Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Human Resources and Training

Salary Information

Starting Salary

$48,940

Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 13 $48,940 $61,475
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 2 14 $51,848 $64,855
Human Resources Specialist 1 18 $61,423 $76,218
Human Resources Specialist 2 23 $79,410 $99,213
Assoc Dir Human Resources 1 61 $85,712 $108,342
Assoc Dir Human Resources 2 62 $95,056 $120,156
Assoc Dir Human Resources 3 63 $105,500 $133,319
Assoc Dir Human Resources 4 64 $116,686 $147,256

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

Job Description

Human Resources Specialists perform and supervise the performance of various human resources (personnel) and employee services activities in such areas as recruitment, Civil Service examination, placement, position classification and compensation, benefits, health and safety, staff development, and labor relations. Employees seek to build and maintain an effective workforce within the framework of the Civil Service system.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Agencies with this Title

Various New York State agencies

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

A bachelor's or higher degree.

Advanced Placement

If chosen, you may, at the agency's discretion, be appointed to a higher level. You must inform the agency of any additional qualifications at your interview.

View Additional Qualifications

For Trainee 2 you must also have:

Either 1. One year of professional human resources experience OR

2. A Juris Doctor, master's or higher degree in a field related to the position being filled.*

For the Full Performance Level you must also have:

Either 1. Two years of professional human resources experience OR

2. A Juris Doctor, master's or higher degree in a field related to the position being filled* AND one year of professional human resources experience.

*Hiring agencies have discretion in determining whether a degree is related to the duties of the position

How to Apply

You can find information about the November 2022 PCO examination and the application process at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/