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11/30/2016 - Employment Specialist - WorkforcePro

Employment Specialist - WorkforceProDepartment of Workforce Development
Starting Salary: $31,310

Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Department Head, assesses the education and training needs of participants and assists in their motivation. Provides and/or makes referrals to appropriate work experience and training services, as a means of improving the employability of participants. Participates with other staff in the development of individual employability plans. Assigns individuals to appropriate phases of work experience and training programs after reviewing educational records, employment histories, and other related information. Counsels project participants on matters relating to training, work habits, motivation, and relations with instructors or employers. Monitors progress of participants. Maintains essential records and files. Performs other duties as required.

Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree. Applicants who do not meet the educational requirement may substitute additional work experience on a year-for-year basis. Additional work experience may consist of one (1) year of experience in assessing education and training needs and providing referrals for work experience and training services or in providing manpower development and training, job placement, education or vocational counseling, or a combination thereof. Possession of a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Education, Counseling, Social Work, or related fields may be substituted for the one (1) year of work experience.

Knowledge of the types of community resources ordinarily available to increase employability. Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports and correspondence containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Ability to learn and utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the office. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. Must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.

Hours: Typical work shifts are daytime shifts Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week.

Note: Offers of employment for this title are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness testing, to include drug screenings, and criminal background checks as applicable.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to Brittany Wiita, Personnel Confidential Assistant, at brittanywi@co.cumberland.nj.us or fax to (856) 453-0361.


Deadline is December 14, 2016.



The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer Striving for Diversity in the Workplace.