Employment & Career Development Division
(1) Non-permanent full-time position
Expected Duration: November 1, 2008 - February 28, 2009
|Salary:||Salary range 44 ($2,920 - $3,819 monthly DOQ)|
|Opening date:||October 6, 2008|
|Closing date:||October 13, 2008|
The Employment Security Department is seeking a professional who desires to serve Veterans and is sensitive to Veteran’s needs. There is currently one full-time, permanent Disabled Veteran’s Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP-WorkSource Specialist 3) employment opportunity available in WorkSource Spokane.
As a Disabled Veteran’s Outreach Program Specialist, you will provide case management to veterans with respect to selection of, and changes in vocations. Veterans receiving case management services from you would include veterans with significant barriers to employment such as minority, disabled veterans, female, recently-separated military, homeless, economically disadvantaged veterans, and Chapter 31 participants and other mandated or targeted veterans as designated by DOL/VETS. Chapter 31 deals with vocational rehabilitation training to assist service-connected disabled veterans to obtain and maintain suitable employment or for certain veterans to achieve maximum independence in daily-living.
The responsibilities of this opportunity are to provide and facilitate a full range of employment and training services to veterans, with the primary focus of meeting the needs of those who are unable to obtain employment through core services. You will conduct assessment, give career guidance, develop plans of action, coordinate with supportive services, and provide referrals to jobs and training. You will also conduct community outreach.
Employment Security Department (ESD) is one of the largest executive agencies in Washington State government. The mission of Employment Security Department is to help Washington's workers and employers succeed in the global economy by delivering superior employment services, timely unemployment benefits, and a fair and stable unemployment insurance system.
Employment & Career Development Division profile
WorkSource sites statewide and the Web site provide no-fee job-listing and referral services to match employers and job seekers. Special programs and services are available for employers, welfare recipients, veterans, farm workers, persons of disability, unemployment insurance claimants, youth and others. We are here to help workers find employment that leads to long-term career growth.
- Shares information about programs and services provided by WorkSource partners
- Adheres to departmental policies and procedures in the performance of duties.
- Gathers and records important information to assess employability barriers inputs into SKIES system.
- Counsels/provides employment guidance and planning (one-on-one or in group settings).
- Informs, educates and coaches customers about options available in meeting individual employment goals and training needs.
- Conducts presentations and delivers direct core, intensive and training services in an interactive and understandable format while maintaining a controlled environment.
- Interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations related to the Employment Security Department’s services and programs.
- Effectively gives and receives information both orally and in writing to diverse audiences that positively influence the thought and actions of others.
One year as a WorkSource Specialist 2 or equivalent class within the Employment Security Department, or in another state’s Employment Security agency.
A bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience in social or human resource services, public relations, or public contact work, such as: unemployment insurance, social services, human resource services, education, public relations, benefits programs, insurance claims, law enforcement, banking, and real estate.
A master's degree.
Additional experience in social or human resource services, public relations, or public contact work will substitute, year for year, for education, but not for the two years of professional experience.
College course work will substitute, year for year, for the required years of experience specified above.
Qualifying volunteer experience in the above defined areas of work is acceptable.
This position is part of the Jobs for Veterans Act. Jobs for the Veterans Act requires a hiring preference as outlined in DOL/VETS Veteran Program Letter (VPL) 07-05 section VI, which states:
“To the maximum extent practical, State Workforce Agencies must consider the following priorities when filling DVOP specialist and LVER staff vacancies:
- First Priority: Qualified service-connected disabled veterans;
- Second Priority: Qualified eligible veterans;
- Third Priority: Qualified eligible persons as defined by Title 38, Section 4101(5).”
To qualify for this position, you must provide proof that you meet the selective criteria listed under requirements. If you are a service connected disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 and a copy of the letter from the Veteran’s Administration which indicates your disability rating. If you are a veteran only, you must submit a copy of your DD-214. If you are an eligible person in accordance with Chapter 41, Title 38, U.S.C., you must submit a copy of documentation that substantiates this eligibility. Your name cannot be referred for any vacancy until this proof has been received. You may either submit this proof with your application form or provide it at a later date to the address indicated on the last page of this announcement.
The most successful candidates will exhibit integrity, honesty, and a positive attitude. We are seeking candidates who can effectively and efficiently provide high-quality services that consistently meet or exceed the expectations of our stakeholders. We need someone who can achieve results and use customer satisfaction as a way to measure quality and job performance. Our work environment is driven by outcomes and performance expectations. You will work on a dynamic team to achieve quality results.
Why we work here
Employment Security employees:
- Make a difference in the lives of people looking for work.
- Receive affordable, quality healthcare, including medical, dental, and vision options.
- Get a generous, paid time-off package.
- Enjoy an employer-funded retirement plan.
- Can sign up for a deferred-compensation program, flexible-spending accounts and tuition reimbursement.
- Work in a challenging and fun environment with creative, talented, and diverse individuals.
Your application materials must be received no later than 5 p.m. on October 13, 2008, to be considered for this position.
Complete and submit: 1) Washington State Application 2) Letter of interest and 3) Supplemental question(s)
There is no formal supplemental questionnaire. However, a copy of your DD-214 and/or a copy of the letter from the Veteran’s Administration which indicates your disability rating is required. Please e-mail this with your applicant materials to HRRecruiting@esd.wa.gov. If you do not have an electronic version of your DD-214 and/or disability rating letter, please fax it to the attention of Jennifer Kellogg at (360) 902-9578.
As a condition of employment, the successful candidate accepting this position must comply with the Union Security clause contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington and the Washington Federation of State Employees.
Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.
Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the application process or needing this job announcement in an alternate format can contact Diretha Hollenbaugh at 360-902-9604, via e-mail, or via telecommunications device for the deaf at 800-676-3777.