Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Jobs Program Specialist Trainee 1 (Spanish Language), G-13

Occupation Group

Health and Human Services

General Information

Starting Salary

$40,507

Job Rate

$60,834

Job Description

Jobs Program Specialists provide a broad range of employment related services (such as completing comprehensive client assessments) to prospective employers and applicants and recipients of temporary and transitional assistance.  These positions are located in the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.  The duties of language parenthetics are the same as those of the main title, but services, assistance, or contacts are performed in the indicated language.

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.

A bachelor's or higher degree.

Proficiency in the Spanish language at a level that will ensure the ability to perform the duties of the position.

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-16). See the Select Job Title information for Jobs Program Specialist (Spanish Language) 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/.