Professional Career Opportunities Exam - Job Titles

Below is a full list of titles filled by the PCO examination including details such as job description, salary, minimum qualifications, and advanced placement opportunities.

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The Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) exam fills the following titles:
Title Type of Title Occupation Group Salary Grade Starting Salary
Accountant Trainee 1 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 14 $49,202
Administrative Analyst Trainee 1 Generalist Administrative Operations 13 $46,529
Administrative Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Administrative Operations 13 $46,529
Assistant Investment Officer Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 18 $61,270
Assistant Investment Officer Trainee 1 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 14 $49,202
Auditor 1 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 18 $61,270
Auditor 1 (Fiscal Systems) Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 18 $61,270
Auditor Trainee 1 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 14 $49,202
Auditor Trainee 1 (Fiscal Systems) Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 14 $49,202
Biologist Trainee 1 (Aquatic) Select Natural and Physical Sciences 13 $46,529
Biologist Trainee 1 (Ecology) Select Natural and Physical Sciences 13 $46,529
Biologist Trainee 1 (Marine) Select Natural and Physical Sciences 13 $46,529
Biologist Trainee 1 (Wildlife) Select Natural and Physical Sciences 13 $46,529
Budget Examiner Trainee 1 Generalist Budgeting 13 $47,039
Budgeting Analyst Trainee 1 Generalist Budgeting 13 $46,529
Business Officer Trainee 1 Generalist Administrative Operations 13 $46,529
Business Services Center Analyst Trainee 1 Generalist Administrative Operations 13 $46,529
Business Systems Analyst 1 Select Information Technology 18 $61,270
Business Systems Analyst 1 (Health) Select Information Technology 18 $61,270
Business Systems Analyst Trainee 1 Generalist Information Technology 13 $46,529
Business Systems Analyst Trainee 1 Health Generalist Information Technology 13 $46,529
Capital Program Analyst Trainee 1 Generalist Transportation 13 $46,529
Children & Family Services Specialist 1 Select Health and Human Services 18 $61,270
Children & Family Services Specialist 1 (Minority Group) Select Health and Human Services 18 $61,270
Children and Family Services Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Claims Services Representative (Disability Beneifts) Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Claims Services Representative Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Climate Policy Analyst 1 Select Environment 18 $61,270
Climate Policy Analyst Trainee 1 Select Environment 13 $46,529
Coastal Resources Specialist 1 Select Environment 18 $61,270
Coastal Resources Specialist Trainee 1 Select Environment 13 $46,529
Community Correction Representative 1 Select Corrections and Criminal Justice 18 $61,270
Contract Management Specialist 1 Select Service Regulation and Compliance 18 $61,270
Contract Management Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Criminal Justice Policy Analyst 1 Select Corrections and Criminal Justice 18 $61,270
Criminal Justice Program Specialist Trainee 1 Select Corrections and Criminal Justice 13 $46,529
DHSES Program Administrator Trainee 1 Generalist Accounting, Auditing and Finance 13 $46,529
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist 1 Select Human Resources and Training 18 $61,423
Economic Development Program Specialist (Agriculture) Trainee 1 Generalist Communications, Marketing and Public Relations 13 $46,529
Economic Development Program Specialist 1 (Agriculture) Select Communications, Marketing and Public Relations 18 $61,270
Economic Development Program Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Communications, Marketing and Public Relations 13 $46,529
Economist Trainee 1 Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Economist Trainee 1 (Environmental Impact) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Economist Trainee 1 (Labor Research) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Education Credentials Specialist 1 Select Health and Human Services 18 $61,270
Education Credentials Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Human Resources and Training 13 $46,529
Education Finance Specialist 1 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 18 $61,270
Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Accounting, Auditing and Finance 13 $46,529
Education Trainee 1 Generalist Administrative Operations 11 $41,634
Employment Specialist for Individuals with Disabilities 1 Select Health and Human Services 21 $71,496
Engineering Materials Analyst Trainee 1 Select Natural and Physical Sciences 13 $46,529
Environmental Analyst Trainee 1 Select Natural and Physical Sciences 13 $46,529
Environmental Chemist Trainee 1 Select Natural and Physical Sciences 13 $46,529
Environmental Program Specialist Trainee 1 Select Environment 13 $46,529
Environmental Program Specialist Trainee 1 (Natural Resources) Select Environment 13 $46,529
Environmental Radiation Specialist Trainee 1 Select Environment 13 $46,529
Environmental Specialist 1 Select Environment 18 $61,270
Environmental Specialist Trainee 1 Select Environment 13 $46,529
Financial Analyst 1 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 18 $61,270
Financial Analyst 1 (Workers Compensation) Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 18 $61,270
Financial Analyst Trainee 1 (Workers Compensation) Generalist Accounting, Auditing and Finance 13 $46,529
Food Distribution Administrator Trainee 1 Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Food Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1 (Seed) Select Natural and Physical Sciences 13 $46,529
Food Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1 Select Natural and Physical Sciences 13 $46,529
Food Programs Evaluation Specialist 1 Select Health and Human Services 18 $61,270
Food Programs Evaluation Specialist Trainee 1 Select Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Forest Appraiser Trainee 1 Select Environment 13 $46,529
Forester Trainee 1 Select Environment 13 $46,529
Health Care Fiscal Analyst Trainee 1 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 14 $49,202
Health Care Management Systems Analyst Trainee 1 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 13 $46,529
Health Facility Management Assistant Select Health and Human Services 18 $61,270
Health Program Administrator Trainee 1 Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Health Systems Specialist 1 Select Health and Human Services 18 $61,270
Health Systems Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Highway Safety Program Analyst Trainee 1 Generalist Transportation 13 $46,529
Homeless Services Representative Trainee 1 Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Housing & Community Renewal Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Housing & Community Renewal Specialist Trainee 1 (Spanish Language) Select Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Housing Specialist 1 Select Health and Human Services 18 $61,270
Housing Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Human Resources Specialist 1 Select Human Resources and Training 18 $61,423
Human Resources Specialist 1 (Labor Relations) Select Human Resources and Training 18 $61,423
Human Resources Specialist 1 (Testing Engineering) Select Human Resources and Training 18 $61,423
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Human Resources and Training 13 $48,940
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Attendance & Leave) Generalist Human Resources and Training 13 $48,940
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Benefits) Generalist Human Resources and Training 13 $48,940
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Class & Comp) Generalist Human Resources and Training 13 $48,940
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Labor Relations) Generalist Human Resources and Training 13 $48,940
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Municipal Assistance) Generalist Human Resources and Training 13 $48,940
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Spanish Language) Select Human Resources and Training 13 $48,940
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Staffing) Generalist Human Resources and Training 13 $48,940
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Testing) Generalist Human Resources and Training 13 $48,940
Industrial Hygienist Trainee 1 Select Natural and Physical Sciences 14 $49,202
Insurance Fund Services Specialist 2 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 18 $61,270
Internal Auditor 1 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 18 $61,270
Internal Auditor Trainee 1 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 14 $49,202
Laboratory Specialist 1 Select Natural and Physical Sciences 18 $61,270
Laboratory Specialist 1 (Marine) Select Natural and Physical Sciences 18 $61,270
Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1 Select Natural and Physical Sciences 13 $46,529
Latent Print Examiner 1 Select Corrections and Criminal Justice 18 $61,270
Latent Print Examiner Trainee 1 Select Corrections and Criminal Justice 13 $46,529
License Examination Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Management Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Management Specialist Trainee 1 (Children & Family Services) Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Management Specialist Trainee 1 (Spanish Language) Select Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Medicaid Integrity Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Medicaid Integrity Specialist Trainee 1 (Fin Analysis) Generalist Accounting, Auditing and Finance 13 $46,529
Medicaid Redesign Analyst 1 Select Health and Human Services 18 $61,270
Medicaid Redesign Analyst Trainee 1 Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Mental Health Program Specialist Trainee 1 Select Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 1 Select Environment 18 $61,270
Mined Land Reclamation Specialist Trainee 1 Select Environment 13 $46,529
Payroll Analyst Trainee 1 Generalist Accounting, Auditing and Finance 13 $48,940
Pesticide Control Specialist Trainee 1 Select Environment 13 $46,529
Policy Analyst (Public Authority) Trainee 1 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 13 $46,529
Policy Analyst 1 (Public Authority) Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 18 $61,270
Policyholder Services Representative Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Program Operations Specialist 1 Select Health and Human Services 18 $61,270
Program Operations Specialist Trainee 1 Select Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Program Research Specialist 1 Select Economics, Research and Statistics 18 $61,270
Program Research Specialist 1 (Agriculture) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 18 $61,270
Program Research Specialist 1 (Criminal Justice) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 18 $61,270
Program Research Specialist 1 (Economics Finance) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 18 $61,270
Program Research Specialist 1 (Health Care Finance) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 18 $61,270
Program Research Specialist 1 (Health Systems Analysis) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 18 $61,270
Program Research Specialist 1 (Human Services) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 18 $61,270
Program Research Specialist 1 (Medical Assistance) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 18 $61,270
Program Research Specialist 1 (Public Health) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 18 $61,270
Program Research Specialist 1 (Transportation) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 18 $61,270
Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 (Agriculture) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 (Criminal Justice) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 (Economics Finance) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 (Health Care Finance) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 (Health Systems Analysis) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 (Human Services) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 (Medical Assistance) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 (Public Health) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Program Research Specialist Trainee 1 (Transportation) Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Program Specialist Trainee 1 (Cannabis) Select Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Project Manager 1 Select Information Technology 18 $61,270
Project Manager Trainee 1 Generalist Information Technology 13 $46,529
Property Manager Trainee 1 Generalist Administrative Operations 13 $46,529
Public Health Field Services Representative Trainee 1 Select Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Public Health Specialist 1 Select Natural and Physical Sciences 18 $61,270
Public Health Specialist 1 (Environment) Select Environment 18 $61,270
Public Health Specialist Trainee 1 Select Natural and Physical Sciences 13 $46,529
Public Health Specialist Trainee 1 (Environment) Select Environment 13 $46,529
Public Safety Grants Representative Trainee 1 Generalist Corrections and Criminal Justice 13 $46,529
Radiological Health Specialist Trainee 1 Select Natural and Physical Sciences 13 $46,529
Real Estate Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Real Property Analyst Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Resources & Reimbursement Agent Trainee 1 Generalist Accounting, Auditing and Finance 13 $46,529
Resources & Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1 Select Health and Human Services 18 $61,270
Resources & Reimbursement Program Development Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Retirement Systems Information Representative Trainee 1 Generalist Human Resources and Training 13 $46,529
Senior Accountant Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 18 $61,270
Senior Editor of Audit Reports Select Communications, Marketing and Public Relations 21 $71,496
Senior Municipal Financial Analyst Select Service Regulation and Compliance 18 $61,270
Senior Utility Financial Analyst Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 18 $61,270
Standards Compliance Analyst 1 (Developmental Disabilities) Select Service Regulation and Compliance 18 $61,270
Standards Compliance Analyst Trainee 1 (Developmental Disabilities) Select Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
State Fair Administrator 1 Select Communications, Marketing and Public Relations 18 $61,270
State Fair Administrator Trainee 1 Generalist Communications, Marketing and Public Relations 13 $46,529
Statistician Trainee 1 Select Economics, Research and Statistics 13 $46,529
Temporary Assistance Specialist 1 Select Health and Human Services 18 $61,270
Temporary Assistance Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529
Training Specialist 1 (Addictions) Select Human Resources and Training 18 $61, 270
Training Specialist 1 (Child Protective Services) Select Human Resources and Training 18 $61,270
Training Specialist 1 (Child Welfare) Select Human Resources and Training 18 $61,270
Training Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Human Resources and Training 13 $46,529
Training Specialist Trainee 1 (Mental Hygiene) Generalist Human Resources and Training 13 $46,529
Transportation Analyst Select Transportation 18 $61,270
Transportation Analyst Trainee 1 Select Transportation 13 $46,529
Underwriter (Disability Benefits) Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Underwriter Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Utility Analyst (Cyber Security) Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Utility Analyst (Environmental) Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Utility Analyst (Telecommunications) Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Utility Analyst 1 Select Service Regulation and Compliance 18 $61,270
Utility Analyst 1 (Cyber Security) Select Service Regulation and Compliance 18 $61,270
Utility Analyst 1 (Environmental) Select Service Regulation and Compliance 18 $61,270
Utility Analyst 1 (Telecommunications) Select Service Regulation and Compliance 18 $61,270
Utility Analyst Trainee 1 Generalist Service Regulation and Compliance 13 $46,529
Utility Financial Analyst Trainee 1 Select Accounting, Auditing and Finance 14 $49,202
Workforce Programs Specialist 1 Select Health and Human Services 18 $61,270
Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1 Generalist Health and Human Services 13 $46,529

Generalist Job Titles - Candidates who pass the written test will qualify for the Generalist Job Titles. These titles are professional administrative titles in the areas of administrative operations, fiscal operations, human resources, and/or program implementation.

Select Job Titles - Candidates with specific education, certification, licensure, work experience, and/or language proficiency may also qualify for Select Job Titles. After you apply for the examination, you may complete the PCO skills inventory. To be considered for Select Job Titles, candidates must complete and submit the PCO skills inventory.

Diversity Management Option - All Generalist and Select Job Titles may be filled using the Diversity Management Option, which is used for vacancies where there is a demonstrated need for the candidate to have an understanding of diversity management and equal opportunity principles to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. To be considered for vacancies using the Diversity Management Option, candidates must complete and submit the PCO skills inventory

Advanced Placement - Most individuals are appointed to the Trainee 1 title. If you meet the qualifications for appointment to a Trainee 2 or full-performance level, you may be eligible for appointment directly to those levels. Advanced placement appointments are at the discretion of the hiring agency.