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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/06/18

Applications Due11/20/18

Vacancy ID61295

AgencyFinancial System, Statewide

TitleInformation Technology Specialist 3, #18-27 - Multiple Positions

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $73284 to $92693 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 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 3, G-23, Civil Service eligible list OR have one year of permanent competitive service as an Information Technology Specialist 3, G-23. As well as those 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 Information Technology Specialist 3 (Data Communications), G-23, Information Technology Specialist 3 (Database), G-23, or Information Technology Specialist 3 (Systems Programming), G-23.

Required Skills and Abilities:

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong interest and ability to learn independently and to teach others.
• Ability to work well in a team environment.
• Strong knowledge of business analysis techniques and tools.
• Strong troubleshooting, problem solving and organizational skills.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities.
• Ability to effectively conduct interviews and manage meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Practical experience with the Systems Development Life Cycle throughout all phases of solution delivery.
• Experience using recognized business analysis methodologies such as business process flows, fit-gap analysis and functional designs.
• Experience working with an enterprise system such as PeopleSoft.
• Experience using the Statewide Financial System (SFS) or another PeopleSoft implementation.
• Experience with New York State Financial Operations.
• Knowledge of General/Government Accounting Principles.
• Experience applying Business Analysis techniques in a complex application environment.
• Experience working with SQL and relational databases.
• Knowledge of project management techniques.
• Experience writing test scenarios and test scripts.

Duties Description The Solution Services Division at SFS is responsible for developing solutions to application and business process problems where the system doesn’t meet the business needs of our customers. The Division supports the design, development, and testing of solutions requiring new system functionality, changes to current applications, or changes to the business processes supported by SFS, an Enterprise Resource Planning application built on Oracle’s PeopleSoft platform.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Participate in business analysis activities supporting the system development efforts of the SFS.
- Responsible for eliciting requirements, developing functional solutions, and testing system functionality and business processes.
- Analyze and document existing and future state business processes.
- Engage in business transformation activities facilitating the user’s ability to transition to new business processes.
- Assist in analyzing the impact of proposed changes and upgrades to the SFS environment and/or other agency applications.
- Assist in the review of PeopleSoft configurations to ensure it incorporates user requirements and needs are met.
- Collaborate with other project team units to ensure that the SFS system environment supports project goals and objectives.
- Develop test scripts/scenarios, execute testing, and analyze results.
- Develop procedure manuals and technical documentation for support staff and end users.
- The incumbent may be a first level supervisor over other functional application analysts.

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 3, Ref. #18-27.

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