[NFBWATlk] Employment Security Program Specialist 3 *Telework* - The Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Thu May 20 22:09:29 UTC 2021

Employment Security Program Specialist 3 *Telework*
Job Announcement
Washington State Employment Security Department
May 20, 2021

$51,432.00 - $67,560.00 Annually
Multiple Locations Statewide, WA
Job Type
Project (limited duration)
Employment Security Department
Job Number
Human Resources
6/2/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Here's your opportunity to be a key part of how we live our vision and BUILD the nation's best and most future ready workforce – starting right here at ESD!

Here at the Employment Security Department (ESD) we believe in the Power to Help when people need it most. We provide our communities with inclusive workforce solutions that promote economic resilience and prosperity. We help people find jobs, bridge gaps in employment and now provide paid family and medical leave.

The Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE) is a nationally recognized leader in promoting equality, opportunity, independence, and full participation in life for persons with disabilities. The membership of GCDE strives to promote the diversity of persons with disabilities by representing the widest possible range of constituent groups, geographical perspectives, ethnic origins, and cultural heritage.

We have a great opportunity for a Program Specialist 3 to join our team!

This role supports a diverse gubernatorially appointed committee as they achieve their goals and organize accessible statewide activities. The Program Specialist 3 works closely with multiple subcommittees as they plan and host major community events such as The Governor’s Employer Awards, and Outreach town halls conducted in small rural areas across the state.

NOTE: This is a project position based on funding.
As the Program Specialist 3 you will have the opportunity to work toward a common goal with GCDE members that come from all areas of the state, bringing their diverse viewpoints and skill sets, and representing a diversity of disabilities. Your program management skills will be essential as you manage the event planning and direct the volunteers, community members, and staff to ensure seamless event coordination. While developing effective relationships you will provide necessary coaching to the committee, subcommittee, workgroup chairs, and volunteers. Your attention to detail and understanding of reasonable accommodation will be necessary as you ensure all elements of the events are fully accessible while also establishing and tracking project timelines.

If you are searching for an opportunity to utilize your leadership skills to serve a diverse community, we encourage you to apply today!

Some of what you will do:
Identify and nurture leadership skills and abilities in committee members.
Identify and recruit additional volunteers.
Educate volunteers on process and selection of outreach activities, awards protocols, and processes, and other GCDE programs.
Develop, write, and distribute comprehensive report of outreach events.
Analyze policy and develop guidance.
Participate in overall GCDE budget development.
Required Qualifications:
Three (3) years’ experience working with groups to achieve common goals, demonstrated by volunteer coordination, staff to committees, and/or other coordinated group work that demonstrates the ability to do this work.
Four (4) years’ experience using project management skills and techniques.
One (1) year experience facilitating event planning and coordination.
Three (3) years’ experience facilitating groups.
Experience for all the above may be gained concurrently.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge and experience working with people with disabilities and passion for equity and inclusion.
Knowledge of creating accessible documents, inclusive materials, and electronic accessibility.
Experience providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities
Additional Requirements of Employment:
Once it is safe according to state and local ordinances, this position will involve occasional statewide travel.
Internet service with speeds of 10mbps download and 2MB upload. To test your internet speed please go to www.speedtest.net<http://www.speedtest.net>.
Must be able to pass an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claim & Benefit Information Review.
Supplemental Information
Attach a resume and letter of interest to your on-line application (through the Add Attachment(s) field).
A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application or vice versa.
Applications with blank fields, or supplemental question responses with comments such as "see attachments" or "see resume" may be considered incomplete.
More than Just a Paycheck! Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. To read more about our benefits, click on the following employee benefit links:
Benefits (insurance, retirement, and related benefits)
Vacation, Leave, and Holidays
Special Programs (additional benefits)
Other Information
This recruitment may be used to fill additional agency-wide positions in accordance with Article 4 of the WFSE Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please contact careershelp at des.wa.gov<mailto:careershelp at des.wa.gov> or (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960.
Modern Workplace
ESD is diligent and remains focused on creating a modern workplace designed to meet the needs of a changing workforce. We have wellness programs, telework policies and flexible schedules. We're working to update our facilities all over the state to enhance both the client and employee experience.

Opportunity for All
The Washington Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Please include your name and pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process.
If you are a person with a disability and would like to request an accommodation in the application process, if you need this job announcement in an alternate format, or if you have general questions about this opportunity, please contact Nicole Walters (she/her) on the Talent Acquisition Team, Washington Relay Service 711, or HRRecruiting at esd.wa.gov<mailto:HRRecruiting at esd.wa.gov>.

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