Requisition No: 235782
Agency: Economic Opportunity
Working Title: 235782 DVOP EMPLOYMENT SECURITY REP II – 40043152
Position Number: 40043152
Salary: $35,280.12 annually
Posting Closing Date: 09/19/2020
JOB TYPE: Career Service
POSITION LOCATION: Fort Walton Beach, FL (relocation benefits are not available for this position)
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce and our local communities. DEO is dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters. DEO is focusing our efforts to help Floridians rebuild their homes and lives after the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Michael.
WHAT MAKES DEO UNIQUE AND A GREAT PLACE TO WORK?
* Highly skilled, professional environment *Healthcare Benefits
* Ongoing comprehensive training provided *Leave Benefits
* Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility Required) *Career Growth
* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)
As a condition of pre-employment eligibility, a Level 2 security background screening is required, which consists of fingerprinting and a check of local, state and national law enforcement records.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION RESPONSES TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE VERIFIABLE BASED ON YOUR SUBMITTED APPLICATION.
THIS IS A VETERAN FUNDED POSITION. Appointment to this position must be made in the order of preference provided by Public Law 100-323, as follows: First to qualified service-connected disabled veterans; then, if no such disabled veteran is available, to qualified eligible veterans; and if no such eligible veteran is available, to qualified persons (as defined in 38 U.S.C.) Applicants claiming veteran preference must provide a copy of their DD-214 Member 4 copy and when claiming disabled veteran preference must provide a copy of their DD-214 Member 4 copy AND statement of disability from the Veteran's Administration. Applicants applying must ensure that required military documents, DD-214 Member 4 copy and CURRENT U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) statement of disability letter, are submitted prior to closure of job announcement.
The Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialist will provide outreach and facilitate placements to meet the employment needs of eligible veterans and eligible spouses entitled to benefits, in accordance with priorities as determined by the Federal Department of Labor.
THIS POSITION HAS THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Working knowledge/experience using Microsoft Office applications, incl. Word, Excel, PowerPoint · Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective customer service
- Knowledge of the basic principles of counseling and case management · Skilled in group presentations or workshop instruction and/or facilitation
- Ability to promote and market the Career Center
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in individual and group settings, both verbally and in writing
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques
- Ability to provide excellent customer service
- Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous and effective manner
- Ability to conduct effective interviews
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
- Ability to work independently by planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments
- Ability to prepare reports to include recording, evaluating and analyzing
THE HIRED CANDIDATE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Performs duties set forth in Title 38 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), Veterans Program Letter (VPL) 03-14 and VPL 03-14 Changes 1 & 2 through a case management process. The following duties are included in this code:
- Comprehensive and specialized assessments of skill levels and service needs
- Development of an individual employment plan to identify the employment goals, appropriate achievement objectives, and appropriate combination for services for the participant to achieve the employment goals
- Group career counseling · Individual counseling and career planning
- Short-term pre-vocational services that may include development of learning skills, communication skills, interviewing skills, punctuality, personal maintenance skills, and professional conduct to prepare individuals for unsubsidized employment or training
Coordinates with Department of Veteran Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VRE) counselors to provide case management assistance to VRE (Chapter 31) special disabled Veterans and other Veterans with SBEs.
Provides outreach to local organizations, such as, but not limited to local colleges, technical training centers, apprenticeship programs, and community based (non-profit – including faith-based) to educate the organizations serving Veterans on how to identify veterans with SBEs’ and to refer veterans to the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist located at the Career Center for services.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
- IAW the Veterans Benefit Act of 2010, 38 U.S.C § 4102(A) (c)(8)(A) requires all newly hired DVOP specialists are required to satisfactorily complete Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) training delivered by the National Veterans Training Institute (NVTI) within 18 months after the date of employment.
- The incumbent must possess or obtain certification as a Workforce Professional Tier1 within one year of employment in the position.
- Required to travel locally and must furnish own transportation.
PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE APPLICANTS THAT HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of work experience in areas related to employment, interviewing, counseling, job development, job placement, assessment, or combination of experience/education.
- Professional or nonprofessional experience in areas related to employment security, such as interviewing, counseling, job placement, aptitude testing and assessments, job development, or job analysis may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the college education.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.