Workforce Programs Specialist 3 - Grade 23

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This title exists in Labor, Department of and has approximately 58 positions.

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Salary Information for Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Workforce Programs Specialist 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Workforce Programs Specialist 3 23 $84,156 $106,454
Workforce Programs Manager 1 27 $103,784 $127,830
Workforce Programs Manager 2 63 $111,925 $141,439

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Job Duties

As a Workforce Programs Specialist 3, you would monitor compliance with grants and contracts, and evaluate program results and formulate program and policy recommendations. You would develop, maintain, promote and monitor workforce development and training programs, occupational safety and health training, employment related tax incentives and related programs. You would provide technical direction and oversight to Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDB), Local Workforce Development Areas (LWDA), social services districts, employers and employee groups, community service agencies, and various public and private boards regarding workforce development funding programs, and may also operate and/or supervise the delivery of direct client employment services. You may supervise lower-level Workforce Programs Specialists and other 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.

You must be a qualified employee of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

Either A. a Workforce Programs Specialist 2, Workforce Programs Specialist 1, Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1, or Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 2;

Or B. an Employment Counselor, Employment Counselor (Spanish Language), Employment Services Representative, Employment Services Representative (Spanish Language), or Occupational Analyst.

Only the title or titles listed are qualifying

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