WA State Employment Security Department Employment Connections Specialist 3 (4257X in-training) Union Gap in Union Gap, Washington

Employment Security Department (ESD) is recruiting for anEmployment Connections Specialist 3 in-training position at WorkSourceYakima. Thisposition will support all WorkSource lines of business and is capable and ready to serve all WorkSource customers. The incumbent will provide direct services to job seekers and employers both inside the WorkSource office and out in the community. This position will represent the agency in providing integrated services to all customers. Please Note: This position is an Employment Connections Specialist 3 in-training and can be filled at any of the following levels depending on the applicant's qualifications. The incumbent will be required to complete a training plan in order to promote to the next level. Salary ranges for these levels are: Employment Connections Specialist 1: $31,224 - $40,428 annually depending on qualifications Employment Connections Specialist 2: $34,284 - $44,652 annually depending on qualifications Employment Connections Specialist 3: $36,744 - $48,060 annually depending on qualifications DUTIES: This position will perform the following duties at the Employment Connections Specialist 3 goal class: Provide staff-assisted customer services; conduct group and individual in-depth interviews, partial and full registrations, and review job readiness, employment barriers and customer needs; administer skill, interest, and aptitude tests using formal tools; identify employment and/or training goals; develop and monitor service plans; develop recommendations for continuous engagement. Provide information about the full range of agency services and programs; direct to appropriate internal or external resources and/or support services; provide for continuous engagement. Provide career and/or employment guidance and training information; refer customers to job search, training providers and/or resources through WorkSource and/or partner services. Outline labor market information and opportunities; assist with development of action/job search plans; refer customers to WorkSourceWA and/or other external job openings. Facilitate Job Hunter series and other employment-related workshops. Facilitate orientations and workshops. Facilitate WorkSourceWA sessions to employers and community members, both inside and outside the physical WorkSource Office. Sustain relationships with employers and the community; keep them informed of available internal and external resources and referrals. QUALIFICATIONS: Required qualifications at each level Employment Connections Specialist 1 (ECS1): Awareness-level oral communication skills - convey informati