Workforce Programs Specialist 3

Grade 23

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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. Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Workforce Programs Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  4. Workforce Programs Specialist 2

    Grade 21

  5. Workforce Programs Specialist 3

    Grade 23

  6. Workforce Programs Manager 1

    Grade 27

  7. Workforce Programs Manager 2

    Grade 63

Summary of Job Description

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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How to Apply

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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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