Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Temporary Assistance Specialist 1, G-18

Occupation Group

Health and Human Services

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Temporary Assistance Specialist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Temporary Assistance Specialist Trainee 1 13 $47,925 $61,330
Temporary Assistance Specialist Trainee 2 14 $50,678 $64,693
Temporary Assistance Specialist 1 18 $63,108 $80,248
Temporary Assistance Specialist 2 23 $81,705 $103,350
Temporary Assistance Specialist 3 27 $100,761 $124,107
Temporary Assistance Specialist 4 64 $120,187 $151,674

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.

Agencies with this Title

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 performing one or more of the following:

  • administering temporary assistance programs* and initiatives** to assess applicant/recipient needs, determine eligibility and/or provide services or benefits to low income individuals or families;
  • planning, implementing, assessing, monitoring and/or evaluating programs to deliver effective temporary assistance and/or workforce development/training programs to unemployed, underemployed, low income or disabled individuals;
  • managing contracts and related budgets for workforce development/training and/or temporary assistance programs, including contract development, negotiation and execution, and fiscal management, monitoring or program review; planning, developing, managing, or administering programs that provide care and service to adults, children, and/or families in need of assistance, including child care, foster care, medical assistance and adult residential care, aid to the refugee and/or immigrant population, or child and adult protective care.

*Temporary Assistance Programs are: Family Assistance (FA), Jobs Program, Safety Net Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), SSI State Supplement Program, Emergency Assistance to Families or Adults (EAF, EAA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps), Employment Services for Recipients of Public Assistance or SNAP, and Energy Assistance.

**Temporary Assistance initiatives may include, but are not limited to, the development of systems applications for determining eligibility and benefit levels for temporary assistance programs.

Non-qualifying experience: experience limited to clerical screening of applications, data entry, distribution of forms/brochures to prospective social services applicants, administrative duties in support of temporary assistance programs and any function in which the major responsibility of the position does NOT entail the direct planning, oversight, or provision of assistance is not considered qualifying. In addition, experience in staff development activities internal to an organization or auditing of employment and training programs.

How to Apply

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