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Business Services, Worksource Specialist (Wss4 In-Training 2018-09345) Yakima

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State Of Washington Yakima , WA 98908

Posted 2 months ago


Please note: This recruitment is being Re-Posted and will close 10/30/2018 at 11:59 p.m. If you have previously applied, you do not need to reapply. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision and close the posting anytime after the first initial seven (7) days.

Here at Employment Security, we believe in the Power to Help when people need it most. We provide economic security to the people of Washington every day and in every corner of the state. We help people find jobs, bridge gaps in employment and soon we'll be providing paid family medical leave.

Our Employment Connections division, WorkSource Yakima County office is looking to hire a Business Services, WorkSource Specialist 4 (WSS4) In-training. In this role, you will provide direct services to job seekers and employers both inside the WorkSource office and out in the community, providing integrated services to all customers. Your ability to build relationships with your clients will be critical in building a collaborative environment. You will attend community meetings and events representing the workforce partnership process, communicating and working closely with internal and external partners, and conducting vigorous outreach to employers who are seeking qualified workers. Additionally you will be relied upon and responsible for the coordination, integration and delivery of a comprehensive array of "designed" employment and training services to job seekers and employers.

If this sounds like something you'd enjoy and you want to make a difference in your community, then we encourage you to apply now!

Please Note: This recruitment will be used to hire at the WorkSource Specialist 3 level. The incumbents will be required to successfully complete a training plan in order to promote to the goal class of WSS4. Salary ranges for these levels are:

  • WorkSource Specialist 3: $38,220 - $50,004 annually depending on qualifications.

  • WorkSource Specialist 4: $42,060 - $55,152 annually depending on qualifications.


In this role you will be conducting outreach to employers for 50% of your schedule to support local job fairs, "employer of the day", hiring events, temporary agencies, and employment related workshops and job clubs. You will also work to educate businesses on the registration and job posting processes both by in-person demonstration and by awareness of online tutorials. You'll perform job development to promote the hiring of program participants, develop and monitor on-the-job, work experience, and other training contracts.

Some of what you'll enjoy doing:

  • Contacting potential employers to identify business needs and determine job opportunities for customers.

  • Conducting needs assessment of businesses employee needs.

  • Collaborating with local business outreach teams on events, outplacement and recruitment activities through area offices.

  • Developing and sustaining relationships with colleges and training providers to ensure that job seekers and businesses are aware of all available resources and services.

  • Participating with other WS staff and partners in developing local service delivery strategies to maximize outreach.

  • Promoting and educating businesses and hiring entities about how to integrate into their local/regional recruitment efforts to increase market share.

  • Building collaborative community relationships, serving as liaison to management and partners.

  • Partnering with employers to provide relevant resources and support to increase hiring of locally trained talent.

  • Working with ESD Communications to develop professional marketing materials that showcase WorkSource resources for employers with employers and businesses.

  • Utilizing Social Media to maximize outreach connections.

  • Tracking employment opportunities through and other on line employment services such as Craigslist, Indeed, Linked in, Facebook, etc. bringing forth those opportunities to local offices.

  • Participating in a dynamic team environment to support lean practices and work to develop our business model for putting the "Customer First".

  • Be highly engaged in your professional development.


Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience in workforce development, social or human resource services, public relations, or public contact work, such as: unemployment insurance, education, public relations, benefits programs, insurance claims, law enforcement, and banking, OR a combination of education and/or relevant experience.

OR A Master's degree will substitute for one year of the required experience.

OR One year as a WorkSource Specialist 2 or equivalent class within the Employment Security Department, or another state's Employment Security agency.

Supplemental Information

Please attach a resume and letter of interest to your on-line application (through the Add Attachment(s) field).

  • Applications with comments such as "see attachments" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.

Other Information

  • Final external candidates must pass an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Fraud Check.

  • This recruitment may be used to establish a qualified pool of project WSS4 In-training candidates for agency-wide vacancies in the next six months.

  • The Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

  • If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please contact or (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960.

Veteran's Preference

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference must attach a copy of their DD214 or other verification of military service. Please black out any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Thank you for your service!

Modern Workplace

ESD's employee engagement survey scores improved by 8 percent in 2017. Our agency is devoted to ongoing improvement and continues to develop strategies and programs to enhance the employee experience. We are working to create a modern workplace designed to meet the needs of a changing workforce. We have wellness programs, telework policies and flexible schedules. We're working to update our facilities all over the state to enhance both the client and employee experience.

Opportunity for All

The Washington Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Jeanette Nelson at 360-902-9544 if you have any questions regarding this posting. You can also email us at or Washington Relay Service 711 if you are a person with a disability needing assistance in the application process, if you need this job announcement in an alternate format, or with general questions about this opportunity.

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Business Services, Worksource Specialist (Wss4 In-Training 2018-09345) Yakima

Expired Job

State Of Washington