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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/11/18

Applications Due09/25/18

Vacancy ID58824

AgencyFinancial System, Statewide

TitleInformation Technology Specialist 1, #18-12

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $45455 to $58028 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Statewide Financial System

W. A. Harriman State Office Building Campus, Bldg. 5

City Albany


Zip Code12227

Minimum Qualifications This position is open to candidates who are reachable on the Information Technology Specialist 1, G-14, Civil Service eligible list OR have one year of permanent competitive service as an Information Technology Specialist 1, G-14. This position is also open to NYS employees deemed eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second, consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two grades. In order to qualify for a Section 52.6 transfer, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in a qualifying administrative title such as Business Management Assistant, G-14, Internal Auditor, G-14, or Program Research Specialist 1, G-14.

Preferred skills and abilities:

• Good communication skills, both written and verbal
• Knowledge of hardware and software and their working relationships within a computer installation
• Knowledge of database structure and database design
• Knowledge of database programming specifically SQL
• Knowledge of programming and programming standards
• Knowledge of computer terminology
• Knowledge of operating systems/standards/utilities
• Knowledge of security methods and procedures in a data processing environment
• Knowledge of testing and debugging techniques
• Ability to read and understand technical literature
• Ability to conduct post-implementation review and problem resolution
• Ability to communicate technical information both orally and in writing
• Ability to think logically
• Ability to understand and act upon technical instructions

Duties Description As part of the Statewide Financial System’s (SFS) Operations Division, the incumbent will work in the Master Data Management Bureau.

Illustrative duties include, but are not limited to:

• Design and maintain configuration values
• Coordinate and participate in the review of configuration values being proposed
• Help to ensure that the configuration documentation is well maintained and in line with the values entered into the systems
• Assist in the efforts to define and maintain procedures outlining the documentation and entry of configuration values
• Promote the appropriate use of such documentation by staff
• Deploy configuration values across the many environments supporting the Program
• Coordinate the direct entry of configuration values into the SFS environments
• Design, build and execute database scripts to deploy configuration values as an ongoing maintenance effort
• Assist in the training of SFS Program staff in the use of configuration documentation and the entry of configuration values into the systems
• Identify and resolve malfunctions and complex problems related to the configurations
• Assist other SFS Program members in determining the causes of and solutions to problems related to the configuration of the systems
• Maintain appropriate documentation of issues and resolutions for future reference
• Assist in the classification and handling of SFS data
• Participate in the classification of data elements and data entities
• Identify sensitive and confidential data
• Participate in the implementation of processes to appropriately handle SFS data
• Assist in the establishment of appropriate access approval processes
• Monitor the operation, versioning and access to configurations and sensitive data
• Support and maintain a "Gold" environment of configuration values for various applications
• Assist in the establishment and support of a configuration data dictionary
• Support a Configuration Management System to maintain and control versioning of work products documenting the configuration of the SFS environments
• Assist in the support of other Master Data Management activities
• Perform other tasks as necessary for the success of the SFS Program

Additional Comments You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with SFS, you may be required to be fingerprinted.

SFS is the organization that manages the enterprise financial system that supports the business of New York State government. SFS is an independent entity jointly governed by the Office of the State Comptroller and the Division of the Budget.

As one of the largest public sector enterprise financial systems in the United States, SFS processes an average of 22,000 voucher transactions daily and about $150 billion in payments per year using Oracle PeopleSoft technology. SFS staff provides extensive operational support to over 70 NYS agencies and authorities. SFS continues to work on major initiatives to expand the use of system functionality and works collaboratively with agencies and the NYS Office of Information Technology Services clusters that support IT systems across the State.

Currently, we are looking for motivated, highly qualified professionals who can lead and support on-going transformational statewide information technology projects. Working as part of the team at SFS provides a great opportunity to be part of a mission-driven organization that strongly supports its employees’ professional growth and development through training opportunities and knowledge sharing. You would also be able to see your work directly support the transformation of business processes supporting NYS government.

More About SFS

We are an innovative team of experts specializing in enterprise resource planning (ERP), financial operations, business analysis, information technology, project management, service delivery, training, change management and stakeholder relations. Since our inception, our focus has been to meet our customers’ financial processing needs, ensure the integrity of State financial data and lead future migrations from existing agency financial systems into one integrated financial management system.

To learn more about SFS, visit our website at

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

Name Lorissa Camarda


Fax 518 486-5617

Email Address


Street NYS Division of the Budget

State Capitol

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12224


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume by e-mail, fax, or post office mail. Please include your current Civil Service title and grade and be sure to indicate that you are applying for the position of Information Technology Specialist 1, Ref. #18-12.

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