Veterans Employment Assistance Program (VEAP) Coordinator(Staff Specialist | Limited-Term) SALARY INFORMATION
In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase
Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list to fill current and future Staff Specialist vacancies within OC Community Resources. The immediate vacancies are for Limited-Term
positions and this list may also be used to fill full-time, part-time, or extra help positions if future vacancies should arise. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange. DEADLINE TO APPLY
This recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis for a minimum of five (5) business days, until the needs of the County are met. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, as the deadline to apply for the first round of consideration is Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Orange County Community Services (OCCS) Workforce & Economic Development Division
The OCCS Workforce & Economic Development Division
serves as the administrative support to the Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB) and is primarily responsible for administering workforce development grants, programs, and activities of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Orange County. The WIOA assists individuals who are employed, unemployed and underemployed, to increase their self-sufficiency and/or improve their ability to meet the demands of Orange County businesses and employers. Through WIOA, the OCCS Workforce & Economic Development Division seeks to meet the needs of businesses and employers by offering programs and services that focus on recruiting, training, and retraining valued employees.
OCCS Workforce & Economic Development Division is also responsible for developing the county's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and providing business solutions and engagement services. CEDS is a five-year plan for lowering unemployment, reducing poverty, and sustainable growth in our communities through strategic planning for economic development county-wide.
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. THE OPPORTUNITY
The Veterans Employment-Related Assistance Program seeks to serve veterans and their dependents that experience one or more barriers to employment such as military transition after discharge, long-term unemployment or under-employed, homelessness, or incarceration/justice involved. The Veterans Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP) Coordinator offers comprehensive assessments, work-based learning/internships, community resource navigation, and supportive services to participants seeking employment. This position actively engages with participants to increase job readiness skills, provide job search strategies/techniques, support services, workplace soft skills, internship opportunities, and provides post-employment retention and wage progressions services. The VEAP Coordinator will ensure capacity building strategies with the OCWDB and OCCS Workforce & Economic Development Division to assist program participants to develop and enhance critical-thinking skills to reduce employment barriers.
Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES
- Connect with community partners to recruit and screen military persons within 180 days of release from active duty, Veterans, homeless veterans, and formerly incarcerated veterans with barriers to reintegration into the workforce including due to military transition and the impact of COVID-19
- Conduct participant initial screening and comprehensive assessment for job readiness, assess strengths and barriers to employment access, and assist with developing individualized employment plans
- Orient new participants into the VEAP Program by reviewing program expectations, eligibility, and documentation
- Coordinate with other partners within the OCWDB to reduce employment/education barriers including the assessment of risk factors for potential job loss
- Provide follow-up to employees and employers to foster relationships to sustained employment retention and wage progression
- Maintain employment resource information and promote job-ready participants to prospective employers
The ideal candidate will have work experience conducting career development training programs, providing career development counseling, or other closely related experience. Work experience with Veterans Readiness and Employment (formerly Veterans Administration Vocational Rehabilitation) and/or the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is also highly desirable.
In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge and/or related experience in the following core competencies:Technical Expertise
Knowledge of the Federal Veterans Administration (Veterans Readiness & Education) and the State Employment Development process, and a clear understanding of military and veterans culture
Knowledge of employment trends and risk factors, cultural competencies, business techniques, and workforce needs
Developing and conducting employment training programs
Providing job, education, and career development and counseling
Providing support and technical assistance to VEAP participants and partners
Facilitating self-management strategies to ensure successful workforce integration (including time management, communications, conflict resolution, interpersonal relations, job search, money-management skills)
Showing interest and understanding the needs, expectations, and circumstances of internal and external customers
Providing responsive and professional customer service
Creating rapport and trust with parties having divergent interests or goals
Oral & Written Communication
Managing time efficiently and working in a fast-changing environment
Prioritizing tasks and adjust priorities as situations change
Formulating tactics and contingency plans for handling situations and opportunities
Creating individual employment plans for Veterans and monitoring their progress regularly
Presenting complex material clearly, concisely, logically and persuasively both orally and in writing
Providing information that is timely, understandable, and appropriate to the needs of others
Communicating with others regarding Veterans Services at outreach events
to view the minimum qualifications for Staff Specialist. RECRUITMENT PROCESS Application Screening | (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step. Multiple Choice Online Exam | (Weighted 100%)
An online exam consisting of job-related questions will be administered. Candidates who pass this test will be referred to the next step. This is a standardized test and there are no study guides available. Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures above may be modified.
Candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here
to review the policy.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please see below for important information regarding COVID-19 related requirements.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with all applicable State or County Public Health Orders, some of which require vaccination or testing as follows:
- Workers, who provide services in certain Medical or High-Risk Settings, will be required to provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 or to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing .
- Workers, who provide services in certain Health Care Facilities or in a correctional facility or detention center where health care is provided, will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and boosted . (Workers may be exempt from this requirement based on religious beliefs or a qualifying medical reason; however, if exempted, they will be required to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.)
The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Public Health Orders. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position. EMAIL NOTIFICATION Email
is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.
Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com
. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Vanessa Rosas
or by email at Vanessa.Rosas@occr.ocgov.com.
EEO INFORMATION Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous