Date:  Jan 27, 2024


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Requisition No: 817764 

Agency: Commerce


 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 40045046 

Salary:  $44,000 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 03/01/2024 

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Our Organization and Mission:

FloridaCommerce 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.


CareerSource Research Coast is chartered by the State of Florida to create and manage a workforce development service delivery system responsive to the needs of businesses and career seekers.


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 for positions at FloridaCommerce that fit their skill sets.


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



The Work You Will Do:

This position serves as a Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialist responsible for providing outreach and facilitate placements to meet the employment needs of eligible veterans and eligible spouses entitled to benefits, in accordance with priorities as determined by the Federal Department of Labor. Confer with supervisor to assist in identifying improvement processes and develop solutions for JVSG program.


The Difference You Will Make:

This position will also provide direct workforce services to veterans and eligible spouses through assessments, case management, placement services, and referral to supportiive services based upon needs determined. 


How You Will Grow:

FloridaCommerce encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies.  Trainings are made available throughout the year and on request with the Office of Training and Development within the Bureau of Human Resource Management. 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 FloridaCommerce’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.  

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:


Fort Pierce, often called the Sunrise City, has been the hub of St. Lucie County, Florida for over 100 years. Situated on the “Treasure Coast,” named after the famed sinking of a Spanish treasure fleet in 1715, Fort Pierce is one of the oldest communities on the east coast of Florida. Incorporated in 1901, the city grew from 300 pioneers to over 45,000 residents today and encompasses approximately 31 square miles.


Our city is a diverse, yet neighborly, community that embraces both the richness of our heritage and the promise of the future. In Fort Pierce, you’ll find a historic, small-town lifestyle in a picturesque slice of paradise, with miles and miles of unspoiled shores. Fort Pierce is one of Florida’s best-kept secrets -- a place with fascinating research centers and museums, excellent community services, and a wealth of cultural and recreational attractions.





*State Group Insurance coverage options+                                               * Retirement plan options, including employer

   (health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental options)                    contributions (FYI, please click 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 are always improving our technology, our tools, our customer’s experiences, and ourselves.

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



THIS IS A VETERAN FUNDED POSITION. Appointment to this position must be made in order of preference provided by Public Law 100-323, as follows: 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 (as defined in 38 U. S. C.) Applicants claiming veteran preference must provide a copy of their DD-214 Member 4 copy and when claiming disabled veteran preference must provide a copy of their DD-214 Member 4 copy AND statement of disability from the Veteran’s Administration. Applicants applying must ensure that required military documents, DD-214 Member 4 copy and CURRENT U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) statement of disabiliy letter, are submitted prior to closure of job announcement.


Working Hours: (A) Daily, Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm (B)Toal hours in work week 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.) Hours and schedules may vary with supervisor direction and or approval.


Pay: $44,000 Yearly


Your Specific Responsibilities:

Performs duties set forth in Title 38 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), Veterans Program Letter (VPL) 03-14 and VPL 03-14 Changes 1 & 2 through a case management process. The following duties are included in this code:


  • Consults with federal, state, and local officials on matters applicable to serving eligible persons as a DVOP.
  • 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.
  • Evaluates community organizations to assess and leverage assets that can be utilized to mitigate individual barriers of eligible persons within case management.
  • Coordinates 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 and other Veterans with SBEs.
  • Assures compliance inside the Florida Commerce (COM) management information system by recording accurate and complete case management activities and case notes.
  • Reviews programs, services, forms, reports, analyzes data for compliance with state and federal statutes, policy and regulations and confers with management and users 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 refer veterans to the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist located at the Career Center for services.
  • Performs other veteran duties IAW the Jobs for Veterans State Grants as required.
  • CFDA – 100% – 17.801 (Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program)


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of veterans’ re-employment rights.
  • Knowledge of entitlement and priorities of veterans for medical and surgical services in veteran hospitals.
  • Working knowledge using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of basic sales principles and skills.
  • Knowledge of workforce plans and business/management principles.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective customer service.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of counseling and case management.
  • Skilled in group presentations or workshop instruction and/or facilitation.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in individual and group settings, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Ability to promote and market the Career Center.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous and effective manner. 
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to conduct effective interviews.
  • 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.


Other job-related requirements for this position:

  • Appointment to this position must be made in the order of preference provided by Public Law 100-323, as follows:  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 (as defined in 38 U.S.C.)  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 character of discharge is submitted prior to closure of job announcement.
  • IAW the 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.



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. 


  • The incumbent must possess or obtain certification as a Workforce Professional Tier 1 within one year of employment in the position.
  • Disabled veteran or qualified persons may only apply.
  • Required to travel locally and must furnish own transportation.


Preferred Education:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred. Professional or nonprofessional experience in areas related to employment security, administrative experience, or reemployment assistance policy may substitute on a year for year basis for the preferred college education.



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: Port Saint Lucie