Job Development Specialist (COF) - (Title V)

Jan 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Development Specialist (COF) - (Title V)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03207

Posting Date: 01/04/2021

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 02/08/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified


Work Week: 40 hours, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $4,186.74 per month

Maximum Salary: $5,915.76 per month

Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
•Flex 125
•AFLAC Policy
•Supplemental voluntary life insurance
•403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide specialized assistance and service within the Job/internship development and job/internship placement program activities of the Federal Title V grant; with a focus on Hispanic students and STEM majors; solicit and develop employer interest and involvement in student employment activities and internships; assist in the development of career support activities leading to STEM careers; and implement career activities (Fairs, STEM competitions) that are aligned with community/industry needs.

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide specialized assistance and service within the job development and job placement program; solicit employer interest and involvement in student employment; assist in the development of job training service programs and student job assessments.


Assist in conducting labor market surveys and analysis to determine job markets for student employment; identify and contact employers to determine the numbers and types of employment opportunities for student employment.

Evaluate departmental operations and activities; recommend improvements and modifications; recommend improvements in workflow, procedures and the use of office equipment.
Assist in the development of job training services strategy; identify the characteristics of jobs; determine accessibility of jobs to student employment; research and perform analysis of market data relational to economic data.

Research, compile, analyze and summarize data for special projects, programs and various comprehensive reports; compile and summarize a variety of data in the preparation of monthly and annual reports, including reports on student placement and student referrals.

Accept job orders from potential employers; write on-the-job training contracts and negotiate payroll terms within established policies and procedures; may follow-up with employers to update job order information.

Accept and review student applications for placement referrals; interview student clients to determine education, training and interest; screen applicants to determine
qualifications for job orders; arrange employer interviews for student employees.

Attend and participate in a variety of workshops, conferences and meetings, including the annual Job Placement Conference; conduct job search assistance workshops; advise clients of appropriate interview technique, dress and related employer expectations.

Participate in budget preparation and administration; research, analyze and recommend job training service areas; submit justifications for use of funds to implement job training service programs.

Research, compile, analyze and summarize data for monthly reports related to student placements; maintain records and information regarding student client calls, interviews and other related issues.

Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Any Combination Equivalent to:

Associate degree in business administration, public administration, marketing or a related field AND four years of responsible student services experience including experience involving analytical research and reporting.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
-Principles of training and providing work direction
-Principles and practices of fiscal, statistical and administrative research and report preparation
-Principles and practices of marketing
-Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment
-Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
-Principles and practices of job placement program development and administration
-Principles and practices of career development
-Labor market employment trends
-Business letter writing and report preparation
-Principles and techniques of public relations

Ability to:
-Learn, interpret and apply the policies and procedures of the District
-Develop and maintain community contacts
-Research, organize and present a variety of employment data
-Plan, implement and evaluate job placement services
-Advise students in matters related to job placement
-Develop and apply a variety of placement-related software
-Work courteously with students and the general public on the telephone or in person
-Train and provide work direction to assigned staff
-Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
-Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

Salary Grade: 43.5

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on February 8, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

EEO Plan 2018-2021

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Discrimination Free Work Environment

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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