Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Economic Development Program Specialist Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Communications, Marketing and Public Relations

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Economic Development Program Specialist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Economic Development Program Specialist Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Economic Development Program Specialist Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Economic Development Program Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Economic Development Program Specialist 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Economic Development Program Specialist 3 27 $103,784 $127,830
Economic Development Program Admr 1 29 $114,976 $140,815
Economic Development Program Admr 2 31 $127,433 $155,130
Economic Development Program Admr 3 33 $141,509 $170,993

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

Economic Development Program Specialists apply business knowledge, training and experience to provide a wide range of professional and management level economic development services for the promotion of business, tourism and international trade in New York State. Incumbents provide technical advice and problem-solving assistance to economic development organizations and businesses by conducting business-to-business marketing programs, and promoting, publicizing, and developing strategic plans and initiatives related to the business and economic development services of the Department. Positions in this series are found only in the Department of Economic Development, whose operational efforts were consolidated with the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) in 1995; combined they are known as Empire State Development (ESD).

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.

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