• Career Transition Specialist

    Job Locations US-OK-Guthrie
    Job ID
    Career Transition
    Schedule Hours
    Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; 1 day 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, 1 day 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Schedule Days
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Overview

    Interested in making a difference in young adults’ lives between the ages of 16-24? If so we may have the perfect job for you.


    Job Corps is a government-funded, no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps socioeconomically disadvantaged youth. We strive to fulfill this mission by following our Core Values of Safety, Individual Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Growth and Commitment.


    Come and surround yourself with talented and professional individuals who have also taken the next step of making a difference in someone’s life.

    You would not only have a great and dedicated team to work with, but you would also be eligible to take advantage of a comprehensive benefits plan which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), legal, paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.


    The Career Transition Specialist is responsible for counseling students in all aspects of career transition readiness, job search skills, job placement issues, job retention, and Job Corps student exit processes. Responsible for identifying exited students who are no longer employed or in school and ensure a reconnection with another placement, school, or a Remote Career Transition Specialist. The primary objective of this position is to assist student obtain a job, enroll in college, attend advanced training, or enlist in the military.

    • Demonstrates and abides by the Company Core Values, company operating principles, Career Success Standards.

    • Assists students in adjusting to Center life to enhance student retention by providing supervision, behavior modification, counseling, and by acting as a positive role model and mentor.

    • Ensures that student needs are met in a timely professional manner with the highest degree of customer service in mind.

    • Adheres to all PRH and CSDC policies and procedures, and the Center Operating Procedures.

    • Prepares reports and forms and documents in CIS case notes and files observations of student’s behavior, performance, notable information or events, and progress towards achieving goals and objectives.

    • Maintains confidentiality, but reports significant events or situations immediately through approved channels to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of students and staff, and to ensure that required reporting occurs, and that students receive emergency services as needed.

    • Facilitates prompt and appropriate assistance to students in the event of injury, illness, or emotional trauma.

    • Meets individually with student assigned to their area responsibility at a minimum of once each month documenting the meetings in case notes.

    • Ensures equipment and assigned work areas are clean and maintained in accordance with Center, CSD, and DOL standards, including conducting quarterly property counts, submitting property relocation requests, may serve as a property custodian, and submits maintenance requests as needed.

    • The primary duties of CTS staff is to ensure Full Time (FT) Placement, in a Job Training Match (JTM), at or above goal wage, or Military Enlistment, Transfer to Advanced Training, or enrollment in other training opportunities or college.  Ensuring students remain placed in a wage sustaining job from up to 12 months from separation. A combination of educational placement and a job that equate to full time is also a good employment.

    • Must ensure 100% data integrity and ensure that all placement verification documents meet PRH and company requirements.

    • Must achieve or exceed or exceed 100% of goal monthly.

    • Monitors daily Caseload Detail Report, the Approved Placement report, and the Pending Post Separation Placement Survey Report (2nd & 4th Quarter).

    • Supports the Career Development Services System (CDSS) as it relates to individual position, department, and overall Center goals.

    • Conducts interviews with students entering the Career Transition Phase of CDSS. Provides re-orientation and further focus on job search techniques and assist assigned students with job search


    Minimum: Associates degree in human services, psychology, counseling, education, social science, business, communications, or closely related field.


    Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in human services, psychology, counseling, education, social science, business, communications, or closely related field, and two years related supervisory experience or Associate’s degree in human services, psychology, counseling, education, social science, business, communications, or closely related field, and four years related supervisory experience.


    Knowledge Required:  Sound knowledge of case management, career counseling, employment counseling and job search, job preparation and development techniques. Must be able to effectively communicate with culturally disadvantaged and minority youth. Must possess a valid state driver’s license. Excellent communication skill, both oral and written. Must obtain and maintain valid CPR/FA certification. Good organizational skills. Ability to inspire and motivate students.


    All post offer candidates must complete and pass a background check and drug screen.


    CSD is a leader in workforce development operating Job Corps centers throughout the U.S. since 1964 and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action / Female / Minority / Disabled / Veteran Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, child-birth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, gender, or any other characteristic protected by law. CSD makes reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to apply for employment. Contact Susan Bolter at (888) 308-0338 to request a reasonable accommodation.



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