Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/04/22
Applications Due: 07/03/22
Vacancy ID: 104225

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 incumbent of the Senior Accountant position in the Division of Budget, Finance and Data Management's Bureau of Financial Services will be assigned to the Fiscal Systems Unit. Duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

• Member of the Integrated Eligibility System (IES) project team within the unit;

• Contribute to the planning, analysis, and design (i.e., identify business and functional requirements) of the statewide system and focusing on the financial management of benefits through the system as a subject matter expert;

• Analyze federal and state laws, proposed federal and state legislation, departmental releases, program policy, fiscal policy, rules, work methods and procedures, and regulations to determine the fiscal impact to the financial management component of the IES project, as well as the impact of changes upon local social services districts;

• Understand the fiscal aspects of all the programs administered by the local social services districts;

• Work closely with staff working on the current legacy accounting systems to understand the scope and implications of changes to the legacy system(s), while keeping a focus on the modernization of the systems through the IES project;

• Participate in meetings and prepare documentation as needed, as well as preparing responses to inquiries about fiscal systems or procedures and IES from local social services districts, other agencies, or department staff;

• Frequently communicate both verbally and in writing with other members of the unit, as well as IES project members in other areas of OTDA and other State Agencies;

• Effectively manage and prioritize IES project deadlines and assist unit members meeting these deadlines and adapt to dynamic changes to priorities and deadlines;

• The incumbent will need to possess the technical skill to perform system testing as the IES project progresses to the level which requires unit staff to assess functionality is working to business specifications, then report on this performance to appropriate unit members.

Additional Comments Full-time, permanent appointments 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 #22-134. 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.