Employment Specialist - Monterey Employment AB109


Employment Specialist - Position #553


Monterey Employment - AB109


111 E San Luis Street, Salinas, CA 93901


Marcos Sandoval, Program Director


(831) 422-8852


Class 105 ($16.15 - $21.26/hour)


Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt


Until Filled



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The Employment Specialist reports to the Program Administrator under the supervision of the Program Director.  The Employment Specialist works closely with the employer community in developing job opportunities for ex-offenders while assessing individuals for job readiness and assisting those qualified in the development of the skills necessary to secure and retain employment.


  1.  Facilitates all employment readiness, job search and job retention workshops.

  2.  Conducts client assessments.

  3.  Updates training curriculum reflective of client and the business sector awareness.

  4.  Maintains the office Information and Referral resource center.

  5.  Keeps current all training materials, visual tools and maintains client computers.

  6.  Maintains inventory, purchases and sets up food and beverages for trainings.

  7.  Coordinates supportive services purchases expenditure data base.

  8.  Administers and interprets assessment tools.

  9.  Manages client information in the Smart Probation Service Management System.

  10.  Manages a client caseload and files in accordance with program regulations.

  11.  Develops jobs, arranges interviews and coordinates appropriate and efficient job placement.

  12.  Develops and maintains database of employers receptive to hiring ex-offenders.

  13.  Develops and maintains a database of educational/vocational training entities.

  14.  Maintains up-to-date labor market information relative to ex-offender career counseling.

  15.  Provides employer education in the benefits of hiring ex-offenders.

  16.  Responsible for On-the-Job Training Agreement development.

  17.  Conducts job site visits to collect timesheets and review monthly performance evaluations. 

  18.  Works closely and cooperatively with other program staff for an effective service delivery system.

  19.  Coordinates local business needs and job placement opportunities with the Eligibility Specialist.

  20.  Maintains employer contacts following training to promote effective business sector relationships.

  21.  Represents the agency at the MC Probation RAP, Job Developer meetings and other community forums.

  22.  Cross trains in other program job duties and performs other tasks as assigned by the Program Director.

  23.  Complies with all Turning Point Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to: workplace safety, reporting work related injuries, Infection Control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients and others.

  24.  Thinks and acts quickly and efficiently in emergencies.

  25.  Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at Turning Point. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early departure or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided.

  26.  Other duties as assigned by Program Director.  Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  1.  Associate of Arts degree or equivalent education/experience in business, counseling, social service, or related field.

  2.  Ability to work with and develop jobs for ex-offenders.

  3.  Ability to work in the community with limited supervision.

  4.  Possess sound networking social skills.

  5.  Ability to manage time effectively.

  6.  Knowledge of sales techniques relative to convincing employers to hire adults with barriers to job retention.

  7.  Ability to work as part of a team cooperating with supervisor and co-workers in order to provide the optimum customer service.

  8.  Proficient in computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  9.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  10.  Must be able to use personal vehicle for job search and other agency business.

  11.  Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated in accordance with all laws.  Agency insurer authorization is required. 

  12.  Ability to pass a criminal background check.

  13.  Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, general physical, and TB test.

  14.  Must maintain good relationships with consumers, co-workers, government and civic representatives, as well as community members within whom the Agency is transacting business, and relate to them in a professional manner.