Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Training Specialist 1 (Child Protective Services), G-18

Occupation Group

Human Resources and Training

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Training Specialist 1 Child Protective Services
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Training Specialist 1 Child Protective Services 18 $65,001 $82,656
Training Specialist 2 Child Protective Services 23 $84,156 $106,454

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

Training Specialists (Child Protective Services), plan, direct, develop, and deliver foundational casework training to all Child Protective Services caseworkers and supervisors in Local Social Services Departments and Voluntary Agencies. Training Specialists also develop and administer contracts for the provision of specialized training services or initiatives; inform employees and program managers of available training and educational opportunities; assist program managers and supervisors in developing on-the-job training programs that will optimize performance; and provide technical assistance in developing and updating training policies, and updates training manuals using appropriate resources and with assistance and review by supervisors.

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Minimum Qualifications

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

A bachelor's or higher degree AND two years of professional experience in child protective casework services related to the assessment of the health and safety of children and families, by conducting child protective comprehensive investigations, making determinations regarding substantiation of the allegations, and includes assessing the need for ongoing services or court intervention.

Examples of Non-Qualifying Experience include casework services NOT related to children and families, such as adult protective services. Experience as a foster parent, classroom teacher, Head Start worker, foster care caseworker, daycare provider or administrator of a daycare center, camp counselor, provider of recreational services, receiver of hotline reports making assessments on the calls received, exclusive on call work, or experience as a probation officer, youth counselor, or provider of recreational services are considered non-qualifying job titles and experiences.

How to Apply

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