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Employment Specialist - Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist (Dvop)

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State Of South Dakota Rapid City , SD 57702

Posted 4 months ago

Job ID: 10742

Agency: Department of Labor & Regulation

Location: Rapid City

Salary: $16.61 per hour

Pay Grade: GH

For more information on the Department of Labor & Regulation, please visit

Under 38 U.S.C. 4103A(a), a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) Employment Specialist provides intensive services and facilitates placements to meet the employment needs of veterans, prioritizing service to special disabled veterans, other disabled veterans, and other categories of veterans in accordance with priorities determined by the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

Specifically, the DVOP Employment Specialist will: Direct their activities to eligible veterans and eligible persons who have a Significant Barrier to Employment (SBE). Provide assessments, job development, placement, work direction, support services, and counseling for individuals in need of specialized placement services and/or individuals seeking and/or receiving assistance from Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and the Reemployment Intensive Services, and Employer Relations programs to promote work and self-sufficiency.

Candidate will need to be able to work 40 hours per week, as scheduled, between 7:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday.


Requirement: Federal law requires that any Department of Labor position funded by a DVOP grant must be filled by a veteran who meets one of the criteria below. Applicants for this position must submit a copy of their DD214 discharge papers with their application.

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria below:

a) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released therefrom with other than a dishonorable discharge;

b) was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability;

c) as a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty pursuant to selection 12301(a), (d), or (g), 12302 or 12304 of title 10, served on active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge; or

d) was discharged or released from active duty by reason of a sole survivorship discharge (as that term is defined in section 1174 (i) of title 10).

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. 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 Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • business employment/recruiting practices;

  • resume development, interviewing and counseling techniques;

  • principles of human behavior and motivation;

  • federal, state, and local public assistance programs;

  • career training programs and post-secondary education opportunities;

  • veterans employment programs and community services;

  • disability programs and Vocational Rehabilitation services;

  • labor market data, resources and economic conditions the area of responsibility;

  • Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Ability to:

  • council and motivate participants towards success in their program participation and employment goals;
  • partner with related veteran agencies and their staff to coordinate effective delivery of program services;
  • conduct effective outreach to both potential program participants and with appropriate related organizations;
  • conduct and give group presentations;
  • review all open case files of current participants with a SBE or in an authorized category and perform case management duties;
  • manage a caseload of case-managed SBE veterans and eligible persons;
  • conduct relationship building, outreach and recruitment activities with other service providers in the local area;
  • enroll SBE and authorized category veterans in the local office;
  • deal tactfully with others;
  • interpret rules, policies, procedures;
  • successfully work with people of all levels of education and experience;
  • work independently;
  • maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • communicate information clearly and concisely, either individually or to groups in a classroom setting;
  • maintain self-control under stressful situations;
  • navigate computerized job seeker database.


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 visit This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Apply at:

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"

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