Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Connecticut Careers Trainee

Target Class-Labor Department Veterans Employment Outreach Worker

Recruitment #210716-1992SH-001


Are you passionate about counseling and assisting Veterans find work? 
If so, we want you to become part of our team!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in a constantly evolving environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. We ensure the supply of high-quality integrated services that serve the needs of our customers.

We have an opening for a Connecticut Careers Trainee with the target class of Labor Department Veterans Employment Outreach Worker (LDVEOW). This position is in the Bridgeport American Job Center. This is a full time, Monday through Friday, first shift position. The hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Note: This is a one year training program, after successful completion of the training program you will be promoted to the target class of LDVEOW. Pursuant to Title 38 U.S.C. you must be a qualified veteran to qualify for this role. Preference will be given first to qualified disabled veterans of the Vietnam era, then to other qualified disabled veterans, then to any other qualified veteran.

Background of Facility: The Department of Labor’s American Job Center’s (AJC) system is a partnership of organizations that provide workforce assistance to job seekers and employers. This collaboration of state, regional, and local organizations work as a system to help prepare and train the workforce and offer services that help businesses and industries find talent. We offer a full complement of employment services, including career centers, recruitments, workshops, and employment services for veterans. We can also assist with unemployment insurance questions.

We offer competitive benefits including healthcare coverage, retirement plan, paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year in addition to vacation, sick and personal leave accruals. Also group life insurance and other supplemental benefits. We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please include your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

If selected for further consideration, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to submit these documents with your application.

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to confirm receipt or status updates during the recruitment process. Please note that not all applicants will be contacted for interview and encouraged to apply for future postings.

Applicants are encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status board daily to monitor their status and check for notices from recruiters. Viewing notices from the board ensures applicants have full visibility of all emailed notices.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jasmyn Raymond at


In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional position.


In a department or institution receives training in introductory governmental work for development of skills and knowledge in field of public administration in order to qualify for advancement into agency professional positions; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during course of training period; performs related duties as required.
Veteran Employment Outreach Workers (VEOW) are mandated to serve veteran’s that are identified as having “Significant Barriers to Employment” (SBE). Specifically, the LVER (Local Veterans’ Employment Representative) staff performs outreach to local businesses and employers to advocate for the hiring of veterans. In working with employers, they collaborate with other LVER staff and the Regional Business Services teams to assist with the development of jobs and job training opportunities and through job development with employers to promote employment opportunities for veterans. Creates jobs and job training opportunities through job development with employers. Develops apprenticeships and other OJT positions with veterans and develops linkages to promote employment opportunities for veterans. Provides outreach to employers and business throughout the state. Performs related duties as assigned.


Oral and written communication skills; ability to acquire knowledge and skills required for the target classification; ability to understand, evaluate and solve problems by exercising judgement and logic; ability to read, interpret and understand written material; ability to perform basic arithmetical computations; ability to interpret charts, graphs and tables; learning and reasoning ability; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with superiors, associates and general public; ability to utilize computer software.


Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree.


  1. If the target job classification has a Substitution Allowed that requires the Bachelor's or Master's degree to be in a specific area(s), then these specific degree areas are required for appointment to the Connecticut Career Trainee classification.
  2. Candidates cannot be appointed until all degree requirements are complete.


Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:
  • Cold calling, networking and making new contacts
  • Using Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Using virtual platforms (such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc.) to participate in meetings, provide training, and collaborate on documents
  • Collaborating and following up with various parties to achieve a common goal
  • Working with, or having knowledge of workforce development systems



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.