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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/13/24

Applications Due02/27/24

Vacancy ID150959


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSr. Accountant, Trainee 1 or Trainee 2 - 32401

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 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Public Health Practice

Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Current Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent-permanent competitive status as a Senior Accountant (G18) OR current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title at or above a G13 and eligible to transfer to Senior Accountant (G18), Accountant Trainee 1 (NS) or Accountant Trainee 2 (NS) under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with Local Health Departments (LHDs); Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and to work cooperatively in a team-based setting; Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including exceptional interpersonal skills; Good computer skills, including proficiency with Word, Power Point and Excel applications; Ability to analyze fiscal information, including knowledge of general accounting principles and practices.

Duties Description Comprehensive desk reviews of annual State Aid Applications and quarterly claims to determine the appropriateness of the submission, compliance with policies and procedures, and PHL §600 and 10 NYCRR 40; Analyze claims for spending patterns in core service areas; Maintain electronic State Aid data; Assist in training both DOH staff and municipal fiscal staff on requirements of the State Aid program; Clarify and interpret rules and policies regarding the Article 6 program; Participate on work groups as directed; Enter vouchers into SFS; Perform comprehensive desk reviews of miscellaneous service contract invoices to determine the appropriateness of the submission and compliance with policies & procedures; and Obtain additional documentation in key core services areas to ensure expenditures claimed are eligible for reimbursement.

Additional Comments Permanent, competitive full-time position. Appointment may be made at the full journey level or at a trainee level as appropriate. Transfer candidates may be asked for a SS# to verify eligibility.

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, EGB/32401/SrAcct/OPHP

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference EGB/32401/SrAcct/OPHP included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, EGB/32401/SrAcct/OPHP, 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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