Career Transition Specialist (Job ID: 3732)

Alaska Job Corps Center – Palmer, Alaska

No longer interested in the commute to Anchorage? Apply now to join the Alaska Job Corps Center (AKJCC) team located in Palmer, Alaska. At AKJCC we strive to educate more than 200 young adults per year in eight different trades necessary for Alaska’s economy. Job Corps has seen almost 50,000 young people benefit from programs offered each year and has trained and educated over two million students since it’s founding in 1964. It is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country today. With housing, training, education and transition support services available, each student has a team available to help them succeed.

The Alaska Job Corps Center is not only a place to advance your education and career, it is also a place to grow and make lifelong memories in the classroom setting and in Alaska’s great outdoors. Throughout the year there are so many activities to do! You can fish, hike, snow machine, cross country ski, explore the trails, golf at the world class Palmer Golf Course or just admire the scenery. Work and live in the beautiful Mat-su Valley, and experience Alaska at its best! Join our team today!




Assists and provides guidance to separated or separating students during the prescribed service period, providing placement (employment, apprenticeship, and post-secondary education opportunities), and transition services. Establishes robust relationships with employers, community colleges, and other entities to ensure successful placements with good career pathway opportunities for economic self-sufficiency. Establishes thorough knowledge of and referrals to community-based services available to assist Job Corps graduates with successful transition into independent living. Provides positive, individualized services to Job Corps graduates and former enrollees, and documented case notes that reflect services provided.

Essential Duties Job Functions

  • Coaches students in regards to looking for a job or applying for college or military; assists students with job search, resume writing, and interviewing skills.
  • Contacts students prior to separation, immediately following separation, and at least every thirty (30) days post separation to provide placement and transition assistance.
  • Verifies employment, job upgrades, and school and/or military placement in compliance with government regulations.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with employers to place Job Corps graduates in jobs with career potential and former enrollees in entry level jobs.
  • Maintains transition check log to account for check distribution for graduates and verifies addresses prior to mailing checks.
  • Submits a monthly report to management detailing the placement activities performed and the contacts made to include placed, not placed, and cannot locate.
  • Participates in outreach trips to network with potential employers and school officials. Conducts presentations to individuals, youth groups, communities, agencies, schools, and potential employers to foster interest in Job Corps. Attends career and college fairs.
  • Maintains confidentiality of student records.
  • Assists Outreach/Admissions staff in communicating basic requirements of Job Corps eligibility to urban and rural youth, youth influencers (parents, elders, teachers, counselors, etc.), and potential future employers.
  • Creates and maintains partnerships with One Stops or Job Service agencies in rural and urban communities to foster interagency relationships to provide and coordinate placement and transition services.
  • Conducts 2nd quarter and 4th quarter follow-up calls with graduates to ensure they are still employed; provides additional placement and transition services as needed.
  • Inputs active electronic case notes, a minimum of monthly, on students eligible for career transition services.
  • Obtains placement verification documents for clients placed in jobs, schools or military services in compliance with Policy and Requirements Handbook requirements.
  • Provides job leads to students in transition period, graduates, and former enrollees.
  • Maintains accountability of students and property; adheres to safety practices.
  • Cultivates and maintains a climate on Center and at Outreach/Admissions and Career Transition Services (OA/CTS) functions that is free of harassment, intimidation, and disrespect to provide a safe place for staff and students to work and learn.
  • Promotes student attainment of career success standards through modeling appropriate skills, mentoring students, monitoring skill acquisition, and intervening when inappropriate behavior is observed.
  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, psychology, counseling, education, social science, communications, or closely related field; or Associate’s degree in human services, psychology, counseling, education, social science, communications, or closely related field, and 2 years’ related experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook at an intermediate level.
  • Successfully pass background check and drug test required on the contract.
  • Current, valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.


  • Previous Job Corps Experience.
  • Experience in employment agency and/or human resources


Palmer, AK

12 day(s) ago

Tribal Affiliation(s)
Any Affiliation

Closing Date 2021-09-17