State of Maryland

JOB SERVICE SPECIALIST IV (#006380)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $38,988.00-$61,649.00 Yearly


GRADE

13

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICE     BARGAINING UNIT: X     OVERTIME ELIGIBLE

NATURE OF WORK

A Job Service Specialist IV is the lead level of work in the field of workforce development.  Employees in this classification are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a workforce development unit.  Employees in this classification assign, review and approve the work of and train lower-level Job Service Specialists.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Job Service Specialist Supervisor I or other designated supervisor.  The work may require travel to various employer work sites in order to promote use of public workforce development services.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Job Service Specialist IV is differentiated from the Job Service Specialist III in that the Job Service Specialist IV assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Job Service Specialists, and is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a workforce development unit or specialized program while the Job Service Specialist III is responsible for overseeing the daily operations a of a specialized workforce development program.  The Job Service Specialist IV is differentiated from the Job Service Specialist Supervisor I in that the Job Service Specialist Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Job Service Specialists and directs the operations of one or more workforce development units.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Plans, directs and coordinates the operations of a workforce development unit or specialized workforce development program, such as Local Veterans Employment Program, Early Intervention Program or Job Development program;

Trains, assigns and reviews the work of Job Service Specialists;

Implements and coordinates work procedures and processes;

Interviews job applicants to determine occupational qualifications and classifications and analyzes work experience, education and vocational training, and degree of job readiness;

Evaluates an applicant’s qualifications such as education, experience and skills in order to select only those applicants for referral who are qualified for vacancies reported by employers;

Advises applicants on workforce development or special program policies and procedures and offers guidance on techniques of applying for jobs;

Appraises applicant’s suitability for a variety of job openings available and assists applicant in choosing between alternatives, then refers applicant to employer;

Receives job orders from employers and determines job content, skills and abilities required and other occupational data necessary for selection of qualified workers;

Advises employers of specific labor market conditions, current recruitment methods and selection techniques;

Contacts employers to determine results of referrals and continues follow-up with employers and applicants as necessary;

Solicits employers to develop a job for a specific applicant or group of applicants and encourages employers to modify selection requirements to enable acceptance of disadvantaged applicants;

Promotes the continuing use of public workforce development and special programs for the disadvantaged by employers;

Develops and maintains working relationships with employers in an effort to solicit interviews for specific applicants, provides special recruitment services, keeps abreast of current and potential employer needs and promotes a greater mutual understanding of programs and services;

May supervise all activities of one or several outstation units or limited services offices;

Performs other related duties.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

Date Revised

July 26, 2019

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006380; EST: ; REV: 7/26/2019;

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