other eligible persons who have significant barriers to employment (SBE) to resolve their employment needs. Conduct outreach and provide business services to employers.


Provides intensive services to eligible veterans, and eligible spouses as defined in title 38 united states code (USC), paragraph 4103a(a). The goal is to assist eligible veterans and spouses to obtain or retain employment leading to self-sufficiency. In addition eligible veterans and eligible spouses must meet the definition of an individual with a significant barrier to employment (SBE), or are members of a veteran population identified by the secretary under title 38 U.S.C. 4103a(a)(1)(c)As eligible for DVOP services, as explained in separate guidance from DOL.

Provides services to job seekers by assessing their skills, and needs using the automated system to complete, review, and update customer registration. 
Identifying potential job matches of job seeker skills with job qualifications.
Refer qualified job seekers to job openings by utilizing the automated system. 
Sharing labor market information with customers to enable informed decisions on labor trends and economic conditions. 
Represent the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning by planning and coordinating with unions, apprenticeship programs and businesses to promote and secure employment and training programs. Engage with state and local business services entities by attending meetings with agency representatives and employers to provide any staffing and information services necessary to assist new and existing businesses, and to promote veteran employment.


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.


Candidates must meet one of the following DVOP preference criteria for selection:

1.) Qualified service connected disabled veteran:
2.) Qualified eligible veterans; and
3.) Qualified eligible person (38 U.S.C. 4101(5)).

**If you have a Veterans Administration Letter of Disability Rating dated within the last six months please attach it to this application in order to receive credit Two (2) years Veteran Workforce Development Program experience

One (1) year of experience providing case management to veterans


One (1) year of professional resume writing and reviewing experience
Business outreach experience


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: 23-001661-0004/ 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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