Professional Career Opportunities Exam - Job Titles

  • Submission of PCO Questionnaire required to be considered for:
    • titles identified as Select in the last column, as additional minimum qualifications are required
    • titles requiring foreign language proficiency
    • titles requiring the Diversity Option

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The Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) exam fills the following titles:
Title Salary Grade Salary Type of Title
Starting Job Rate*
Accountant Trainee 1 14 45,455 71,980 Select
Administrative Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Administrative Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Affirmative Careers Program Specialist Trainee 1 13 45,213 70,415 Generalist
Assistant Investment Officer 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Auditor Trainee 1 14 45,455 71,980 Select
Bacteriologist (Marine) 14 45,455 58,028 Select
Biologist Trainee 1 (Aquatic) 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Biologist Trainee 1 (Ecology) 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Biologist Trainee 1 (Marine) 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Biologist Trainee 1 (Wildlife) 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Budget Examiner Trainee 1 13 45,213 70,415 Generalist
Budgeting Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Business Services Center Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Business Systems Analyst 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Business Systems Analyst 1 (Health) 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Business Systems Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Capital Program Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Children & Family Services Specialist 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Children & Family Services Specialist 1 (Minority Group) 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Children and Family Services Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Claims Services Representative (Disability Beneifts) Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Claims Services Representative Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Climate Policy Analyst 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Coastal Resources Specialist 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Community Correction Representative 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Contract Management Specialist 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Contract Management Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Criminal Justice Program Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
DHSES Program Administrator Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Data Processing Fiscal Systems Auditor 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Data Processing Fiscal Systems Auditor Trainee 1 14 42,986 71,980 Select
Economic Development Program Specialist (Agriculture) Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Economic Development Program Specialist 1 (Agriculture) 18 53,339 67,827 Select
Economic Development Program Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Economist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Economist Trainee 1 (Environmental Impact) 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Economist Trainee 1 (Labor Research) 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Education Credentials Specialist 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Education Credentials Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Education Finance Specialist 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Education Trainee 1 11 38,464 58,028 Generalist
Employment Specialist for Individuals with Disabilities 1 21 66,052 83,752 Select
Engineering Materials Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Environmental Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Environmental Chemist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Environmental Program Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Environmental Program Specialist Trainee 1 (Natural Resources) 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Environmental Specialist 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Environmental Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Financial Analyst 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Financial Analyst 1 (Workers Compensation) 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Food Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1 (Seed) 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Food Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Forest Appraiser Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Forester Trainee 1 13 40,507 67,827 Select
Grants Administrator Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Health Care Fiscal Analyst Trainee 1 14 45,455 71,980 Select
Health Care Management Systems Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Health Facility Management Assistant 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Health Program Administrator Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Higher Education Services Program Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Highway Safety Program Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Homeless Services Representative Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Housing & Community Renewal Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Housing & Community Renewal Specialist Trainee 1 (Spanish Language) 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Housing Specialist 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Housing Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Human Resources Specailist Trainee 1 (Attendance & Leave) 13 45,213 70,415 Generalist
Human Resources Specialist 1 (Testing Engineering) 18 56,745 70,415 Select
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 13 45,213 70,415 Generalist
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Benefits) 13 45,213 70,415 Generalist
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Class & Comp) 13 45,213 70,415 Generalist
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Municipal Assistance) 13 45,213 70,415 Generalist
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Spanish Language) 13 42,968 71,980 Select
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Staffing) 13 45,213 70,415 Generalist
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Testing) 13 45,213 70,415 Generalist
Industrial Hygienist Trainee 1 14 42,986 71,980 Select
Insurance Fund Services Specialist 2 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Internal Auditor Trainee 1 14 45,455 71,980 Select
Jobs Program Specialist 16 50,772 64,557 Select
Jobs Program Specialist (Spanish Language) 16 50,772 64,557 Select
Jobs Program Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 64,557 Generalist
Jobs Program Specialist Trainee 1 (Spanish Language) 13 50,772 64,557 Select
Laboratory Specialist 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
License Examination Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Management Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Management Specialist Trainee 1 (Children & Family Services) 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Management Specialist Trainee 1 (Spanish Language) 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Medicaid Redesign Analyst 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Medicaid Redesign Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Mental Health Program Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Mined Land Reclamation Specialist 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Mined Land Reclamation Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Payroll Analyst Trainee 1 13 45,213 70,415 Generalist
Pesticide Control Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Policy Analyst (Public Authority) Trainee 1 13 42986 71,980 Select
Policy Analyst 1 (Public Authority) 18 53,339 67,827 Select
Policyholder Services Representative Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Property Manager Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Public Health Field Services Representative Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Public Health Specialist 2 (Environment) 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Public Safety Grants Representative Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Radiological Health Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Real Estate Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Real Property Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Resources & Reimbursement Agent Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Resources & Reimbursement Program Development Specialist 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Resources & Reimbursement Program Development Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Retirement Systems Information Representative Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Senior Accountant 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Senior Auditor 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Senior Editor of Audit Reports 21 66,052 83,752 Select
Senior Internal Auditor 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Senior Municipal Financial Analyst 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Senior Utility Financial Analyst 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Statistician Trainee 13 42,986 58,028 Select
Tax Auditor 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Tax Auditor Trainee 1 14 45,455 71,980 Select
Temporary Assistance Specialist 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Temporary Assistance Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Training Specialist 1 (Addictions) 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Training Specialist 1 (Child Protective Services) 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Training Specialist 1 (Child Welfare) 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Training Specialist 1 (Mental Hygiene) 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Training Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Transportation Analyst 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Transportation Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Select
Underwriter (Disability Benefits) Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Underwriter Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Utility Analyst (Cyber Security) Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Utility Analyst (Environmental) Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Utility Analyst (Telecommunications) Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Utility Analyst 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Utility Analyst 1 (Cyber Security) 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Utility Analyst 1 (Environmental) 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Utility Analyst 1 (Telecommunications) 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Utility Analyst Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist
Utility Financial Analyst Trainee 1 14 45,455 71,980 Select
Workforce Programs Specialist 1 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Workforce Programs Specialist 1 (Youth Systems) 18 56,604 71,980 Select
Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1 13 42,986 71,980 Generalist

* The Job Rate is the top salary of the journey level title. For trainee titles the amount shown is the Job Rate of the journey level title. For example, the starting salary for an Accountant Trainee 1, G-14, currently is $45,455. After successful completion of the first year of employment, you would advance to Accountant Trainee 2, G-14 (currently $50,722). After successful completion of the second year of employment, you would advance to Senior Accountant, G-18 (currently $56,604). Generally, successful employees progress through the salary schedule until they reach the job rate (currently $71,980for Senior Accountant).