Southeastern Community College - Burlington, IA4.2

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Employment and Training Specialist will work with participants to help them develop the skills to get and keep employment. Duties also include recruitment, job development, client monitoring, training site monitoring, coordination with other agencies, and individualized/group instruction. Case management will include the four county areas (Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa).

The WIOA Employment and Training Specialist must have the ability and mobility to serve a rural service area; travel within the SDR 16 required. Must be able to work on a basis of “available as work demands” in addition to a fixed schedule.

Terms of employment are per the employment contract and relevant policies and guidelines of the Board of Trustees. Employment contingent upon the continuation of grant funding.

This position is a full-time position (261-day contract); salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, with a minimum salary of $33,000.00. Benefits include single ($500 deductible) medical, dental & vision insurance, $50,000 life insurance, long-term disability, paid sick leave, 15 days vacation and participation in either IPERS or TIAA-CREF retirement plan.

Essential Duties Summary

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy.
  • Follow College and WIOA policies and procedures, and provide services in alignment with the One-Stop Integration model.
  • Greet, assist, and direct center visitors to all appropriate services available under the IowaWORKS integrated model.
  • Provide center visitors with information and assistance in all areas of employment – Job seeking, retention, training and upskilling.
  • Collect and evaluate information about participants’ ability, interests, and personality characteristics, using records, tests, and interviews.
  • Assist participants in the development of an individual service plan; plan budget associated with activities and monitor outcomes.
  • Conduct employment related workshops and classes to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques and procedures of designated subjects.
  • Compile and study occupational, educational, and economic information to assist participants in making and carrying out vocational and education objectives.
  • Prepare reports and have excellent file management.
  • Document participant progress in detailed case notes in a timely fashion.
  • Participate in meetings, seminars and training sessions and integrate relevant information into training programs.
  • Conduct follow-up interviews with participants and maintain case records.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required with preference in education, social work, or business.
  • Minimum of one year of related work experience desired.
  • Knowledge of computer software applications, specifically Microsoft Office products. Ability to learn and develop competency in the Workforce Center Case Management System.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (listening, speaking and writing) are required.
  • Must possess to proper qualities to comfortably interact with WIOA participants (youth, adults and dislocated workers), agency staff (including Vocational Rehabilitation, Human Services, corrections and courts), school officials, business and community representatives, and SCC and IWD staff.
  • Demonstrated understanding, ability, and appreciation for working with people from diverse backgrounds which may include ex-offenders, teen parents, individuals receiving family assistance, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with substantial barriers to employment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies with regard to program implementation.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative, self-motivation, perceive priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to set priorities in order to meet deadlines with utmost accuracy.
  • Ability to use multiple approaches when learning or teaching new concepts or programs.
  • Have the ability and desire to work cooperatively in a team environment, to be open to, flexible, and supportive to change as necessary.
  • Knowledge of labor market factors and trends.
  • Familiarity with business and industry hiring policies and procedures.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Must have the ability and mobility to serve a rural service area; travel within the SDR 16 required.

Must be able to work on a basis of “available as work demands” in addition to a fixed schedule.

EEO Statement Summary
It is the policy of Southeastern Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, employment, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

Individuals having questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy should contact Tina Young, Title IX / Equity Coordinator, Southeastern Community College, 1500 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52655, email tyoung@scciowa.edu, phone number 319/208-5101, fax 319/208-5005 or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number AS086P
Open Date 01/29/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please answer the screening questions and make sure and upload your resume, cover letter and transcripts in order to be considered for the position. Thank you.