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Workforce Development Supervisor I

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Annual Salary Range:
$32,400.00 – $51,468.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,350.00 – $2,144.50
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This is professional and technical supervisory work in the directing workforce development services in a small one-stop career center, or work of comparable responsibility in the central office of the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.

Job Duties

Manages workforce development programs; functions as a technical expert relating to program services; serves as a partner specialist in a Level I career center.

Supervises, evaluates, and assigns duties to staff in a small Level I one-stop career center with responsibility for up to three full time employees, or a small Level II one-stop career center with responsibility for four to seven full time employees engaged in all phases of workforce development functions, such as: interviewing, job placement, partner education, employer contacts, and job seeker counseling; performs difficult workforce tasks in a small (Level 1) one-stop career center.

Supervises a unit in the central office responsible for specialized activities.

Provides partner education and training; provides and oversees training and mentoring of career center staff in a small (Level I) career center regarding services provided by various partner agencies within the one-stop delivery system (e.g., Department of Social Services, Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Workforce Investment Board); oversees training and mentoring of staff relating to partner agency services in a small (Level II) one-stop career center.

Evaluates staff training requirements relating to interviewing techniques, responding to customer and employer needs, and job development and placement procedures.

Implements and adapts division programs, policies, and procedures for local area needs.

Develops and implements a public relations program that promotes the mission and vision of the Division of Workforce Development; addresses community organizations and civic clubs to inform them of workforce development programs and services.

Analyzes and evaluates program operations for achievement of objectives.

Prepares and maintains records and reports.

Consults with supervisors on matters involving operation policy and procedures; adjusts unit operations to accommodate policy or procedural changes.

Receives general supervision from a Workforce Development Supervisor or other administrative supervisor; exercises independence and initiative in the performance of duties within established guidelines.

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.)

Two or more years of experience as a Workforce Development Specialist I with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.


One or more years of experience as a Workforce Development Specialist II 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,

Two 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; 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.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of 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 potential partner services available in the assigned region.

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

Intermediate knowledge of the skills, techniques, and procedures involved in the operation of a workforce development system.

Introductory knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision and management.

Ability to plan and evaluate workforce development programs and services.

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

Ability to plan, supervise, and evaluate the work of staff engaged in relatively complex operations.

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.


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