Skip to Main Content

Workforce Specialist

Employ Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Workforce Specialist

Starting Salary: $41,579.20 - $51,979.20 depending on education and experience


The Workforce Specialist works collaboratively with the project owner of our WIOA Programs to ensure our partner agencies are following program goals and objectives. This position will assist with file reviews, monitoring data collection and grant compliance.


  • Record and/or update participant information in applicable databases (i.e. Efforts-To-Outcomes, ASSET, MIS, JCW (Job Center of Wisconsin).
  • Review and maintain participant files in accordance with contract and grant compliance.
  • Assist with tracking of subcontracts, agreements, and daily activities to ensure grant compliance.
  • Collect, document and file participant files to comply with record retention policy.
  • Assist program participants and community job seekers in navigating online career databases, drafting resumes, submitting electronic job applications, and preparing for the interview process.
  • Coordinate with other departments (Business Solutions, Communications, Planning, Executive Team).
  • Preparing and maintain materials used for subcontractor training and standard operating procedures.
  • Assist in the development of internal and external training initiatives.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of local, state, and federal guidelines and policies governing workforce training programs.
  • Manage and monitor data collection under state and federal data collection systems and coordinate implementation of additional data collection programs such as Efforts to Outcomes (ETO).
  • Assist the WIOA Program Team in meeting program and service outcomes and contract requirements.
  • Provide presentations to explain employment programs and services.
  • Provide the public with information regarding program and services offered by service providers.
  • Provide career planning services for a variety of Employ Milwaukee’s programs and services.
  • Determine the supportive services needed for potential participants and explains available employment programs and resources.
  • Conduct career assessments for potential enrollment in workforce development programs.
  • Assess, and determine if Individual Service Strategy is reflective of individual’s goals.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure of deadlines, and within budget constraints.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, while also working independently.
  • Demonstrated capacity to handle multiple tasks, projects and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Milwaukee base community resources serving the diverse populous of Milwaukee County.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Must have strong administrative and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with diverse groups of citizens, who may have conflicting interests and opinions.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as program guidelines, procedure manuals, and government rules related to workforce development contract implementation.

Required Skills and qualifications:

  • Some college plus 1 year of work experience that involves program coordination, job training, or workforce development, grant management, project management or related field
  • Experience with data-entry systems, Microsoft Office products and experience with virtual platforms

Benefits & Perks:

  1. Paid Time Off (14+ days based on tenure) plus 11 Paid Holidays, 5 Personal Days and paid bereavement leave
  2. Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance with Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  3. Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent care (FSA)
  4. 401(k) with Safe Harbor (depend on availability)
  5. Welfare Benefits Plan – term life, personal accident, and disability insurance
  6. Voluntary Life and Personal Accident Insurance (AFLAC)

About Employ Milwaukee

Employ Milwaukee is the local workforce development board serving Milwaukee County. By convening leaders from business and industry, economic and workforce development, education and training as well as community partners and policy makers, our vision is to develop workforce solutions that promote regional economic growth and employment opportunity for all job seekers.

Our mission is to build a strong workforce development system by planning, coordinating, collaborating and monitoring workforce initiatives with businesses, partners and community stakeholders at the local, regional and state level to ensure a skilled and productive workforce for the 21st Century.

Our goals are to connect job seekers to employment opportunities, to provide education and training options in high-growth, high-demand sectors, and to provide a skilled and sustainable workforce to attract, retain and grow diverse businesses in our Milwaukee 7 region.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this position. They are not construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Employ Milwaukee


Milwaukee, WI
53210 USA