Please note: State agencies that contact job applicants do not usually request personal or financial information via text message or over the phone in connection with your response to a job posting. If you are contacted for such information by these methods, or any other method, please verify the identity of the individual before transmitting such information to that person.
Note: For questions about the job posting, please contact the agency that posted this position by using the contact information provided on the "Contact" tab for the position.

Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/07/21

Applications Due09/22/21

Vacancy ID90859

AgencyInsurance Fund, State

TitleUnderwriter 1 (Disability Benefits)/Trainee 1/Trainee 2

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $42986 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 1 Watervliet Ave Ext.

City Albany


Zip Code12206

Minimum Qualifications Reachable on current Civil Service eligible list used for filling this title; one year of permanent, competitive class services as an Underwriter 1 Disability Benefits; or, one year of permanent competitive class service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Examples of eligible titles include, but are not limited to: Administrative Specialist 1, Assistant Insurance Fund Services Representative, Business Systems Analyst 1, Claims Services Representative 1, Claims Services Representative 1 Disability Benefits, Contract Management Specialist 1, Human Resources Specialist 1, Senior Administrative Analyst, Policyholder Services Representative 1, Program Aide, Underwriter 1.

Candidates with a score of 100 or higher on the current PCO eligible list who are eligible for appointment are encourage to apply. Please note your score of this exam in your cover letter.

Duties Description Under the general direction of an Underwriter 2 (Disability Benefits), performs professional underwriting activities over the life of a disability benefits policy including paid family leave benefits insurance. Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Reviews insurance policy applications for subsequent approval or rejection
• Provides underwriting services for policies over the life of the policy
• Processes the application for coverage and bills the policyholder if the initial quote is accepted
• Processes retention and cancellation of policies
• Performs policy maintenance functions
• Reconciles policyholder reported premium by conducting a review and analysis of policyholder payroll data
• Establishes proficiency in understanding and communicating the fundamentals of disability benefits insurance
• Maintains a high level of customer service

Additional Comments This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

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

Name Lynn Hausman


Fax (518)437-1618

Email Address


Street 15 Computer Drive West

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12205


Notes on ApplyingCandidates should email a resume and cover letter to, indicating the vacancy post number in the subject line.

Printable Version