Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Underwriter (Disability Benefits) Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Service Regulation and Compliance

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Underwriter DB Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Underwriter DB Trainee 1 13 $46,529 $59,542
Underwriter DB Trainee 2 14 $49,202 $62,806
Underwriter 1 Disability Benefits 18 $61,270 $77,912
Underwriter 2 Disability Benefits 23 $79,325 $100,342

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

Underwriters assess and define insurance risks and perform technical services in underwriting Workers' Compensation and/or Disability Benefits claims cases. Employees determine rate differentials and discounts; process policy renewals and cancellations; and price Workers' Compensation and/or Disability Benefits coverage. These positions are located in the New York State Insurance Fund. 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.

Agencies with this Title

Minimum Qualifications

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

A bachelor's or higher degree

Advanced Placement

If chosen, you may, at the agency's discretion, be appointed to a higher level. You must inform the agency of any additional qualifications at your interview.

View Additional Qualifications

For Trainee 2 you must also have:

Either 1. One year of professional experience *; OR

2. A Juris Doctor, master's or higher degree in a field related to the position being filled **

For the Full Performance Level you must also have:

Either 1. Two years of professional experience*; OR

2. A Juris Doctor, master's or higher degree in a field related to the position being filled** AND one year of professional experience*.

*Professional experience must be performing the duties of the full performance level position.

**Hiring agencies have discretion in determining whether a degree is related to the duties of the position

How to Apply

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