If you’re interesting in making an impact on your community, become a Talent Development Specialist! Go to Employers Overload to apply!


Are you passionate about impacting your community? Are you internally motivated to help people? Do you like to work in a fast-paced environment? Are you innovative? Come join our team! We give hope to job seekers and help them live their best life every day!

Job Description

  • Interview and assess each participant to gather information on their education, background, prior work experience, skills, interests, and short/long term employment goals
  • Assists the participant with up-to-date employment information, including high-demand occupation lists, hiring events, etc.
  • Uses assessment tools to develop a realistic career pathway
  • Assist participant in going to training to develop employment skills
  • Provides job search help and job referrals to the participant at each meeting
  • Matches participant’s qualifications to requirements on employer job orders
  • Ensures that all participant updates are entered in the appropriate application the same day in accordance with program regulations, policies and procedures
  • Monitors performance reports to ensure all services and data entry are entered timely and accurately
  • Assists program participants in developing job readiness skills and provide feedback to case managers as needed.
  • Reaches out to participants to provide job matching services, information on hiring events, and following up for potential hire information
  • Creates/maintains program participant file with up-to-date documentation as required by program regulations, and local policies and procedures
  • Disseminates labor market information and information regarding Workforce Development Services especially the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Experience/Education Required:

  • Minimum High School graduate or equivalent
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to navigate through multiple computer software programs to document required information
  • Ability to interact with team members, sharing responsibility to accomplish common goals and objectives
  • Ability to perform fast paced customer service with accurate and quick documentation in multiple systems
  • Able to manage multiple priorities


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bilingual skills in Russian or Spanish
  • Understanding of daily workforce center operations
  • Knowledge and experience in interviewing and employment counseling
  • Skill in solving employment-related problems
  • General knowledge of public employment and training programs
  • Understanding and awareness of the needs of disadvantaged individuals and other persons who face barriers to employment
  • Understanding of techniques for developing jobs in the public and private sectors
  • Working knowledge of workforce center programs (WIOA, TANF, SNAP, Youth)
  • Diverse candidates encouraged to apply

Physical Requirements

  • Extensive standing, sitting, computer, phone, and deskwork required; some kneeling and lifting of up to 10 pounds required
  • Working primarily in a defined office environment with specified hours
  • Interacting one-on-one and in groups with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds

Other Information

  • Position will start at $22/hr 40 hours a week. Monday-Friday 8-5. Closed for all major holidays.
  • Work will be performed at the Vancouver/Kelso WorkSource office. Which ever you prefer.
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