Placement Specialist

Position Title: Placement Specialist

Classification: Exempt

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Develop relationships with employers to identify job opportunities for program customers; match qualified job seekers with employers' placement needs; provide job coaching and job counseling to program customers; and monitor Employ Florida Marketplace to ensure complete and updated job seeker registrations.

 

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Identifies businesses and industries to develop job placement opportunities for job seekers and converts these opportunities into job orders for job seekers.

  • Identifies and develops employment opportunities for program customers.

  • Coordinates community service and work experience worksites.

  • Coordinates with employers’ on-site recruitments and pre-screenings.

  • Develops and manages On-the-Job Training (OJT) agreements with businesses in the Region.

  • Works with employers to develop OJT and customized training in demand-driven occupations.

  • Provides leads to Business Consultants for those companies who may be interested in information on tax credits and financial incentives for available training services such as Employed Worker Training Program (EWTP) and OJT.

  • Coordinates with staffing agencies and other organizations that provide placement services to ensure adequate employment opportunities exist for job seekers and program customers.

  • Tracks career center placements and implements initiatives to increase placement outcomes.

  • Organizes and collaborates on recruitments with Career Advisors and other program staff.

  • Works with program Career Advisors to place program customers.

  • Participates in business and trade organizations that promote workforce and economic development.

  • Attends training opportunities that will enhance job-related skills and program-specific training.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Relations, Marketing, Human Resources, or related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Two (2) years of experience in the business sector, sales, or marketing.

  • Computer knowledge (proficient in Microsoft Office applications).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, strong organizational and team-leading skills.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Creole) preferred.

  • Must pass pre-employment screening/background check.

  • Required to be Tier I certified within ten (10) business days of hire date.