Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 (Testing), G-13

Occupation Group

Human Resources and Training

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 Testing
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 1 Testing 13 $48,940 $61,475
Human Resources Specialist Trainee 2 Testing 14 $51,848 $64,855
Human Resources Specialist 1 Testing 18 $61,423 $76,218
Human Resources Specialist 2 Testing 23 $79,410 $99,213
Human Resources Specialist 4 Testing 62 $95,056 $120,156
Manager Testing Services 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 1 (Testing) develop tests of knowledge, skills, and abilities in assigned occupational specialties to provide appropriate Civil Service Merit System selection measures. Employees analyze jobs, determine appropriate selection measures, develop test plans, prepare test questions, analyze test results, and make recommendations for test scoring and setting of pass points.

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.

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 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 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 experience*.

*Professional experience must be performing the duties of the full performance level position.

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

How to Apply

The November 2022 PCO Examination is closed, applications are no longer being accepted