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Career Service Specialist Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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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 government agencies.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is 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 other restrictions.
  • 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 career information.
  • Develops, plans, and presents various special projects and career planning and placement classes, workshops, seminars, and career fairs; may collaborate with outside organizations on special needs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of career planning practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques.
  • Knowledge of business administration principles, practices and techniques.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in identifying and dealing with individual differences, motivation, and attitude.

Minimum Qualifications:

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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