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State of Massachusetts Employment Counselor, DES in Salem, Massachusetts

The Department of Career Services (DCS) oversees the Commonwealth's network of One-Stop Career Centers, that assist businesses in finding qualified workers and providing job seekers with career guidance, as well as referral to jobs and training. DCS strengthens the Career Center system through continuous improvement processes, and innovative business practices that maximize resources, foster partnerships, and engage employers to ensure a skilled, motivated, and adaptable workforce capable of meeting the emerging labor market needs of the Commonwealth, now and in the future.

The Employment Counselor will advise and assist career center customers and partner-shared customers with job search including the review and analysis of customer’s information through records and interviews; conduct counseling interviews with all customers; describe/explain/ answer inquiries concerning services, procedures, and career center programs related to agency programs; maintain liaison with public and private organizations; compile occupational, edu­cational and other information; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to assist customers in determining and achieving individual vocational, educational, and/or training. This position will require working with job seekers and training candidates in the manufacturing industry.

IN THE CASE OF A PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY, THE SALARY PROVISIONS OF THE APPLICABLE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WILL BE UTILIZED FOR PLACEMENT WITHIN THE SALARY RANGE.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in employment counseling, vocational counseling, guidance, placement counseling, rehabilitation counseling or educational counseling, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's or higher degree with a major in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the required experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Special Requirements: None.

*An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Job: *Community and Social Services

Organization: *Department of Workforce Development

Title: Employment Counselor, DES

Location: Massachusetts-Salem - 70 Washington Street

Requisition ID: 2000053I

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