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OPEN POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

PROGRAM SPECIALIST (Two Positions Open)

 

Full-time position

 

General Statement of Duties:

Performs responsible administrative and technical work performing programmatic monitoring and continual reviews of program data to ensure accuracy for the achievement of performance goals in the workforce development programs of the Commission.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class performs professional and technical program work that includes managing the WIOA Management Information System.  Work includes performing programmatic review of staff input to assure program compliance, providing training and technical assistance to service providers, reviewing program data to calculate and monitor attainment of performance standards; and reporting statistics and performance goals to the local Workforce Development Board for all titles of WIOA under the purview of the local area.  Work requires considerable knowledge of WIOA programs, guidelines, monitoring requirements, performance goals and objectives and ability to communicate and apply them. Work is performed in an administrative environment. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Workforce Development Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks

Reviews data input by staff to ensure quality and accuracy including adherence to participant eligibility, individual service strategy plans, program outcomes, etc.; reviews program outcomes on a regular basis through reports; and provide technical assistance as needed.

Contacts staff to correct and complete data according to data validation guidelines; provides technical assistance on program and reporting guidelines to ensure proficiency.

Provides training to all staff in aspects of federal, state and local area policies, procedures, documentation, case management and data validation; prepares training manuals; provides instruction in operation of assessment instruments and other testing.

Conducts on-site programmatic reviews of contractors as outlined in the monitoring guide; prepares reports of findings and specifies corrective actions needed and distributes to program supervisors and others within 30 days of monitoring.  Uses data collected to determine whether programs comply with laws, regulations and are on target to meet performance standards, and perform follow-up to ensure compliance.

Prepares a variety of monitoring reports and documentation to document performance of contractors, training providers and staff;  runs periodic status reports and compiles information for Workforce Development Board and others; presents reports and answers questions about data at meetings.

Analyzes, interprets and calculates performance data to identify status of obtaining performance standards; monitors and evaluates performance and program effectiveness to ensure strategic management of enrollments and exits to maximize performance.

Reviews eligible training provider data and investigates new and existing providers and programs to determine reasonableness of cost and length of training in relevance to the local labor market; evaluates outcomes and evaluates special approval requests.

Assists with development and revision of policy issuances addressing programmatic elements; and revision of tools utilized for procurement of service providers to ensure compliance with federal, state and local guidelines.

Attends meetings on behalf of the Workforce Development Board and the Mid-East Commission and serves as staff to committees as assigned.

Stays abreast of changing policies and procedures; attends federal and state trainings and conference as needed. 

  • Additional Job Duties

  • Performs related duties as required.

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program requirements including all applicable policies and procedures and monitoring and reporting requirements.

Considerable knowledge of the application of information technology and ability to use it in daily programming including word processing, spreadsheets, and data bases.

Ability to establish and maintain effective communications with internal and external staff, training providers, professionals, businesses, contractors, board and committee members and the public.         

Ability to work with staff and management collaboratively and to apply creativity and effective problem-solving, facilitation and mediation skills to address barriers to program success.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written, and share knowledge with others.

Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering, talking, and hearing.

    Must be able to perform sedentary work and exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally. Must possess the visual acuity to perform extensive reading, perform visual inspections and administrative work, and do computer work.

Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from college with a degree in human services, business, or psychology and year professional experience/ and or training that includes workforce development and administration; data base management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirement

Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Interested applicants are required to submit a Mid-East Commission application (resume optional) to:  

Mid-East Commission

ATTN: Workforce Development Director

1502 N. Market Street, Suite A

Washington, NC 27889

or

Email to tharris@mideastcom.org

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

BUSINESS SERVICES SPECIALIST

 

Full-time position

 

General Statement of Duties:

Performs technical and informational work serving as a resource connection for local area business and entrepreneurial ventures, and providing oversight and monitoring of the Incumbent Worker Program..

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class serves as a consultant and point of contact to new and existing business, connecting them to various no or low cost services offered by the state and other government agencies or private entities.  The employee meets with local area businesses to discuss specific workforce and business strategies and needs such as market data, trends analysis, employees or new markets development, and attempts to locate resources to meet the needs.  The employee also provides communication, oversight and monitoring of the Incumbent Worker Program that offers local business funds for skills upgrades for current employees.  Work includes staffing the Workforce Development Board and includes considerable research and on-site assistance on various job programs.  Work is performed in accordance with state and federal guidelines and organizational policies and procedures, and is performed under the general guidance of the Workforce Development and reviewed by client and community acceptance, compliance with regulations, and program effectiveness.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks

Markets the regions’ Workforce Development Board and its workforce programs to area businesses; meets with local businesses to assess needs, concerns and/or assistance needed; prepares trend analyses, reports and other projections; communicates business needs to appropriate NCWorks Center and Workforce Development staff.

Assists NCWorks Center staff and businesses with developing work experience opportunities, on-the-job training, and incumbent worker training programs.

Conducts research and develops surveys and compiles results to determine business needs and expectations; serves as point of contact for labor market information.

Assists with development and review of Incumbent Worker Program applications and contract preparation; implements approved worker projects including monitoring projects and preparing written reports.

Assesses employment and training needs of employers to identify gaps in employer and business services; researches labor market trends and recommends strategies to improve employer services.

Participates in Rapid Response activities to businesses in the event of a closure or major layoff.

Prepares a variety of reports on program services.

Attends meetings on behalf of the Workforce Development Board and Mid-East Commission and serves on committees as needed.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable business laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the global economy; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

  • Additional Job Duties

  • Performs related duties as required.

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of business and production practices, human resources needs, and market and trend analysis.

Considerable knowledge of WIOA programs and rules and regulations.

Knowledge of the principles of program planning, design, and evaluation.

Considerable knowledge of the physical, economic, and social characteristics of the service delivery area.

Considerable knowledge of the application and use of information technology to research, program evaluation, monitoring and reporting.

Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as business periodicals, business laws and financial regulations, computer documentation, and labor market information.

Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agencies, local governments, private industry, general public, state agencies, and other Commission personnel.

Ability to build and maintain cooperative and effective public relations with the community.

Ability to establish and maintain effective data collection and records management systems and prepare technical reports and documents.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of lifting, talking, fingering, stooping, researching, walking and hearing repetitive motions.

    Must be able to perform sedentary work and exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.

    Must possess the visual acuity to perform extensive reading, conduct inspections and perform administrative, and computer work.

Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from a college or university with a degree business administration, business management, industrial technology and experience in a business or manufacturing setting, preferably including experience that includes job placement, job training activities, statistical analysis, and analysis of labor market, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirement

Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Interested applicants are required to submit a Mid-East Commission application (resume optional) to:  

Mid-East Commission

ATTN: Workforce Development Director

1502 N. Market Street, Suite A

Washington, NC 27889

or

Email to tharris@mideastcom.org

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

FISCAL SPECIALIST

 

Full-time position

 

General Statement of Duties:

Performs varied and professional accounting functions in support of the finance operations of the Commission.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class is responsible for a variety of accounting tasks to assure proper accounting for funds in various Commission programs. Duties include serving as primary contact for auditors; producing a variety of monthly and annual financial statements and reports; reconciling accounts to the general ledger; researching variances and generating journal vouchers; establishing and maintaining budgets for internal financial reporting; monitoring contractor invoices for appropriateness of expenditures; drawing down funds for programs; calculating cost allocations; year-end reconciliation and closet of the general ledger; auditing Commission programs contractors for financial compliance; invoicing for Commission Services; and assisting the Assistant Director in budgeting and accounts set-up for all programs. Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation, conferences, use of records, and audit of the records by an external auditor and by program monitors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks

Provides technical assistance in maintaining and troubleshooting the Commission’s accounting system; provides internal audit functions to assure good accounting controls.

Serves as primary contact for auditors and for monitoring of programs; provides information requested and answers questions about expenditures.

Produces a variety of financial reports and income statements for Boards and for staff; tracks funding sources and funds for participants; establishes and maintains budgets for internal ‘financial reporting; establishes new GL accounts as required by contracts.

Reconciles accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and other accounts to the general ledger, comparing the general ledger to accounts or bank statements; research variances; generates journal vouchers as required to maintain correct GL account balances.

Calculates fringe, occupancy, indirect and various other costs to be allocated by program. Invoices other organizations for work performed by the Commission staff.

Completes a variety of tax reports including federal and state payroll taxes; produces and submits W-2’s and 1099 forms.

Provides financial support to Commission programs; assists auditors and program monitors; provides budget and back-up documentation; prepares budget revisions.

Performs year-end reconciliation and closeout of the- GL.

Maintains monthly spend-out reports and processes cash drawdowns, reports expenditures by program year fund source.

Reconciles bank accounts; reconciles financial records with contractors’ records and provides information for periodic reports.

Attends various conferences and training to improve knowledge and skills pertinent to the position.

  • Additional Job Duties

  • Fills in for other absent staff members. Performs related duties as required.

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Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

Considerable knowledge of federal requirements and grant program administration and or audit requirements.

Working knowledge of laws, general statutes, rules, and regulations governing specific commission accounting tasks.

Considerable knowledge of computer operations as they relate to assigned tasks including the use of various financial package applications and various spreadsheets.

Ability to compile, evaluate, and reconcile a variety of accounting records and reports. Ability to provide leadership, training, and technical guidance to other staff.

Ability to perform a variety of fiscal or accounting functions and to change priorities quickly

 and maintain accuracy level.

Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with a variety of people including vendors, general public, and other employees and supervisors and to serve as a lead worker in providing technical guidance and/or teaching others.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.

Ability to perform accounting processes with speed and accuracy.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

    Must be able to perform sedentary work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.

    Must possess the visual acuity to prepare data and statistics, work with accounting processes, operate a computer terminal, and do extensive reading.

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Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation with a bachelors’ degree in accounting, and professional level accounting experience preferably in the public sector; or an equivalent combination of education or experience.

Interested applicants are required to submit a Mid-East Commission application (resume optional) to:  

Mid-East Commission

ATTN: Finance Director

1502 N. Market Street, Suite A

Washington, NC 27889

or

Email to tharris@mideastcom.org

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

 

TRANSPORTATION PLANNER

 

Full-time position

General Statement of Duties:

Performs technical and professional transportation planning duties for the Mid-East Commission.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class performs advanced level professional planning work for the Regional Council.  Duties include being actively involved in a variety of transportation planning work with the Mid-East East Rural Planning Organization (RPO). The job requires thorough knowledge of the transportation field, and is characterized by independent judgment and initiative in the performance of duties.  Work is performed primarily in an inside environment, but may require as needed site inspections, and field related duties.  The employee may serve as a lead worker or project manager.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Director of Planning, and is evaluated through observation, reports, progress on projects, and feedback from clients.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks

The position will comprise of working with NCDOT staff, local elected officials, MEC staff members, and citizens on a regular basis. Position duties may include, but are not limited to:

·         Administering and/or supporting federal and state awarded grant projects

·         Assisting in the rural transportation planning activities of the Mid-East RPO

·         Appling knowledge of transportation concepts, regional planning organizations, and impact studies to provide staff support to advisory boards and elected officials

·         Providing GIS assistance for transportation, environmental, and other planning projects as needed

·         Conducting specialized research; gathering and analyzing relevant data; performing special studies such as traffic and pedestrian counts, corridor studies, crash analysis, bicycle and pedestrian facility inventory and assessments, or socioeconomic, demographic and land use inventories

·         Preparing agendas, facilitating meetings, compiling quarterly reports, and attending various statewide and local committee meetings

·         Coordinating with and providing technical assistance to a variety of local and state transportation officials, elected officials, local government staff, the general public, consultants and others on projects and plans

The ideal applicant will be a motivated individual with demonstrated leadership ability and excellent communication, writing, oral presentation, and organizational skills. Applicant must have in-depth experience with GIS. Transportation planning, MPO, RPO, or other transportation experience is desirable.

 Physical Requirements

 Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering, teaching, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.  Must be able to perform sedentary work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting/deskwork. Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform extensive reading, and operate a computer.

 Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in planning, transportation or related field and four years experience in municipal, county or regional planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirement
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Send completed Mid-East Commission application and resume to Mid-East Commission, ATTN: Planning, Economic Development, and Community Services, 1502 N Market Street, Suite A, Washington, NC 27889.

Starting salary $42,317, commensurate with qualifications. Position open until filled.  

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