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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/05/23

Applications Due03/05/24

Vacancy ID145416

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleEmployees’ Retirement System (ERSE) 2, Item #08367 (34 Vacancies)

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $22.76 to $22.76 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

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 One (1) year of experience performing at least one of the following tasks: reconciling accounts, calculating payments, collecting, and analyzing statistics and information, or explaining policy or benefit information to the public. Acceptable experience may include, but is not limited to, experience as law clerk/paralegal in a law firm or court, hospital/physician’s business office representative, health/dental/vision insurance carrier customer service representative. Note: retail cashier/salesclerk experience with the primary function of checking out customers at a register will NOT be considered as qualifying for this examination.


An Associate’s degree or higher or 60 semester credit hours of college-level study.


30 semester credit hours of college-level study and 6 months of the experience described above.

Duties Description Under the general supervision of the Employees’ Retirement System Examiner 3, the ERSE 2 examiner will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

• Confirm eligibility and initial benefit payments by interpreting and applying appropriate Retirement System Law, policy, and regulation.
• Perform adjustments involving complex mathematical equations.
• Determine benefit eligibility.
• Finalize retirement benefit payments.
• Receive and respond to the full range of inquiries from stakeholders.
• Oversee the processing of transactions.
• Develop and test modifications to existing automated correspondence and calculations due to changes in the law.
• Review and prepare member cases related to the New York State & Local Retirement Systems.
• Process retirement calculations that require application of specialized law and procedures.
• Function as technical supervisor of Office Assistants and ERSE 1s.
• Review calculations and work completed by staff and ensure compliance with all relevant policies, rules, regulations, and laws.
• Ensure the prompt and accurate processing of work unit assignments.
• Act as the unit’s liaison with other units.

Additional Comments Telecommuting:
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.

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Name Mary L. Smart

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 March 5, 2024. Documents must be sent as unlocked and accessible attachments.
Reference Item #08367(34)-OER-MLS 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: Dana Pickett,

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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