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Masshire-North Shore Workforce Board Employment Counselor, DES (DVOP) in Salem, Massachusetts

Job Description Employment Counselor, DES (DVOP) - (230009LG) Description Incumbents in this Department of Career Services (DCS) position under 38 U.S.C. 4103A(a), provides intensive services and facilitates placements to meet the employment and training needs of veterans. The Employment Counselor (EC) prioritizes service to special disabled veterans, other disabled veterans, and other categories of veterans in accordance with priorities determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary). The incumbent will review and analyze Career Center Veterans information through records, tests, interviews and observations and advise clients on such matters as creating employment plans and developing job search techniques. The EC will confer with agency staff and others on clients\' behalf; conduct counseling interviews; respond to inquiries regarding eligibility for/benefits of/procedures related to various Career Center programs; act as liaisons to associated public and private service organizations; compile educational and other information as needed and perform related duties as required. Duties include but are not limited to: -Compile occupational, educational, and other pertinent information to assist Career Center veterans in determining vocational and educational interests and goals. -Advise veterans on such matters as job search techniques and processes, transitioning their skill from the military to the civilian sector, ways of dealing with barriers to employment, and specific courses of action to prepare for training and employment opportunities. -Answer inquiries from veterans and other interested parties concerning agency programs and services: eligibility requirements, benefits of using them, procedures for enrolling, etc. Assist Veterans in the preparation of agency forms. -Serve as liaison to private and other public organizations to promote Career Center programs and services, to exchange information, and to develop shared resources that will enhance services to veterans. -Consult and coordinate with other appropriate representatives of federal, state and local programs for the purposes of developing maximum linkages to promote opportunities and provide maximum employment assistance to veterans. -Develop and promote apprenticeship and other On-The-Job training positions for veterans. -Provide appropriate assistance to other Career Center staff with responsibility for veterans in carrying out their responsibilities. THIS IS A VETERAN FUNDED POSITION. Appointment to this position must be made in the order of preference provided by Public Law 100-323, as follows: First to qualified service-connected disabled veterans: then, if no such disabled veteran is available, to qualified eligible veterans; and if no such eligible veteran is available, to qualified person (as defined in 38 U.S.C.) Applicants claiming veteran preference must provide a copy of their DD-214 Member 4 copy and when claiming disabled veteran preference must provide a copy of their DD-214 Member 4 copy and statement of disability from the Veteran?s Administration. Applicants applying via internet must ensure that required military documents, DD214 Member 4 copy and CURRENT U.S. Department of Veterans? Affairs (VA) statement of disability letter, are submitted prior to closure of job announcement. IN THE CASE OF A PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY, THE SALARY PROVISIONS OF THE APPLICABLE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WILL BE UTILIZED FOR PLACEMENT WITHIN THE SALARY RANGE. Qualifications: First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. For more info and application link: