Employment Specialist Veteran Services
State of Montana 59 reviews - Helena, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
Employment Specialist Veteran Services

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9563-1323


For more information contact:
State Agency:
Labor and Industry

Office of Human Resources - P.O. Box 1728

Helena , MT

Phone: (406)444-3710

Fax: (406)444-3685

TTY: (406)444-0532

E-mail: dliapps@mt.gov

  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce





Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent


Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Labor and Industry

Workforce Services

Job Service Operations


Bargaining Unit:


State Application Required:

$30,419.00 - $34,823.00

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information: Applicants’ qualifications are assessed based on minimum qualifications and in accordance to Pay Plan Rules. Successful applicant’s pay is set using the above salary range based on qualifications. Additional compensation includes $8,796 for benefits and 7.1% of employer contribution to retirement.

Special Information:
If you’re looking for an opportunity in career advancement, providing customer service to Montana citizens, and living and working in beautiful Helena, then MT Dept of Labor and Industry can offer you a great work environment with Benefits .

Under Title 38, United States Code, Jobs for Veterans Act, the following preference in appointment for a Disabled Veteran’s Outreach Program (DVOP) Employment Specialist shall be given in the following order of priority.

1. Qualified service-connected disabled veterans;

2. Qualified eligible veterans; and

3. Qualified eligible persons, as defined in Title 38 United States Code, Section 4101(5).

Extensive travel is required. Successful applicant must have a valid driver's license and proof of insurance. The successful applicant must receive positive job references. Pay for employees new to DLI will be set at a level below salary of current employees with similar qualifications. Following a successful trial period, new employees shall have pay adjusted to a base salary level that is consistent with current employees with similar qualifications.

Required applications materials:
  • State of Montana Employment Application Form
  • Response to Supplement Question
Online applications are encouraged; however, for applicants choosing not to apply online, please note the State of Montana Employment Application Form is required. Complete application materials must be submitted by closing date of job posting. Late or incomplete application materials will not be considered.

Application materials are accepted via on-line, email, fax, postal mail, or dropped off at nearest MT Job Service. If you have any questions or problems applying for this vacancy, please contact us at dliapps@mt.gov or (406)444-3710.

MPEA selection will be based on the following:
Qualifications = 20% Capabilities = 70% Seniority = 10%

This position is located in the Workforce Services Division, Job Service Field Operations Bureau, and reports to the Veteran’s Program Manager. As a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) Employment Specialist, this position will function as the Intensive Services Coordinator (ISC). The ISC serves as the State Agency’s central point of contact for service to Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E). In addition to case management responsibilities, the ISC will facilitate the dissemination of information to, and compile information from other DVOP specialists in the local Job Service Offices, and from other state agency staff who serve Chapter 31 participants. The ISC serves as the coordination point to communicate information to and from VR&E staff, and the Director of Veterans Education and Training (DVET).

Provides employment services to applicants using knowledge of local labor market conditions, employer needs and requirements, job programs, the O-Net Titles and/or codes, interviewing techniques and public relation skills; provides employment services to employers using knowledge of recruitment and selection procedures, job requirements, local labor market, and availability of qualified applicants. Promotes employment opportunities and Job Service image within the community using public relations skills. Arranges, coordinates and monitors activities for individuals and assesses the appropriateness and results of the services and plans using knowledge of community resources, networking skills and effective assessment/career counseling/case management. Partners locally, regionally and statewide to project workforce needs, support economic development and the workforce system to develop strategies insuring an adequate pipeline of skilled workers for business needs. Provides specialized Human Resources services to employers. These services may include job analysis, job descriptions, interview questions, creating selection procedures, creating specific tests, teaching employers interviewing skills and techniques, assisting employers in understanding labor and employment laws, providing employment related information and materials to employers and facilitating the recruiting process using Job Service or other methods.

To perform the duties of the position the incumbent must have knowledge of the body of labor and employment laws, rules and procedures; interviewing methods and current social and labor market condition in the area serviced; of placement methodology and the more abstract human elements requiring specialized attention; labor market information and application, including local, regional, statewide, national and global trends impacting workforce needs. Knowledge of curriculum development and training techniques; of extensive body of pertinent social and labor legislation and Job Service regulations and policies. Ability to apply laws, rules, and procedures to complex procedural assignments; to establish effective working relationships with clients and co-workers; to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Skill in the use of personal computers and software such as Office 2000, Excel and Access. Behavioral competencies required are substantial skills in Customer Service/Orientation; ability to work effectively in a team environment and to demonstrate initiative and accountability to maintain a high level of productivity independently; strong sense of professionalism; ability to focus efforts and energy on successfully attaining clear, concrete, accurate timely and measurable outcomes of importance to the customer; ability to break employment problems into component parts and consider or organize actions in a systematic way; the process of looking for underlying causes or thinking through the consequences of different courses of action; accept change as a healthy and normal part of organizational growth; maintain focus and effectiveness during rapid changes and transitions; show a consistent pattern of being able to recognize the activities needed to accomplish an objective and to plan and initiate appropriate steps to do so with minimal supervision in the process. The Department of Labor and Industry strives to provide an effective customer focused work environment. Our goal is to provide excellent service to all our customers. The core values of this Department are customer focus, individual responsibility, individual growth, ethics in the workplace, and continuous improvement. These values represent the Department’s expectations of staff and the ideal employee is one who embraces these values.

The essential duties of this position are typically acquired through the following combinations of relevant education and experience equivalent to five years. This includes college coursework in a field such as personnel administration, business administration, counseling, education or a related field; and, work experience that involved assessing and advising others in a variety of personal and professional issues such as employment, personnel, counseling, finance, education. Work experience in areas that involved case management, client assessment, business services, networking-including utilization of community resources, labor market information including job development and placement skills is preferred. The successful applicant(s) with college credits or college degree(s) shown on the application may be required to provide a copy of their college transcripts or diploma upon interview or prior to hire for pay setting purposes.

Supplemental Questions:
The information you provide on this application supplement will be used by the selection panel in combination with your education and experience to determine which applicants will be selected for an interview. Your responses will be viewed apart from your state application and other application material, therefore, IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING NAMES OF EMPLOYERS, DATES, JOB TITLES, ETC. In order to receive full credit, you must express yourself fully and completely. Do not expect the selection panel to make assumptions based upon your application, resume, or other materials when rating your application supplement.

This position is responsible for programs relating to employment, training, and counseling services to Veterans. Please describe your knowledge and experience in providing or managing such services. Include your knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to Veterans' employment and training programs. Also include your experience in coordinating with groups or organizations serving the Veteran population, especially relating to employment and/or training services.

Additional Materials Required: None Required

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