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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/20/23

Applications Due10/04/23

Vacancy ID139797

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAuditor 1/Trainee - 3160

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $50678 to $80248 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 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Administration/Audit Services

Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Qualifcations: Current state employees with one year of competitive permanent or contirngent permanent service in a grade and title eligible for 70.1 transfer. Public Qualifications: You must be on the Profressional Career Opportunities Civil Service list and have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation, and completion of a two-year traineeship; or a bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation, and completion of a two-year traineeship. Substitutions: a master’s degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation, may substitute for one year of experience. Licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) may substitute for two years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the ability to: effectively communicate with personnel at all levels (verbal and written); use analytical, critical thinking, and organization skills to process information quickly; perform duties with the highest level of integrity and discretion; and provide independent and unbiased recommendations.

Duties Description Under the general supervision of an Auditor 2 or Internal Auditor 2, the Auditor 1/Trainee will: performs research on the functions of the organization to be audited to determine purpose, organization, funds involved, and applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing its operation; assists in establishing the scope of audit by analyzing and determining areas for audit, and timeframe to be examined; assists in planning audit activities, including specific audit tasks, and the audit schedule; participates in entrance conferences with representatives of the organization being audited to explain audit goals and methodology, and to gain access to records; conducts financial and performance audits of Health programs, accounts, vendors, and grantees to ensure efficiency, proper internal controls, and compliance with laws, rules, regulations, contracts, and grants; performing various tests, reviews, reconciliations, and evaluations of accounts, claims, records, and procedures to ensure that transactions are processed appropriately; evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization in meeting its goals and priorities by reviewing program operations, comparing programs to those of comparable organizations, and noting any relative strengths or weaknesses; analyzes costs in comparison to comparable programs in terms of functions, equipment, and personnel utilization; utilizes generally accepted accounting and auditing principles and standards when conducting audits; prepares working papers in compliance with audit standards to document audit scope and conclusions; prepares narrative reports of audit findings and recommendation corrective actions that address the cause of each audit finding; discusses audit findings with representatives of the organization and participates in exit conferences; and, when acting as the auditor-in-charge, leads other Auditors 1 and Auditor Trainees, as required.

Additional Comments Please note: this position requires travel within New York State. Appointees must have a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate their ability to perform the required field audits, if public transportation is not available.

The salary range reflects the range from a Grade 14 Trainee 1 hiring rate to Grade 18 hiring. This is a two year traineeship which upon completion would be a G18. Advanced placement is reviewed based on relevant work experience.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more.
"For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Name Human Resources Management Group, SCD/A1/3160

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax (518)473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower

Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference SCD/A1/3160 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SCD/A1/3160, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

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