Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist
Virginia Workforce Connection
Alexandria, VA 22311
Professional, Scientific Services
Application Closing Date
Security Clearance Required
From $39,600 To $44,000
Assist unemployed and employed disabled veterans, special disabled veterans and other eligible persons who seek Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) services to overcome significant barriers to employment as defined in VPL 03-14 and obtain suitable employment. Provide intensive services to address employment needs and facilitate placement into a suitable position including assessing skill levels and service needs; developing and executing individual employment plans; used to identify and achieve employment goals and objectives; conduct group and /or individual counseling and career planning sessions; and offer short-term prevocational services (e.g. developing learning, communication, interviewing and personal maintenance skills).Provide case management services to Chapter 31 referrals; perform outreach services to identify, promote and provide VEC employment and training services to veterans and organizations; work collaboratively with other partners in outstations and the community to provide intensive services; and provide counseling and referrals to other resources. Collect and enter data into automated system; conduct training and interviews; prepare reports and training materials; and respond to inquiries.
Candidates shall be considered from among qualified veterans with preference given to qualified service-connected disabled veterans.
Knowledge of career counseling, interviewing and job placement principles and techniques. Knowledge of community resources, counseling services and social programs. Understanding of veteran issues and available services.
Strong customer service, case management and customer service skills.
Computer skills in the use of Microsoft Office Professional or comparable software programs.
Ability to key, track and report electronic data; conduct Internet research; and create and deliver presentations. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to assess and match client skills to open positions; work with clients in crisis to enhance employable skills; and motivate clients to achieve established goals and objectives.
Ability to meet deadlines, and prepare and manage file documentation. Demonstrated ability to apply agency program standards and procedures.
Degree in human resources, business or public administration, social work or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
Experience working with agency programs, Veteran Affairs and Services, and Federal employment and training programs.
Ability to speak Spanish
Comments: The successful candidate must pass a background investigation.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through
Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted.
Applications must include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable.
Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application.
A resume will not substitute for a fully completed state application.
Applications submitted with "see resume" under work experience are considered incomplete.
This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration.
Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.
NOTICE: VEC will record information from each new employee's Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization. The Virginia Employment Commission Is An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Applicants needing accommodations should contact the Human Resource office for additional information.
The Commonwealth does not provide sponsorship; therefore, applicants must be a citizen or national of the U.S., a Lawful Permanent Resident, or an alien authorized to work. Please make sure you include the position number on all faxed DD214's or service connected disability letters.
Applicant Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Name: Human Resources
Phone: (804) 786-3025
Fax: Only accepting faxed DD214 and/or Service-Connecte
Email: E-mailed applications, resumes or cover letters will not be accepted.
Address: Mailed applications, resumes or cover letters will not be accepted.
Virginia Workforce Connection