Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Laboratory Specialist Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Natural and Physical Sciences

General Information

Starting Salary

$40,507

Job Rate

$67,827

Job Description

Laboratory Specialists perform a wide range of laboratory sampling, testing, data collection, and analysis activities to advance scientific research and development in specialized fields.  Employees use a variety of laboratory techniques and equipment; coordinate laboratory testing and research activities; and/or direct specialized laboratory programs.  These positions are located in the Department of 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 the Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences or Medical Technology.

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.

Appointment to the Full-level title - This job title is also filled at the Full-level (G-18). See the Select Job Title information for Laboratory Specialist 1 to review the additional qualifications for the full performance level title.

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/.