Looking for a Career with the State of New York?
By Suzanne Lazar ’16, graduate student, SUNY Empire State College; editor, The Student Connection
February 16, 2017
The PCO exam offers individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree or college juniors and seniors expecting to receive a bachelor’s degree by September 1, 2018, an opportunity to compete for entry-level professional positions in various State agencies with New York State government. The PCO exam fills more than 100 professional job titles with New York State in fields such as environmental conservation, human resources and training, transportation, budgeting, health and human services, administrative analysis, natural and physical sciences, accounting and auditing.
There are a few important dates to highlight:
Application Deadline: February 22, 2017
Written Test Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 OR Sunday, April 9, 2017 OR Saturday, April 15, 2017
When you work for New York State, you are not just making a living, you are making a difference. In addition to a rewarding and meaningful career, New York State employees enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive health benefits, family-friendly leave policies, extensive promotion opportunities, and generous retirement benefits.
For more information on the minimum qualifications, subject of the examination, application fee, positions, how to apply, etc., please see the examination announcement at https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco and the test guide at https://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/statetestguides.cfm.
For additional information or assistance regarding the Professional Career Opportunities Exam, contact the Recruitment Services Unit by phone at (212) 961-4326 or by email at SSDRecruitment@cs.ny.gov.