Employment Coordinator


Colorado Springs,CO


The Employment Coordinator (EC) markets to employers based on vocational goals of the job-ready disabled veterans. Markets and provides special employer incentives such as on-the-job training, non-paid work experience, special employer incentives, and available tax information. Coordinates employment readiness classes for veterans ready to go to work but lacking important traits in employment readiness. Maintains and promotes a positive image of the VR&E program through active networking and ongoing contacts with employers. Offers direction to employers regarding reasonable accommodation and rehabilitation technology accommodations. Disseminates labor market information to assist counselors and veterans with "informed choice." Provides Employment Services Performance Data for local office. Maintains and continually updates a database of job-ready disabled veterans. Assists veterans with job networking, development, and placement. Develops partnerships with employers and other agencies to assist veterans with employment services (e.g. - the Department of Labor, Small Business Administration, local and state agencies, and private sector businesses and employment services). Assists counselors with employment follow-up according to regulatory requirements. Coordinates efforts to develop job clubs, job labs, or job readiness resource rooms for use by veterans in job readiness preparation and self-directed job search. Maintains records of employment activities through case notes. Markets to and becomes initial "point of contact" for employers who need assistance with return-to-work cases of disabled veterans whose job is affected by disability. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. The grade level progression for this position is GS-11/12. Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8am-430pm Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Employment Coordinator-01623A/11623A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This is a bargaining unit position. The documents required for applying to job announcements has been updated. Please review the "Required Documents" section very carefully - failure to follow the guidelines may result in loss of consideration for this job announcement. This announcement is being limited to the first 50 applications received. The announcement will close either on the published closing date at 11:59pm (EST) or on the day when the number of applications reaches 50 at 11:59pm (EST), whichever comes first. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/07/2019. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. For a GS-12 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: GS-11 Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as application of a wide range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and legal precedents as they relate to the employment of disabled individuals; assisting and coordinating job network placement and offering direction to potential employers and/or employees and providing employment assistance to various groups of individuals. OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. OR Equivalent combinations of Specialized Experience and Graduate education. [To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 9. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.] Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions for the GS-11. GS-12 Specialized Experience: Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. In addition to the specialized experience required at the GS-11 level, specialized experience for the GS-12 is defined as experience using marketing concepts to enhance employment opportunities for disabled individuals; participating in and coordinating targeted outreach at various career fairs and jobs clubs and delivering formal presentations to diverse audiences. There is no educational substitute for this level. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities when conducting work-site assessments. The work may also entail some lifting of heavy items such as wheelchairs or other prosthetic equipment. The work may require specific, but not common, physical characteristics and abilities, such as above average agility and dexterity. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at Miscellaneous Administration And ProgramSalary Range:$63,054 to $98,252 per year

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