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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/15/24

Applications Due03/04/24

Vacancy ID151282


AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleProject Manager 4, SG-27 – Item #07651

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $100761 to $124107 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 8:30 AM

To 4:30 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 or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.
For 52.6 transfer to a Project Manager 4, salary grade (SG)-27, you must have one year of permanent competitive, or 55-b/55-c service in an approved title for transfer allocated to an SG-25 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 • Oversee and manage the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) Project Management Team (PMT) and multiple Project Portfolio’s.
• Manage multiple small teams of project managers including both state and contractor staff.
• Coordinate with OSC PgMO office to align project framework and methodologies.
• Oversee and facilitate the NYSLRS Division Governance Board and supporting processes.
• Coordinate with Division Bureau Directors to ensure PMT performance and standards align with and support the strategic goals of the Bureaus.
• Provide oversight and guidance on projects.
• Act as escalation path for any issues; assist in resolving project issues and determine remediation.
• Review/revise status reports monthly.
• Assist project teams in the successful accomplishment of projects using OSC (Office of the State Comptroller) Project Management principles and methodologies.
• Actively analyze and manage interdependencies between integration of project plans and processes.
• Develop and implement advanced metrics to evaluate progress towards meeting project and project management objectives.
• Attend appropriate courses, conferences, forums, and webinars to advance knowledge and understanding in project management tools and techniques and learn about best practices, including the agile methodology.
• Keep abreast of developments in the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK).
• Supervision of Project Manager 3 (SG-25):
o Assist staff with developing and understanding performance expectations and goals.
o Assist with setting training goals and aid in ensuring that staff receive the training necessary to further develop their project management knowledge and soft skills.
o Provide coaching, mentoring, and guidance around project management and facilitation skills.
o Provide guidance and direction in Project Manager 3’s development and supervision of their Project Manager 2 staff.
o Ensure that Project Managers are aware of and adhere to the organization’s policies and procedures.
o Manage staff head count with interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and separating staff.
o Manage/allocate staff workload and identify priorities and assign work as necessary.
o Inform staff of and where they can find the organization’s policies and procedures.
o Identify opportunities for knowledge and skills development. Encourage, motivate, and guide in learning and improving processes.
o Provide real-time feedback on staff performance.

Additional Comments Desired Competencies:
• Perform project management activities for small or medium scope projects, from origination through closeout following industry best practices.
• Use pre-existing project management plans and documents to coordinate and support the activities of a project. Develop work products based on the project sizing guidelines.
• Participate in reviewing project proposals or plans to define scope statements; determine project start and end dates and establish critical milestones within the project schedule; record quality metrics concerning the project and product performance; compile project reports.
• Implement all aspects of the project including scope, cost, quality, vendor management, human resources, communications, organizational change management, training, contingency planning, development, and integration.
• Perform risk planning and analysis. Develop and implement formal risk mitigation plans.
• Identify and resolve issues with project team and escalate appropriately.
• Initiate, record, assess, approve, and resolve project changes in a controlled manner.
• Provide regular status reports, highlighting accomplishments, plans, risks, and issues to project team members and senior management.
• Interact with stakeholders and coordinate the activities of the project team to ensure that the project objectives are met, and lead or facilitate project meetings.
• Oversee the development of requests for proposals (RFP).
• Assist a higher-level Project Manager or program area manager on more complex projects.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation:
The NYS Office of the State Comptroller provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Division of Human Resources at (518) 474-1924.

Equal Opportunity Employment:
The Office of the NYS Comptroller values a workforce with a broad, diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives. All employees are expected to contribute to a professional environment focused on self-evaluation and improvement, as well as acceptance and support of coworkers.

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

Name Erin M. 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, or the address below, no later than March 4, 2024. Documents must be sent as unlocked accessible attachments.

Reference Item #07651-EMZ 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: Amy Lauricella,

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

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