Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Mental Health Program Specialist Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Health and Human Services

General Information

Starting Salary

$40,507

Job Rate

$67,827

Job Description

Mental Health Program Specialists perform professional, administrative, and technical duties to promote the development, implementation, and evaluation of a mental health service delivery system and its component services.  Employees may work for State operations, or local operations, or within a functional and/or geographic areas of responsibility.  These positions are located in the Office of Mental Health.

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 in Audiology, Child and Family Studies, Creative Arts Therapy, Epidemiology, Health Administration, Hospital Administration, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, Recreation Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education, or Speech Language Pathology.

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: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/advanced.placement.MQ.pdf.

To Apply

To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 22, 2017, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2017, and take the PCO written test in April of 2017. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/.