Labor, Department of
If Civil Service Eligible list(s) exist, they will be canvassed. You may also apply if you are eligible for appointment by one of the following qualifications:
To be considered for this position, a review of your state history is needed. Please provide the last four digits of your social security number in your email response or on your resume. If you are not comfortable providing this information in your response, a representative from our office will contact you via phone.
55 B/C Qualifications:
This position is designated 55b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Please provide a copy of your 55b/c letter when applying. You must meet the open competitive qualifications from the most recent examination announcement. You must have a bachelor’s or higher degree**.
** Bachelor’s degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States or its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency.
Reassignment Qualifications (DOL EMPLOYEES ONLY):
Current Department of Labor employee, with at least one year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in a Workforce Program Specialist 1/Workforce Program Specialist Trainee 1/2; if you have less than one year, you must be reachable on the current Workforce Program Specialist 1 eligible list for this location, if one exists.
52.6 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS:
Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1 – One year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in a title Grade 11 or higher determined to be administrative by Civil Service.
Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 2 – One year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in a title Grade 12 or higher determined to be administrative by Civil Service.
Workforce Programs Specialist 1 – One year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in a title Grade 16 or higher determined to be administrative by Civil Service.
70.1 Transfer Qualifications:
Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1 – One year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in a title Grade 11 or higher determined to be similar by Civil Service.
Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 2 – One year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in a title Grade 12 or higher determined to be similar by Civil Service.
Workforce Programs Specialist 1 – One year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or 55b/c service in a title Grade 16 or higher determined to be similar by Civil Service*.
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:
o Developing and implementing plans or proposals to deliver workforce development and training programs;
o Evaluating, monitoring or administering workforce development and training programs;
o Managing contracts and budgets for workforce development and training programs, which MUST include development, negotiation, execution, fiscal management, and monitoring or program review;
o Determining eligibility for public assistance;
o Assessing applicants for, or recipients of, welfare employment program benefits to identify and remove barriers to self-sufficiency.
NOTE: Professional experience in workforce development programs is defined as experience where at least 50% of your duties involved assisting unemployed or under-employed individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment.
Labor Services Representative (DVOP), SG 16 and candidates serving in hourly positions are not 70.1 transfer eligible
70.4 TRANSFER QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with (1) one year of permanent, contingent-permanent or 55 b/c service at salary grade 11 or higher AND (2) a Bachelor’s degree with a passing score on either the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) or the Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) may be considered for a 70.4 transfer to a Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1.
Note: 70.4 candidates must NOT have failed the most recent PCO and/or PATT exam(s
Note: For all transfers noted, a comprehensive list of titles approved for transfer is available through Civil Service GOT-IT at https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/.
Ability to initiate and maintain relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders.
STANDARD DUTIES: The duties of the Workforce Program Specialist 1/Trainee in the Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions (DEWS) will include but are not limited to the following:
assisting in the development, monitoring, and management of workforce development and training programs, contracts and proposals;
review of contractual data, contract modifications expenditure tracking, voucher processing, collaboration with field monitoring staff and Business Services staff and routine ad hoc reporting;
prepare detailed analysis as needed;
review and analyze pending and enacted federal and state legislation, federal regulations, as well as technical advisories and bulletins;
provide technical assistance and guidance to contractors, program sponsors, workforce development partners, and other agencies to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Opportunities are available in various DEWS units including Apprenticeship, Bureau of Workforce Innovation and Quality (CDI, Contracts, TAA, WIOA), Business Services, MWBE, NYYJP, Rapid Response, Shared Work, Customer Engagement, and Systems.
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.
Candidate MAY be allowed to telecommute up to 4 days per pay period dependent upon operational needs.
Candidates with no previous state service will begin at the starting rate of the salary range listed above.
If you are a current NYS employee and have questions regarding salary, please contact the Business Services Center (BSC): 518-457-4272, BSCHR@ogs.ny.gov.
To apply for this job please visit statejobs.ny.gov.