Labor and Employment Specialist – Frisco, CO

Salary: $53484 - $59688
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Summit, CO
Publish Date: Posted January 11, 2023
Applications have closed



This position will have remote and hybrid workplace options available but will still be required to report to the listed address at the discretion of the supervisor and based on business need.   

The Department of Labor and Employment keeps Colorado strong and competitive. We connect workers with great jobs and assist those who have been injured on the job. We help people who are unemployed through no fault of their own by providing temporary wage replacement and we ensure fair labor practices. We provide an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy that helps in decision making. And we protect the workplace – and Colorado communities – with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs.
This is a values-driven organization, committed to teamwork, collaboration, accountability, adaptability, excellence, integrity and respect.
We believe in outstanding customer service, an inclusive culture, continued process improvement and in our role as a trusted and strategic partner. Recognizing that knowledgeable employees drive our success, we are seeking dedicated individuals who exhibit our shared values and our passion for quality and excellence in all we do.
In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans
Medical and dental health plans
Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
Paid life insurance
Short- and long-term disability coverage
11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
Discounted RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)
BenefitHub state employee discount program
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
Access to participate in employer-supported employee affinity spaces
RTD Eco-Pass Commuter Program
Our agency website: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

CDLE has implemented a pilot program on March 1st, 2022 which will award Disability Hiring Preference Points similar to the Veterans’ Preference Points program. During your application process you will be asked if you would like to be considered for either of these programs for additional points in the hiring process. To learn more about Disability Hiring Preference and what will be required to participate, please visit our website:

PLEASE NOTE: With the beginning of this program, CDLE will no longer accept attachments of any kind with applications. Please be as thorough as possible in documenting your education and work history in the application system. Attachments will not be accepted or considered during any phase of the hiring process including minimum qualification screening, comparative analysis, or interviews.


Description of Job 

Salary Range 

$4,457.00 – $4,974.00 Monthly
$53,484.00 – $59,688.00 Annually 

Are you a people person who finds fulfillment in helping others? Did you have a past life as a hairstylist, bartender, or Uber driver, because you love to talk with people, and hear their stories? This job may be the perfect fit for you! We are looking for a motivated, engaging, people-oriented professional to join our team. This position helps people discover their talent and passion, connect them with opportunities to build skills, and ultimately, coaches job seekers on finding and keeping a great job.

This position also works closely with community agencies (e.g. human services) as well as area employers, to help businesses meet their talent needs.  This role has regional responsibilities, which include independently delivering and coordinating workforce services over a wide geographic area.

Familiarity with the local labor market, a desire to help others and work independently, and attention to detail are the key skills for this role.

About this work unit:

To ensure every Colorado business has access to a skilled workforce and every Coloradan has access to meaningful employment, resulting in statewide economic vitality. This is accomplished by providing services tied to programs funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA), Wagner-Peyser, Trade Adjustment Act (TAA), and grants in the Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium. It provides employment services including labor exchange; and referral of applicants to job openings and placement assistance and addresses employability barriers, delivers quality services to program candidates, businesses, and the community. The unit fosters partnerships with educational institutions and other community organizations to provide a network of support services to ensure Colorado has a qualified and relevant workforce.

About this position: 

To foster business-focused workforce partnerships, effectively preparing rural Coloradans for the jobs of today and tomorrow by delivering a comprehensive array of employment and training services. Works with job seeking candidates to enhance their employability and achieve their employment goals, provides customer service to program candidates, business, and the community. 

In addition, this position exists to provide career counseling, identifies and assists program candidates in eliminating barriers to employment and/or post-secondary education. Position interprets federal regulations and state program guidance, policies, and procedures. 

This position is a Labor and Employment Specialist. The position works with harder-to-serve populations to help with their career choices, and to assist them in overcoming barriers to employment through training and support. People with barriers to employment include those with economic barriers, digital literacy barriers, disabilities, cultural barriers (such as English is not their first language), and people from a variety of different socio-economic backgrounds.


Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights 

A Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social services, human resources, education, business or other related field of study may substitute for the one year of required experience.

Customer service experience, case management or counseling may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the degree.  You would need a total of 5 years of experience in these areas to qualify.  This must be clearly documented on your application.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the field of psychology, counseling, social services, human resources, education, business or other related field or other related field 


one year of professional experience providing customer service, coaching or counseling. Your experience must be clearly documented on your application.
Required Competencies:

Case management experience for hard-to-serve populations
Passion for helping people
Familiarity with the local labor market
Prior experience with career guidance and training (for example a college guidance counselor, experience with career services or within Workforce Development Programs) Bilingual in English and Spanish
 Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in the following computer software: Microsoft Suite (focusing on Word and Excel) and Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Drive)
Excellent interpersonal skills: Knowledge of the techniques and the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
Attention to detail: Understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.
Strong writing skills; Must be able to read, interpret and apply local, state and federal program guidance.
Conditions of Employment:

Must be a Colorado resident at time of application.
You must pass a thorough background check prior to employment which will include the E-Verify process


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (, postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at under Rules.


Supplemental Information 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:


Minimum Qualification Screening
A Human Resources Analyst will only review the work experience/job duties sections of the online job application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Cover letters and resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of the official State of Colorado online application, CDLE does not accept attachments of any kind during the application process. Part-time work experience will be prorated.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience and qualifications must be specifically documented on your online application. Do not use “see resume” or “see attached” statements on your application. CDLE does not accept attachments of any kind during the application process.

Comparative Analysis Process – Structured Application Review

After minimum qualification screening, the comparative analysis process for this position will involve a review and rating of all the information you submit with your application materials. Therefore, it is extremely important to document in the work experience/job duties portion of your online application the extent to which you possess the education, experience, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications as outlined in the job announcement. It is also important to thoroughly answer all supplemental questions (if listed) as your answers to these questions will be evaluated during this phase.

Supplemental Questions

Answer the supplemental questions on the application completely and thoughtfully. Your answers may be rated based on your writing ability (spelling, grammar, and clarity of your writing) as well as the content of your answer.


The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our Interim ADAAA Coordinator, Kathy Golden, at Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For all other inquiries about this recruitment effort, please call 303-318-8200.

OPTIONAL: While a salary range is posted for this position, an eventual salary offer is determined by a comprehensive salary analysis, which considers multiple factors including but not limited to education and experience compared to others in the organization doing substantially similar work. 

Job Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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