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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/22/17

Applications Due12/07/17

Vacancy ID45576

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleWorkforce Programs Specialist 1/Trainee 1/2 - Buffalo

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $42143 to $70566 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 60%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address Buffalo Regional Office

290 Main Street

City Buffalo


Zip Code14202

Minimum Qualifications Note: This vacancy posting is for the purposes of notifying individuals about transfer opportunities. Employees reachable on the Civil Service eligible list may be canvassed and do not need to respond to this posting, unless also eligible for appointment by one of the qualifications listed below.

52.6 Transfer: This position is designated administrative under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law and may be filled by source titles which are also deemed administrative and within two salary grades of the Workforce Program Specialist 1, Gr 18.

70.1 Transfer:

Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1, NS, equated SG 13:

Employees with one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in one of the following titles:

Administrative Aide (and Parenthetics) – SG 13
Agency Program Aide (and Parenthetics) – SG 13
Program Aide (and Parenthetics)

Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 2, NS, equated SG 14:

Employees who are currently serving as a permanent Trainee 2, in certain titles filled by the PCO exam.

Workforce Programs Specialist 1, SG 18:

Employees with one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service, or who have successfully completed a traineeship, in one of the following titles:

Employment Services Representative – SG 18
Jobs Program Specialist – SG 16
Labor Services Representative – SG 16
Labor Services Representative (any language parenthetic) – SG 16
Labor Services Representative (LVER) – SG 16
Supervising Labor Services Representative – SG 20
Unemployment Insurance Reviewing Examiner – SG 16

**Labor Services Representative (DVOP), SG 16 and hourly positions are not 70.1 transfer eligible

70.4 Transfer: Candidates with one year of permanent, competitive service at salary grade 11 or higher AND a Bachelor’s degree with a passing score on either the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) or the Public Administration Transition Test (PATT) may be considered for a 70.4 transfer to a Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1, NS equated SG 13.

*This title may require that you also meet additional special minimum qualifications. It is the candidates’ responsibility at the time of interview, to clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications.

Duties Description The Workforce Programs Specialist 1 duties include but are not limited to: assisting in the development, monitoring, and management of workforce development training programs and apprenticeship programs, and contracts and proposals, with routine and ad hoc reporting. The Workforce Programs Specialist 1 will also conduct field visits to apprenticeship training programs to evaluate program development; analyze and prepare detailed reports; provide technical assistance and guidance to program sponsors, workforce development partners and other agencies to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and promote and market apprenticeship to businesses and educational communities.

Additional Comments Accepting 55b/c Candidates. Please provide a copy of your 55b/c letter when applying.

Position specific job duties may include occasional altered work schedule or job assignments which require availability and willingness to work occasional evenings and or out-stationed assignments.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Tina Brownell

Telephone (518) 457-1020

Fax (518) 485-9495

Email Address


Street State Office Campus

Building 12, Room 561

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12240


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title, location and vacancy ID #45576 you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Failure to do so may result in the delay of processing your application. In order to qualify you for the position, when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by the NYSDOL Personnel Bureau for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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