Employment & Training Specialist IV - Portland

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Employment & Training Specialist IV – Portland

Portland , Maine , United States | Professional/Technical | Full-time Apply by: Dec. 14, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Labor – Bureau of Employment Services

Opening Date: December 1, 2021

Closing Date: December 14, 2021

Job Class Code: 0704

Grade: 25 (Supervisory)

Salary: $49,566 – $67,308

Location: Portland

If you enjoy working with the public and have an enthusiastic energy to make a difference for Maine businesses and workers, have supervisory experience, and have direct lived experience or experience supporting populations often overlooked in the workforce, then this position is for you!!

Job description:

This work is of a supervisory nature overseeing employment, training, and employer services programs. Responsibilities will focus on day-to-day on-site and virtual services as well as direct supervision of staff performing those services. Duties also include developing, administering, and monitoring caseload budgets 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.

Primary tasks:

+ Supervises, trains, hires, and evaluates direct service CareerCenter staff in order to ensure program goals and objectives are met

+ Develops and maintains standard operating procedures concerning program purpose, workflow, guidelines, rules, and regulations.

+ 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.

+ Prepares written materials in order to provide information to the public.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary:

+ Knowledge of the purposes, goals, and objectives of employment and training programs and services.

+ Ability to analyze & use data to inform & implement programmatic changes

+ Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

+ Ability to foster collaboration and accountability among staff

+ Ability solve problems and be flexible/adaptive to meeting changing needs

The MDOL/Bureau of Employment Services believes our employees should reflect the diversity of the populations we serve, including racial, cultural and ethnic diversity and people with disabilities. We welcome and encourage all applicants with interest in this position and who believe they meet minimum qualifications below.

Minimum qualifications:

Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in developing, coordinating, and administering employment and training programs and services r 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.

Preferencewill be given to applicants who:

+ Have strong supervisory experience and demonstrated leadership skills

+ Direct lived experience or experience supporting populations often overlooked in the workforce (e.g. opportunity youth, second chance hires, individuals with disabilities, refugees, people of color, etc.)

+ Are bilingual or multi-lingual in English in addition to any of the following languages: Arabic, French, Khmer, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the “Apply for this opening” button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and copies of any transcripts or certifications you wish to have considered while evaluating your application. In order for us to properly determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for any posting, you must be sure your resume includes month and year for any experience listed along with the duties and responsibilities associated with each particular time period.

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here or contact Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Generalist at (207) 816-0217. Paper applications for this posting should be submitted along with cover letter and resume before the closing date to Security & Employment Service Center, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, ME 04330 or faxed to 207-287-2018.

Contact Information:

Questions about this position should be directed to Melissa Harvey

Why work for the State of Maine?

+ Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

+ Retirement Savings

+ Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement

+ Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program)

+ Paid Holidays

+ Federal Public Loan Forgiveness Program- to learn if you qualify, please visit

+ Statewide Locations

+ Training

+ Seasonal Jobs

+ Summer Internship Opportunities


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

+ 13.16% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions

+ The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.60 biweekly.

+ At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (at least $412.23). Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%. 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. To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables ( .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC198871681

Posted On: Dec 03, 2021

Updated On: Dec 18, 2021