Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1, G-13

General Information

Starting Salary

$45,213

Job Rate

$70,415

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.  These positions are located in various agencies.

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.

Who has this title?

Various New York State agencies

Minimum Qualifications

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

Bachelor's or higher degree.

Appointment Information

Appointment Information

Most employees will be appointed to the Trainee 1 job title. Appointments to this job title require a two-year traineeship that starts at the Trainee 1, G-13, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to Trainee 2, G-14. After one year of acceptable performance as a Trainee 2, employees advance to the Human Resources Specialist 1, G-18, job title described above. No further Civil Service examination is required for advancement from Trainee 1 to Trainee 2, or from Trainee 2 to the Human Resources Specialist 1 job title.

Advanced Placement Appointments - For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the Human Resources Specialist 1 title if they meet certain qualifications. This is known as advanced placement and is at the discretion of the hiring agency. View the qualifications for advanced placement, at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pco/advanced.placement.MQ.2019.pdf.

To Apply

You must have or expect to receive a bachelor's or higher degree by September 1, 2020.

The 2019 PCO will be open for application from January 18, 2019. To apply for the examination for this PCO Generalist Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 20, 2019 and take the PCO written test in April of 2019. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/