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Employment & Training Specialist

  • Northern Montana- Havre/Lewistown
  • Eastern Montana- Miles City/Glendive/Sidney

Please direct questions to Jami Anderson Lind, Executive Director – Phone: 307-871-5977  Email: 

Employment & Training Specialist Job Description:

Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Recruiting, Community Outreach, Networking
  2. Participant Intake, Eligibility, and Placement
  3. Case Management
  4. Other Duties as Assigned

Supervision Exercised: None

Supervision Received: Reports to and works under the supervision of the Executive Director

Recruiting, Community Outreach, Networking:

  • Recruits participants for REO’s National Farmworker Jobs Program and other REO programs as required
  • Develops, maintains and utilizes an active regional directory and referral network of community resources in order to provide comprehensive coordinated services to participants and to gain an understanding of the needs of each community the ETS works in. (WIOA/American Job Service Centers, social service providers, educational institutions, Community Management Teams, employers, community organizations)
  • Works to recruit participants from target populations including Veterans and Native Americans
  • Disseminates program information to the business community and other interested parties through presentations, social media, networking, and community involvement
  • Promotes REO’s programs through exhibitor tables
  • Participates in REO fund raising and promotional events
  • Travels as assigned to attend meetings, conduct community outreach, and meet with potential participants

Intake, Interview, and Application:

  • Becomes familiar with Field Staff Operation Manual and utilizes it to adhere to standard procedures and grant regulations
  • Is (or becomes) proficient in AVP (required participant database)
  • Provides intake and orientation to prospective REO participants
  • Administers and interprets required assessments
  • Interviews participants to obtain information necessary to qualify for REO services
  • Enters applicant information into database

Case Management:

  • Informs participants and employers of program policies/procedures
  • Uses intake information and assessments to determine services and referrals and develops an individual plan for services
  • Places participants in training or determines necessary supportive services
  • Maintains regular contact with participants, contacts each participant at a minimum every two weeks and documents meeting information
  • Provides assistance to participants throughout the course of their participation, fully documenting services provided and progress toward completion of goals
  • Develops classroom training schedules and on-the-job training (OJT) and work experience contracts in accordance with the IEP employment and/or training
  • Works with Program Specialist for contract approvals
  • Recommends modifications to training plans if needed
  • Assists participants in obtaining credentials and licenses
  • Monitors participant progress and conducts required follow ups
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications


  • An associate degree plus two years of experience in employment and training is required
  • Five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience may be considered in place of a degree
  • A bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, education or a related field is preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish) skills are preferred


  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to understand and apply complex federal program regulations
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Self-directed and ability to work independently

Other Requirements:

  • Travel is required
  • Employees are required to have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and auto liability insurance

Probationary Period: One year (12 months)

Background Check:

Final offer of employment is contingent on permission for background checks necessary to ensure suitability for employment in a publicly funded human service program. All employment offers are conditional, pending review of background and reference checks.

Hourly Pay:

$38,000-$41,000 yearly (DOE) and full benefits package

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 current professional references to the REO Administration office.


Mailing Address:

Rural Employment Opportunities
PO Box 831
Helena, MT 59624






Polson, MT – Call our offices for more information about volunteer and translator positions that we may have open at the Polson, MT Cherry Harvest every year in July.

Please direct questions to Jami Anderson Lind, Executive Director – Phone: 307-871-5977  Email: 




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