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Workforce Development Specialist (Fort Worth)

Company: Texas State Job Bank
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

WHO WE ARE:\\Texas Workforce Commission connects people with careers across thestate. Weand#39;re a Family Friendly Certified Workplace with greatwork-life balance, competitive salaries, extensive opportunities fortraining and development, and fantastic benefits. This position islocated at 1515 S Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth.\\\\WHO YOU ARE:\\A creative HR professional yearning to partner with hiring managers andyour HR teammates to bring in the best candidates for a wide array ofpositions at a great state agency with a noble public service mission.You are a self-starting, motivated, collaborative problem solver whounderstands the value of data analysis in measurement of recruitingtactics.\\\\WHAT YOU WILL DO:\\Workforce Development Specialist performs complex (journey-level)employment work. Work involves conducting interviews to assess clientneeds, disseminating information and facilitating access to workforcedevelopment programs, and providing employment counseling services.Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use ofinitiative and independent judgment.\\\\YOU WILL BE TRUSTED TO:\\-Disseminates information regarding Workforce Development Services,Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental NutritionAssistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP ET), WorkforceInnovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), Child Care and Development, JobCorps, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) , Unemployment Insurance (UI),and supportive services.\\-Provide assistance to clients with applications for employment,ensuring completeness, and with job searches, resume preparation, andother related activities.\\-Interview clients to assess and record information regarding trainingneeds, education, experience, skills, interest, and other relevantfactors to determine clientand#39;s career development opportunities andeligibility of benefits.\\-May counsel clients who have complex job placement or job adjustmentchallenges. Maintains case management records.\\-Provide assistance to employers in establishing accounts, using jobmatching system, and amending job posting information.\\-Determine employersand#39; job requirements, matches clients to currentjob opening, and refers qualified clients.\\-Contact employers to discuss ways to improve services and meet labormarket needs more effectively.\\-Verifie satisfactory placement of clients with employers.\\-Provide statistical information.\\-May assist in hiring events, such as job fairs.\\-Assist in developing the marketing, instructional, or trainingmaterials to distribute to internal and external clients.\\-May conduct presentations to explain employment programs and services,to include training and education for Workforce Development Team.\\-Attend and participates in assigned Workforce Centerand#39;s teammeetings, assigned program meetings, townhalls, etc.\\-Successfully completes of all assigned industry specializationtrainings.\\-Performs related work as assigned.\\\\YOU QUALIFY WITH:\\-Three year of full-time qualifying experience in gathering information,interviewing or counseling; instruction, demonstration, andinterpretation of policies in a public or private enterprise; directsocial work; eligibility determination; customer service; or workforcedevelopment issues and programs.\\-Fifteen semester hours of accredited college work may be substitutedfor each six months of experience.\\\\YOU ARE A GREAT FIT WITH:\\-Knowledge of interviewing procedures and assessment techniques.\\-Knowledge of Workforce Development programs. Customer servicetechniques.\\-Knowledge of agency policies and procedures.\\-Knowledge of English language sufficient to compose correspondence,summarize information, and write case narratives.\\-Skill in com uter terminals.\\-Skill in conducting interviews.\\-Skill in vounseling others.\\-Ability to establish and maintain effective public contacts.\\-Ability to demonstrate sensitivity toward persons whose behavior,attitudes and/or cultural background are different from oneand#39;sown.\\-Ability to treat customers with courtesy and respect.\\-Ability to handle hostile or emotional clients in a professionalmanner.\\-Ability to identify the needs, strengths and weaknesses of others.\\-Ability to use tact, and diplomacy when providing suggestions tocustomers.\\-Ability to extract information from a computer system and a widevariety of written materials such as forms, resource lists and caserecords.\\-Ability to interpret data on a computer system.\\-Ability to resolve problems.\\-Ability to set priorities and organize workloads to meet deadlines.\\-Ability to communicate policies and procedures to employees.\\-Ability to observe employee performance and record observations.\\-Ability to coordinate, organize and facilitate group sessions.\\-Ability to train others.\\\\YOU GAIN:\\- A Family Friendly Certified Workplace.\\- Competitive salary: \$2,976/month\\- Defined Retirement Benefit Plan\\- Optional 401(k) and 457 accounts\\- Medical Insurance\\- Paid time off, including time for vacation, sick and family careleave\\- Additional benefits for active employees can be found athttps://www.ers.texas.gov/Active-Employees/Health-Benefits.\\\\VETERANS:\\Use your military skills to qualify for this position or other jobs! Goto www.texasskillstowork.com to translate your military work experienceand training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications, and skillsets. Also, you can compare this position to military occupations (MOS)at the Texas State Auditorand#39;s Office by pasting this link into yourbrowser:http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_Employment.pdf\\\\HOW TO APPLY:\\To be considered, please complete a State of Texas Application forEmployment and apply online at www.workintexas.com or in Taleo.\\TWC is not considering applications from persons who require sponsorshipfor an employment visa.\\A position utilizing this classification will be designated as securitysensitive according to the Texas Labor Code, Section 301.042.

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