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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/19/23

Applications Due02/05/24

Vacancy ID129000

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleEducation Finance Specialist 1, Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1, Box (4 Positions)

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Office of State Aid

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Education Finance Specialist 1.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates who are reachable on the New York State Education Department’s Public Administration Trainee Transition (PATT) eligible list or the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) or the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) Select Titles eligible list may be considered for appointment. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter. For a description of the minimum qualifications that candidates must possess to be appointed from the PCO Select Education Finance Specialist 1 eligible list, please visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/pco-title-details/title-info.cfm?jobcode=0213100.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Education Finance Specialist 1: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-16 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Section 70.4 Transfer to Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1: Candidates may be eligible for nomination for transfer under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law to Education Finance Specialist Trainee 1 if they are a current NYS employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-11 or higher AND have standing on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list or the Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) eligible list AND possess a Bachelor’s degree.

Section 70.4 Transfer to Education Finance Specialist 1: Candidates may be eligible for nomination for transfer under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law to Education Finance Specialist 1 if they are a current NYS employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-16 or higher AND have standing on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) eligible list or the Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) eligible list AND possess a Bachelor’s degree.

Section 52.6 Transfer: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title allocated SG-16 or higher eligible to transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website. https://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/title-search/index.cfm.

55b/c Appointment: This position is eligible for 55b/c designation and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications and a current 55b/c eligibility letter.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is seeking four (4) candidates for Education Finance Specialist 1 positions in the Office of State Aid and the Fiscal Analysis and Research Unit (FARU). These units are responsible for the calculation, payment, verification, and projection of over $31 billion in State Aid distributed annually to school districts and BOCES in support of public elementary and secondary education in New York State. Data that supports these activities is currently collected from over 700 school districts and 37 BOCES via the State Aid Management System (SAMS), a custom web-based software system. Data from other State agencies and other offices within NYSED is also collected, analyzed, and used to calculate and project State Aid. Duties of these positions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Assist in the annual update of data collection forms, automated edits, aid calculations and testing of programmed changes;
• Use the web-based SAMS software program to perform the annual review of school district State Aid claim submissions to ensure reasonability of data for use in aid calculations and projections, payments, and reporting;
• Assist in research of outliers in state aid data and calculations for the Legislature, Governor, Bureau Chief, and others when questions arise, to ensure data and aid payments and/or projections are accurate;
• Assist in the quarterly update of the datafiles required for State Aid Projections;
• Analyze data such as expenditures, revenue, and pupil counts, to identify trends, outliers and understand the impact of changes to the calculation or collection of these figures
• Assist in the development, implementation of guidelines and procedures, and risk-based analysis for post-edit claim verification projects;
• Process revisions to school districts’ prior year aid claims to ensure correct aid is paid and overpayments of aid previously paid to districts are recouped;
• Provide technical assistance to school administrators and other agency staff based on aid formulas, payment formulas, statute and regulations;
• Assist in the review of enacted legislation and determine appropriate action related to aid calculations and payments;
• Participate in the ongoing business process re-engineering and enhancement of SAMS, including the incorporation into SAMS of remaining paper and ancillary processes;
• Assist in the development and implementation of training and informational material for school districts and BOCES;
• Prepare reports using a variety of software tools for transmission to school districts and BOCES, NYS agencies and SED offices;
• Assist in unit duties and special projects as needed, including but not limited to using various databases to review and extract data and correct errors.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: These will be contingent permanent or permanent appointments. For a 55b/c appointment, candidates must possess the minimum qualifications, a current 55b/c eligibility letter and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of Bachelor’s degree will be required at the time of interview for all candidates.

These positions may be filled as traineeship. The starting salaries for these positions are outlined below. For current New York State employees, salary is based on the candidate’s salary at the time of hire. Candidates appointed at the trainee level will be required to successfully complete the traineeship to advance to the full performance level title and salary.

• $46,529 (Trainee 1- NS equated to SG-13)
• $49,202 (Trainee 2- NS equated to SG-14)
• $61,270 (Full Performance level SG-18)

These positions lead to a maximum salary of $77,912 based on annual performance advances and traineeship advances.

APPLICATION: Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to omsjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the job title (State AID EFS 1) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

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

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address omsjobs@nysed.gov

Address

Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, OHRM Room 528EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to omsjobs@nysed.gov (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the job title (State AID EFS 1) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

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