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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/04/22

Applications Due07/03/22

Vacancy ID104221

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

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:
• Analyze federal and state budgets and federal and state laws and regulations, to determine the resulting impact upon the State, as well as the impact on Social Services Districts (local districts) claiming and accounting, and the associated impact on the fiscal systems used by local district accounting staff;
• Working with fiscal systems, including but not limited to, determining system changes needed, reviewing and developing business requirement documents, participating in the development of testing plans for system changes and conducting user acceptance testing for the computer accounting system used by local district accounting staff;
• Prioritize and track all open fiscal system change requests and conduct bi-weekly Fiscal Systems prioritization meeting;
• Work closely with other unit staff who are working on the Integrated Eligibility System (IES) project to ensure all functionality of the current legacy accounting system is captured in the new IES system;
• Attending and participating in a variety of meetings with various stakeholders as a representative of the unit;
• Maintain various fiscal system procedural manuals that are used by local district accounting staff;
• Participate in developing and conducting training for local district accounting staff on fiscal system changes;
• Prepare correspondence to local districts and Federal authorities in response to issues or questions submitted for clarification or consideration.

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 #22-132. 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.

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.

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