Job Posting Announcement: Employment & Training Specialist


The Buffalo & Erie County Workforce Development Consortium, Inc. (WDC) seeks to fill the following position:

Employment & Training Specialist: Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC)


This is a professional level position that requires significant and specific knowledge of and expertise in using interviewing, counseling, case management, job search, and job retention techniques. Requires specific knowledge of the services and goals of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the services and goals of WIOA Partner Agencies. This position requires the use of significant independent judgement and interpersonal skills to develop career opportunities and track the achievements and career goals for customers as well as strong communication skills. This position also requires the individual to interpret both written and oral information regarding the requirements of specific occupation and the vocational/occupational skills of applicants.

The E&T Specialist matches the customer's employment plan goal with available job openings and/or assisting the customer in locating appropriate job openings. Provides technical assistance to employer staff to develop workplace mentoring for customers and enhance their job retention functions as mentor, job coach and workplace facilitator for customers during their six months of employment. Reassesses individuals unable to secure employment to identify any vocational and educational training needs that need to be addressed in order to achieve the identified employment goal. Provides customers, where appropriate, with access to Individual Training Accounts and supportive services necessary to secure employment. Performs career counseling and case management services off-site at other BETC locations, community based organizations other agencies, as requested. The E&T Specialist will be evaluated on their success in registering customers, developing suitable employment plans, securing necessary services and training for customers to achieve employment for at least 6 months, as well as customer earning gains, customer satisfaction and other standards established by BETC. Salary: $55,000.

The WDC’s policies and practices relating to recruitment, employment, career development and advancement, promotion and retirement are based solely on merit, without regard to race, gender, impairment, marital status, religious/political beliefs, genetic information or other non-merit related considerations.

To apply and view the complete position description with REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, please visit:

Employment and Training Specialist - Buffalo, NY 14203 -

Deadline for submissions is November 29, 2022