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CAREER PLANNING & PLACEMENT SPECIALIST

SUMMARY:

The Career Planning and Placement Specialist is responsible for tracking the student/client applicant process, screening applications, and determining whether minimum qualifications are met for possible job opportunities. This position is governed by state and federal laws
and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Screens employment applications for completeness and accuracy and enters into the system.

Reviews job vacancy requests, assembles hiring packet, and forwards to hiring supervisor for interview process.

Provides technical assistance to applicants, hiring officials, and the general public about all aspects of the recruitment/hiring process.

Updates and maintains applicant database for job vacancy requests.

Attends job fairs and maintains relationships with possible hiring entities and public and private human resource officers.

Compiles and maintains records and information, including client case records, interview summaries, business contacts, and local labor market information.

Generates hiring eligibility lists and monthly reports, summarizing recruiting activities and placement statistics.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of community resources available to provide services or assistance to student/clients. Knowledge of recruitment, interviewing, and placement techniques.
Ability to monitor student/client placement activities. Ability to provide and coordinate referral services. Ability to review and process applications, according to established policy and procedures. Ability to provide guidance to students/clients, regarding hiring procedures.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus four years of experience in employment services or a related area.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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