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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Jobs at State of Louisiana

State of Louisiana

Supplemental Information

Workforce Development Specialist 1/2/3
Division: Office of Workforce Development – FIELD
Position: 19072
Location: Alexandria
Announcement#: LWC165044-10-18-22KK

This position will be domiciled in Rapides Parish

Position Information
This position may be filled as either a Probational or a Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a Promotion (open to all statewide classified and agency wide permanent status employees); or by Detail to Special Duty. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointment if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.

Career Progression Group
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Workforce Development Specialist 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). Please refer to the ‘Job Specifications’ tab located at the top of the LA Careers ‘Current Job Opportunities’ page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.

Exam Required
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.

All applicants selected for employment must submit to drug screening and background check.

If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you need a special accommodation for a disability.

Applicants claiming a testing exemption based on 3.5 or higher GPA for the baccalaureate degree or master’s degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify exemption claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities • TDD# 800-259-5154

LWC does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, or pregnancy, and prohibits harassment of any type.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Kedrick Kennedy
HR Analyst
[email protected]
Louisiana Workforce Commission


A baccalaureate degree.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

To provide professional support services for Workforce Development programs.
Close from higher-level Workforce Development personnel.
May be used by state agencies with workforce development functions.
Differs from other Workforce Development Specialists by the type and complexity of program services provided and the supervision received.

Examples of Work

Performs entry-level professional duties for workforce development programs such as membership, skills development, recruitment/job placement, and business services.
Provides entry-level professional support for Workforce Development programs such as examining, inspecting, investigating, tracking of trends, and/or researching program activity for a Workforce Development statewide program. Advise supervisor of matters which might indicate program abuse.
Answers general questions regarding assigned programs to assist local offices, employers, and applicants. Assists with general technical problems and advises on program policies and procedures.

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