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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1733 - Workforce Investment Board Liaison

Job Description

GRADE: 110

Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty acting as a liaison for the DuPage County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and performs related work as required.

An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time coordinating the administrative activities that support the collective efforts of the DuPage County Workforce Investment Board and the community at large. General supervision is received from the Executive Director and the Workforce Investment Board.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Acts as the liaison and/or coordinator to the DuPage County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) by staffing committee meetings
• Assists the Workforce Investment Board with on special projects and supports board activities
• Prepares correspondence on behalf of board members and the Executive Director
• Arranges schedules and coordinates meetings, seminars, and appointments for Executive Director
• Produces and develops reports
• Coordinates conference and room travel arrangements
• Updates the Workforce Investment Board website
• Produces presentations and speeches
• Develops promotional materials to increase Workforce Investment Board (WIB) awareness within the business community
• Recruits and schedules speakers for board meetings and/or for board functions
• Conducts tours of the workNet Career Center for businesses, elected officials, chambers and others in the business community
• Conducts board recruitments and is responsible for ensuring that the certification of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is timely and complies with state and federal mandates
• Completes research projects as requested
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within the job classification

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Employment and training program practices and principles
• English, punctuation and spelling
• Using a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment
• Community based organizations
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Facilitating positive group interaction
• Organizing work schedules consistent with productivity objective
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality


Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, or related field; and two years of experience in public relations with a governmental or community based organization; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.