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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/13/23

Applications Due01/02/24

Vacancy ID141503

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleEmployees’ Retirement System Examiner 1, SG-9, Employee’s Retirement System Examiner Trainee 1, (Equated to SG-6), Item #07394(32)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $34152 to $49405 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? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of the New York State Comptroller

110 State Street

City Albany


Zip Code12236

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.
Depending on qualifications, you may be required to serve a 1-year traineeship that leads to the full level grade SG-9 position.
70.1 Transfer:
For a 70.1 transfer to an Employees’ Retirement System Examiner 1, SG-9, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 70.1 title allocated to a SG- 7 or above.

70.1 Transfer to Trainee:
For a 70.1 transfer to an Employees’ Retirement System Examiner Trainee, SG-6, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 70.1 title allocated to a salary grade 4 or above.

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 (

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

55-b/c program:
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

For 55 b/c appointment, you must:
• Possess the minimum qualifications for the selected title as established by the Department of Civil Service and listed on the most recent exam announcement. Beginning Office Assistant » Department of Civil Service (
• Meet the applicable minimal mental and/or physical requirements for the job (with a reasonable accommodation, if necessary)
• Have a current Eligibility Letter from the NYS Department of Civil Service,, and be able to provide it to the Human Resources Office upon request.

Duties Description Under the general supervision of the training/supervisory staff, ERSE 1 examiner responsibilities may include the following:
• Receive, log, and prepare correspondence, documentation, and review and process member, retiree and employer applications, information and casework in the New York State and Local Retirement System.
• Receive, process, and reconcile payments made to NYSLRS.
• Research and determine eligibility, appropriate retirement plan, retirement/post-retirement benefit projections/calculations, and service credit based on Retirement and Social Security Law (RSSL), regulations, and policies.
• Perform all necessary online functions to generate a cost calculation. This includes calculation of service credit and previous full year of salary.
• Respond to telephone and written inquiries from stakeholders.
• Gather, compile, and prepare information and records for review.
• Check the accuracy of information, complete calculations, project service credit and contribution balances in the calculation of retirement and military service credit.
• Assist in the preparation of reports by gathering data, tabulating results and/or preparing simple charts.

Additional Comments Desired Competencies:
• Ability to prepare, understand and interpret written materials.
• Ability to use office equipment such as computers, photocopy equipment, etc.
• Excellent interpersonal skills both over the telephone and in-person
• Ability to perform tasks accurately with attention to detail and within specific time frames.
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Good organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Adaptable to interruptions and changes in work routine.
• Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations as necessary.
• Ability to contribute to an inclusive and diverse work environment.

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 any 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.

Name Erin Zielinski

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 January 2, 2024. Reference Item #07394(32)-OER-LS in the subject line and on the cover letter for proper routing.
If you have questions about this vacancy, please contact this Division representative:
Division contact: Nicole Maguire,
When responding, please include the reference number and letters listed in this section only. The OER ID # should not be included.

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