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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/10/24

Vacancy ID152613

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleEmployees’ Retirement System (ERSE) 2, 07335 (4 Vacancies)

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $47530 to $58016 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


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 Do you want a career with a purpose that provides work/life balance? Apply today to join the Office of the New York State Comptroller.

No exam required under the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide (NY HELPS) Program:

Non-Competitive Qualifications under the NYHELPS program:
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.

Competitive 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 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

To determine if you your current Civil Service titles 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.

For 70.1 or 70.4 transfer to an Employees’ Retirement System Examiner 2, salary grade (SG)-12, you must have one year of permanent competitive, or 55-b/55-c service in an approved title for transfer allocated to an SG-10 or above.

Duties Description Under the general supervision of the training/supervisory staff, ERSE 2 examiner responsibilities may include the following:
• Confirm eligibility and initial benefit payments by interpreting and applying appropriate New York State and Local Retirement System Law, policy, and regulation.
• Perform adjustments involving complex mathematical equations.
• Determine benefit eligibility for members and retirees.
• 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 Assistant 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 Desired Competencies
• Ability to prepare, understand and interpret written materials.
• Ability to use office equipment such as computers, photocopy equipment, etc.
• Excellent interpersonal skills both over the telephone and in-person
• Ability to perform tasks accurately with attention to detail and within specific time frames.
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Good organization and problem-solving skills.
• Adaptable to interruptions and changes in work routine.
• Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations as necessary.
• Ability to contribute to an inclusive and diverse work environment.
Additional Comments:
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

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 10, 2024. Documents must be sent as unlocked accessible attachments.

Reference Item #07335 (4)-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;

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