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These are minimum educational requirements only. Each position may also require experience and/or further education.  The more you know, the further you'll go!

 

§    Account Clerk - No education requirement with experience, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.

§    Account Clerk/Typist - No education requirement with experience, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.

§    Accountant - Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting, business administration or closely related field.

§    Administrator, Commissioner or Director - Educational criteria will vary with the specific position and department,

most will require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s degree or higher preferred.

§    Aging Services Aide - High School diploma or equivalent.

 
Airport Manager - Bachelor’s degree in airport management, aviation administration or management, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field; or Associate’s degree in the above with experience in airport administration.

§    Airport Maintenance Mechanic - High School diploma or equivalent and experience in the maintenance field.

§    Assistant Offset Print Machine Operator - No education requirement, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.

§    Attorney - Possession of a current license to practice law in New York State.

   § Auditor - Bachelor's Degree in accounting, and accounting or auditing experience.

§    Automotive Mechanic - No education requirement with experience, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred. Valid NYS driver’s license is required.  

§    Building Guard - No education requirement, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.

§    Building Maintenance Mechanic - No education requirement, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.         

§    Buyer - High School diploma or equivalent with experience, Associate’s degree is preferred.

§    Caseworker - Bachelor’s degree or licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.  

§    Child Support Coordinator - High School diploma or equivalent with experience, Associate’s degree is preferred.

§    Clerk - No education requirement, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.

 
Civil Enforcement Officer - High School diploma or equivalent with experience.
 
Civil Engineer - Bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, civil engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, architectural engineering or a closely related field. Master’s Degree in the above is recommended.
 
Code Enforcement Officer - High School diploma or equivalent and experience or possession of certification as a NYS Code Official.

§    Community Development Coordinator - Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, geography, planning, economics or closely related field and experience.

§    Community Service Worker - High School diploma or equivalent.

§    Computer Operator - No education requirement with experience, Associate’s degree is preferred.

§    Cook - No education requirement with experience, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.

§    Corrections Officer - High School diploma or equivalent.

 
Court Attendant - No education requirement, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.

§    Criminal Investigator - Associate's degree in criminal justice, criminology or police science or a closely related field.

 
Custodian - High School diploma or equivalent.

§    Data Entry Machine Operator - No education requirement, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.

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Data Processing Programmer - Associate’s degree in computer science and/or programming with experience, Bachelor’s degree in the above is preferred.

§    Department Administrator or Coordinator - Bachelor’s degree with experience.

 
Department Manager or Supervisor - Minimum High School diploma or equivalent with experience. Depending upon the department, further education may be required.

§    Deputy Sheriff - High School diploma or equivalent.

 
Dispatcher - High School diploma or equivalent with experience.

Dog Control Officer - High School diploma or equivalent with experience.
 
Early Intervention Coordinator - Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, sociology, nursing or related field.
 
Emergency Management Services Training Coordinator - Associate’s degree with experience, Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

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Employment and Training Assistant - No education requirement with experience, Associate’s degree is preferred.

§    Employment and Training Coordinator - Associate’s degree in behavioral science, human services, labor relations, public or business administration, economics or closely related field with experience, or Bachelor’s degree in the above fields.

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Employment and Training Fiscal Manager - Associate’s degree in accounting, business or public administration, economics or related field with experience, Bachelor’s degree in the above fields is preferred.

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Engineering Aide - High School diploma or equivalent.

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Executive Level Assistant and Secretary - Education requirements vary by department. Office Management certification or Associate's degree is preferred. 

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Geographic Information Systems Specialist - Associate’s degree in engineering science, mechanical design technology, mechanical engineering technology, computer science or closely related field with experience, Bachelor’s degree in the above fields is preferred.

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Handicapped Child Service Specialist - Bachelor's degree in a human services field and experience.

Health Planner - Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education, nursing, wellness and fitness, or nutrition with experience; Master’s degree in the above fields is preferred.

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Highway Foreman - No education requirement with experience, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.

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Home Health Aide - NYS certification as a Home Health Aide required.

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Homemaker - No education requirement, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.

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Human Resources Associate - Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Personnel, Industrial Relations, or related field and experience.

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Investigator (Public Defender)Associate’s degree in criminal justice, criminology police science or closely related field with experience; Bachelor’s degree in the above is preferred.

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Jail Physician - Possession of a current license to practice medicine in New York State.

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Laborer - No education requirement, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.

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Law ClerkJuris Doctorate in law.

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Maintenance Mechanic - High School diploma or equivalent.

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Managed Care Specialist - Bachelor's degree in nursing, health administration, human services, social sciences, public administration or related field with experience.

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Medical Examiner - Possession of a current license to practice medicine in New York State.

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Microcomputer Technician - Associate’s degree in computer science, information technology or closely related field.

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Motor Equipment Operator - No education requirement, High School diploma or equivalent is preferred. Valid NYS driver’s license is required.

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Occupational Therapist - Possession of a NYS Occupational Therapist license.

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ParalegalPossession of a NYS Paralegal certificate.

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Physical Therapist - Possession of a NYS Physical Therapist license.

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Physicians Assistant - Possession of a NYS Physician’s Assistant license.

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Planner - Bachelor's Degree in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, environmental studies, natural resources, sociology, economics, geography, government, public administration or related field with experience; Master’s degree in the above fields is preferred.

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Probation Officer - Bachelor's degree with experience.

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Public Defender - Possession of a current license to practice law in New York State.

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Public Health Educator - Bachelor's Degree or higher in health education, health science, public health, health promotion, community health or health communications.

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Public Health Nurse - Bachelor's Degree in nursing and license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in NYS.

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Purchasing Agent - High School diploma or equivalent with experience, Associate’s degree or higher is preferred.

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Real Property Appraiser - High School diploma or equivalent with experience.

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Real Property Appraisal Technician - High School diploma or equivalent with experience.

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Real Property Information Specialist - High School diploma or equivalent with experience.

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Registered Professional Nurse - License to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in NYS.

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Resource Aide - High School diploma or equivalent with experience.

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Safety Officer - Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, industrial safety, or a related field with experience.

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Secretary - High School diploma or equivalent with experience, Certificate or Associate’s degree is preferred.

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Social Welfare Examiner - Associate’s degree or 60 semester credit hours.

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Social Work Assistant - Bachelor's degree or higher in social work, sociology, psychology, human services or related field.

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Social Worker - Master's degree in Social Work and possession of a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

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Specialist, Services For the Aging - Associate’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology, gerontology or a related field with experience.  

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Stenographer - No education requirement with experience, High School diploma or higher preferred.

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Stock Clerk - No education requirement with experience, High School diploma or higher preferred.

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Support Investigator - Associate’s degree in criminal justice, business administration, or paralegal technology.

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Tax Map Technician - High School diploma with experience; Associate’s degree in construction or civil technology, civil engineering or a related field preferred.

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Telecommunications Officer - Associate's degree in Computer Science, Data Processing, Communications Technology, or related field; and experience.

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Typist - No education requirement, High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

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Voting Machine Technician - High School diploma or equivalent with experience.
 
Watchman - No education requirement, High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
Last Modified on October 21, 2016
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