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Workforce Development Specialist (Denton)

Company: Texas Workforce Commission
Location: Denton
Posted on: March 31, 2024

Job Description:

WHO WE ARE:
Texas Workforce Commission connects people with careers across the state. While we are based in Denton: 5800 N. I-35 Suite 100. We have offices statewide and many of our positions are suitable for teleworking. We're a Family Friendly Certified Workplace with great work-life balance, competitive salaries, extensive opportunities for training and development, and fantastic benefits.

You must be a Texas resident to work for the Texas Workforce Commission or willing to relocate to Texas.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:
The Workforce Development Specialist II performs routine (journey-level) employment work. Work includes conducting interviews to assess client needs, disseminating information, and facilitating access to workforce development programs, and providing employment counseling services. Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

YOU WILL BE TRUSTED TO:
-Disseminate information regarding workforce development programs, as well as special and supportive services.
-Assist clients with applications for employment, ensuring completeness, and with job searches, rsum preparation and other related activities.
-Assist employers in establishing accounts, using the job matching system and amending job posting information.
-Interview clients to assess and record information regarding training needs, education, experience, skills, interest, and other relevant factors to determine clients' career development opportunities and eligibility of benefits.
-Determine employers' job requirements, matches clients to current job openings and refers qualified clients.
-Administer employment assessments and test instruments.
-Assist in maintaining case management records.
-May contact employers to discuss ways to improve services and meet labor market needs more effectively.
-May assist in performing outreach to special client groups to provide information, follow up on initial contact or encourage
clients to use services.
-May assist in hiring activities such as job fairs.
-May assist in writing job postings at the request of employers.
-Perform related work as assigned.

YOU QUALIFY WITH:
-Two years and six months of full-time qualifying experience in gathering information, interviewing or counseling; the instruction, demonstration, and interpretation of policies in a public or private enterprise; direct social work; eligibility determination; or in workforce development issues and programs and customer service.
-Fifteen semester hours of accredited college work may be substituted for each six months of experience.

YOU GAIN:
- A Family Friendly Certified Workplace.
- Competitive salary: $3,150.00/month
- Defined Retirement Benefit Plan
- Optional 401(k) and 457 accounts
- Medical Insurance
- Paid time off, including time for vacation, sick and family care leave
- Additional benefits for active employees can be found at https://www.ers.texas.gov/Active-Employees/Health-Benefits.

VETERANS:
Use your military skills to qualify for this position or other jobs! Go to www.texasskillstowork.com to translate your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications, and skill sets. Also, you can compare this position to military occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office by pasting this link into your browser: 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 for Employment and apply online at www.workintexas.com or in Taleo.

TWC is not considering applications from persons who require immediate or future sponsorship for an employment visa to maintain work authorization eligibility on a full-time basis.

A position utilizing this classification will be designated as security sensitive according to the Texas Labor Code, Section 301.042.

Keywords: Texas Workforce Commission, Denton , Workforce Development Specialist (Denton), Other , Denton, Texas

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