Placement Coordinator in San Diego, CA at Public Consulting Group

Date Posted: 9/13/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    1750 Fifth Avenue
    San Diego, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description


About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Human Services practice helps state, county, and municipal human services agencies to achieve their performance goals in order to better serve populations in need. PCG’s seasoned professionals offer proven solutions to help agencies design programs, services, and systems; increase program revenue; cut costs; and improve regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations. To learn more, visit


Overall Responsibilities:

PCG is seeking a highly motivated and dependable Placement Coordinator with an interest in public service who can work in our San Diego, California, CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work/Refugee Employment Services operation. The Placement Specialist will be responsible for matching job-ready program participants with open positions. PCG's Placement Specialist will also manage the Work Experience (WEX) program for the participants, including completing any management and/or county reports related to the WEX program.

Specific Responsibilities:

Provide Placement Coordinator support to PCG

  • Match clients with employment opportunities in the local community and place appropriate clients in available positions with the focus on Refugee population.
  • Approve ‘job-ready' clients into the applicant pool.
  • Run the application program for Job Development and Work Experience (Paid and Unpaid WEX) and Expanded Subsided Employment program opportunities (creating job descriptions, alerting Employment Training Advisors (ETAs) and other PCG team members, etc.).
  • Maintain updated tracking tools for Placements: Work Experience, Expanded Work Experience, Expanded Subsidized Employment and JPS.
  • Conduct reporting for Expanded Subsidized Employment, WEX and Expanded Subsidized WEX)
  • Conduct screening and interviews for available job opportunities.
  • Provide feedback to ETAs on all candidates who interview for available job opportunities.
  • Provide ETAs with resources on job development and industry trends in the communities.
  • Maintain frequent communication and feedback with Business Services Team Lead and WEX and/or direct hire employers.
  • Maintain frequent communication and feedback with ETAs and Business Services Team Lead as it pertains to job openings and job candidates.
  • Create and submit all reports and paperwork.
  • Collaborate with Employment Training Instructor (ETI) to identify high potential, new clients for relevant placement.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of and communication with the county's one-stop career center seminars and provide information to participants.
  • Maintain contact with each client placed in employment on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain communication with employment organizations and educational programs where CalWORKs participants are located.
  • Serve as the Expanded Subsidized Employment liaison.
  • Provide Support to all members of the JPS team.
  • Assist in providing Orientations, presentation and workshops as needed.


Required Skills:

  • Ability to work with and relate to participants and demonstrate active listening skills.
  • Display a professional level of empathy for participants and respect for cultural differences.
  • Customer service and results focused.
  • Demonstrated understanding of modern office methods and practices and ability to use various computer systems, such as MS Word, Excel, Access and internet browsers. Preferably including CalWIN, though not required.
  • Ability to learn specialized databases and software systems.
  • Ability to work across all levels of management and staff.
  • Proper etiquette including customer relation techniques, superior verbal and communications skills.
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to recognize and maintain the confidentiality of all materials in the work setting.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with federal, state and county.

Required Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • At least 2 years of experience in training/ workforce development.
  • 2 to 3 years of customer relationship management or case management experience.


EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor.