Foreign Labor Employment Specialist

State Of North Carolina Raleigh , NC 27611

Posted 2 months ago

Description of Work

Salary Grade: GN10

Recruitment Range: $39,611 - $60,773

The Foreign Labor Services Unit provides comprehensive employment, training, and supportive services to job seekers and employers. Special emphasis is placed on services to Foreign Labor certification recipients to ensure that they are served comparably to the general applicant population. Primary emphasis is placed on assisting employers with foreign labor certification petitions and applications for job openings not filled by domestic workers. That includes meeting their employment needs and helping them stay in compliance with federal and foreign rules and regulations.

Work for this position provides assistance for employers to successfully navigate through the non-agriculture Foreign Labor Certification process of hiring foreign workers for employment in North Carolina where domestic workers are either not qualified, not willing, or not available for the jobs. On the other hand, assist to assure that the admission of foreign workers will not adversely affect the job opportunities, wages, and working conditions of domestic workers. Work for this position involves the coordination of technical processing functions within the Foreign Labor program, often serving as the process and procedural expert. It includes planning, organizing, processing, and reporting for the non-agriculture Foreign Labor Certification Unit. This position manages the day-to-day functions of the Foreign Labor unit, plans, and organizes activities, communicates and interprets program information, policy, and procedures, provides customer service to clients, and maintains business accounts and records.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

The Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience Requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review resumes in lieu of the Experience and Education listed on the application (additional statement below). Click these links for additional information: Introduction to the Job Application and Addressing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities.

To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:

  • Demonstrated ability to convey information and ideas, written or oral, through a variety of media to individuals or groups.

  • Ability to compile, assimilate and organize both printed and electronic information.

  • Working knowledge of policies, procedures affecting program area.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret, and implement policy and procedural guidelines.

  • Demonstrated ability to modify processes using applicable technology, web-based data systems, and programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize the workflow and coordinate activities.

  • Ability to consult, train, and function as a resource for local offices throughout the region.

  • Ability to implement provisions of federal, state, and agency law, rules, regulations, and procedures to specific program areas.

  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate information and conflicting opinions.

.Necessary Special Requirement:

38 U.S.C. 4103A requires that employees in this class be honorably discharged veterans who have served a minimum of 180 days on active duty other than for training in the Armed Forces or were discharged or relieved from active duty because of a service-connected disability. Chapter 41 of Title 38 continues, "Preference shall be accorded in the following order:

  • To qualified service-connected disabled veterans.

  • If no veteran described in paragraph (1) is available, to qualified eligible veterans.

  • If no veteran described in paragraph (1) or (2) is available, then to qualified eligible persons.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor' degree from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of progressive experience in human resource administration, job development and placement, employment counseling, vocational guidance and counseling, social work, vocational rehabilitation, labor management, apprenticeship and training programs, or public contact advising job applicants and employers in a variety of functions; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information

For consideration for this vacancy, all applicants must complete an online application using this link

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received before the posting closing date will be evaluated for consideration. Applications for positions requiring specific coursework must be accompanied by a copy of the applicant's transcript.


Application with "see attached" or resumes instead of completed education and work experience on the formal application will be deemed incomplete and will not be eligible for consideration for the vacancy. All attachments, unless specifically requested in the vacancy announcement (i.e. transcripts, proof of licensure or certification, etc.), are considered optional and will not be reviewed during initial screening to determine applicants' eligibility for the vacancy.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax.

Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference under N.C.G.S .126 must submit a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. This information may be attached to the online application or be faxed on or before the closing date.

Applicants may check the status of their application for a vacancy at any time by logging in to the government jobs system using the above link. Once the applicant has logged in, the status of each submitted application is documented next to each vacancy for which he/she has applied.

  • IMPORTANT* Application resubmissions or attachment additions can only be made 24-hours after the last application submission or attachment addition. Please be mindful of the date and time the post closes, and allow sufficient time to ensure that your documents have been acknowledged in your applicant inbox before closing your applicant account.

All applicants recommended for hire will be subject to a criminal background check.

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Foreign Labor Employment Specialist

State Of North Carolina