Statewide Employment Opportunities for Veterans Employment Representatives (Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry)

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Veterans Employment Representative 1 and Veterans Employment Representative 2

Employment Opportunities:  The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry currently has a grand total of five vacancies for Veterans Employment Representatives.  There is one vacancy for Veterans Employment Representative 1 in Philadelphia.  The agency is willing to fill this vacancy with a service-connected disabled veteran (job code VER1D) or an eligible veteran (job code 06370).  There are four vacancies for Veterans Employment Representative 2 — one in each of the following counties:  Allegheny, Berks, Butler, and Dauphin.  The agency is willing to fill these positions with a service-connected disabled veteran (job code VER2D), an eligible veteran (job code 06380) or an eligible spouse (job code VER2S).

Nature of Work for Veterans Employment Representative 1: You will provide job related information and outreach services to disabled veterans and other veterans to assist them in finding employment.  You will interview veterans, take employment requests from employers (job orders) and refer veterans to employers or other services.

In order to be considered for Veterans Employment Representative 1, applicants must pass the civil service exam for Veterans Employment Representative 1, and must show three years of responsible public contact work in veterans’ affairs or employment service work; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.  College coursework can substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Nature of Work for Veterans Employment Representative 2You will provide job related information and outreach services to disabled veterans and other veterans to assist them in finding employment.  You will interview veterans, take employment requests from employers (job orders) and refer veterans to employers or other services.  You will also promote the employment of veterans through personal visits or formal presentations to companies, businesses, and veterans’ organizations.

In order to be considered for Veterans Employment Representative 2, applicants must pass the civil service exam for Veterans Employment Representative 2, and must show one year as a Veterans Employment Representative 1; OR 5 years of responsible public contact work in veterans’ affairs or employment service work; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.  College coursework can substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Necessary Special Requirement (all job titles except VER1S and VER2S)

Completion of service in a branch of the United States Armed Forces separated with other than a dishonorable discharge.

Clarification of Necessary Requirement (all job titles except VER1S and VER2S)

This means you must have served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and have been discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge or discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected compensated disability.

If you were a member of the Reserves or National Guard and had more than 180 days of active duty (not active duty for training) and were discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge or were released from active duty because of a service-connected compensated disability, you also meet this requirement.

Clarification of Necessary Requirement for VER1S and VER2S – Eligible Spouse

If you are the spouse of a veteran who died of service-connected disabilities or a spouse of an active duty veteran forcibly detained or missing in action (MIA) or a spouse of a 100% disabled veteran, you also meet the Necessary Special Requirement.

Starting Salary for Veterans Employment Representative 1$36,342/annually, plus benefits

Starting Salary for Veterans Employment Representative 2$41,135/annually, plus benefits

Have questions?  Please call Jeanne Block at (717) 772-1853.

How to ApplyApply online at www.scsc.pa.gov.  Log in to the Online Services section of the homepage.  Select View Open Announcements & Apply from the menu, and reference announcement #2014-078 for Veterans Employment Representatives to submit your application and schedule your civil service exam.  When completing your application, you must first determine which one veterans’ status listed above applies to you. Refer to the PRIORITIES IN HIRING section to help you determine which veterans’ status to choose when applying.  You must submit Application Supplement #2014-078-1 and documents verifying veterans’ status.

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 and opportunities for veterans, visit the veterans section of www.scsc.pa.gov.

Location for Veterans Employment Representative 1:

PA CareerLink Philadelphia West, 3901 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104

Locations for Veterans Employment Representative 2:

 PA CareerLink Pittsburgh/Allegheny County, 304 Wood Street, Wood Street Commons, Pittsburgh, PA  15222

PA CareerLink Berks County, 1920 Kutztown Road, Reading, PA  19604

PA CareerLink Butler County, 112 Hollywood Drive Suite 203, Butler, PA  16001

PA CareerLink Capitol Region, 100 North Cameron Street Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA  17101

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