Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/17/22
Applications Due: 06/01/22
Vacancy ID: 105053

Position Information

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitlePayroll Examiner 3, Central Office;

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 Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

75 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be employed by New York State to be eligible to apply for this position.

Candidates must have permanent status as a Payroll Examiner 3, Grade 18, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill a Payroll Examiner 3, Grade 18, position in the Office of Financial Management, Consolidated Business Office. The Consolidated Business Office, Consolidated Payroll Service Unit (CPSU) is responsible for processing payroll transactions and providing payroll services for 24 OMH psychiatric facilities and OMH Central Office staff. The incumbent will will supervise and monitor the daily functions of Team Leaders and other subordinates and ensure staff accurately process/audit payrolls; implement contract initiatives; and report requirements in accordance with OSC Payroll Bulletins, GOER directives, and Civil Service Memorandums. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Ensuring team leader work is organized; established OSC deadlines are met; tasks are prioritized as necessary to achieve unit goals; propose, develop, and implement solutions on payroll issues.

Communicate and resolve issues with the Office of the State Comptroller; review that all spreadsheets and databases are being updated by Team Leaders as instructed.

Ensure attendance expectations are clearly stated and monitored; conduct interviews for new payroll and support staff; oversee the assignment and completion of special projects including annual audit of salary factors, special payments, etc.

Ensure compliance in directives issued by OSC or DOB; and communicate with facility personnel offices and other outside units to resolve ongoing payroll issues.

Support a variety of payroll functions, including but not limited to, participating in Payroll User Groups and Agency work groups.

Provide reports and payroll technical expertise to other units, such as Investigations, Human Resources, and Employee Relations to facilitate ancillary processes; coordinate, track, and complete Summer Teacher listings and rates; ensure all April and October tasks related to salary increases are completed.

Run queries from PayServ and Control D reports to ensure performance advances are paid accurately; check large overpayments and request longevity checks back; and ensure that all calculators and spreadsheets are updated by staff with the most current salaries and additional pay factors.

Additional Comments The Consolidated Business Office is conveniently located in independent offices on the grounds of the Capital District PC at 75 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York. Guaranteed covered parking with exclusive employee entrance to office areas is available for $5/month.

Specific scheduled hours and telecommuting availability for this position will be discussed during the interview process. Please note, employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to operational needs and Agency Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

Commencing on October 12, 2021, all OMH Central Office employees who are not subject to a mandatory vaccination requirement shall be tested for COVID-19 weekly unless they are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means that two (2) or more weeks have elapsed since receiving either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or the first and only dose of a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. The Office of Mental Health embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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

Contact Information

Name Janelle Zamierowski


Fax (518) 486-3897



Street NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #105053 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.