Career Service Specialist Senior Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Develops, implements and coordinates recruitment programs and/or
activities with schools, school districts, colleges or universities,
local and state employers, and recruiters from national firms and
second in a series of two classifications. It is distinguished from
the lower level in that seniors work directly with prospective
employers in scheduling and follow up of interviews, developing
on-going relationships, and recruiting for specific positions.
Incumbents may coordinate specific programs such as summer
internship programs or part time employment for students, or may
coordinate special activities such as career fairs, or job hunting
seminars. Incumbents work with students, alumni, and faculty.
Examples of Duties:
- Counsels students and alumni and assists in the exploration
of their suitability for employment by evaluating factors such
as prior job experience or training, skills, physical and
personal qualifications and other pertinent data.
- Counsels and advises students, alumni, and others regarding
their interests, abilities, and qualifications related to career
planning, including those with special needs, disabilities, or
- Apprises employers, administrators or other representatives
of candidate availability consistent with job requirements.
- Schedules and receives recruiters and ensures follow-up
procedure at end of recruiting period.
- Compiles and maintains records, statistical and occupational
data of the current labor market for the preparation of reports,
publications, special studies, counseling and for speaking
engagements to campus and community organizations.
- Develops, selects, and utilizes effective career materials
for those seeking career information.
- Recommends or initiates techniques and procedures in the
formulation of policies, purposes and goals of the department.
- Serves as liaison with faculty and other advisors seeking
- Develops, plans, and presents various special projects and
career planning and placement classes, workshops, seminars, and
career fairs; may collaborate with outside organizations on
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of career planning practices and techniques.
- Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
- Knowledge of business administration principles, practices
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in identifying and dealing with individual
differences, motivation, and attitude.
Master's degree in Behavioral Science or a related field AND one
year personnel, college relations or student advisement experience;
OR, Seven 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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