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Employment Specialist - Various Locations

Requisition ID req1646
Department Workforce Development -Willow Creek
Campus Willow Creek Center and Tigard Office
Employment Type Academic Prof - Full Time
Best Consideration Date Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.
Position Summary

Note: Student and Casual Employees are not eligible to apply for "PCC Only" job postings.

The Community Workforce Development Department is seeking to create a pool of qualified candidates to support multiple and varied grant-funded initiatives located at the PCC Opportunity Centers in Multnomah and Washington Counties. The Employment Specialist is responsible for providing varied services in support of an assigned program(s) whose ultimate goal is to provide training and employment support to participants of various backgrounds and skill levels. Employment Specialists are typically assigned to an area of specialization within a total employment services program. Specialization may include training clients in workforce skills, job development, job referral, job placement, or employee retention.

Currently available position are:

Position 1: Tigard, OR - 11950 SW Garden Pl. Suite 100
Position 2: Willow Creek Center - 241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton, OR 97006

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

++In your cover letter, please speak to how your skills and experience address the success criteria++

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Workforce Development practices and systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in career guidance and coaching, strengths-based, person centered, and trauma informed approaches in coaching and case management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business and industry, and current labor market trends and ability to translate into effective services.
  • Successful experience facilitating workshops and classes using effective training techniques and adult-learning theory.
  • Ability to maintain records and develop accurate reports for funding agencies.
  • Considerable knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion and a commitment to professional development in this area.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Social Science, Communications, or related field (experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis).

Experience in case management in a social service or educational setting  ("Case Management" is work with students/clients over time as they navigate a system. It includes individual guidance, assessment, and reporting).

Demonstrated experience working with college students, clients who have barriers in achieving self sufficiency, developmentally or physically disabled adults, or at-risk populations.

Position Grade 3
Starting Salary Expectations $52,961 to $56,735 (Step 3); based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.
Position Grade Salary Range $52961 to $91834 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age, as well as partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.

*Please note: Temporary Academic Professional employees are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
- Starts at 13.33 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of services)
- 1 day of sick leave per month
- 11 holidays
- 3 additional personal leave days per year

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Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Incumbents regularly drive to business sites which requires the use of a personal vehicle. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.

Physical Requirements
Physical exertion is not a normal requirement of this job.

Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.