Sonoma County Human Services Department is seeking qualified candidates to fill 2 full-time vacancies for Employment & Training Program Coordinators - Youth Programs . The employment list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time and extra-help vacancies as they occur during the active status of the list.
The Employment & Training Program Coordinators assist with the development and implementation of the youth programs and work with community based organizations and partners to carry out the mission of the designated Youth Program.
One position will coordinate the Youth Education & Employment Services (YEES) Program , along with the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC) Program . YEES is a youth employment and training program provided under the Workforce Investment Act; SCYEC is the work experience component of the YEES program for youth and young adults. Duties include managing the day-to-day operations of the program; working with the contracted youth service providers who offer the services directly to youth in the community; assisting with the development and implementation of the program; overseeing eligibility and documentation based on Workforce Investment Act rules and regulations; serving as a subject matter expert and primary contact for providers; monitoring programs and visiting youth worksites; and providing and presenting information about the programs to various audiences.
The other position will oversee the coordination of the Services for Transitional Age Youth (STAY) Program which will provide employment assistance to transitional age foster youth, age 16-24. Duties include assisting with the development and implementation of the program and overseeing the day-to-day operations; working with current or former foster youth; serving as a liaison with Child Welfare social workers and other partners to assist youth in making a successful transition to adulthood; working with the contracted youth service providers who offer the services directly to youth in the community; overseeing eligibility and documentation based on Workforce Investment Act rules and regulations; serving as a subject matter expert and primary contact for providers; monitoring programs and visiting youth worksites; and providing and presenting information about the programs to various audiences.
Both the SCYEC and YEES programs are funded by the Workforce Investment Act and are designed to assist youth to prepare for future education and/or employment opportunities. The positions will be closely linked and provide back up to one another.
Ideal candidates for both positions will have experience in the following:
(CST: Employment & Training Program Coordinator)
- Working in or around at-risk and foster youth age 14-21.
- Coordinating and/or managing youth programs.
- Presenting orientations and seminars to various audiences.
- Knowledge of Workforce Investment Act programs is desirable.
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.
Education and Experience: Any combination of course work, training, and/or work experience which clearly demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units at an accredited college including at least 18 semester or 24 quarter units in sociology, psychology, counseling, social work, or other related fields, and two years of experience as an Employment and Training Counselor II coupled with continued course work or training in the principles and techniques of leadership and training will provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Experience coordinating or managing programs or projects is highly desirable.
License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California to perform the essential job functions of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge o f: techniques and strategies of program organization and management; Federal, State and County employment and training programs, policies, rules, codes, and regulations; current economic conditions in the local community and regional area including current employment and labor practices and employment trends; public and private community agencies and resources available to meet client needs; socioeconomic problems, cultural difference, language and other barriers to employment associated with various ethnic or disadvantaged segments of the community; factors which support individual and family self-sufficiency, especially as related to employment and training; and the principles and techniques of leadership and training.
Ability to : coordinate significant employment and training program components; provide technical assistance, training, and liaison with staff at community based agencies and training providers; facilitate meetings; appropriately assume responsibility; reason logically and accurately; respond to problems regarding services and operations, identify solutions and take appropriate action; develop marketing and public relations materials and strategies; assist with developing, modifying, implementing and evaluating program policies, procedures, operations and strategies; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to deal tactfully and effectively with clients, co-workers, community groups, private and public agency employees, and the general public; interview and counsel clients; interpret, explain and apply complex laws and regulations; write and maintain accurate reports and records; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees and the general public; and lead and direct the work of others.
The information contained in the application and responses to the supplemental questions will be evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the employment process. Applicants should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
For more detailed information about examination steps and the hiring process, you are encouraged to go to http://hr.sonoma-county.org/content.aspx?sid=1024&id=1464 and review the Hiring Process Overview.
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass), and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.
Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination . Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.
A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.
Additionally, a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screening, will be required prior to employment.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are accepted on-line at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org . Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma is committed to a policy and actively pursues a program of equal employment and non-discrimination. More information can be found at: http://hr.sonoma-county.org/content.aspx?sid=1024&id=1304
HR Analyst: PH
HR Technician: JW