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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/14/19

Applications Due08/30/19

Vacancy ID73027

AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleSenior Accountant/Accountant Trainee 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

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 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rensselaer

Street Address Capital View Office Park - Bureau of Financial Operations

52 Washington Street, South Building

City Rensselaer


Zip Code12144

Minimum Qualifications Reachable on Civil Service Eligible List or One year of permanent competitive service or 55 b/c service as a Senior Accountant OR eligible for a 70.1 transfer

Duties Description Under the supervision of an Associate Accountant, the incumbent of the Senior Accountant position in the Bureau of Financial Operations will be assigned to the Local District Claiming/Title IV-E Unit. The employee will be responsible for the following duties:
• Review Local District of Social Services expenditures and supporting documentation claimed for reimbursement under Title IV-E Foster Care program for compliance with federal ACF and NYS regulations.
• Provide guidance to Local District of Social Services on proper system coding and claiming of expenditures under multiple OCFS programs
• Review, comment and evaluate state/federal regulation changes that impact OCFS programs. Provide guidance to Local District of Social Services staff of state/federal regulation changes.
• Assist in the development of requirements for system changes to ensure compliance with state/federal regulation changes.
• Gain a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between CONNECTIONS, Welfare Management System, Benefits Issuance Control System and the Automated Claiming System as it relates to OCFS programs’ eligibility, expenditures and claiming
• Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Quarterly Expenditure reports for the Title IV-E Foster Care, Foster Care Waiver, Adoption and Guardianship
• Assist in federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Foster Eligibility Review
• Assist in preparing documentation and process memos for KPMG State Single Audits
• Provide recommendations to the Associate Accountant regarding applicable administrative, programmatic and fiscal concerns, policies, priorities and procedures
• Participate in meetings and take steps to operationalize changes to BFO business practices.
• Assist with special projects as assigned

Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.

Additional Comments Free Parking is available at the Rensselaer NY location.

Background Investigation Requirements:

1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.

2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.

3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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

Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-473-6122

Email Address


Street Bureau of Personnel, EOA # 19-486 JLR

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number of the position being applied for. Please provide your email address and your work, home and cell phone numbers. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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