Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details
Food Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1, G-13
Natural and Physical Sciences
Food Laboratory Specialists use knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, and other sciences to conduct analytical testing in support of food safety, food security, agricultural interests, and consumer interests. Employees will use a variety of laboratory techniques to study, test, and analyze specific health hazards or accuracy of labeling. These positions are located in the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
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?
You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.
Bachelor's or higher degree in Agriculture, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Food Science, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Medical Science, Natural Resources, Public Health, Veterinary Science, or Zoology.
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 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/.