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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/22/23

Applications Due12/07/23

Vacancy ID144731

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleBusiness Systems Analyst 1(Payroll Systems),SG18,Business Systems Analyst Trainee 2(PS),(Equated to SG-16),Business Systems Analyst Trainee 1(PS),(Equated to SG-14),Item 02041

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $50678 to $80248 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 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

Depending on qualifications, you may be required to serve a 1 or 2-year traineeship that leads to the full level grade 18 position.

52.6 Transfer:
For a 52.6 transfer to a Business Systems Analyst 1 (Payroll Systems), SG-18, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 52.6 title allocated to a salary grade 16 or above.

52.6 Transfer to a trainee 2:
For a 52.6 transfer to the trainee 2, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 52.6 title allocated to a salary grade 14 or above.

52.6 Transfer to a trainee 1:
For a 52.6 transfer to the trainee 1, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 52.6 title allocated to a salary grade 12 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. Professional Career Opportunities (
• 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.

*If you are currently 55b/c eligible and possess a bachelor’s degree, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Duties Description Document requirements for PayServ system (Oracle/Peoplesoft Payroll for North America) changes, in line with Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK):
• Requirements Elicitation: Prepares for elicitation activities; conducts elicitation activities; documents the results of elicitation activities; confirms the results of elicitation activities.
• Requirements Analysis: Assists in prioritizing requirements; organizes requirements into logical groupings; specifies and models requirements; defines assumptions & constraints of solutions (at any point in their lifecycle); verifies requirement quality; validates requirement value.
• Requirements Management & Communication: Assists in managing solution scope and requirements; assists in managing requirements traceability; maintains requirements re-usability for future business events/initiatives; prepares requirements packages; communicates requirements.
Implement system solutions for PayServ system (Oracle/Peoplesoft Payroll for North America), in line with Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK):
• Solution Validation (testing): Validates that solutions meet business needs (by developing test data and scenarios, testing system functions, and documenting results); evaluates solution performance against business goals and objectives.
• Solution Implementation: Develops training and user support materials; assists in updating organizational process assets (such as procedure manuals or other documentation).
Plan business analysis activities for the PayServ system (Oracle/Peoplesoft Payroll for North America), in line with Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK):
• Solution Assessment: Defines the business needs driving the need for a project; assesses capability gaps of existing solutions; defines the business case for a new/modified solution; assesses organizational readiness to implement a new/modified solution; and defines transition requirements to implement a new/modified solution.
• Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring: Conducts stakeholder analyses; assists in planning BA activities.

Additional Comments Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Business Analysis:
• Preferred – demonstrated experience in requirements gathering, analysis, modeling, communication, specification, and implementation.
• Preferred – demonstrated knowledge of Oracle/PeopleSoft products.
• Preferred – demonstrated knowledge of payroll systems – preferably in the functional areas in use at OSC such as PayServ.
• Ability to perform the following effectively: creative thinking; decision making; problem solving; systems thinking.
• Ability to understand the business environment and translate that into effective requirements.
• Ability to express oneself and communicate with others verbally and in writing; ability to transmit and receive information clearly and succinctly with respect to the intended audience.
• Ability to demonstrate effective conflict management, flexibility, adaptability, and emotional intelligence; ability to work in a dynamic team environment.
Stakeholder Relations:
• Ability to demonstrate exceptional, value-added service to internal and external customers.
• Ability to use Lotus Notes, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, and Project effectively and efficiently. Knowledge of the NYS Payroll System and its processing.
• Knowledge of payroll processing, including deductions, tax, earnings, and worker’s compensation.
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.

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Name Corinne Slycord

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 December 7, 2023. Reference Item #02041-OER-CMS 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: Jeanne Hoag,

When responding, please include the reference number from this section only. The StateJobsNY website Vacancy ID # should not be included.

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