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Take the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) Exam! It is ONLINE this year.



Have you always wanted to get your foot in the door at a state agency? The Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) exam is right around the corner and may be the easiest way for you to start a new career with the state.

The PCO is not a traditional exam; there are no testing times and you don't have to study. Instead, you simply answer questions about yourself—that's it! Your score is based on your training, education and experience. And for the first time ever, the PCO is now available online, meaning you can take the test from the comfort of your own home. 

Starting November 1, you can take the PCO exam and be qualified for nearly 200 positions across a wide range of disciplines, such as:

  • Human Resources and Training
  • Service Regulation and Compliance
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice
  • Environmental
  • Natural and Physical Sciences
  • Accounting, Auditing and Finance
  • Health and Human Services
  • Communications, Marketing and Public Relations
  • Transportation
  • Administrative operations
  • Economics, Research and Statistics



For more information about the PCO and to see a full list of job openings you may be qualified for, visit



The deadline to apply for the 2022 PCO examination is November 30, 2022. Once you apply, the deadline to submit the examination is December 15, 2022.



Most of the positions filled from the PCO require two-year traineeships, during which individuals gain the necessary knowledge and experience to perform the full responsibilities of the position.

The full list of titles filled from the PCO can be viewed on the Job Titles List where you can also do a keyword search on the titles.

Generalist Job Titles - Candidates who pass the test will qualify for the Generalist Job Titles. These titles are professional administrative titles in the areas of administrative operations, fiscal operations, human resources, and/or program implementation.

Select Job Titles - Candidates with specific education, certification, licensure, work experience, and/or language proficiency may also qualify for Select Job Titles. After you apply for the PCO, you may complete the PCO Skills Inventory. To be considered for Select Job Titles, candidates must pass the test and complete and submit the PCO Skills Inventory.

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Connecting Job Seekers with Businesses - All at No Cost to You

Businesses - Save money and time by outsourcing your recruitment needs to CDO Workforce. Our Career Center staff provides employers with convenient, no-cost recruitment services by connecting job seekers and employers. What We Can Do for You: Match job seekers with job openings. Coordinate communication between you, our partner agencies, and the pool of local, qualified workers. Provide interview space at the Career Center if you wish to recruit on-site. Provide targeted or general job fair recruitment opportunities.

Post your company's job openings at no charge with CDO Workforce and get exposure to many job seekers. Your job will be posted to New York State Job Bank. To submit your posting, go here

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Veterans Come First

Veterans Come First! CDO Workforce New York Career System is proud to offer Priority of Service to veterans and their eligible spouses.
What does this mean? If you served in the military, you will be:

  • Served first by the next available staff member.
  • Given first priority for jobs and training referrals for which you are eligible and qualified.

Please visit the veterans' portal of the NYSDOL website for more information and the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs

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