Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Jobs Program Specialist Trainee 1, G-13

General Information

Starting Salary

$42,986

Job Rate

$64,557

Job Description

Jobs Program Specialists provide a broad range of employment related services to prospective employers and applicants and recipients of temporary and transitional assistance.  Employees may perform a variety of tasks related to this function. These positions are located in the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

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-13, and advances, after one year of acceptable performance, to Trainee 2, G-14. After one year of acceptable performance as a Trainee 2, employees advance to the Jobs Program Specialist, G-16, 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 Jobs Program Specialist 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-18.

Advanced Placement Appointments - For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the Jobs Program Specialist 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: https://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pco/advanced.placement.MQ.2019.pdf.

Appointment to the Full-level title - This job title is also filled at the Full-level (G-16). See the Select Job Title information for Jobs Program Specialist to review the additional qualifications for the full performance level title.

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: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/