Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/04/22
Applications Due: 07/03/22
Vacancy ID: 104223

Position Information

AgencyTemporary and Disability Assistance, Office of

TitleSenior Accountant/Accountant Trainee 1 or 2

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address 40 N. Pearl St.

City Albany


Zip Code12243

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Senior Accountant (SG-18):

Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title;


Accountant Trainee 1 (NS=SG-14):

Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title;


Accountant Trainee 2 (NS=SG-16):

Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title;


Reachable on the appropriate eligible list in Albany.

Duties Description The OTDA Finance Bureau is seeking a Senior Accountant/Trainee in our Fiscal Policy Unit. The unit has primary responsibility for the Random Moment Study (RMS), coordination of the review and approval of district cooperative agreements, maintaining the agency Fiscal Reference Manual and providing responses to fiscal policy issues and questions. The incumbent will serve under the general direction of an Associate Accountant and will perform the following duties:
• Manage the day-to-day operation of the Random Moment Study (RMS) which includes supervising subordinate staff.
• Maintain appropriate records and documentation to support RMS outcomes and generate periodic reports.
• Work directly with IT staff reporting and resolving RMS system issues. Additionally, this position will play an active role in the future re-design of a new RMS system. The candidate will participate in the requirements, testing, training, and implementation phases of the project.
• Coordinate the review and prepare correspondence to districts and other entities in response to fiscal policy issues or questions submitted for clarification or consideration.
• Analyzing federal and state budgets, laws and regulations and other process documentation to determine the resulting impact on fiscal policy. This will include technical writing expertise to update the agency’s Fiscal Reference Manual.
• Assist in the coordination and review of district cooperative agreements.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, detail oriented, organized and enjoys working in an environment with a steady workload and diverse activities. This is a great entry-level opportunity and will provide a candidate with invaluable supervision, writing and analysis experience.

Additional Comments A full-time, permanent appointment will be made. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title.

Salary for Trainee 1 starts at $49,202
Salary for Trainee 2 starts at $54,903

Interested applicants should send an email to and reference posting #22-133. DO NOT REFERENCE THE VACANCY ID NUMBER.

This position meets the criteria for appointment under 55-b and 55-c of Civil Service Law.

Veterans may be entitled to additional compensation if this position is filled via a traineeship. Applicants should identify themselves as a Veteran if this applies to you.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Recruitment Unit

Telephone (518) 402-3991

Fax (518) 474-9374

Email Address


Street 40 North Pearl Street, 12B

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12243


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume. Include a current, Civil Service title and grade level and clearly state how you meet the minimum qualifications.

You may be required to provide acceptable proof of education, experience, credential and/or license to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to this position.

Applicants will be required to prove their eligibility for employment based upon acceptance of a position in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

If you are a retiree currently receiving benefits, indicate this and the name of the retirement system in your response.

In accordance with state law, Governor’s Executive Order No. 6 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance does not discriminate against disabled individuals. If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation at the time of the interview, please contact OTDA's designee for reasonable accommodation at (518) 474-7284.