Workforce Specialist

The Workforce Specialist  Plans and conducts a community relations program designed to create and maintain favorable public relations for the center and its students in accordance with DOL, PRH, and center requirements. 

Job Duties:


· Review and analyze relevant Labor Market Information to identify businesses and industries that should be targeted for involvement with the center.

· Oversee Center Industry Council, including Recruiting appropriate employers onto Council; organizing and running council meetings (2 per year); training employers to use LMI (Labor Market Information) appropriately to make trade recommendations for centers; facilitating employer feedback regarding TAR and curriculum adaptations.

· Develop meaningful relationships and partnerships with local and distant businesses that lead to work-based learning and employment placements for students.

· Coordinate outreach to employers with other BCLs at other centers and at the regional level and with the regional Job Developer.

· Serve as primary contact for employers who contact the center.

· Oversee Community Relations Committee.

· Develop meaningful relationships and partnerships with community leaders, community organizations, WIBS, Youth Councils, and One-Stops.

· Communicate with the community regarding Job Corps activities and plans; serve as spokesperson for the center.

· Maintain continuous contact with appropriate center staff, OAP contractors, and other Job Corps stakeholders, and involve them in outreach and communication activities as appropriate.

· Maintain contact with appropriate elected officials and update them on center activities and accomplishments.

· Provide regular progress reports and updates to Center Director and regional office.

· Attend regional and national Job Corps meetings as requested.

· Establish relationships with members of the community.

· Help plan activities of mutual interest in the community.

· Participates in weekly meetings and special-related functions. 

· Provides technical support to the WBL program.

· Maintains good housekeeping in all areas and complies with safety practices.

· Follows CDSS plan and Code of Conduct system daily.

· Comply with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulations, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures.

· Help train and develop the CTT department to develop jobs for students in the trade areas. 

· Maintain good housekeeping in all areas and complies with safety practices.

· Models, mentors, and monitors appropriate Career Success Standards.

· Participate in PRH-mandated staff training. Failure to participate may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Performs other duties as assigned by management. 


Key Competencies:


Effective Communication

· Presents information both clearly and concisely and regularly confirms the correct interpretation of information.

· Very high standard of communication skills both written and oral for the presentation of facts and ideas.

· Written communication must be clear, concise, and easy to read and comprehend.


Organization of Work

· Demonstrates the ability to handle several projects simultaneously.

· Implements the key principles of time management, task allocation, and priority assignment in addition to personal organization.

· Continually seek ways to improve the service provided via the development of professional skills and personal growth.

· Initiates and responds to suggestions for improving service.



Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Proficiency with advanced Microsoft   Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 




One to two years of related experience and/or training. One to two years of supervisory experience. 




Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and related experience.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


Valid State Driver’s License.