Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 02/13/24
Applications Due: 07/01/24
Vacancy ID: 151046

Position Information


AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

Title Program Aide (NY HELPS), Item#151046

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade13

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $50408 to $63319 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 4 PM

Flextime allowed?

Mandatory overtime?

Compressed workweek allowed?

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address Office of the New York State Comptroller

110 State Street

City Albany


Zip Code12236

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Do you want a career with a purpose that provides work/life balance? Apply today to join the Office of the New York State Comptroller.

No exam required under the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide (NY HELPS) Program.
For appointment to the Program Aide position you must have:
High school or high school equivalency diploma; and three years of experience performing clerical, keyboarding, or paraprofessional work in an office environment.

Competitive Minimum Qualifications:
You must be currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title, eligible under the 55 b/c program (see below), or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

70.1 Transfer:
For a 70.1 transfer to a Program Aide, SG-13, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 70.1 title allocated to a salary grade 11 or above.

Appointments via transfer must not result in a second, consecutive transfer with an advancement of more than two S-grades or one M-grade.

To determine if your current Civil Service title is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career Mobility GOT-IT website: Career Mobility Office » GOT-IT (

Duties Description Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:
• Gather, review, and evaluate data required by the program area.
• Draft preliminary action plans based upon analysis of data.
• Develop, maintain, and update database programs and models.
• Prepare, review, and evaluate a variety of reports and records.
• Review and process grant applications, grant awards, and contracts; monitor and manage the financial status of grants, State budgets, and contracts.
• Assist the public in obtaining appropriate services; and train and supervise subordinate staff.
• In the performance of these duties, you would have frequent oral and written communication with program and administrative staff and others outside of the agency.

Additional Comments Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Possesses excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, both verbally and in written format with peers, management, vendors, technical staff, etc.
• Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment, willing to take direction, as well as work independently.
• Knowledgeable in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word.
• Strong work ethic.
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, with flexibility and responsiveness.
• Demonstrates careful thought and good judgment when completing assignments and interacting with customers.
• Displays a keen aptitude for learning, readily acquiring new knowledge and skills.
• Ability to work on multiple projects with different managers, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

Additional Comments:
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office of the State Comptroller is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The NYS Office of the State Comptroller provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Division of Human Resources at (518) 474-1924.
The Office of the New York State Comptroller (OSC) supports telecommuting where it is reasonable to do so based upon the agency’s mission and operational needs. Generally, employees new to OSC will be restricted from telecommuting for at least 8 calendar weeks. After the initial 8 calendar week restriction, if an employee’s duties and work performance are aligned with telecommuting they may be allowed to do so. Upon approval to telecommute, OSC employees may telecommute up to 5 days per pay period.

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

Contact Information

Name Mandi Lenzi

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address


Street Office of Human Resources

110 State Street, 12th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236


Notes on ApplyingSubmit a clear, concise cover letter and resume stating how you meet the above minimum qualifications to, no later than July 1, 2024. Be sure to submit an unofficial copy of any transcripts as there are educational requirements for this position. Documents must be sent as unlocked and accessible attachments.

Reference Item #151046-NY HELPS Program Aide in the subject line and on the cover letter for proper routing.

When responding, please include the reference number from this section only.