Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Education Trainee 1, G-11

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Job Description

Education Program Assistants perform a variety of entry-level professional activities in support of developing, implementing, regulating, and maintaining programs of the Education Department.  Employees assist higher-level staff in such professional activities as developing data, evaluating applications, attending meetings, or participating in meetings.  These positions are located in the State Education Department.

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.

Bachelor's or higher degree.

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-11, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to Trainee 2, G-13. After one year of acceptable performance as a Trainee 2, employees advance to the Education Program Assistant 1, G-14, 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 Education Program Assistant 1 job title.

Individuals who accept an appointment to this title will remain on the PCO Generalist Job Titles eligible list for titles with traineeships that lead to G-16 and G-18.

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

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 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: