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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/04/23

Applications Due12/31/23

Vacancy ID140810

AgencyTemporary and Disability Assistance, Office of

TitleSenior Accountant or Accountant Trainee 1 or 2

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

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 25%

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 Division of Budget, Finance and Data Management

40 North Pearl Street

City Albany


Zip Code12243

Minimum Qualifications Senior Accountant (SG-18), Accountant Trainee 1 (NS=SG-14), Accountant Trainee 2 (NS=SG-16)

Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title. Information regarding transfer eligibility is available on the Civil Service Career Mobility Office website at

Please note: Titles which require special qualifications must also meet the following criteria:

• Possess 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses.


Reachable on the appropriate eligible list in Albany.

Duties Description The OTDA Bureau of Financial Services is seeking a Senior Accountant/Trainee to work in a team environment within our Upstate Field Unit. This position provides essential fiscal support to NYS Social Services District staff in addition to agency oversight of Federal and State grants. Duties include:

• Conducting Claims Reviews to monitor district compliance with claiming requirements for state and federal reimbursement. This activity is considered an essential function of the agency's oversight of federal grants.

• Completing the SNAP Management evaluations. This review process is required under the agency’s USDA approved management evaluation plan and is essential in monitoring district compliance with reporting requirements and overpayment claims.

• Technical assistance and training functions assist district staff in utilizing our agency's financial systems.

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.
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. This position is currently conducting all reviews remotely, but future reviews could involve a combination of day trips, as well as overnight travel. Travel could be as much as 25%.

The ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn the agency's financial systems and Fiscal Reference material to assist district personnel. This is a great entry-level opportunity that will expose the right candidate to a wide range of activities. We provide extensive training, and you can rely on your team members and supervisor to guide you as you develop expertise in claims reviews, fiscal systems, and development of training material.

Salary for Trainee 1 starts at $50,678
Salary for Trainee 2 starts at $56,550

Interested applicants should send an email to and reference posting #23225A. 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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