Workforce Development Specialist

PositionWorkforce Development Specialist
AssignmentHousing Choice Voucher Program
Work HoursNormal work hours shall fall within the hours between 7:00 A.M. & 5:00 P.M.
Salary Monthly$5,200 – 6,231
SupervisorDirector of Housing Occupancy and Housing Compliance
Final Filing DateOpen Until filled

Application Requirements An official Housing Authority application form must be submitted to Human Resources Department by the final filing dateIncomplete applications cannot be revised after the final filing date.  Resumes may be submitted as additional information only.  Applications are available online at or at 2575 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton, CA 95203 and may be submitted by mail, in person, by email to, or by Fax to (209) 460-5117.

Selection Procedure

  1. Applicants’ qualifications will be evaluated and applicants who clearly appear to be qualified in terms of job prerequisites are eligible to be invited to an interview. Examples of acceptable combinations of education, training and experience include:
    • 8 years of experience may be substituted for a BA degree.
    • 4 years of experience may be substituted for an AA degree.
    • The length of a training and/or certificate program may be substituted on a 2:1 exchange of months attended for experience (2 months attendance equals 1 month of experience.)
  2. Quality ranking factors will be knowledge and ability, education, training and/or experience, and required skills necessary for successful job performance. Candidates will be rated on these and other factors and must receive a majority of acceptable ratings and an average rating of 70 or better to qualify for ranking.
  3. The final selection of candidates to fill these vacancies shall be made by the Executive Director from among those recommended, in accordance with the evaluation of the candidates relative to the needs of the Authority. An eligible/promotional list (if applicable to the posted position) will be established. However, when there are less than three (3) names on the list, or the list has been in place for over one (1) year, or when it is necessary to modify the position description, the Executive Director may require a new list.

Position Description

Position Title:

Workforce Development Specialist

Pay Classification:



Director of Occupancy and Housing Compliance

Effective Date:


Position Summary

Under direction, establishes and maintains activities to develop, locate, and secure job openings for Public Housing residents; markets programs and coordinates job resources; performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions (If necessary, individuals with disabilities are encouraged to request reasonable recommendations to assist them performing the functions of this position).

    1. Effectively market and represent a program and services to employers.
    2. Communicate effectively in both oral and written form, plan and make presentations to small groups including potential employers, business representatives, teachers, and program participants.
    3. Interact with program participants from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds; provide instruction and make presentations
    4. Supports residents in job searching and placement.
    5. Establishes and maintains working relationships with employers, industry organizations, and public agencies to source job openings and secure employment and vocational training opportunities for clients.
    6. Evaluates individual’s background, skills, and interest and matches to potential job openings or training programs.
    7. Coaches and prepares candidate for interview and entry into the workforce.
    8. Conducts necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions.
    9. Research Internet, newspapers, agencies, and other resources for job leads.
    10. Collects data from employers including job requirements and skills; matches job skills with applicant qualifications and refers qualified applicants to employers.
    11. Keeps updated information regarding job fairs and Internet resources.

Behavioral Competencies

Client Services – Provides timely, courteous, and quality service to an individual whether internal or external by anticipating individual needs, following through on commitments and ensuring that our clients have been heard.

Initiative – Proactively seeks solutions to resolve unexpected challenges. Actively assists others without formal/informal direction. Possesses the capacity to learn and actively seeks developmental feedback. Applies feedback for continued growth by mastering concepts needed to perform work.

Professional Behavior – Exhibits positive, polite, courteous, honest and conscientious behavior with all internal/external clients. Accepts responsibility for actions and adjusts behavior as appropriate.

Communication – Employee is clear, concise and organized in all facets of communication in order to fully transfer understanding. Actively listens and is aware of the audience to adapt message appropriately. Strives to communicate information with appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

Teamwork – Actively and collaboratively participates, despite personal differences, towards a common goal. Employee is open to new ideas and/or approaches. Employee is aware of changes that impact internal and external customers and effectively communicates the impact when working as a team.
Integrity – Employee is honest with oneself, coworkers and clients. Stands up for what is right even in the face of opposition.

Safety Awareness – Employee is cognizant of his/her surroundings. Follows proper safety procedures and considers the safety of self and others. Identifies, communicates and assists in the correction of any safety concerns where appropriate.

Reliability & Judgment – Employee demonstrates sound reasoning and critical thinking by making decisions in line with established Agency expectations. Performs work in a reliable manner that is both accurate and timely.

Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university.
  2. Minimum of four years of professional experience as a Job Developer or Case Manager
  3. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the required knowledge and abilities, may be substituted on a two for one basis.

Additional Requirements

  1. Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines including computers, copiers, printers, facsimile machines, telephones, etc.
  2. Must be able to work, move, or carry objects or materials such as files, computer printouts, reports, calculators, office supplies, etc.
  1. Must possess and maintain an applicable California Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to the Authority’s insurance carrier.
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