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Region III Workforce Development Board is currently hiring for the following position(s).

Career Planner
(please see job description and details of how to apply below)





The Career Planner shall be responsible for playing a large role in the implementation and preservation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Act within the geographic area assigned. Assure that all components of the WIOA program meet the requirements as established in the WIOA Law and regulations set forth by the local workforce development board.


  • Provide direct customer service to applicants by interviewing and collecting eligibility documents from interested parties for appropriate career, individualized, employment, training, and supportive services.

  • Identify and recruit participants from targeted populations for WIOA Programs.

  • Document events and services provided to participants using a computer software management information system. Build and maintain a participant paper file.

  • Develop Individual Employment Plans and Individual Service Strategies for Adults and Dislocated Workers based on participant’s needs.

  • Monitor participant’s progress on a weekly basis and provide counseling, mentoring, resource sharing and other related services.

  • Track and maintain high levels of participants outcomes, in office, to ensure that WIOA performance measures are being met.

  • Assist participants in securing employment when they have met all goals and completed the career pathways developed during enrollment and participation.

  • Work closely with training providers and partner agencies to refer participants for appropriate services.

  • Work closely with employers to help meet the needs of business and industry to secure placements for participants.

  • Ability to utilize and understand laws, regulation, policies, and procedures to perform all aspects of job responsibilities.

  • Create and prepare financial vouchers and agreements to be used to make payments to various training and service providers.

Minimum Qualification/Skills

  • Self-Ability to manage one’s time efficiently to meet deadlines, problem-solving and be self-sufficient while working with little supervision, but with high ethical standards.

  • An advanced skill set in word processing, communications preparation of reports, data entry and other administrative skills.

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.

  • Extremely organized and detail oriented, ability to prioritize projects, multi-task, strong problem-solving skills, and good research skills.

  • Proficiency in understanding protocol while communicating with colleagues, partners, and leaders in the community.

  • Knowledge of general business operations.

  • A dynamic, positive self-starter who can work autonomously.

  • Ability to critically think and take initiative.

  • Any combination of education and training equivalent to an associates degree with at least two years of professional work experience in the workforce or community development programs

  • Normally requires daytime hours, however, nights, weekends and overtime may be required to meet the needs of customers.

  • Drug Screen-worker must qualify on certified drug screening


Salary range will be $ 35,000-$ 40,000 with fringes based on experience


Please email your resume to or mail to Region III Workforce Development Board of Kanawha County at

 405 Capitol Street Suite 907 Charleston. WV 25301 Attn: Nita Shafer


Positions are open until filled. No phone calls please.

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