Employment and Training Program Specialist

Foreign Labor Certification Coordinator

Recruitment #041321-MDDZ40-600900

Summary Statement

The Employment and Training Program Specialist, also called Foreign Labor Certification Coordinator, is responsible for the management of the Foreign Labor Program in the State of Delaware. The person hired in this position will serve as a liaison for the Department of Labor and the National Foreign Labor Office to process employer requests for domestic and foreign labor in the state.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  1. Read, write, and speak Spanish and English fluently.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Researches, analyzes and applies federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines for assigned programs to ensure program compliance, develops/edits technical assistance documents to assist operational staff in carrying out daily responsibilities.
  • Monitors assigned programs to measure activity and results against program objectives by identifying deficiencies through periodic on-site visits; submits reports which recommend corrective action; provides assistance in implementing appropriate action to increase performance levels.
  • Provides technical support and assistance to operational staff to ensure smooth program operations; assists in training operational staff on areas such as program eligibility criteria, operating procedures, and report preparation.
  • Compiles information and prepares various management information reports such as the analysis of goal attainments.
  • Assists in the development of program budgets, service plans and performance goal-setting; may participate in contract/performance criteria negotiation.
  • Speaks at or participates in related workshops, conferences, and/or meetings to discuss and/or provide information on manpower programs; acts as liaison to external special interest groups, organizations, employers, schools, individual, and governmental agencies.
  • May monitor and approve support services requests such as training, transportation, day care, relocation and/or shelter.
  • May develop and/or revise operational procedures and program materials.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Employment and Training Program Specialist
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in program monitoring such as monitoring program activities and recommending alternatives, improvements, courses of action and other changes based on findings.
  2. Six months experience in interpreting employment and training program laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  3. Six months experience in narrative report writing.
  4. Knowledge of budget development which includes analyzing financial data and making long and short range plans and projections.

Additional Posting Information

Writing Exercise: A writing exercise will be given at the time of interview.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.