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EMPLOYMENT SERVICES SPECIALIST
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for performing varied duties related to job development in a local Employment and Training Program. This is the beginning level professional position involving responsibility for developing job training and placement opportunities with public and private employers and training institutions in order to upgrade and improve opportunities and careers of Employment and Training Program Participants. An employee in this class is responsible for administering and scoring of vocational assessment batteries for purposes of selection and placement of clients in this program. The work is performed under direct supervision of a higher level employee. Supervision may be exercised over the work of non-professional assistants. Certain assignments made to employees in this class will require reasonable access to transportation to meet field work requirements made in the ordinary course of business in a timely and efficient manner. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
- May develop realistic jobs for clients which do not present artificial barriers to employment of the economically disadvantaged.
- Administers vocational assessment batteries for purpose of selection and placement of clients for CETA programs.
- Establishes and maintains contact and liaison with public and private employers to enlist their participation in various phases of the Employment and Training Program and to develop job and training opportunities for clients.
- Assists in planning, negotiating and coordinating sub-contracts with public and private employers for on-the-job training.
- May make field visits to evaluate client progress in developed job or training positions to aid in successful completion of the program mode.
- May match job-ready program clients with available positions and makes employment interview referrals.
- Assists in coordinating employers and agency efforts to analyze and restructure jobs to effect affirmative action standards and equal employment opportunity practices.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
- Working knowledge of the local area job market, including occupational conditions and trends.
- Working knowledge of techniques used in employment opportunity development, on-the-job training development and job placement.
- Working knowledge of services provided in a local Employment and Training Program.
- Working knowledge of sources of occupational information related to vocational training and placement.
- Working knowledge of Federal, State and local Employment and Training rules, laws and regulations and ability to apply the knowledge in performance of duties.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, private and governmental agencies and labor groups.
- Ability to develop job and/or training opportunities and services.
- Ability to administer, proctor and score standardized tests.
- Ability to express oneself effectively both orally and in writing.
- Ability to understand oral and written directions
- Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's Degree and one (1) year of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in job or training development and analysis, personnel counseling or placement, public or business administration, economics or labor relations, or a closely related field; or,
- Five (5) years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience; or its part time equivalent, one (1) year of which must have been professional level work experience as defined in (A) above; or,
- An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
NOTE: Successful completion of graduate semester hours in public or business administration, industrial or labor relations, economics, political science, social science, human resources or a closely related field, from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university, may be substituted for work experience as follows: Thirty (30) graduate semester credit hours may be substituted for one year of work experience.