Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Children and Family Services Specialist Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Health and Human Services

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Children & Family Services Spec Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Children & Family Services Spec Trainee 1 13 $47,925 $61,330
Children & Family Services Spec Trainee 2 14 $50,678 $64,693
Children & Family Services Specialist 1 18 $63,108 $80,248
Children & Family Services Specialist 2 23 $81,705 $103,350
Children & Family Services Specialist 3 27 $100,761 $124,107

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

Children and Family Services Specialists assist in the administration, implementation, and development of the various service programs offering assistance to children and families in need. They also may recommend policy, plan programs, operate or monitor programs, and provide oversight and technical assistance to other organizations and facilities.

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.

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 qualifying experience*; OR

2.A master's or higher degree.

For the Full Performance Level you must also have:

Either 1. two years of professional qualifying experience*; OR

2. A master's or higher degree; AND one year of professional qualifying experience*; OR

3.A master's or higher degree in social work.

*Qualifying experience is defined as:

Either 1. providing services to children and their families either in the inspection, management, or administration of: foster care programs; day care programs; adoption programs; domestic violence programs; youth detention facilities; or other providers of care, support, and assistance to children, assuring compliance for certification or licensing purposes; OR

2. providing, supervising, monitoring, or administering services for children, adults, or their families, including but not limited to: providing social casework, case planning, case management, counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy on behalf of clients, or direct investigation of potential abuse and neglect in one or more of the following settings: human services; juvenile justice; criminal justice; local departments of social services; or local voluntary childcare service programs.

How to Apply

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