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Career Ready Advisor (NW South Dakota)

Posted on: February 6, 2024

Website South Dakota Department of Labor andRegulation



Job ID: 26043
Agency: Department of Labor & Regulation – Workforce Development
Location: Statewide – Location is negotiable and has the option to be remote
Salary: $22.06 – $24.26 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GH-H
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation is seeking a Northwest Regional Career Ready Advisor to provide career advice services and coordinate work-based learning experiences in high schools. This position will facilitate and/or coordinate work-based learning experiences for students, including:

establish connections and partnerships with regional businesses and industries;
serve as a liaison between businesses and educators to coordinate processes, procedures and systems for work-based learning opportunities (examples: industry tours, guest speakers, job shadows, internships, etc);
build relationships with post-secondary providers in the area and connect students to these opportunities;
connect area employers with schools to create work-based learning opportunities;
administrative duties;
assess the work-based needs of schools and develop an implementation plan to provide such services;
determine which services should be provided that are not being provided currently by school personnel to avoid duplication of offered services;
establish and document quarterly and annual reports;
establish a relationship with and collaborate with a region of schools;
work-based learning support and standards for documentation; and
support and collaborate on agency and inter-agency initiatives.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Preferred candidates will have a Gold National Career Readiness Certificate, as well as a strong motivation to create opportunities to benefit students and the workforce, a mind for service, the initiative to make things happen, and the ability to anticipate needs.

Knowledge of:

Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Career Clusters;
state and national trends in career education and workforce development;
effective strategies to engage with businesses and industries; and
workforce programs, including WIOA.
Skill to:

communicate ideas and information plainly and engagingly to students, adults, and businesses;
meet new people and establish professional partnerships;
complete high-quality work with appropriate technology (examples: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, SharePoint, webinars, online surveys/forms);
maintain confidentiality; and
have a strong initiative and attention to detail.
Ability to:

provide engaging and meaningful career launch services including presentations and individual conversations with schools and teachers;
consistently prioritize competing demands and follow through to completion;
deal with others tactfully;
solve problems; and
model best practices.
Working conditions or other specific requirements:

Travel to communities and schools within your assigned region; mostly day trips, and some overnight. Must reside in the location you are serving. Northwest Regional School Districts: Agar-Blunt-Onida, Bison, Bowdle, Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Dupree, Eagle Butte, Edmunds Central, Eureka, Faith, Faulkton, Gettysburg, Harding County, Herreid, Highmore-Harrold, Hoven, Lemmon, McIntosh, McLaughlin, Mobridge-Pollock, *Northwest Area Schools, Pierre, Selby, Smee, Stanley County, Takini, and Timber Lake

This is a Full-Time 40 Hour Weekly position with the Department of Labor & Regulation – Workforce Development. For more information on the Department of Labor & Regulation, please visit https://dlr.sd.gov/.

This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=OQC
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach your cover letter and resume.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

To apply for this job email your details to sdcareers@state.sd.us