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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/26/24

Applications Due08/01/24

Vacancy ID154670


AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

Title Payroll Analyst 1 (NY HELPS), SG-18, Payroll Analyst Trainee 2 (NY HELPS), (Equated to SG-14), Payroll Analyst Trainee 1 (NY HELPS), (Equated to SG-13) Item #154670

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Managerial/Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $50408 to $78505 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? Yes

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 for appointment under the NYHELPS Program:
For appointment to the Payroll Analyst Trainee 1, you must have:
• A bachelor’s or higher degree.
For appointment to the Payroll Analyst Trainee 2, you must have:
All requirements for appointment to Payroll Analyst Trainee 1 AND
• One year of professional experience reviewing and issuing determinations on specific types of payroll matters to ensure compliance and consistency with laws, regulations, labor contract, business rules, and policies and procedures.
• A Juris Doctor, master's or higher degree in a related field can substitute for one year of specialized experience.
For appointment to the Payroll Analyst 1 (full journey level), you must have:
All requirements for appointment to Payroll Analyst Trainee 2 AND
• Two years of professional experience reviewing and issuing determinations on specific types of payroll matters to ensure compliance and consistency with laws, regulations, labor contract, business rules, and policies and procedures.
• A Juris Doctor, master's or higher degree in a field related to the position being filled AND one year of professional experience.

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, 52.6 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

For 70.1, 52.6 or 70.4 transfer to a Payroll Analyst 1, 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 a SG-16 or above. SG-11 or above for a Trainee 1, SG-12 or above for a Trainee 2, depending on qualifications.

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.

Depending on qualifications, you may be required to serve a 1 or 2-year traineeship that leads to the full level SG-18 position.

This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.
For more information on this program, please visit the NYS Department of Civil Service website, 55b/c Recruitment Resources Center (

Duties Description Under the general direction of a Payroll Analyst 2:
• Researches, reviews, analyzes, and establishes procedures to comply with all applicable State and federal laws, regulations, business rules, collective bargaining agreements, and procedures governing state payroll, including salaries, deductions, taxes, retirement programs, garnishments, and levies.
• Gathers information and assists agency payroll staff, deduction vendors, tax authorities, retirement system providers, garnishment officers and other entities with payroll-related issues, and questions.
• Monitors payment and processing activities to detect data errors, determine causes, and develop and implement solutions.
• Performs data analysis to identify areas of fraud, waste, and abuse.
• Evaluates, analyzes, and reports on payroll information by programming and executing queries and use of other software tools.
• Initiates post audit payroll reviews consistent with payroll business rules.
• Research, draft, revise, and finalize memoranda, bulletins, technical operational requirement documents, and various reports.
• Assists in developing the business continuity plan for a payroll business unit.
• Executes accounting transactions and assists with the reconciliation of weekly payroll disbursements.
• Manages escrow accounts for the payment of certain deductions, taxes, and employee payments.
• Provides and conducts training for State agencies.

Additional Comments Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Detail oriented and produces an accurate and timely work product.
• Works well independently and in a team environment.
• Able to provide training and guidance to employees.
• Able to assess multiple competing priorities.
• Strong customer service skills
• Able to analyze data and identify and resolve complex auditing problems.
• Able to conduct timely, accurate, and thorough research.
• Able to analyze and review weekly workflow.

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 Corinne Slycord

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 August 1, 2024. To access the job vacancy, copy the link above and paste it into your web browser. Be sure to submit an unofficial copy of any transcripts as there are educational requirements for this position. Documents must be sent as unlocked and accessible attachments.

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