Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/05/23
Applications Due: 12/20/23
Vacancy ID: 145437

Position Information


AgencyInsurance Fund, State

TitleUnderwriter 1/Trainee 1/2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address 1 Watervliet Ave Ext

City Albany


Zip Code12206

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Reachable on current Civil Service eligible list for this title; one year of permanent, competitive class service as an Underwriter 1; or, one year of permanent, competitive class service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.

Eligible titles to the journey level Underwriter 1 title include, but are not limited to: Administrative Specialist 1, Claims Services Representative 1, Investigator 2 Comp Claims.

Eligible titles to the Underwriter Trainee 1 level include but are not limited to: Budgeting Analyst Trainee 1, Contract Management Specialist Trainee 1, Investigator 1.

If you have questions about whether your current title is eligible for transfer, please contact the Personnel Department.

Candidates with a score of 100 or higher on the current PCO eligible list who are eligible for appointment are encouraged to apply. Please note your score of this exam in your cover letter.

Duties Description An Underwriter Trainee or Underwriter will review and process new business, evaluate and respond to various customer requests, and perform maintenance transactions on policyholders. The selected candidate will process new business and maintenance transactions and appropriately document in accordance with NYSIF’s policies and procedures. Duties include effectively communicating with customers, regulatory agencies, and other NYSIF departments and require excellent organizational, work prioritization, time management, and computer skills.

Additional Comments This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

NYSIF has a telecommuting policy.

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) was established in 1914 as part of the original enactment of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law. NYSIF's mission is to guarantee the availability of workers’ compensation insurance at the lowest possible cost to New York employers and to provide timely, appropriate indemnity and medical payments to injured workers, while maintaining a solvent fund. Since inception, NYSIF has fulfilled the dual roles for which it was created: to compete with other carriers to ensure a fair marketplace and to be a guaranteed source of coverage for employers who cannot secure coverage elsewhere.

NYSIF is the largest workers’ compensation carrier in New York State and among the top 10 largest workers’ compensation carriers in the nation, insuring approximately 139,000 policyholders, with more than $1.8 billion in annual earned premium and over $20 billion in assets. A self-supporting insurance carrier, NYSIF operates without taxpayer funding.

In addition to workers’ compensation insurance, NYSIF provides disability benefits coverage for off-the-job injuries to more than 56,000 New York employers. In 2018, NYSIF added paid family leave as a component of its disability benefits product, providing New Yorkers with job-protected, paid time away from work to care for their families.

NYSIF Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) prioritizes and champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout our agency. NYSIF provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state, and local law. We believe that embracing our differences brings richness, new ideas and experiences to NYSIF, which energizes a creative and innovative work environment. We strive to foster a workplace where diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making process and have ample opportunity for advancement. We are committed to investing the necessary resources and attention to improving the engagement, retention, and promotion of the extraordinary talent we have.

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

Contact Information

Name Paul Angelo


Fax (518) 437-1618

Email Address


Street PO BOX 66699

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12206


Notes on ApplyingCandidates should email resume and cover letter to Please include the position title, Vacancy ID number, and your current Civil Service title on your cover letter.