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DHSES Program Administrator Trainee 1, G-13

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Job Description

DHSES Program Administrators develop and administer public assistance, hazard mitigation, individual assistance, and disaster recovery finance programs and policies.  Employees review and process requests for assistance from various parties; develop and deliver program information; research current recovery and security concepts and related laws; communicate program guidance and administration functions to various entities and their staffs; refer individuals to appropriate resources; serve as liaison with various entities; compile data and prepares responses to various governmental parties and the general public; prepare written and verbal reports; review budget estimates; and, may supervise subordinate staff.  These positions are located in the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

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.

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 full performance, G-18, 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 full performance job title. For additional appointment information, see the Appointments tab in the PCO Overview.

Advanced Placement Appointments - For most trainee titles, employees may be able to be appointed directly to the Trainee 2 level or to the full performance 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:

Appointment to the Full-level title - This job title series is also filled at the Full-level (G-18). See examination #26-255 for DHSES Program Administrator 1 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, 2018.

To apply for the examination for this PCO Generalist Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 22, 2017, and take the PCO examination in April of 2017. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: