ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 1
Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Clay County, IA

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This Administrative Assistant 1 position is located in the Spencer, IA Workforce Center. NATIONAL CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATE - credential preferred
and applicant must meet the Selective 866: Ability to read, write and speak Spanish fluently . Applications accepted ONLY from candidates who possess this Selective.

This position will be responsible for collecting and reporting on migrant and seasonal farm workers (MSFW) activities and needed statistics, which will be reported to the State Monitor Advocate on a monthly basis. Conduct interviews with limited English speaking participants to determine employability and eligibility for assistance; identify/assess personal barriers/issues to becoming self-sufficient; interpret rules/regulations and explain rights and responsibilities of participants; gather, organize and analyze supporting documents and maintain detailed case notes.
Create and deliver presentations to migrant and seasonal farm workers, farmers, farm labor contractors, employers, agencies, and other interested groups regarding employment opportunities, farm labor safety, cultural diversity issues, labor rights, etc.

Perform case management functions and provide support services, employability plan reviews, and keep case files current in compliance with program policies.
Work with participants to overcome barriers/obstacles to succeed and refer them to work experience, job seeking skills classes, volunteer work, classroom training and other program components/activities; coach participants in the development of goals/objectives to reach self-sufficiency and monitor progress.

Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully in written and spoken form in both English and Spanish fluently. Possess and maintain a working knowledge of the services and programs offered by Iowa Workforce Development and other community resources. Serve as a member of department, agency or institutional committee and provide advice on matters necessary to implement directives and instructions. Assist community in effective use of available Iowa Workforce Development resources and serve as a liaison between employers and local institutions of education.

Hours of work are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, some required evenings and weekend travel. Travel heaviest from April to October; two or more evenings weekly.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree . Fluency in Spanish is required.

For additional ways to qualify, please click on this link to view the job description and minimum qualifications.

Additional Qualifications
To be considered for this position you must:
1. Fill out DAS-HRE application and submit to
DAS-HRE by the closing date.
2. In addition, Iowa Workforce Development
requests applicants to send a cover letter and
resume by the closing date to:
Workforce Services Administration
Targeted Services Bureau
ATTN: Barbara Bobb, Manager
150 Des Moines St.
Des Moines, IA 50309

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