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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/06/23

Applications Due12/16/23

Vacancy ID145551

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitlePayroll Specialist 1 – Item 02031(2 Vacancies)

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade11

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $44957 to $55093 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 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

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 or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

For 70.1 transfer to a Payroll Specialist 1, salary grade (SG)-11, you must have one year of permanent competitive, or 55-b/55-c service in an approved title for transfer allocated to an SG-09 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.

Duties Description Process and Review Payroll Transactions.
• Process and review payroll transactions submitted by all NYS agencies and determine appropriate action based on various laws, regulations, collective bargaining agreements, business rules, and procedures.
• Enter and correct payroll information in PayServ and notify agencies of changes.
Provide Payroll Information to Customers.
• Provide all NYS agencies with appropriate payroll information.
• Research and analyze payroll history records.
• Verify employee payroll information to prospective employers who call and inquire.
• Determine appropriate courses of action and answers in relation to e-mails received in Earnings mailboxes.

Additional Comments Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Analytical and organization skills.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Detail orientated and produces an accurate and timely work product.
• Works well independently and in a team environment.
• Ability to respond to written inquiries and telephone calls from NYS employees and NYS agencies.
• Ability to prepare timely, accurate, and thoughtful research.
• Ability to communicate and document unusual circumstances.

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.

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

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 16, 2023. Documents must be sent as unlocked and accessible attachments.

Reference Item #02031(2)-CMS in the subject line of your email and on your cover letter for proper routing.

If you have questions about this vacancy, please contact this Division representative:
Division contact: Denise Shoddy,
When responding, please include the reference number from this section only. The StateJobsNY website Vacancy ID # should not be included.

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