Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details
Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1, G-13
Workforce Program Specialists implement, develop, maintain, promote, and monitor workforce development and training programs, occupational safety and health training, employment related tax incentives, and related programs. Employees provide technical direction and oversight to various parties regarding workforce development funding programs, and may also operate and/or supervise the delivery of direct client employment services. These positions are located in the Department of Labor.
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?
You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.
Bachelor's or higher degree.
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 Workforce Programs 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 Workforce Programs 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 Workforce Programs 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.
Appointment to the Full-level title - This job title is also filled at the Full-level (G-18). See the Select Job Title information for Workforce Programs Specialist 1 to review the additional qualifications for the full performance level title.
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/