Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Workforce Programs Specialist 1, G-18

Occupation Group

Health and Human Services

Salary Information

Starting Salary

$61,270

Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1 13 $46,529 $59,542
Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 2 14 $49,202 $62,806
Workforce Programs Specialist 1 18 $61,270 $77,912
Workforce Programs Specialist 2 21 $71,496 $90,657
Workforce Programs Specialist 3 23 $79,325 $100,342
Workforce Programs Manager 1 27 $97,826 $120,492
Workforce Programs Manager 2 63 $105,500 $133,319

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

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.

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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 where your duties involved assisting unemployed or under-employed individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment while performing one or more of the following activities: developing and implementing plans for proposals to deliver workforce development* and training programs; evaluating, monitoring or administering workforce development and training programs; managing contracts and budgets for workforce development and training programs, which must include development, negotiation, execution, fiscal management and monitoring or program review; determining eligibility for public assistance; or assessing applicants for, or receipts of, welfare employment program benefits to identify and remove barriers to self-sufficiency.

*Professional experience in workforce development programs is defined as experience where at least 50% of your duties involved assisting unemployed or under-employed individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment.

How to Apply

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