This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Department of Labor and Regulation. For more information on the Department of Labor and Regulation, please visit https://dlr.sd.gov/.
A typical day would be working in the Madison local office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will have daily contact with the public, employers, and other state agencies to provide information and assistance with employment services.; travel within the local area may be required with occasional state-wide travel for trainings.
All DLR staff members work as a team to serve job seekers, employers and other community partners to support the development and growth of the workforce of South Dakota. If you have experience in working one-on-one with individuals in reaching goals, have great organizational skills, adapt to change then being a state government employee with the Department of Labor and Regulation might be your calling.
Basic duties include; job seeker assistance, employer outreach activities, promote department services in community settings, provide labor market information, participate in employment development activities, assist new employers, participate in workforce initiatives, market programs and encourage business partnerships, educate community and service organizations, schools, and other agencies on programs.
Employment Specialists also provide assessments, job development, placement, work direction, support services, and counseling for individuals who are participating in a handful of state and federal program initiatives. This staff position will be tasked with producing desired outcomes through activities associated with the Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA). WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.
Employment Specialists implement job development and placement for participants to include individuals with disabilities or participants with barriers to employment by providing them with case management, establishing and determining plan compliance, initiating action to aid individuals or families to becoming self-sufficient.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Driver’s License
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
- Bachelor’s degree preferred;
- National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) preferred: The ideal candidate will have a Silver level or higher NCRC. If you possess a NCRC, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to earn a NCRC contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.
- case management, interviewing and counseling techniques;
- program eligibility requirements;
- principles of human behavior and motivation;
- employment programs and community resources;
- labor market and economic conditions in a local area;
- marketing techniques to employers and human resource professionals to build effective working relationships;
- knowledge of local educational, social services and support services offered in our community.
- effectively work with program participants who may have barriers to employment;
- build and maintain effective working relationships with employers, program partners, and co-workers to work towards participant success.
- effectively speak to individuals and or small groups of participants or employers about program services.
- partner with customers to develop employment goals and action steps;
- accurately maintain all required documentation, notes and follow-up attempts;
- interpret and follow detailed program policies and procedures;
- use all technology available to manage communication with participants, program partners and co-workers;
- develop and maintain relationships with participants, program partners, employers and co-workers;
- teach job search workshops as needed;
- communicate information clearly;
- effectively speak to individuals and or small groups of participants or employers about program services.• work independently and as a team member;
- multitask and coordinate services for individuals in an assigned case load;
- probe for critical information;
- tenaciously pursue alternatives and identify potential barrier breakers;
- maintain accurate records.
Additional Requirements: please attach your resume.
This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.
NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
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