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EMPLOYMENT SERVICES SPECIALIST
04510
(Competitive)


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

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. 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,
  2. 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,
  3. 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.

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