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Career Service Specialist Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Provides career planning services to students, alumni, and other persons including the development and delivery of planning and decision making programs. Works with students, alumni, and other persons to identify and explore career ideas, plans, and goals. Presents overall programs and ideas to campus and community groups to promote ideas of career planning and participation in center events.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of two classifications. It is distinguished from the Career Service Specialist Senior in that the senior level incumbents work directly with employers and recruiters and have a higher level of independence in recruiting and development of materials and programs.

Examples of Duties:

  • Interviews all applicants to discuss career planning and/or employment opportunities, requirements, interests and procedures.
  • Counsels applicants with unusual problems, disabilities or other restrictions.
  • Prepares announcements regarding examinations, career opportunities and/or briefs; prepares advertising copy and correspondence for recruitment purposes.
  • Orients a variety of users regarding purposes and goals of the university placement services.
  • Conducts career planning and placement classes, workshops or seminars; may participate in planning and development of classes, workshops or seminars.
  • Prepares reports for local, state and federal offices dealing with statistical computation regarding oversupply and shortage of various employment categories.
  • Maintains records and files and submits reports as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of career planning practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques and related career and job search skills.
  • Knowledge of human behavior, individual differences, motivation and attitudes.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Social Science, Counseling, Education or related field AND one year of personnel, college relations or student advisement experience; OR, Five years of personnel, college relations or student advisement experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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