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Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/03
Posting End Date: 2024/07/17
Category: Career Exploration
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Pocatello, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 20.21
Maximum Salary: 0.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

*Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

The Idaho Department of Labor connects job seekers with employment opportunities, supports workers through career and life transitions, and administers state labor laws. 

The Veterans Program of IDOL has an exciting opportunity for a Workforce Consultant Veterans Representative. This position will provide services for both the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) and the Local Veterans’ Employment Representative (LVER) for the Pocatello office. 

Preference is given to qualified service-connected disabled veterans, then any qualified eligible veteran* per 38 USC, 4103A (a) and 4104 (c) and then other qualified eligible persons as defined by 38 USC, 4101(5)

*An eligible veteran is a person who: (A) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released therefrom with other than a dishonorable discharge; or (B) was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; or (C) was a member of a reserve component to active duty pursuant to section 672(a), (d), or (g), 673, or 673(b) of title 10, served on active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge, (D) was discharged or released from active duty by reason of a sole survivorship discharge.

All applicants must provide current documentation as to their veteran status (i.e. DD214) with character of discharge. If applicable, applicants must also provide proof of service-connected disability (e.g., letter from Veterans Affairs).

For questions regarding this position, please contact Kandi Rudd ([email protected]). 

Successful completion of a background check is required as a condition of employment.

To learn more about the Idaho Department of Labor, please visit our website at:

Example of Duties

The Workforce Consultant works with veterans to help them access opportunities for employment. This position provides various services in employment and training programs, including employer and jobseeker services such as recruiting, placement, retention and case management, and to work effectively with individuals and families under stress, difficult circumstances and from diverse backgrounds, and as listed below.

DVOP Duties

  • Aid in registering veterans in the Idaho Works system.
  • Refer veterans to job openings, training, and other service providers.
  • Assess employment barriers; guide customers in forming and meeting employability development plans.
  • Manage a customer caseload and perform customer follow-up.
  • Select, administer, and score tests.
  • Interpret results of aptitude and skill tests.
  • Negotiate agreements and sign on-the-job training contracts.
  • Monitor customer satisfaction, program effectiveness, participant progress, and program requirements.
  • Prepare reports on program participation, activity, and impact.
  • Provide liaison with local groups to include employer groups, veterans’ organizations, Chambers of Commerce, schools, etc.; promote use of local office services.
  • Outreach to locate veterans in need of intensive services.
  • Providing referrals to supportive services.
  • Promoting Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment and Workforce Investment Act services to eligible veterans.
  • Referring veterans and eligible person to job focused and outcome-driven training, certification.

LVER Duties

  • Planning and participating in job and career fairs.
  • Conduct outreach to employers in the area to assist veterans in gaining employment, including conducting seminars for employers.
  • Coordinating with unions, apprenticeship programs and businesses or business organizations to promote and secure employment and training programs for veterans.
  • Informing Federal contractors of the process to recruit qualified veterans.
  • Promoting credentialing and licensing opportunities for veterans.
  • Coordinating and participating with other business outreach efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:  You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position.  You must attach a resume, work history and references to your application.  Your work history and/or resume must clearly reflect how you meet the minimum qualifications.  Failure to provide this information may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Experience conducting interviews and documenting information.   Typically requires one year of experience OR six months of work experience conducting interviews and documenting information AND six credit hours of college coursework in which effective use of communications sills was clearly emphasized.
  • Experience assisting emotional, difficult or confrontational people and individuals from varying socio/economic/cultural backgrounds.   Typically requires one year of work experience assisting emotional, difficult or confrontational people.
  • Experience determining and explaining eligibility or qualifications for programs and services.   Typically requires at least six months of work experience determining eligibility or qualifications for programs and services.
  • Experience preparing professional written communication.   Typically requires six months of work experience preparing professional written communication, including the creation of letters and other correspondence OR six credit hours college coursework in related field.
  • Experience using computer applications.   Typically requires six months of experience using computer applications, including experience using Microsoft Office Suite.


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.