Posting Closing Date: 01/26/2022
The Work You Will Do:
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 Combined position of Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veteran Employment (LVER) Representative assists with the development of the service delivery strategies for veterans and educating partner staff with current employment initiatives and programs for veterans. Additionally, the DVOP/ LVER Representative 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. The Representative is a member of the DEO team in partnership with CareerSource Heartland.
The Representative performs duties outlined in Title 38 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), 4104(b)(1)(2), as amended by the Public Law 100-323. The incumbent assures that the local office is in compliance with Federal Regulations, standards of performance and contractual provisions of the grant agreement mandating special services for Veterans.
The Difference You Will Make:
You will assist in helping Florida veterans obtain wage replacement benefits for qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own. Your knowledge and skills will be utilized to help our citizens. DEO/Heartland CareerSource is a fast-paced work environment in which critical thinking and prioritizing is a must.
How You Will Grow:
DEO encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. Trainings are made available throughout the year and on request with our Office of HR Training and with our Division of Workforce Training Unit. In accordance with DEO’s Vision and Mission, the employee:
- Furthers Florida’s economic vision by providing support that enhances the economy and develops, safe, and healthy communities.
- Meets customer/client expectations with an emphasis on responsiveness, quality, quantity, and timeliness of work.
- Provides information clearly, accurately, and succinctly; and also exhibits good listening skills.
- Works collaboratively to optimize the effectiveness of DEO’s available resources and tools.
- Uses knowledge acquired through education, training, or experience to complete tasks.
These expectations are for all our employees, and you will be expected to model these as a leader. Working in a CareerSource environment will also have further expectations to model after their vision and goals. We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience.
Where You Will Work:
This DVOP/LVER Representative position is located in the Sebring, Florida office within Highlands County. Most of the area is rural and part of the Florida scrub ecosystem, with smaller areas of hammocks and cypress swamps and lakes. Sebring boasts of several award-winning museums, galleries, and art studios. Recreation opportunities in the area abound for people of all ages and include golf, hiking, freshwater swimming in our many lakes, fishing, boating, water skiing, airboat rides and other water sports.
WORKING FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS BENEFITS!
|* State Group Insurance coverage options+
(health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental option)
|* Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (www.myfrs.com)|
|* Nine paid holidays and a Personal Holiday each year||* Annual and Sick Leave Benefits|
|* Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility required)||* Flexible Spending Accounts|
|* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)||* Ongoing comprehensive training provided|
|* Career Growth||* Highly skilled, professional environment|
$33,500.00 annually or greater depending on experience
Your Specific Responsibilities:
Performs duties outlined in Title 38 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), 4104(b)(1)(2), as amended by Public Law 100-323. The incumbent will assure the local office compliance with Federal Regulations, standards of performance and contractual provisions of the grant agreement mandating special services for Veterans. The following duties are included in this code:
- Conduct employer outreach and seminars to advocate for veterans.
- In conjunction with employers, conduct job search workshops and establish job search groups
- Facilitates employment, training and placement services furnished to veterans in CareerSource under the Employ Florida service delivery system
- Maintains regular contact with community leaders, employers, labor unions, training programs, and Veterans’ Organizations to keep them apprised of eligible Veterans, and other appropriate organizations as directed for employment and/or training opportunities
- Plans and participates in job and career fairs
- Informs Federal contractors of the process to recruit qualified veterans, which may include reports and/or data
- Promotes credentialing and licensing opportunities for veterans
- Assisting with the development of the service delivery strategies for veterans in their assigned career center, as well as educating all CareerSource partner staff with current employment initiatives and programs for veterans, and reports.
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 including:
- 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 Significant Barriers to Employment (SBE).
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
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Working knowledge/experience using Microsoft Office applications, incl. Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Knowledge of basic sales principles and skills
- Knowledge of workforce plans and business/management principles
- Ability to provide excellent customer service
- Skilled in group presentations or workshop instruction and/or facilitation
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in individual and group settings, both verbally and in writing;
- Ability to promote and market the Career Center
- Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous and effective manner
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Ability to prepare reports to include recording, evaluating and analyzing data
- Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures
- Ability to work independently by planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments
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.
THIS POSITION HAS THE FOLLOWING JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS
- 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 applying via the Internet must ensure that required military documentation, DD form 214 and/or current US Department of Veterans” Affairs (VA)/ Defense letter reflecting character of discharge is submitted prior to closure of job announcement.
- IAW the Veterans Benefit Act of 2010, 38 U.S.C § 4102(A) (c)(8)(A) requires all newly hired DVOP/LVER specialists are required to satisfactorily complete Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) training delivered by
- The incumbent must possess or obtain certification as a Workforce Development Professional (Tier 1) within ninety (90) days of employment in the position.
- Required to travel locally and must furnish own transportation.
- Appointment to this position must be made in the order of preference provided by Public Law 100-323
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. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. 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.
No Experience Necessary
Driver’s License Required