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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/05/18

Applications Due10/22/18

Vacancy ID60498

AgencyLabor, Department of

TitleWorkforce Programs Specialist 1/Trainee 1/2 - Albany

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $42986 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

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 Albany

Street Address Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions

State Office Campus - Bldg 12, Rm 450

City Albany


Zip Code12240

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Note: The purpose of this vacancy posting is to notify individuals about transfer opportunities. Candidates reachable on the Civil Service Eligible list(s) will be canvassed. However, you may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:


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) – SG 13

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 candidates serving in hourly positions are not 70.1 transfer eligible

If you have completed a permanent competitive traineeship in a title filled by the PCO exam, you may also be eligible for section 70.1 transfer to Workforce Program Specialist 1, Grade 18. Some titles may require that you also meet the following special minimum qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience* where your duties involved assisting unemployed or under-employed individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment while performing one or more of the following duties: a) Developing and implementing plans or proposals to deliver workforce development and training programs; b) evaluating, monitoring or administering workforce development and training programs; c) managing contracts and budgets for workforce development and training programs, which MUST include development, negotiation, execution, fiscal management, and monitoring or program review; d) determining eligibility for public assistance; and e) assessing applicants for, or recipients of, welfare employment program benefits to identify and remove barriers to self-sufficiency.

*It is the candidates’ responsibility at the time of interview, to clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications as described above.


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.


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 STANDARD DUTIES:

The Workforce Programs Specialist 1 duties include but are not limited to: assisting in the development, monitoring, and management of workforce development and training programs, contracts and proposals, including the review of contractual data, contract modifications expenditure tracking, voucher processing, collaboration with field monitoring staff and Business Services staff and routine ad hoc reporting. A Workforce Programs Specialist 1 will also prepare detailed analysis as needed and provide technical assistance and guidance to contractors, program operators, workforce development partners, and other agencies to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. They may also review and analyze pending and enacted federal and State legislation, federal regulations, as well as technical advisories and bulletins.

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

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

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

Name Tina Pan

Telephone (518) 457-1020

Fax EFax:

Email Address


Street New York State Department of Labor

Harriman State 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 #60498 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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