Minimum Qualifications Current New York State Employees
Current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive service or 55b/c service as an Auditor 1, Grade 18; OR current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive service or 55b/c service in a qualifying title and be eligible for transfer** under section 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.
Note: All transfer candidates must possess a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation OR a bachelor’s degree or higher with 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses. Courses such as business law, economics, statistics, and most finance courses, although taken as part of an accounting curriculum, cannot be counted toward the 24 semester credit hours.
Candidates who are currently eligible, who possess a bachelor's degree or higher in accounting, auditing, or taxation; OR a bachelor’s degree or higher with 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses, are encouraged to apply. Courses such as business law, economics, statistics, and most finance courses, although taken as part of an accounting curriculum, cannot be counted toward the 24 semester credit hours. If interested in this position and applying using your 55b/c status, please provide a copy of your current 55b/c eligibility letter.
Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) List:
Candidates on the appropriate Select PCO list have been canvassed and do not need to apply to this posting.
NOTE: Current New York State employees who are on the eligible list and not reachable may be eligible for transfer.**
*Successful completion of the two-year traineeship leads to appointment as an Auditor 1, Grade 18.
**Candidates are encouraged to access GOT-IT on the Civil Service website (www.cs.ny.gov) to determine transfer eligibility.
Duties Description The Auditor 1 will work in the Accounting, Audits, and Finance Section of the Long Island Office and perform duties that include, but are not limited to:
• Providing support for financial and compliance reviews of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and its service provider in connection with all matters (such as rate cases, management and operational audits, and incentive compensation reviews) before DPS, as assigned.
• Assisting with the coordination of the office-wide review of LIPA and its service provider’s metrics in terms of gathering support for each applicable metric under the supervision of the metrics coordinator.
• Assisting with the review and substantiations of the achieved performance for metrics of LIPA’s service provider under the supervision of a lead auditor or with other senior auditors.
• Participating in the activities of LIPA and its service provider’s management and operations audit.
• Understanding the structure of LIPA and its service provider and assisting with applying Public Service Commission (PSC or Commission) decisions that may be applicable from other investor-owned utilities.
• Assisting in the preparation of audit plans and scoping memos, communicating audit findings, making recommendations for audit adjustments, and preparing or assisting in the preparation of recommendation or testimony in rate cases and other matters.
• Participating in other rate proceedings filed with the PSC.
• Conducting financial examinations by applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), specialized utility accounting and rate setting principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and Commission policies and practices.
Additional Comments The above salary range reflects the Downstate Adjustment of $3,026.
The primary mission of the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS or Department) is to ensure affordable, safe, secure, and reliable access to electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water services for New York State’s residential and business consumers, while protecting the natural environment. The Department also seeks to stimulate effective competitive markets for clean, renewable, and distributed energy resources that benefit New York consumers, as well as product and service innovations.
The Department of Public Service is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting the Designee for Reasonable Accommodations (DRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator which can be found under the Accessibility Link on the Department’s webpage at www.dps.ny.gov.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease send a resume, cover letter and unofficial transcripts to email@example.com or fax to Human Resources Management at (518)473-9990. Please reference “Auditor 1, posting 04036” when applying.