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Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Class & Comp), G-13

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Job Description

As a Human Resources Specialist 1 (Classification and Compensation), you would analyze requests to classify and allocate new positions or change the classification or allocation of existing positions and classes; gather information from records, interviews, job audits, and other sources; discuss requests with agency human resources (HR) staff  and program managers; draft a written analysis of the information gathered and comparisons to other positions and classes,  and recommend course of action; discuss recommendations with supervisory staff; drafts letters to agencies describing the reasons for determinations; field calls from various individuals and entities on Divisions activities; draft classification standards consistent with guidelines; analyze requests for various salary actions and make proper determinations; participate in teams and special projects concerned with  evaluating occupations, conducting training for agencies, and reviewing major title consolidation proposals; and perform collateral  activities such as reviewing transfer appropriateness, determining negotiating unit assignments for new classes, and recommending qualifications.

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?

Minimum Qualifications

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

A 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 (Class & Comp), 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 (Class & Comp).

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 (Class & Comp) 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:

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: