• Full Time
  • Brookings
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Website SD Department of Labor and Regulation


Job ID: 14184

Agency: Department of Labor and Regulation
Salary: $17.13 per hour
Pay Grade: GH
Closing Date: 06/23/2020


This is a full-time position with the Department of Labor and Regulation. For more information on the Department of Labor and Regulation, please visit http://dlr.sd.gov.


The Employment Specialist would work with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment & Training programs in cooperation with the SD Department of Social Services. Along with providing services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). All programs administered by the SD Department of Labor and Regulation are designed to enhance the participant’s ability to increase skill levels and obtain meaningful employment.    


This position works in a typical office environment. May conduct some duties outside of the office to attend meetings with partnering agencies. 


Employment Specialist will:

complete assessments to identify job skills as well as factors that limit potential employment opportunities;
provide individualized case management and counseling services to assist participants in removing barriers to employment;
develop employment plans, monitor program compliance, and coordinate services with resource agencies in the community;
implement job development and training opportunities for participants with various barriers to employment;
document all case management activities in detail.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A bachelor’s degree in related coursework is preferred. It is very important for candidates to be able to use a personal computer, have specific knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, and have the ability to work with various software programs.

Knowledge of:

case management interviewing and counseling techniques;
program eligibility requirements;
principles of human behavior and motivation;
employment programs and community services;
labor Market and economic conditions in the local area;
marketing techniques of employers and human resource professionals to build effective working relationships;
local educational, social services and support services offered in the community;
adaptive equipment to overcome employment barriers;
reasonable accommodations;
disabilities and how they affect individuals;
personal computer use with specific knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, and have the ability work with various software programs.
Skill to:

effectively work with program participants who may have barriers to employment;
build and maintain effective working relationships with employers, program partners and co-workers to work towards participant success.
Ability to:

build effective participant developmental plans and accurately maintain all required documentation, notes and follow up;
follow all program rules and regulations, keeping up with required changes;
communicate information clearly;
use all technology available to manage communication and follow up with participants, program partners and co-workers;
develop and maintain relationships with participants, program partners, employers and co-workers; 
maintain accurate records;
effectively speak to individual and or small groups of participants or employers about program services;
teach Job Search Assistance classes as needed.
Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach a cover letter and a resume if available.



NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. A score of silver or higher is preferred. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.

The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Apply at: https://scssdltmprod.agilera.net/ltm/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=9V9

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344

“An Equal Opportunity Employer”