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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/02/24

Applications Due09/30/24

Vacancy ID155244


AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleEmployees’ Retirement System Examiner 1, SG-9, Employees’ Retirement System Examiner Trainee, equated to SG-6 NYHELPS Item #155244

Occupational CategoryClerical, Secretarial, Office Aide

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $35177 to $50884 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 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 an Employees’ Retirement System Examiner Trainee you must have:
There are no minimum qualifications for this level. Please review the desired competencies section of this posting for desired qualifications.

For appointment to the Employees’ Retirement System Examiner 1 position, you must have:
*One 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.

Competitive Minimum Qualifications:
Interested candidates must be reachable on the Beginning Office Assistant 1 eligible list or eligible to transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law or a 55 b/c eligible candidate.
Depending on qualifications, candidates may be required to serve a one-year traineeship that leads to an Employees’ Retirement System Examiner 1, SG-9 position.
To be eligible for a 70.1 transfer to Employees’ Retirement System Examiner 1, SG-9, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in a qualifying title allocated to a salary grade 7 or above.
To be eligible for a 70.1 transfer to Employees’ Retirement System Examiner Trainee, equated to SG-6, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in a qualifying title allocated to salary grade 6 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.

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 supervision of the training/supervisory staff, ERSE 1 examiner responsibilities may include the following:
• Receive, log, and prepare correspondence, documentation, and review and process member, retiree and employer applications, information and casework in the New York State and Local Retirement System.
• Receive, process, and reconcile payments made to NYSLRS.
• Research and determine eligibility, appropriate retirement plan, retirement/post-retirement benefit projections/calculations, and service credit based on Retirement and Social Security Law (RSSL), regulations, and policies.
• Perform all necessary online functions to generate a cost calculation. This includes calculation of service credit and previous full year of salary.
• Respond to telephone and written inquiries from stakeholders.
• Gather, compile, and prepare information and records for review.
• Check the accuracy of information, complete calculations, project service credit and contribution balances in the calculation of retirement and military service credit.
• Assist in the preparation of reports by gathering data, tabulating results and/or preparing simple charts.

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 organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Adaptable to interruptions and changes in work routine.
• Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations as necessary.
• Ability to contribute to an inclusive and diverse work environment.

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 Yasmin Vivian Cope

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 September 30, 2024. To access the job vacancy, copy the link above and paste it into your web browser. Documents must be sent as unlocked and accessible attachments.
If you have questions about this vacancy, please contact this Division representative:
Division contact: Amy Lauricella,

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