Apprenticeships And Industry Navigator Good Jobs Challenge- Non-merit

Baltimore County
Apprenticeship 34 per week $35 - $44 Per hour MD 400 Washington Ave #100, Towson, MD 21204, United States
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Overview

Note Interested candidates must attach their resume to the application. 

Regular Schedule:  34 hours per week

A non-merit, grant-funded vacancy with benefits exists in the Department of Economic andWorkforce Development.

Non-merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

All interested candidates must apply at this time.

Background
In August 2022, EDA awarded the Maryland Department of Labor $22,952,185 of GJC grant funding for the MWW project. The Maryland Department of Labor was charged to create an offshore wind (OSW) workforce development pipeline helping provide skilled talent to the emerging local OSW clean energy industry.

As a subrecipient of this grant, the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD) was awarded funding to support the project. Funding will be used to establish clear career pathways, address the needs of employers in Maryland’s offshore wind industry, and promote the upskilling, training, and employment of jobseekers and workers in programs that provide training related to OSW and its sub-industries through a variety of outreach methods.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application may result in your application not being considered.  

You must attach your resume to the application. 

Please Note: This position is funded by the Good Jobs Challenge Grant through September 30th 2026. Additional funding may be found for extended employment beyond grant expiration.

Examples of Duties

Job Purpose

Under general supervision of the Program Manager GJC, the Apprenticeships and Industry Navigator GJC is responsible for supporting businesses and training providers involved in the OSW industry. 

The Apprenticeships and Industry Navigator GJC will identify, develop, and manage employer and training provider relations through Baltimore County’s contributions to the Maryland Works for Wind (MWW) project, funded by the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant through the US Economic Development Administration (EDA). 

The position will lead partner development and manage relationships with employers and training providers throughout the Central Maryland region, identified in the MWW project as: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Howard County and the Susquehanna (Cecil and Hartford counties). 

Essential Job Duties

  • Identifies, develops and maintains critical partner relationships with business contacts, including corporate executives, training providers, human resource managers, and community organizations in the identified region and within OSW and the subindustries of skilled trades, manufacturing, and transportation/distributions/logistics industries.
  • Develops and evaluates strategies for recruitment, certification, and upskilling of the local workforce to meet OSW industry’s need.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of available training and education programs including entrance requirements, competency requirements, and performance outcomes.
  • Facilitates industry-wide discussions through business round tables and peer-to-peer connections amongst OSW employers.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with stakeholders to identify and resolve problems.
  • Works with stakeholders, inter-departmental and inter-agency teams to identify opportunities for training program expansion, creation of apprenticeship programs, and curriculum development and/or modification.
  • Creates, implements, and evaluates an advanced occupational skills training initiative for OSW, including assessing employer needs, coordinating curriculum development, preparing contracts, overseeing training agreement, managing recruitment and enrollment, and evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Contributes to the development of career pathway mapping, identifying training opportunities, job classifications, certification and training requirements, and career progression opportunities in OSW and related subindustries.
  • Hosts recruitment events, employer panels, and targeted job fairs in partnership with Tier I and II training providers to identify future employees and to showcase the opportunities available to jobseekers in the emerging offshore wind industry.
  • Markets MWW, OSW opportunities, and County assets and resources amongst Central Maryland Region employers that may benefit from participation in the OSW industry
  • Helps champion a community-engagement strategy.
  • Represent MWW or management at events, functions or meetings and acts as agency liaison with other agencies, organizations and groups.
  • Work with program staff to collect and track job placement data.
  • Compiles data and prepares reports and correspondence regarding job development and placement efforts.
  • Assist in the creation of marketing and promotional materials
Examples of Other Duties
Performs other related duties as required. 

NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for this position. They may not include all of the essential job functions of this position. 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field required.;
Plus
Five years of full-time experience working within all or part of the essential duties described above or in employer outreach, community engagement, business relationship management, training program development, business sales, marketing, and/or human resources.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field preferred. Specific experience in the area of workforce development or career/employment consultation is preferred. Career advising credentials (CPRW, GCDF, CCC, etc.) are preferred.
 
*Additional education may be substituted for the required work experience on a year for year basis, for up to one year.  Relevant work experience may be substituted for education requirements on a year for year basis up to a maximum of four years.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities  

  • Background or knowledge of the OSW industry, other renewable sectors, or sub-industries (skilled trades, manufacturing, and transportation/distributions/logistics industries)
  • Knowledge and practical application of project management 
  • Ability to create and manage workforce programming from start to finish
  • Ability to establish credibility through consultative relationships with employers
  • Ability to effectively adapt to rapidly changing industry needs and apply it to grant programming
  • Ability to communicate effectively and manage complex groups of stakeholders 
  • Skill in collaborating and communicating with stakeholders from all levels of an organization
  • Strong presentation skills before large audiences
  • Ability to analyze technical and statistical information and effectively present it clearly and concisely
  • Ability to take personal initiative by identifying, organizing and prioritizing tasks to achieve outcomes
  • Ability to assess what is working and to quickly adapt when a new approach is needed
  • Knowledge of the job search process with experience using current job search tools and resources
  • A strong belief in and dedication to helping clients achieve career success
  • Skill working as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience with automated case management systems
  • Intermediate level skills using MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, computer job search tools) client management systems, Internet, internet email accounts, and various computerized tutorials
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
EXAMINATION PROCEDURES
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes. Please attach a copy of your resume to your application.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions.

Driver's license and reliable transportation are required.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification entails frequent walking, standing, and other limited physical activities.

Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.

Please Note: This position is funded by the Good Jobs Challenge Grant through September 30th 2026. Additional funding may be found for extended employment beyond grant expiration.
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