Youth Career Coach
Youth Career Coach
Glenwood Springs, CO
Department of Labor and Employment
9/19/2018 5:00 PM Mountain
The Department of Labor and Employment keeps Colorado strong and competitive. We connect workers with great jobs and assist those who have been injured on the job. We help people who are unemployed through no fault of their own by providing temporary wage replacement and we ensure fair labor practices. We provide an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy that helps in decision making. And we protect the workplace and Colorado communities with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs.
This is a values-driven organization, committed to teamwork, collaboration, accountability, adaptability, excellence, integrity and respect.
We believe in outstanding customer service, an inclusive culture, continued process improvement and in our role as a trusted and strategic partner. Recognizing that knowledgeable employees drive our success, we are seeking dedicated individuals who exhibit our shared values and our passion for quality and excellence in all we do.
In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:
Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans
Medical and dental health plans
Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
Paid life insurance
Short- and long-term disability coverage
10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
Discounted RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)
BenefitHub state employee discount program
CafeWell employee wellness program
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
Our agency website: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building work environments that are inclusive and reflect our communities and the diverse talents of all people. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds and abilities to apply.
Description of Job
This position is open only to Colorado state residents.
Note: Glenwood Springs is located about 156 miles west of Denver.
The public workforce system exists to foster business-focused workforce partnerships, effectively preparing rural Coloradans for the jobs of today and tomorrow, by delivering a comprehensive array of employment and training services. By working with job seekers to enhance their employability and achieve their employment goals, this position provides services to program candidates, businesses, and the community. In addition, this position exists to provide career counseling and vocational guidance, identifies and assists job seekers in eliminating barriers to employment and/or post-secondary education, and specifically engages harder to serve youth and adults. This position interprets federal regulations and state program guidance, policies, and procedures.
This position is a Career Coach, and will serve Garfield County; the main office is located in Glenwood Springs. This position is expected to travel approximately 25% of the time, and may require use of your private vehicle, with reimbursement from the State. Position works Monday through Friday, and hours are full-time.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to the work assignment and six months of experience working with or training youth and harder to serve adults. Experience may include professional or volunteer work in such areas as mentoring, camp counseling, or provision of vocational guidance to high school and college students. Preferred educational fields include psychology, sociology, guidance counseling, or a related subject.
Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
Conditions of Employment:
Must be a Colorado resident at time of application.
As a condition of employment, you must successfully pass a background check (both criminal and unemployment insurance benefit overpayments).
Some travel may be required about 25% of the time, however overnight travel is not expected; the person selected for this position must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license. You may be required to use your own vehicle, and mileage will be reimbursed.
Must enjoy working with harder to serve youth and adults, helping youth realize their potential, and provide coaching for a variety of situations.
Must demonstrate successful experience working with or training at-risk youth and harder to serve adults.
Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with community-based organizations such as schools and non-profit entities serving potential job seekers.
Must be able to foster partnerships with related government agencies such as Human Services.
Must demonstrate an ability to work across diverse populations.
Must feel comfortable with a largely self-directed workload and minimal direct supervision.
This position requires having excellent interpersonal skills.
This position requires having excellent customer service skills.
Must be proficient using computers/lap tops, and using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Prior experience working with harder to serve youth and adult populations.
Prior experience working with a public agency or publicly funded program.
Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
Bilingual in both Spanish and English.
Experience with data entry.
Experience or working knowledge of Connecting Colorado.
Preferred educational fields include psychology, sociology, guidance counseling, or a related subject.
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.
Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at
A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: . Phone: . The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
Minimum Qualification Screening
A Human Resources Analyst will only review the work experience/job duties sections of the online job application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Cover letters and resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of the official State of Colorado online application, but may be attached. Part-time work experience will be prorated.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience and qualifications must be specifically documented on your online application. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application. Resumes WILL NOT be reviewed for minimum qualification screening.
Comparative Analysis Process Structured Application Review
After minimum qualification screening, the comparative analysis process for this position will involve a review and rating of all the information you submit with your application materials. Therefore, it is extremely important to document in the work experience/job duties portion of your online application the extent to which you possess the education, experience, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications as outlined in the job announcement. It is also important to thoroughly answer all supplemental questions (if listed) as your answers to these questions will be evaluated during this phase. Any attachments such as cover letters, resumes or other documents that support your experience may also be reviewed during this phase.
Answer the supplemental questions on the application completely and thoughtfully. Your answers may be rated based on your writing ability (spelling, grammar, and clarity of your writing) as well as the content of your answer.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations: The Americans with Disabilities Act protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and interview process should contact the Human Resources Office at or as soon as possible as advance preparation may be necessary for each step of the process. The person making the request may be asked to provide additional information regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed which will be kept confidential.