Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Policy Analyst (Public Authority) Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Accounting, Auditing, Economics and Finance

General Information

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Job Description

Policy Analysts Public Authority review, analyze, and recommend the development and implementation of policies pertaining to State and local public authorities.  Employees train, advise, and assist the staff of public authorities concerning accountability and legal and regulatory compliance with State law, and operating and management best practices to improve governance; participate in developing risk-based compliance review plans; and conduct policy analysis, research, reporting or compliance reviews associated with the oversight of public authorities.  These positions are located in the Authorities Budget Office.

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 in accounting, auditing, business administration, finance, public policy, or public administration.

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 Policy Analyst 1 (Public Authority) 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 Policy Analyst 1 (Public Authority).

Advanced Placement Appointments - For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the full performance 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:

Appointment to the Policy Analyst 1 (Public Authority) G-18 - This job title is also filled at the Policy Analyst 1 (Public Authority) G-18(G-18). See the Select Job Title information for Policy Analyst 1 (Public Authority) to review the additional qualifications for the full performance level title.

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 Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 20, 2019, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2019, and take the PCO written test in April of 2019. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: