Assoc Dir Training 3

Grade 63

New York State has approximately 10 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Training Specialist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Training Specialist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Training Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  4. Training Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  5. Assoc Dir Training 1

    Grade 61

  6. Assoc Dir Training 2

    Grade 62

  7. Assoc Dir Training 3

    Grade 63

  8. Assoc Dir Training 4

    Grade 64

Summary of Job Description

As an Associate Director Training 3, you would:

Under the general direction of a higher level human resources or program manager, plan, organize, and direct training programs to improve performance of agency operations; meet with agency executive staff, program managers, and employees to identify and analyze training and development needs in the context of agency programmatic goals and objectives; oversee curriculum development; develop and maintain working relationships with other training organizations, educational institutions, consultants, and labor/management groups; develop performance standards for programs and instructors and methods for evaluating results; provide advice and assistance to managers and supervisors to help improve employee performance and productivity; represent the agency with professional training associations; coordinate training activities with other State agencies and organizations; monitor training compliance and evaluate reports from web-based learning management systems; prepare and monitor budget and expenditures; and supervise professional and support staff.

Head the training program in a medium to large sized agency.


Associate Directors Training operate with a great deal of independence.  They typically work under the general supervision of a higher level Associate Director Training, Director Human Resources, or program manager.  They receive only general direction and receive policy and program approvals to ensure training objectives are consistent with agency goals.  Specific training may be mandated by law, rule, regulation, or executive prerogative.


Associate Directors Training communicate orally and in writing with various individuals including their supervisors, program managers, and employees, subordinates, and staff from other State agencies and outside organizations.  The purpose of their communications is to receive and give assignments and to receive and convey information about the development, execution, and evaluation of agency training and development programs.  Effective working relationships must be established and maintained with these individuals to foster their assistance and cooperation and to ensure timely development and implementation of programs.


Associate Directors Training supervise lower level professional, paraprofessional and support staff.  They perform the full range of supervisory responsibilities.  They coordinate and evaluate the work of subject matter experts delivering specialized training outside the capability of dedicated training staff.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This position is filled by promotion and requires one year of service in a professional training position allocated to M-1 or above.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

How to Apply

This title is filled via promotion by the agency or agencies which have this title. Candidates must have had appropriate service in the promotional field for this title to be eligible for consideration. Applicants must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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