Nebraska DOL: Director of Employment and Training

May 22, 2017

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Job Title: Director of Employment and Training

Closing Date/Time: Friday, 06/02/17 11:595 PM Central Time

Salary: Negotiable

Job Type: Discretionary (at will)

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Department: Nebraska Department of Labor

Position No: #02301002



The Department of Labor is accepting applications for our Director of Employment and Training. This is a discretionary position and will report to the Commissioner of Labor. Please attach a current resume and cover letter.


Examples of Work

The Director of Employment and Training is responsible for the management, direction, organization and coordination of the Division of Employment and Training. Oversee operations, programs, and associated functions and advisor to the Commissioner of Labor on all related matters. Directs the Employment Service program and serves as State Administrator for the WIOA program. Responsible for administering the provision of reemployment services to unemployment claimants. Directs the development of division's goals, priorities, policies, reemployment strategies and programs in coordination with other programs within the agency. Responsible for divisional budget and human resources activities. Collaborates with other State agencies to develop cooperative initiatives for economic development, labor market research, education, training, health and human services and other related activities. Manages and directs the efforts for competitive grant applications or proposals submitted for additional funding and related programs available from public and private sources.


Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, social/behavioral sciences, management, human relations, education or related field AND two years' experience in employment and training programs or delivering program services within a workforce development agency, organization, or program. Relevant education and/or experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. PREFERRED: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: State and Federal employment security laws. Ability to: analyze data to identify relevant facts for making proper decisions; understand and implement relevant laws and regulations; and portray professional demeanor when meeting with partners and making presentations; plan and organize work; communicate effectively to a diverse group of people; follow instructions; interact with clients, employers, and the public; use the Dictionary of Occupational Titles to code applications and job orders, create presentations and manage multiple programs.

Hours: 8am – 5pm; M-F

Job location is 550 South 16th Street, Lincoln, NE


How to apply:

*Applicants must apply at

State agencies comply with Nebraska’s Veterans Preference laws. If you are a veteran or the spouse of a 100% disabled veteran (§48-225) you may be eligible for Veterans Preference in the employment process. To verify eligibility, applicants must submit the Form DD214, along with proof of a service-connected disability and if claiming preference as a spouse, proof of marriage. All information must be submitted at the time of application. Once submitted, you do not have to provide the information again.