Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: D0009 / Job Development Officer
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 10

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Coordinates and assists in job search and placement for currently enrolled students in accordance with federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and operating guidelines. Maintains confidential client and referral records, administers job surveys and questionnaires, and delivers and/or coordinates presentations, workshops, and seminars, as appropriate to the position. Participates as appropriate in systems/procedures planning and management; implements and coordinates specific individual programs and/or assignments, in accordance with the overall objectives of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintains contact with local employers to obtain information on job opportunities, to develop and enhance working relationships, and to facilitate client placement.
  2. Oversees the collection, management, and reporting of data in accordance with the objectives of the position; participates in the development and implementation of data management systems and procedures, as appropriate.
  3. Implements, coordinates, and oversees one or more specific administrative programs and/or service areas, as assigned.
  4. Maintains a database of employment possibilities and resource website, including employment literature, and related information.
  5. Responds to inquiries and researches and resolves problems related to transactions handled by the unit; serves as liaison with other constituencies in the resolution of day-to-day administrative and operational issues.
  6. Assists clients in the job search and advises them on procedures for obtaining employment.
  7. Trains and serves as an operational resource to other staff and/or students, as appropriate; may supervise student employees or lower-level staff.
  8. Ensures strict confidentiality of client records.
  9. May supervise and/or lead lower graded staff and/or student employees.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Database management skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Interviewing skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Ability to make evaluative judgments.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Knowledge of data management systems and processes.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Assessment and referral skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures within specialty area.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017