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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/22/13

Applications Due03/06/13

Vacancy ID6641

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleEmployment Counselor (Troy)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $24.55 to $24.55 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rensselaer

Street Address Division of Employment Services and Workforce Solutions

City Troy

StateNY

Zip Code12180

Minimum Qualifications Either: I. a master's degree or higher including or supplemented by 15 graduate credit hours in counseling, social work, psychology, education, or career development with a total of 6 graduate credit hours in TWO of the following areas: 1. Counseling Theory and Practice; 2. Group Counseling/Group Dynamics; 3. Lifestyle and Career Development; 4. Statistics or Test & Measurements.


OR II. a bachelor's degree supplemented by 30 graduate credit hours, 15 of which must be in counseling, social work, psychology, education, or career development with a total of 6 graduate credit hours in TWO of the following areas: 1. Counseling Theory and Practice; 2. Group Counseling/Group Dynamics; 3. Lifestyle and Career Development; Statistics; or 4. Test & Measurements AND one year of (full time equivalent) experience in counseling which MUST include all of the following:

? establishment of a one-to-one employment counseling relationship, including gathering customer information and relating it to the labor market;
? the selection and utilization of standardized testing instruments; and
? the development and implementation of customer employment plans.


SUBSTITUTION: One additional year of the qualifying employment counseling experience may substitute for 15 of the general 30 graduate credit hours.

Duties Description As an Employment Counselor, you would provide complete employment counseling services to applicants in need of special assistance in determining and realizing their occupational potentials. Employment Counselors provide vocational counseling and career development information to individuals looking for employment. They 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. Employment Counselors assist in developing an employment plan, maintain a record of interviews and provide follow-up assistance as necessary.

Additional Comments You do not have to be a current state employee to apply. If you are not a DOL employee, you do not need to complete a job application form. All candidates must submit a cover letter and a copy of their resume in Word or PDF format to the following e-mail address: personnel.hourlyjva@labor.ny.gov.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Margaret Narins

Telephone 518-457-0590

Fax 518-485-9495

Email Address personnel.hourlyjva@labor.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Department of Labor

State Office Campus, Building 12, Room 566

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease send in a copy of your resume and a cover letter clearly indicating the title and location of the job you are applying for in Word or PDF format. You must indicate on your cover letter how you meet the minimum education qualifications to be considered for the position. If selected for an interview, you will be required to provide proof that you meet the educational requirements of this position.

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