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Workforce Advisor Full-time

at State of Iowa Talent Gateway in Iowa (Published at 13-09-2018)

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) is recruiting to fill a Workforce Advisor position in Ames, Iowa. Under the direction of center leadership, staff will work in Skills Development and Recruitment & Placement functions as assigned:

Greet customers, and direct customers to appropriate event or appointment. Assist, gather and enter customer information into I-Works membership and labor exchange system. Conduct initial service triage to determine entry services and recommend to appropriate team. Prepare and hand out service packets for members. Provide first day service to Veterans.

Perform essential unemployment insurance activities and services to clients for all IWD programs and services as well partner programs and services. Data enter UI claim information as needed, providing BRI information and adjudicating issues as they arise. Staff UI lab for claims taking and working with clients to problem solve UI claims issues. Answer incoming phone line for claims issues and problems, resolving the problems and providing customer service to clients on the phone. Provide forms for appeals and other partner agencies, directing customers to the appropriate location. Provide staffing for Wage Verification when necessary.

Educate customers on services available at the IowaWORKS location. Assist customers by answering questions about employment opportunities and local employers, and send/receive work related faxes for customers. Facilitate customers in using computers, i.e. searching internet and print resources, troubleshoot computer/internet usage, tutorials, labor market information, educational options, career explorations, the writing of resumes, and educate customers in the use of self-help services and assisted services available at the OneStop Center. Coach jobseekers on all aspects of the job search and assist customers to build their personal and job skills for the primary goal of successful employment. Facilitate customer usage on the Center PCs for career and skill assessments. Assist with developing customer resumes and cover letters, process paperwork for partner and team programs and services. Direct customers to appropriate workshops as well as facilitate workshops.

Provide proficiency tests and skill assessments as requested and forward scores to employers, as needed. Assist community organizations, businesses, and other agencies by providing labor market information, child labor forms, USERRA and 9 in 1 posters, verification of work registration and wage verification, wage claim forms. Assist new businesses with job fairs/hiring events. Promote employment events hosted at IWD. Assist customers by answering questions about employment opportunities and local employers, and send/receive work related faxes for customers.

Assist job-ready "job seekers" obtain employment. Relay current labor market information to job candidates and businesses. Provide direct services to businesses for recruitment of employees. Provide information and guidance to employers on how to use the labor exchange system at the One Stop. Identify sources for potential new employer customers for the Center. Ensure Veterans preference standards are met regarding job vacancy processing. Participate in development and implementation of customized recruitment strategies. Provide follow-up contact and services to job seekers and businesses. Utilize IWORKS for tracking and maintaining employer information. Critique and enter job postings into the Labor Exchange system. Enter referrals into the IWORKS labor exchange system. Network with businesses to determine hiring practices and employer needs.

Submission of your uploaded resume to accompany the application is highly encouraged.

Travel is required.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university;

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of full-time public contact work obtaining, analyzing and evaluating data such as job/claims interviewing, testing, referral and/or placement, sales representative, credit investigation, or related public contact work dealing with job applicants and employers in a variety of supportive clerical and outreach functions for one year of the required education with a maximum substitution of four years;
employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to twelve months of full-time work as a Workforce Associate.

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