New York State Department of Labor
From $20.18 to $26.58 Hourly
Labor, Department of
Workforce Programs Specialist 1/Trainee 1/2 (Hourly) - Albany
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PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)
From $20.18 to $26.58 Hourly
Hours Per Week
Compressed workweek allowed?
Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions
State Office Campus, Building 12
For Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 1:
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices.
For Workforce Programs Specialist Trainee 2:
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices AND one year of professional experience as described below.
For Workforce Programs Specialist 1:
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices AND two years of professional experience as described below.
The professional experience must have been where your duties involved assisting unemployed or under-employed individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment while performing one or more of the following activities:
Developing and implementing plans for proposals to deliver workforce development and training programs;
Evaluating, monitoring or administering workforce development and training programs;
Managing contracts and budgets for workforce development and training programs, which must include development, negotiation, execution, fiscal management and monitoring or program review;
Determining eligibility for public assistance; or
Assessing applicants for, or receipts of, welfare employment program benefits to identify and remove barriers to self-sufficiency
The Workforce Programs Specialist 1 duties include but are not limited to: assisting in the development, monitoring, and management of workforce development and training programs, contracts and proposals, including the review of contractual data, contract modifications expenditure tracking, voucher processing, collaboration with field monitoring staff and Business Services staff and routine ad hoc reporting. A Workforce Programs Specialist 1 will also prepare detailed analysis as needed and provide technical assistance and guidance to contractors, program operators, workforce development partners, and other agencies to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. They may also review and analyze pending and enacted federal and State legislation, federal regulations, as well as technical advisories and bulletins.
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.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
State Office Campus
Building 12, Room 561
The mission of the New York State Department of Labor is to protect workers, assist the unemployed and connect job seekers to jobs. We vigorously enforce state Labor Laws to give businesses that obey the law an even break. We work aggressively to ensure a fair wage for all workers. We protect the safety and health of workers and the public. We help the unemployed via temporary payments (unemployment insurance). We link job seekers with employers. We guide workers to training that will keep New York strong in the world economy.