ATTENTION ALASKA RESIDENTS!
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Alaska Workforce Investment Board, is recruiting for a Project Assistant located in Wasilla!
The position is in the General Government Unit (GGU) at a range 16.
What you will be doing:
The candidate will work with local youth, schools, youth shelters, training providers, employers, Job Centers, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Health and Social Services and other agencies in order to assist Alaskan at-risk youth obtain employment and/or needed training opportunities. Days will be varied, with extensive outreach to both local agencies and youth.
Our organization, mission, and culture:
The focus of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is putting Alaskans to work in a safe environment and to strengthen and improve our state workforce system by helping our residents, including youth, with significant barriers gain high quality jobs and careers. The incumbent will work closely with our local youth and agencies to fill a current gap that will be focused towards youth employment and success.
The working conditions you can expect:
The At-Risk Youth Initiative is a priority for the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Staff will have the opportunity to build many aspects of the program from the ground up, with much room for creativity. Work schedule consists of a 7.5 hour day, with some flexibility to start/stop times. The State of Alaska offers generous paid leave accrual, health benefits and a comprehensive retirement plan.
Who we are looking for:
To be successful in the position a candidate will need the following core competencies:
Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.
Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for own actions and decisions. Complies with established control systems and rules.
Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.
Teamwork: Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
If this sounds like your skill set, please submit your complete application through Workplace Alaska.
A cover letter IS required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in any field.
One year of technical experience where the primary purpose of the job is to perform research and/or data interpretation and apply and disseminate technical, statutory and regulatory requirements for agency use or to the public.
One year of technical experience in community development, research, social services, economics, public administration, planning, or a closely related field.
Five years in any combination of post-secondary education and technical experience where the primary purpose of the job is to perform research and/or data analysis, interpret, explain, and apply statutory and regulatory requirements, and disseminate technical information for agency use or to the public. (3 semester or 4 quarter hours of post-secondary education are equal to one month of experience).
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS & INFORMATION CAREFULLY
THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY
This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements in order to be considered for employment at this time.
Applicants must demonstrate their skill and/or experience in their responses to the supplemental questions. Please make sure to answer the supplemental questions as thoroughly as possible. Your responses must be supported by your application. Please see the "QUESTIONS" tab at the top of this bulletin to preview the supplemental questions.
In addition to answering the supplemental question regarding how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, applicants are ALSO required to attach a cover letter to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not attach the required cover letter will not advance to the interview phase of this recruitment. The cover letter may be used as a writing sample. Applicants are advised to pay particular attention to spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Your cover letter must provide the following information:
- The cover letter must describe how you possess the core competencies required for this position as they pertain to the bulleted points in the job description above. Give specific examples to demonstrate your experience.
- The cover letter must describe how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
- The cover letter must be in standard business format.
Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact provided in the job posting (if email is not an option, please call the contact person to obtain a fax number). Your cover letter will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW
- A list of three (3) professional references, one of which should be your most recent supervisor, including name, job title, employer, and current phone number(s).
- A copy of your last three (3) performance evaluations, or two (2) letters of reference if evaluations are unavailable.
You can ONLY apply for this position through Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy (paper) application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" page.
Omission of any required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration. If you're experiencing problems attaching to your application, or if you simply had forgotten, you may email it to the contact provided below before 5:00 pm of the closing date. Any documents submitted after the posting has closed will not be considered.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts must be attached at the time of application or submitted to the contact information below prior to the close of recruitment. If you're unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact provided in the job posting. If email is not an option, please call the contact person to obtain a fax number.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
Note: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting, "see resume" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination that your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.
If you are a current state employee, please mark the union you are a member of at the time of application. If you are not a current state employee, you MUST mark that it does not apply to you.
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'govermentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.
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