State of Louisiana



Company: State of Louisiana

Job description: Supplemental Information

Workforce Development Specialist 1/2/3

Division: Office of Workforce Development – FIELD

Position: 50549782

Location: Shreveport

Announcement#: LWC160664-08-02-22CG


This position will be domiciled in Caddo Parish and will be filled as a 22 month job appointment.

Position Information

This position will be filled as a temporary Job Appointment up to 24 months; should a permanent position become available, the employee may be converted to a Probationary 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 .

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:

Charlotte Gautreau

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.


Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to “make a difference” through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements – The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development – The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage – Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State’s own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at

Deferred Compensation – As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( ), Teacher’s Retirement System of Louisiana ( ), Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System ( ), among others. LASERS has provided this to give you more detailed information about their system.

Expected salary: $2158 – 4240 per month

Location: Shreveport, LA

Job date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 07:42:17 GMT

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