Program Outreach Specialist 1

Grade 18

New York State has approximately 36 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. Program Outreach Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  2. Program Outreach Specialist 2

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

As a Program Outreach Specialist 1, you may report to a Program Outreach Specialist 2 or to higher-level program or agency administrative staff, perform various professional duties in implementing, developing, and evaluating outreach and public relations efforts relating to State programs. Duties may include maintaining ongoing communications with business and community associations and groups to publicize agency programs; provide on-site training and technical assistance to local districts and providers in advertising outreach methodologies and programs; assist higher level Program Outreach Specialists or other higher-level staff in the development of various public relations efforts to raise interest and encourage participation in the various programs; evaluate ongoing advertising campaigns to determine that project standards are being met or may be met; assist in the design, development, and implementation of evaluation devices to determine the effectiveness of outreach activities; perform other duties as required.

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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 take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, candidates must have had six years of professional experience in a position where the primary (50% or more of the time) responsibility was the extensive promotion and representation of programs and services for public and/or private organizations for the purpose of increasing participation in, or utilization of, these programs and services.


1.A bachelorís degree may be substituted for up to four years of the above experience.

2.An associateís degree may be substituted for up to two years of the above experience.

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

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

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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