APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 32
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
Workforce Services Representatives provide a broad range of services in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act; assist job seeking customers and business customers seeking qualified applicants; and provide priority employment services to eligible veterans and disabled veterans as defined by the Department of Labor.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. This position works with re-entry customers in need of special assistance that requires collaborating with our community partners to assist these individuals in returning to gainful employment. The incumbent will coordinate with Department of Corrections staff and facilities to meet with inmates in correctional facilities to help them prepare for re-entry into the workforce; facilitate workshops within the Department of Corrections for those inmates that are within 6-months to 1-year of being released to half-way houses or other correctional facilities; work with specific employers who hire job seekers who are hard-to-place due to their backgrounds; and assist with our bonding program.
Because this position will have access to correctional and Parole and Probation facilities, applicants are required to undergo a Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) background investigation prior to being considered for employment. Candidates must be willing to accept their assigned work location and inherent requirements for entry into a correctional facility as a condition of continued employment.
In addition to working with NDOC, the incumbent will coordinate with Department of Parole and Probation staff and facilities to meet with former inmates to help them prepare for re-entry into the workforce and assist with finding gainful employment through job matching, job development and other community programs and resources available to re-entry customers; conduct community outreach; and attend community events and job fairs that advocate for employment for re-entry customers. The incumbent must possess a valid driver's license. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.
***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of employment services experience which included interviewing job seeking customers to gather education and work history information or job requirements from business customers; evaluating job seeking customers' education and training and applying a knowledge of occupational requirements and labor market conditions to identify and develop appropriate training opportunities; determining eligibility for agency services based on established policies, procedures and requirements; establishing working relationships with business customers to clarify job listing requirements, discuss possible referrals for job listings, and promote services offered through Employment Services and one-stop offices; and managing a case load of customers receiving program services; OR three years of sales and/or marketing experience which included making public presentations, soliciting new business accounts and/or promoting goods and services; OR one year of experience as a Workforce Services Representative III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Up to two years of experience may be substituted by completion of 60 semester credits in social or behavioral science, business administration, or related field for Workforce Services Representative IV and V.
A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprint is required. Person's offered employment in this position will be required to pay for the fingerprinting.
Some positions require a valid driver's license at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
Applicants are required to undergo a Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) background investigation prior to being considered for employment. Candidates must be willing to accept their assigned work location and inherent requirements for entry into a correctional facility as a condition of continued employment.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.