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Workforce Development Specialist IV

  • Workforce Development Specialist IV
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$41,208.00 – $65,544.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,717.00 – $2,731.00
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This is senior-level professional and technical work administering an assigned workforce development program in the central office of the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.

Job Duties

Directs one or more statewide workforce development programs; provides guidance and oversight to one-stop career centers to ensure compliance with agency policies and procedures and may supervise technical and clerical staff.

Provides professional and technical assistance to local office staff, workforce development staff and service providers; provides functional supervision over the assigned workforce development program.

Conducts complex studies of workforce development and training needs; reviews past employment/training plans and achievements; evaluates the extent and quality of services provided by employment and training service providers; develops employment and training plans, programs, modifications, and grant applications.

Compiles reports on workforce development employment programs, progress in implementing job development and training plans, and the effectiveness of program administration.

Monitors the activities of workforce development program grantees to ensure the terms of the grant/contract are being met; ensures the needs of the unemployed are being addressed through job development and training programs.

Provides administrative and operational clarification relating to all phases of an assigned workforce development program.

Exercises independence in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction from a workforce development supervisor or other administrative staff.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following requirements will determine merit system eligibility, experience and education ratings, and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers. When practical and possible, the Division of Personnel will accept substitution of experience and education on a year-for-year basis.)

One or more years of experience as a Workforce Development Specialist III with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.


One or more years of experience as a Workforce Development Supervisor III with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Labor Economics, Education, Business, Personnel, or Public Administration, or a closely related field; and,

Three or more years of professional or technical experience in social service, education, job placement, community organization, or a closely related area; or in business, personnel, or public administration involving responsible public contact, including one or more years of experience in economic development, job placement, employment counseling, employer services, training assessment, job development, or a closely related area; or military experience (at the E-5 level or above) with primary responsibility in recruiting or personnel administration involving interviewing, selection, classification, job placement, or career counseling, including one or more years of experience in economic development, job placement, employment counseling, employer services, training assessment, job development, or a closely related area.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute for one year of the required general experience.)

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required college education.)

Special Requirements

Ability to obtain/possess Workforce Development credentialing as established by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Division of Workforce Development.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of social, economic, and community issues impacting area businesses and employment opportunities.

Comprehensive knowledge of current local employment conditions and business practices in the public and private sectors.

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of organization and management objectives underlying the workforce development system and applicable state and federal laws.

Comprehensive knowledge of occupations and the qualifications required of workers.

Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing workforce development programs and activities.

Ability to plan, develop, and evaluate complex workforce development programs, workflow, and organizational impact.

Ability to interpret and apply complex operating instructions, state and federal regulations, and department and division procedures.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, job seekers, employers, service providers, training institutions, community organizations, and other governmental, civic, labor, and public groups.

Ability to communicate effectively and present information in a clear and concise manner.

Ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions.

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