Date:  Jun 20, 2024


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Requisition No: 807601 

Agency: Commerce


Position Number: 40047132 

Salary:  $44,226.00 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2024 


Requisition Title: DVOP – Government Operations Consultant II


POSITION LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood FL


Our Organization and Mission:

Florida Commerce works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce, and our local communities. We are dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities, and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters.


In collaboration with our partners, we salute our nation’s veterans and are honored to have the opportunity to support them and their family members by encouraging them to apply at Florida Commerce for positions that fit their skill sets.


Florida Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)


Let our mission become yours. To find out more about us, click on the link: http://www.floridajobs.org/


The Work You Will Do:

The Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialist will provide case management, outreach, and facilitate training and job placements to meet the employment needs of eligible veterans and eligible spouses entitled to these benefits, in accordance with the priorities determined by the Federal Department of Labor. The DVOP Government Operations Consultant  II is a member of the Florida Commerce team with CareerSource Broward. 


THIS IS A VETERAN-FUNDED POSITION.  Appointment to this position must be made in the order of preference provided by Public Law 100-323. Applicants claiming veteran preference must provide a copy of their DD-214 copy and when claiming disabled veteran preference must also provide a copy of their statement of disability from the Veteran's Administration.  Applicants applying must ensure that required military documents are submitted in the PeopleFirst application prior to the closure of the job announcement or with the application.    


All Veteran team staff perform duties outlined in Title 38 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), 4104(b)(1)(2), as amended by the Public Law 100-323.


The Difference You Will Make:

The incumbent will assure the local office is compliant with Federal Regulations, standards of performance, and contractual provisions of the grant agreement mandating special services for Veterans. You will assist in helping Broward County Veterans and eligible spouses obtain wages to be sufficient and sustainable through training and employment. The DVOP Government Operations Consultant II is a member of the Florida Commerce team with CareerSource Broward.


Florida Commerce is a fast-paced work environment in which critical thinking and prioritizing are a must.


How You Will Grow:

Florida Commerce encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. Trainings are made available throughout the year and on request with our Office of Human Resources Training and with our Division of Workforce Training Unit. In accordance with our Vision and Mission, the employee:

  • Furthers Florida’s economic vision by providing support that enhances the economy and develops, safe, and healthy communities.
  • Meets customer/client expectations with an emphasis on responsiveness, quality, quantity, and timeliness of work.
  • Provides information clearly, accurately, and succinctly; and exhibits good listening skills.
  • Works collaboratively to optimize the effectiveness of Florida Commerce’s available resources and tools.
  • Uses knowledge acquired through education, training, or experience to complete tasks.

These expectations are for all our employees, and you will be expected to model these as a leader.  We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience.  


Where You Will Work:   

Broward County encompasses the Greater Fort Lauderdale area and is in the heart of South Florida’s tri-county region, it continues to grow by attracting development and new businesses. Broward County is a popular tourist destination and yachting capital of the world due to its semi-tropical climate, highlighted by more than 3,000 hours of sunshine, its beaches and year-round ocean breezes, waterways, and cultural offerings alongside its upscale restaurants, nightclubs, boutiques, and luxury hotels. Port Everglades is considered the 3rd largest cruise port in the world.

Once known strictly as a tourism-based economy, it now supports a diverse range of industries, including marine, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, technology, avionics/aerospace, film, and television production. Broward County is establishing itself as a world-class international business center and one of the most desirable locations for new, expanding, or relocating businesses. Being in Broward County will guarantee you a unique experience for professional growth, entertainment, and culture.

Broward County is also known for:

  • A rated school district
  • Home to Broward College and Nova Southeastern University, a Florida hub for Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Florida International University (FIU), and a host of other private colleges and vocational schools.
  • Within a state having no state income tax for residents of Florida



* State Group Insurance coverage options+
(health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental option)

* Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (www.myfrs.com)

* Nine paid holidays and a Personal Holiday each year

* Annual and Sick Leave Benefits

* Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility required)

* Flexible Spending Accounts

* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)

* Ongoing comprehensive training provided

* Career Growth      

* Highly skilled, professional environment

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

* We care about the success of our employees.

* We care about the success of our clients.

* We are always improving our technology, our tools, our customer’s experiences, and ourselves.

* A rewarding experience for reliable, compassionate, and professional employees.


Pay:    $44,226.00/Annually


Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conducts comprehensive and specialized assessments to eligible persons and develops an individual employment plan to identify the employment goals, appropriate objectives, and services for participants that will lead to sustained careers and lasting self-sufficiency.
  • Provides individualized case management to eligible veterans and eligible spouses with Significant Barriers to Employment (SBEs), including: supervising group career counseling to promulgate knowledge of veteran resources and local initiatives created to address barriers limiting employment opportunities and to promote peer support; conducting individual counseling and career planning with a goal of long term employment and self-sufficiency; providing short-term pre-vocational services that may include development of learning skills, communication skills, interviewing skills, punctuality, personal maintenance skills, and professional conduct to prepare individuals for unsubsidized employment or training.
  • Evaluate community organizations to assess and leverage assets that can be utilized to mitigate individual barriers of eligible persons within case management.
  • Coordinate with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Intensive Service Coordinator (ISC) to provide case management assistance to Vocational Readiness and Employment (VR&E), (Chapter 31) special disabled Veterans, (HVRP) and other Veterans with SBEs.
  • Assures compliance inside the FloridaCommerce management information system by recording accurate and complete case management activities and case notes.
  • Reviews programs, services, forms, reports, and analyze data for compliance with state and federal statutes, policy, and regulations, and confers with management to identify problems and improvements.
  • Mentors new DVOP specialists, VA Work Study students (internship students), and SkillBridge interns on procedures, forms, and reports according to organizational policy.
  • Provides outreach to local organizations, such as, but not limited to local colleges, technical training centers, apprenticeship programs, and community-based (non-profit - including faith-based) to educate the organizations serving Veterans on how to identify veterans with SBEs’ and to assist or refer veterans to the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist located at the Career Center for services.
  • Performs other duties as required by supervisors at the local organization.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to promote and market the department and the Career Center.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in individual and group settings, both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of counseling and case management,
  • Working knowledge/experience using Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Skilled in group presentations, workshop instruction, and/or facilitation.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous, and effective manner.
  • Ability to conduct effective interviews.
  • Ability to listen effectively.
  • Ability to work independently by planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments.
  • Ability to prepare reports to include recording, evaluating, and analyzing data.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.



As a condition of pre-employment eligibility, a Level 2 security background screening is required, which consists of fingerprinting and a check of local, state, and national law enforcement records. 

Applicants applying via the Internet must ensure that required military documentation: DD form 214, and/or current US Department of Veterans’’ Affairs (VA)/ Defense letter reflecting the character of discharge is submitted prior to closure of the job announcement.


  • Appointment to this position must be made in the order of preference provided by Public Law 100-323, as defined in 38 U.S.C.: First to qualified service-connected disabled veterans; then, if no such disabled veteran is available, to qualified eligible veterans; and if no such eligible veteran is available, to qualified persons. 
  • Veterans Benefit Act of 2010, 38 U.S.C § 4102(A) (c)(8)(A) requires all newly hired DVOP specialists are required to satisfactorily complete Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) training delivered by the National Veterans Training Institute (NVTI) within 18 months after the date of employment.
  • Degree in public administration, business administration or related field, plus three (1-3) years’ experience in office administration, management or other related business services, work may substitute year for year, for education.    
  • The incumbent must possess or obtain certification as a Workforce Professional Tier 1 within 60 days of employment in the position. 
  • The selected candidate may be required to work weekends or after regular work hours at job fairs, or community meetings once or twice per month.
  • Required to travel locally and must furnish own transportation



  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Human Services, Education, or a related field
  • Professional or nonprofessional experience in areas related to employment security, interviewing, counseling, job placement, aptitude testing and assessments, job development, or job analysis may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the preferred college education.
  • Possess the ability to utilize state workforce development databases and possess the ability to utilize the Internet to conduct research and obtain data.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations, Veteran Program Letters, state and local guidance, and programs/opportunities for veterans and covered persons (i.e. Federal Bonding program, Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit Eligibility, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the laws governing veterans’ preference in employment and workforce services.
  • Registered in EmployFlorida.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami