Employment & Training Specialist IV

Lewiston, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: No close date

Department of Labor, Bureau of Employment Security

Opening Date:  September 4, 2019

Closing Date: September 18, 2019 

Job Class Code:   0704
Grade:  25 Supervisory
Salary:   $47,278 - $64,729
Location: Lewiston 

DESCRIPTION:    This is professional services work of a supervisory nature in developing and administering statewide employment, training, and employer services programs.  Responsibilities include developing, administering, and monitoring caseload budgets, contracts, and grants for employment and training programs; preparing federal and state reports; and training local office staff on new and revised guidelines, rules, and procedures. Supervision is exercised over subordinate staff.  

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS:  

  • Supervises, trains, hires, and evaluates subordinate staff engaged in employment and training programs or services in order to ensure accomplishment of program goals and objectives.
  • Prepares written materials in order to provide information concerning program purpose, guidelines, rules, and regulations.
  • Prepares, negotiates, and monitors program budgets, contracts, and grants in order to ensure sufficient resources to meet established program goals and objectives.
  • Develops, implements, and conducts training programs in order to maintain staff proficiency; enhance program operations; and update staff on new and revised guidelines, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Monitors and evaluates programs in order to determine program effectiveness, needs, and adherence to established guidelines.
  • Researches, analyzes, and solves operational and programmatic problems in order to improve program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Implements and complies with human resource laws, policies, procedures and practices.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Knowledge of the purposes, goals, and objectives of employment and training programs and services.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of agency goals, objectives, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of occupational groups, job families, and employers.
  • Ability to manage a statewide employment and training programs.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, interpret, and adapt program services and guidelines.
  • Ability to supervise, coordinate, and evaluate subordinate employees and service delivery agents.
  • Ability to develop recommendations for program improvement and compliance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide timely and constructive guidance and feedback to staff and customers
  • Ability to foster collaboration and accountability among staff
  • Ability to adapt in response to program changes 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in developing, coordinating, and administering employment and training programs and services, or closely related field and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Public Administration, Education, or one of the Social Sciences. Work experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. 

PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to applicants with strong supervisory experience and demonstrated leadership skills aligned with Maine State Supervisory/ Leadership Competencies  including:

  • Delegation/Follow-up-Assigns responsibility to empower others.  Coordinates work efforts when necessary. Ensures expectations are being met by exercising managerial accountability.
  • Staffing- Forms the right structures and teams.  Demonstrates leadership and holds employees accountable for safe work practices, fair employment practices and State and Federal AA/EEO requirements.
  • Coaching & Counseling-Provides timely and specific feedback plus helpful coaching and guidance. Adapts approach to each individual.
  • Employee Development-Collaboratively determines what else the employee needs to develop within the current job and to expand into future opportunities.
  • Quality Focus-Emphasize the need to deliver exceptional service. Defines standards for quality and evaluates processes and service against those standards.
  • Resiliency: Overcomes challenges and bounces back stronger, wiser, and more powerful.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

Melissa Weiner, Human Resources, at (207)623-6739 or melissa.weiner@maine.gov

Benefits:

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 14.47% of pay for bargaining unit positions 

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly / Employee pays nothing

95%  State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly / Employee pays: 5%  = $23.09 biweekly

90%  State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $46.17 biweekly

85%  State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $69.26 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.