Labor, Department of
Full Job Description
Candidates reachable on the Civil Service Eligible list(s) will be canvassed. However, you may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:
REASSIGNMENT QUALIFICATIONS (DOL EMPLOYEES ONLY): Current New York State Department of Labor employee with at least one year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55 b/c service as an Employment Counselor; if you have less than one year, you must be reachable on the current eligible list for this location, if one exists.
70.1 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS: One-year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55 b/c service in title Employment Counselor Spanish Language Grade 18 or the successful completion of a traineeship as an Employment Counselor Spanish Language, may qualify for transfer pursuant to Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
Note: For 70.1 transfers, a comprehensive list of titles approved for transfers is available through Civil Service GOT-IT at https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/.
PROVISIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: You must have a Master’s or higher degree* in career development, counseling, education, psychology, or social work** AND:
One year of full-time employment counseling experience AND:
1. Establishment of a one-to-one employment counseling relationship, including gathering customer information and relating it to the labor market; AND
2. The selection and utilization of career assessments or standardized testing instruments; AND
3. The development and implementation of employment plans.
Non-Qualifying Experience: Experience performing recruitment; academic advisement; interviewing customers for unemployment, health insurance, or public assistance benefits, etc.; case management where the major responsibility is coordination of services; social work; and home visits for health and welfare are NOT considered qualifying. This list is not all inclusive.
The appointed candidate would have to take, pass and be reachable on the next holding of the examination to be appointed permanently.
Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States or its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency.
**Degrees in other fields will NOT be substituted in lieu of the specific specialized degrees listed above.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.
STANDARD DUTIES: The Employment Counselor duties will include but are not limited to the following:
provide complete employment counseling services to applicants in need of special assistance in determining and realizing their occupational potentials;
provide vocational counseling and career development information to individuals looking for employment;
use interview techniques and testing devices to assess the individual’s vocational needs and capabilities as well as help them understand and resolve their problems to obtaining employment;
assist in developing an employment plan, maintain a record of interviews and provide follow-up assistance as necessary.
TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, a review of your state history is needed. Please provide the last four digits of your social security number in your email response or on your resume. If you are not comfortable providing this information in your response, a representative from our office will contact you via phone.
Pending Funding Approval
Position specific job duties may include occasional altered work schedule or job assignments which require availability and willingness to work occasional evening and/or out-stationed assignments.
All candidates applying using Provisional Qualifications must submit the following to email@example.com:
A cover letter
A copy of your resume in Word or PDF format which clearly indicates how you meet the experience requirements above for the position.
Proof of your educational credentials (unofficial transcripts, equivalency documentation, and/or copy of your Master’s degree)
To apply for this job please visit statejobs.ny.gov.