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State of Montana Registered Apprenticeship Specialist (01004) in Billings, Montana

[Building a Stronger Montana]MISSION STATEMENT:

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry exists to promote and protect the well-being of Montana’s workers, employers and citizens, and to uphold their rights and responsibilities.


  • Customer Focus

  • Individual Responsibility

  • Individual Growth

  • Ethics in the Workplace

  • Continuous Improvement

Learn more about the department HERE !

**This position has the flexibility to be located Billings, Glendive, Miles City or Sidney.


Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a program that helps people “earn while they learn”? Are you passionate about building relationships with community members to help enrich the lives of others? Do you love seeking out new opportunities for expanding and growing programs? If so, you may be interested to know the Department of Labor & Industry is currently recruiting for a full-time/Registered Apprenticeship Specialist/for the Eastern Montana area.

As a/Registered Apprenticeship Specialist/, some of the duties you’ll perform are:

  • Work with businesses, job seekers/apprentices, workforce system partners, high schools, higher education and numerous other entities to successfully manage and grow the program.

  • Research best practices in other states and determining how strategies can be modified and implemented in Montana.

  • Study economic conditions in communities; building relationships with workforce system partners, businesses, education entities, veterans and other organizations, and peers; and develop and recommend program implementation strategies.

  • Interpret and monitor state and federal regulations, standards, and policies to ensure compliance.

  • Develop policy recommendations, research and interpret state and federal laws, regulations, and policies and assist with development of the workforce system.

  • Communicate workforce development initiatives, program information and data to workforce system partners for information sharing and strategic planning.


If you are the right person for this opportunity you will have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles of federal employment and training legislation.

  • Workforce development, economic development, adult learning, policy development, and administrative procedures of state government.

  • Program development.

Skills in:

  • Networking

  • Communication

  • Public presentation.

  • Evaluating program and management needs.

  • Provide public information about agency and program policies and procedures.

  • Research and analysis, critical thinking, organization, strategic planning, management practices, record keeping.

  • Personal computer and software.

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate with workforce development stakeholders and program partners to ensure responsibilities and expectations are met.

  • Use conflict management resolution techniques and feedback techniques to build trust.

  • Analyze, interpret and apply complex policies, data and results; to develop new workforce system partnerships.

  • Apply learning and training principles.

  • Communicate orally and in writing.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, competing groups, the public, government officials and agency employees.


The above knowledge skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, business administration or human services; and,

  • One year of progressively responsible work in program administration.


  • Five years of directly related experience.

/ Preferred: /

  • Knowledge of the principles of federal employment and training legislation, workforce development, economic development, adult learning, policy development, and administrative procedures of state government. Skills in research and analysis, critical thinking, organization, strategic planning, management practices, record keeping, communication, facilitation, negotiation, consensus building, and computer skills. Background in healthcare field preferred.

*Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.


You are REQUIRED to attach the cover letter and resume at the time of application. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Failure to attach the cover letter and resume or complete the application will result in your application being considered incomplete and will not be considered further. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.

In your cover letter please address the following question:

  • This position requires considerable travel, self-direction and experience in managing and coordinating multiple tasks with other workforce service providers, educator’s, business’s and those interested in Registered Apprenticeship in primarily rural areas of Montana. Please describe, in detail, how you would develop a plan to grow Registered Apprenticeships in both new and existing occupations, to meet the workforce needs of employers in Eastern Montana.

All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.

If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office.

For a copy of the complete job description send your request to .


Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package! Upon date of hire, employees are eligible for State Share Credit applied toward employee “core” medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System - vesting criteria applies. Flexible schedules may be considered. Learn more about them HERE !

Job: *Education/Training

Title: Registered Apprenticeship Specialist (01004)

Location: Billings

Requisition ID: 19140814

Other Locations: Sidney, Miles City, Glendive