Date:  Mar 30, 2024

SEBRING, FL, US, 33870

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Requisition No: 818889 

Agency: Commerce


 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 40044001 

Salary:  42,777.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 04/15/2024 

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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.

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


The Work You Will Do:

THIS IS A VETERAN FUNDED 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 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 Veterans' Affairs (VA) statement of disability letter, are submitted prior to closure of job announcement.


This position serves as a Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veteran Employment Representative(LVER), Government Operations Consultant II responsible for assisting with the development of the service delivery strategies for veterans and educating partner staff with current employment initiatives and programs for veterans. This position confers with the supervisor to assist in identifying improvement processes and develop solutions for the Job for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) program.  Additionally, the DVOP/LVER Representative will provide 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.


The DVOP/LVER,Government Operations Consultant II performs 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 incumbent assures that the local office is in compliance with Federal Regulations, standards of performance and contractual provisions of the grant agreement mandating special services for Veterans.


The Difference You Will Make:

You will assist in helping Florida veterans obtain wage replacement benefits for qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own. Your knowledge and skills will be utilized to help our citizens. FloridaCommerce/Heartland CareerSource is a fast-paced work environment in which critical thinking and prioritizing is a must.

How You Will Grow:

FloridaCommerce encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiency. 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.

Where You Will Work:

The DVOP/LVER Government Operations Consultant II position is located in the Sebring, Florida office within Highlands County. Most of the area is rural and part of the Florida scrub ecosystem, with smaller areas of hammocks and cypress swamps and lakes. Sebring boasts of several award-winning museums, galleries, and art studios. Recreation opportunities in the area abound for people of all ages and include golf, hiking, freshwater swimming in our many lakes, fishing, boating, water skiing, airboat rides and other water sports.


* 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 are always improving our technology, our tools, our customers’ experiences, and ourselves.

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



$42,777.00 Annually


Your Specific Responsibilities:

Performs duties outlined in Title 38 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), 4104(b)(1)(2), as amended by Public Law 100-323.  The incumbent will assure that the local office is in compliance with Federal Regulations, standards of performance and contractual provisions of the grant agreement mandating special services for Veterans.  The following duties are included in this code:

  • Conduct employer outreach and seminars to advocate for veterans.                            
  • In conjunction with employers, conduct job search workshops and establish job search groups,
  • Facilitates employment, training and placement services furnished to veterans in CareerSource under the Employ Florida service delivery system.
  • Maintains regular contact with community leaders, employers, labor unions, training programs, and veterans’ organizations to keep them advised of eligible veterans and spouses available for employment and training.  Advises eligible veterans and spouses of opportunities for employment and training.
  • Plans and participates in job and career fairs.
  • Informs Federal contractors of the process to recruit qualified veterans, which may include reports and/or data.
  • Promotes credentialing and licensing opportunities for veterans.
  • Assisting with the development of the service delivery strategies for veterans in their assigned career center, as well as educating all CareerSource partner staff with current employment initiatives and programs for veterans, and reports.


       Performs duties set forth in Title 38of 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 including:



Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive and specialized assessments of skill levels and service needs.
  • Development of an individual employment plan to identify the employment goals, appropriate achievement objectives, and appropriate combination for services for the participant to achieve the employment goals.
  • Group career counseling.
  • Individual counseling and career planning.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates with Department of Veteran Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VRE) counselors to provide case management assistance to VRE (Chapter 31) special disabled Veterans and other Veterans with SBEs.
  • 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.



  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge/experience using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of basic sales principles and skills.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.
  • Knowledge of workforce plans and business/management principles.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective customer service.
  • 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.





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. 


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 LVER 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.
  • The incumbent must possess or obtain certification as a Workforce Professional Tier 1 within one year of employment in the position. *First attempt for Tier 1 within 90 days. 
  • Required to travel locally and must furnish own transportation.  


Working hours: (A) Daily from 8:00 to 5:00 (B) Total hours in workweek 40 (C) Explain any variation in work (split shift, rotation, etc.) Hours and schedules may vary with supervisor approval.

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: Central Florida
Nearest Secondary Market: Sebring