Occupational Skills Training Specialist - Silver Star - WIOA


Occupational Skills Training Specialist - Position #1550


Silver Star - WIOA


115 E San Luis Street, Salinas, CA 93901


Perla Zepeda, Program Director


(831) 444-3518


Class 121 ($18.94 - $24.92/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 Occupational Skills Training Specialist reports to the Program Administrator under the supervision of the Program Director and develops occupational skills training programs for participants.  The Occupational Skills Training Specialist monitors and evaluates training programs to ensure they are current and effective. 


  1.  Assesses training needs through participant interviews, community partners and WDB evaluation instruments such as WorkKeys, Metrix and Dynamic Works.

  2.  Recommends training courses based on participants assessment results, aptitudes and interests.

  3.  Counsels participants on the benefits of occupational skills training and related service information.

  4.  Responsible for effective teaming to ensure WIOA performance outcomes are met. 

  5.  Identifies and assess training needs with Monterey County businesses. 

  6.  Meets with Monterey County private and public sector businesses to determine their employee training needs. 

  7.  Provides routine evaluations of occupational skills training effectiveness. 

  8.  Makes appropriate occupational skills training referrals to participants.

  9.  Responsible for the development of new occupational skills training partnerships.

  10.  Maintains effective relationships with occupational skills training organizations.

  11.  Selects and assigns instructors or vendors to conduct trainings.

  12.  Monitors and evaluates training programs to ensure they address current Workforce requirements. 

  13.  Performs administrative tasks such as monitoring costs, scheduling classes and coordinating enrollments.

  14.  Provides case management services maintaining regular contact with participants.

  15.  Coordinates and purchases participants supportive services based on need.

  16.  Maintains database of occupational skills training partners and placement statistics.

  17.  Provides transportation in agency's vehicles as needed.

  18.  Provides individual and group job-related instruction and mentoring.

  19.  Delivers youth services community awareness education.

  20.  Updates in-house rosters and statistical reports.

  21.  Maintains case files in accordance with contracts and Turning Point policy.

  22.  Provides outreach and recruitment activities.

  23.  Performs a variety of clerical tasks.

  24.  Attends trainings as assigned by the Program Director.

  25.  Think and act quickly and efficiently in emergencies.

  26.  Comply 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.

  27.  Other duties as assigned by the 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.

  28.  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.


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

  2.  Ability to work with court-involved youth ages 16 to 24.

  3.  Knowledge of the employer community and the local labor market.

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

  5.  Mature judgment and sound assessment skills.

  6.  Ability to handle sensitive issues with confidentiality, integrity and tact.

  7.  Must be able to use personal vehicle for Agency business.

  8.  Skillful in working with people, especially those in difficult financial and personal crisis.

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

  10.  Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  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.