Employment and Training Specialist III (Anticipated Vacancy)

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

Job Description

Employment and Training Specialist III (Anticipated Vacancy)

Brunswick , Maine , United States | Professional/Technical | Full-time Apply by: Aug. 8, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Labor – Bureau of Employment Services

Opening Date: July 25, 2022

Closing Date: August 8, 2022

Job Class Code: 0703

Grade: 22 (Professional/Technical)

Salary:$43,201 – $57,969

Location: Brunswick, ME

This is your chance to join a team of hardworking professionals who support job seekers and businesses across Maine. If you enjoy working with the public and have an enthusiastic energy to make a difference by connecting individuals with employers and a positive approach in assisting individuals gain the skillsets needed to be successful in the workforce, then this position is for you!

You will develop and coordinate specialized employment, training, and/or employer services and support the CareerCenter manager by providing functional leadership in the CareerCenter. Work involves assisting job seeking customers with employment and training needs as well as referrals to other services and assisting employers with recruitment and training services.

Primary responsibilities include:

+ Conduct and interpret assessments, case management, career counseling and job placement with job seeking customers.

+ Contact, visit and consult with employers to assist with workforce needs including recruitment, training and retention and connect business to available services.

+ Promote recruitment from diverse workforce pools.

+ Direct and coordinate work activities including testing, counseling, recruitment, and referral services ensure program goals and objectives are met.

+ Write reports, respond to inquiries, document services and program activities and provide information.

+ Confer with local community groups and members to provide information on program goals and objectives.

+ Make presentations to small and large groups.

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:

Any combination of education and/or work experience that demonstrates competency in:

+ Interpersonal Skills

+ Customer/Quality Skills

+ Accountability Skills

+ Planning/Organization Skills

+ Teaching Others

Description of qualification competencies may be found on the Bureau of Human Resources’ website – click here: Job Specification Employment and Training Specialist III (\ActSpec\JobSpecs\_HTM\0703.htm) .

Preference will be given to those applicants:

+ Quality focus and the ability to guide and deliver exceptional customer service.

+ Effective written and verbal communication.

+ Effective listening and ability to lead and work in a team.

+ Problem solving with the ability to identify and analyze situations.

+ Experience using virtual communications platforms such as MS Teams and Zoom.

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

Contact information:

Questions about this position should be directed to Rene Smith at Rene.L (

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. Any experience that was not full-time employment should be identified as such.

If you require a paper application, please download and print one here or contact our office at 207-623-6700. 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. Be sure title of the job you are applying for is included. Applications cannot be accepted after the posting closing date.

Benefits of working for the State of Maine:

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,345.04 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16 % of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act ( .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness ( .

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: JC219618804

Posted On: Jul 27, 2022

Updated On: Aug 11, 2022