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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Workforce Development Analyst 2 - Bilingual (English/Spanish) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 4366669 THE POSITION Would you enjoy a rewarding and challenging career which allows you to assist in connecting Pennsylvania employers to hire foreign workers in accordance with federal regulations?  The Department of Labor & Industry is seeking a Workforce Development Analyst 2 to perform professional and technical analytical work in English and Spanish in areas related to the administration of the federal Foreign Labor Certifications (FLC).  If this specialized line of work appeals to you, we invite you to apply today!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

As a Workforce Development Analyst 2, you will present as the primary point of contact for H-2A Agricultural job orders and the secondary point of contact for H-2B Non-Agricultural job orders.  In this role, it is essential to maintain and enhance a working knowledge of legislation, regulations, policies, procedures, and trends related to the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), and the Wagner-Peyser Act, including programs such as FLC and services to Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFW).

You will have the opportunity to conduct independent MSFW outreach in all service areas throughout Pennsylvania and coordinate MSFW outreach efforts with PathStone, as the National Farmworker Jobs Program grantees, and with public and private community service agencies and MSFW groups.  Excellent interpersonal skills are vital, as you will be traveling to farm labor camps in designated counties statewide to provide information in English and Spanish about PA CareerLink and other organizations' services and inform MSFWs of their rights and document their complaints.

Interested in learning more?  Additional details regarding this position can be found in the .

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

Full-time employment

Work hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with a 30-minute lunch.

Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time.  In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection.  If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.

Salary:In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.

You will receive further communication regarding this position via email.  Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.   REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

One year as a Workforce Development Analyst 1; or

Two years of experience in performing technical work in a workforce development program, and a bachelor's degree; or

An equivalent combination of experience and training.

Other Requirements:

This position requires the selected candidate to be able to read, write, and speak in Spanish.  You may be contacted for a Spanish speaking proficiency evaluation conducted by the Bureau of Talent Acquisition, PA Office of Administration.  If contacted, you must pass the speaking evaluation in order to be deemed eligible for this position.  Your proficiency in reading and writing in Spanish must be demonstrated during the probationary period to achieve regular status in the position.

You must meet the .  For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the and click on Residency.

You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position.  Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.  U official transcripts are acceptable.

Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date.  Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.

Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:

Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. *7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to  and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at .

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):

711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position.  No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).

Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.

Your score is valid for this specific posting only.

You must provide complete and accurate information or:

your score may be lower than deserved.

you may be disqualified.

You may only apply/test once for this posting.

Your results will be provided via email.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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