Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Project Manager 1, G-18

Occupation Group

Information Technology

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Project Manager Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Project Manager Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Project Manager Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Project Manager 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Project Manager 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Project Manager 3 25 $93,530 $117,875
Project Manager 4 27 $103,784 $127,830
Project Manager 5 29 $114,976 $140,815
Project Manager 6 31 $127,433 $155,130

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

Project Managers apply a wide range of specialized knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to direct and coordinate human and material resources at all phases of a project which includes origination, initiation, planning, execution and control, and closeout. A project is a temporary effort with defined objectives and results undertaken to develop, modify, or enhance a product, service, or system; it has a specific beginning and end date. Project Managers balance competing demands and mitigate risks to ensure the delivery of an acceptable product to stakeholders and the project sponsor that is within budget, scope, time, and quality standards.

Agencies with this Title

Various New York State agencies

Minimum Qualifications

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

Either 1. A bachelor's degree AND two years of professional experience in project management which must include planning and at least three other of the management process groups: origination (including governance/work intake, portfolio management, capacity/demand planning); initiating; executing; controlling; and, closing. This experience must include the development of project management deliverables, such as scope statements, schedules, budgets, quality plans, risk plans, and communication plans; OR

2. A master's degree AND one year of professional experience in project management as described above; OR

3. A bachelor's degree and current certification from the Project Management Institute as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM); OR

4. A bachelor's degree and current certification from the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

How to Apply

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