On call: Employee works as needed. On-call positions are not eligible for City benefits.

The City and County of Denver is seeking dedicated Business Development Associate II's to support Workforce Centers and

TANF/Colorado Works programs.

The Business Development Associate II will be an integral part in the success of our customers by providing assistance to help improve their well-being, personal growth, career development, and self-sufficiency. The BDA II assists participants by providing guidance that will prepare them to gain, and maintain employment. Develops realistic and attainable employment goals with customers, refers and enrolls customers in training and employment activities as well as other work activities.

Through its operation of the Denver Workforce Centers, OED offers a full-service employment and training agency that meets the recruiting and training needs of businesses, job seekers and youth throughout the metro area. OED connects employers with a trained and ready workforce, while assisting job seekers with gaining needed skills and securing sustainable employment.

The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is a driving force that advances economic prosperity for the City of Denver, its businesses, neighborhoods and residents through purposeful and intentional economic development that: (1) broadens the tax base; (2) stimulates balanced economic growth through business assistance, neighborhood revitalization and the development of a skilled workforce; and (3) focuses on innovation, sustainability and education.
Job Responsibilities
Facilitates processes by which individual job seekers identify, prepare for, obtain and maintain employment, careers and self sufficiency.
Facilitates processes by which businesses and other employing agencies develop, assess and retain a workforce that improves their economic competitiveness.
Provides services to job seekers, businesses and community agencies that include career development, customized recruitments and the development of training programs.
Serves as a workforce development resource in transformational projects and work groups as dictated by market trends and agency needs.
Assures the ongoing, effective provision of core workforce development services that prepare job seekers to achieve goals related to work participation, job placement, retention and wage gain.
By position, ensures that contracted providers consistently meet regulatory compliance standards and requirements for requests for proposals (RFP's), State of Colorado certification requirements and/or Office of Economic Development program requirements.
By position or specialized work unit, facilitates the coordination and delivery of training that meets the workforce, community and business development needs of job seekers, community organizations and businesses.
Education Requirement: Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources, Communications, Public Relations or a related field.

Experience Requirement: Two years of experience performing paraprofessional work preparing job seekers to achieve goals related to work participation, job placement, retention and wage gain in workforce development, vocational or educational counseling, human resources, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
One (1) or more years of experience working with Adult Workforce Programs and/or related programs
Customer-service focused
Flexible and stress tolerant
Proficiency in MS Office and/or similar applications
Education/Experience Equivalency: A combination of the appropriate type and level of education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

Licensure and/or Certification: Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of application. Possession of a valid Colorado Class "R" driver's license prior to the end of probation.
Additional Information

The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.

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