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Title:  Job Center Specialist II

Application Deadline Date:  02/05/2023
Req ID:  43702
Department:  Labor
Location: 

Rutland, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.29

Overview

Come join a dynamic team of professionals who are working to serve all Vermont jobseekers and employers through a more inclusive, customer-focused model. Employer and worker needs are evolving as the pandemic continues to impact the state. Join our efforts to increase the size of the labor force by ensuring that employment services and opportunities are made more available to jobseekers and that employers are supported in offering more flexible and diverse workplaces.

 

This position works within the Vermont Department of Labor's Workforce Development Division and provides basic and individualized career services to jobseekers. This position will concentrate much of their time on outreach efforts to Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFWs) to promote and deliver comprehensive services offered through the Vermont One-Stop American Job Center network. Services to employers may also be provided. This position collaborates with partner organizations and agencies to promote the seamless delivery of workforce services that benefit both workers and employers. Candidates should have experience in initiating and maintaining relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders. 

 

Preferred Qualifications include:

Spanish language proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing.
Direct experience in farm work activities or working with farmworkers.
Experience supporting New Americans, migrant seasonal farmworkers, and/or English Language Learners.

 

This position is assigned to the Rutland office, but there is an expectation for extensive travel between multiple regional offices, to worksites including remote farms, and other community sites across the state. Expect extensive travel during peak farm season. May be required to attend evening or weekend meetings. A valid driver's license and private means of transportation is required.

Who May Apply

This position, Job Center Specialist II (Job Requisition #43702), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Sarah Buxton at sarah.buxton@vermont.gov.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Environmental Factors

Interviews clients who are often under significant personal and financial burden, and who may exhibit significant stress and anxiety and may exhibit uncooperative or angry behaviors. It is expected that JCS II staff will engage all clients in a manner that exhibits professionalism, sensitivity, fairness, tact and diplomacy, and helps clients understand the services available to them through VDOL programs. Supportive attitude and actions are expected to be demonstrated in dealing with clients.

Position is assigned to a regional office location, but there is an expectation for travel between multiple regional locations as assigned by the Department. Will include travel to employers' worksites, schools/technical centers and community partner meetings. May be required to attend evening meetings as assigned by supervisor. Valid driver's license and private means of transportation is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree

OR

Associate's degree AND one (1) year or more of experience in direct customer service, employment services, human services, human resources, vocational counseling, or closely related field.

OR

High School diploma or equivalent AND three (3) years or more of experience in direct customer service, employment services, human services, human resources, vocational counseling, or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Spanish language proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing.
Direct experience in farm work activities or working with farmworkers.
Experience supporting New Americans, migrant seasonal farmworkers, and/or English Language Learners.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


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