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Economic Development Program Specialist 1 (Agriculture), G-18

Occupation Group

Communications, Marketing and Public Relations

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Economic Dev Program Spec Trainee 1 Agriculture
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Economic Dev Program Spec Trainee 1 Agriculture 13 $49,363 $63,169
Economic Dev Program Spec Trainee 2 Agriculture 14 $52,198 $66,634
Economic Development Program Specialist 1 Agricul 18 $65,001 $82,656
Economic Development Program Specialist 2 Agricul 23 $84,156 $106,454
Economic Development Program Specialist 3 Agricul 27 $103,784 $127,830

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 (Agriculture) apply agricultural business knowledge, training, and experience to provide agricultural economic development services to develop, promote, and market New York State (NYS) agricultural products and commodities. Incumbents deliver and administer programs and projects that provide technical assistance, business support services, economic development, and marketing and promotion guidance to individuals, companies and organizations in the food and agricultural industry. The specific duties performed vary by program assignment.

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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 in agriculture, economic development, natural resource management, regional planning, manufacturing or food service fields that include business or program management, domestic or international marketing, conducting research, event planning or coordination, or developing or implementing strategies.

How to Apply

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