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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/22/24

Applications Due03/06/24

Vacancy ID151830


AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitlePayroll Examiner 3, Item# 08296

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

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, or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 52.6 and/or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

For 52.6 and/or 70.1 transfer to a Payroll Examiner 3, salary grade SG-18, you must have one year of permanent competitive, or 55-b/55-c service in an approved title for transfer allocated to an SG-18 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 • Enter job and employee data into PayServ for new hires, concurrent hires, transfers and rehires.
• Enter additional miscellaneous withholding and payment information into PayServ.
• Calculate and reconstruct salary based upon established methodology.
• Provide employment verification for Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) employees.
• Assist OSC employees with completing direct deposit and other payroll related forms.
• Complete appropriate forms for full or partial check exchanges for overpayment of salary or exchange checks for deceased employees, assisting next of kin as necessary and manually calculating necessary taxes and deductions.
• Reissue W-2s.
• Process Social Security and Medicare tax refunds; assist employees with appropriate paperwork.
• Coordinate petty cash requests with the Bureau of Finance.
• Run regularly scheduled reports to identify new or amended garnishments to send notices to employees, identify non-negotiated checks, and change of address notifications.
• Assist with payroll activities: Budget Director Approvals (BDA) and reserve EMPID in PayServ.
• Assist in the development of the annual salary plan for exempt class, non-statutory employees.
o Maintain salary history of exempt class positions and their incumbents, including justification for internal promotions and salary changes.
o Provide reports for executive review, including ‘what if’ scenarios for payments which may be considered within the Comptroller’s discretion.
• Assist with New Hire Orientation at the New York City (NYC) location, as needed.

Additional Comments Desired Competencies:
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Detail orientated and able to produce an accurate and timely work product.
• Works well independently and in a team environment.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office of the State Comptroller is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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

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 Diana Chiachiaretta

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address


Street Office of Human Resources

110 State Street

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 6, 2024. Documents must be sent as unlocked and accessible attachments.
Reference Item #08296-DLC 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: Diana Chiachiaretta,

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

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