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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/06/18

Applications Due11/16/18

Vacancy ID61281

AgencyTemporary and Disability Assistance, Office of

TitleSenior Accountant/Accountant Trainee 1

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 40 North Pearl Street

City Albany


Zip Code12243

Minimum Qualifications Senior Accountant, Grade 18:

Eligible for lateral transfer or eligible for 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title.

For a complete listing of 70.1 transfer titles, please click on the following link: 70.1 transferable titles


Accountant Trainee 1, NS:

Eligible for lateral transfer or eligible for 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in one of the following titles.

For a complete listing of 70.1 transfer titles, please click on the following link: 70.1 transferable titles

If qualifying for either the Senior Accountant or Accountant Trainee 1 based upon service in one of the transferable titles included in the attached links, with an asterisk (*SPL), you must submit a list of qualifying coursework with your application that shows you have 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation. You must provide the course name, the number of semester credit hours received, and the name of the accredited college or university attended. Although you may have received credit for courses such as business law, economics, statistics, or finance as part of your accounting curriculum, these courses cannot be counted toward the required 24 semester credit hours. You may also provide college transcripts. Include separate undergraduate and graduate transcripts for each college attended. If contacted for an interview, you will be required to provide a copy of your college transcript(s) in order to verify statements made in your resume. Official or unofficial copies will be accepted.


Reachable on the appropriate list(s) in Albany.

Duties Description This position will report directly to an Associate Accountant within the Bureau of Financial Services. The candidate will participate within a unit responsible for the analysis, testing, documentation and coordination of activities supporting the Automated Claiming System (ACS) and other financial applications. This position will have primary responsibility for supporting the ACS Enhancement Project and act as a liaison with Office of Information Technology project staff. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for various administrative and audit duties specific to ACS and other financial applications.

The incumbent will be responsible for maintenance activities and new requests to support the existing ACS application. They will need to analyze Federal and State laws, proposed Federal and State legislation, departmental releases, program policy and fiscal policy to determine the impact to the fiscal systems supported by the unit. Support activities would include: tracking and analyzing change requests, developing and documenting test plans, conducting application testing and documenting results, troubleshooting problems and working with both end users and technical staff, coordinating application security requests and participating in audit reviews for the application.

Additional Comments A full-time, permanent appointment will be made. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title.

Salary for Trainee 1 is $45,455.

***Candidates should reference posting #18-201 when submitting your application.*** If submitting electronically, please reference posting #18-201 as part of your subject line.

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

Name Recruitment Unit

Telephone (518) 474-6822

Fax (518) 474-9374

Email Address


Street 40 North Pearl Street, 12B

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12243


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume. Include a current, Civil Service title and grade level and clearly state how you meet the minimum qualifications.

You may be required to provide acceptable proof of education, experience, credential and/or license to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to this position.

Applicants will be required to prove their eligibility for employment based upon acceptance of a position in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

If you are a retiree currently receiving benefits, indicate this and the name of the retirement system in your response.

In accordance with state law, Governor’s Executive Order No. 6 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance does not discriminate against disabled individuals. If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation at the time of the interview, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Development in Albany at (518) 473-8555 or in New York City at (212) 961-8216.

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