Human Resources

Employment & Training Coordinator


This is a beginning level professional administrative position involving the responsibility for coordinating, monitoring, planning, and analyzing Employment and Training Program utilization and effectiveness.  The duties of the position involve responsibility for developing training and placement opportunities with public or private employers and/or training institutions.  In addition, the Employment and Training Coordinator may also monitor the implementation of the local Employment and Training Program.  The work is performed under direct supervision of a high level staff employee.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of a para-professional and clerical assistants.  The incumbent of this position does related work, as required.

Collects, compiles, and interprets economic and demographic data to aid in Program plan formulation, as well as information utilized in the monitoring and evaluation of Employment and Training Programs;
Assists in the development of and final preparation of Grant Plans and Grant Modifications;
Plans, negotiates, and develops subcontracts with public or private employers as well as educational institution employment and/or training agency clients;
Develops realistic jobs for clients which do not present artificial barriers to employment;
Monitors sub-grantee programs to ensure compliance with applicable codes and guidelines;
May make field visits to monitor program activities of agencies employing agency clients;
Coordinates employer and agency efforts to analyze affirmative action and equal employment opportunity plans;
Reviews client applications and eligibility determination for accuracy and consistency with Local, State and Federal guidelines;
Conducts a variety of publicity activities utilizing audio, video and print media for the purpose of program and service promotion, job availability, training and employment;
Matches job-ready program clients with available jobs and make employment interview referrals;
Establishes contact and maintains liaison with public and private employers;
Completes narrative as well as tabular records and reports necessary for compliance with Federal and State rules, regulations, and policies;
Responsible for developing and monitoring On the Job Training and Try Out Youth Employment contracts with local employers.

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Working knowledge of labor and poverty economics and social science concepts related to poverty and unemployment; ability to collect, organize, and interpret information related to Employment and Training Programs; ability to read and interpret moderately complex written materials; ability to seek out and develop jobs and/or training opportunities for agency clients; ability to express oneself orally as well as in writing; ability to understand working relationships with clients, private and government agency representatives, as well as labor group members.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education, AND EITHER:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, industrial or labor relations, economics, political science, social science, human services, or education;
  2. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours in a regionally accredited or New York State registered two-year college with at least 12 credit hours in any of the areas described in (a) and two (2) years of full-time, experience in Job or Employment Program development and analysis, personal counseling or placement, public or business administration, economics or labor relations, or related field.

NOTE:  Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.


Competitive Classification