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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/21/21

Applications Due10/31/21

Vacancy ID93193

AgencyTemporary and Disability Assistance, Office of

TitleSenior Accountant or Accountant Trainee 1 or Trainee 2

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $60069 to $76387 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%

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 40 North Pearl Street

City Albany


Zip Code12243

Minimum Qualifications Senior Accountant (SG-18):
Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title; OR

Accountant Trainee 1 (NS=SG-14) Salary Grade $48,237:
Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title; OR

Accountant Trainee 2 (NS=SG-16) Salary Grade: $53,826:
Eligible for a lateral transfer or eligible for a 70.1 transfer by having one year of permanent competitive service in an appropriate title; OR

Reachable on the appropriate eligible list in Albany.

Duties Description Within the Field Operations Unit of the Bureau of Financial Services the incumbent will perform the following duties under the general direction of an Associate Accountant:

Performance of activities related to all aspects of Local Social Services Districts technical assistance and fiscal oversight, including:

• Conduct on-site or remote claims reviews and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) management evaluation reviews;

• Ensure effective district fiscal controls are in place;

• Monitor and review district claims;

• Assist districts with periodic review of financial information to maximize reimbursement;

• Follow-up with districts on questions, training needs and claiming corrections;

• Document claims review and SNAP management evaluation findings;

• Prepare written correspondence to districts detailing findings and corrective action;

• Develop and deliver training on various financial systems used by district staff;

• Prepare and deliver presentations for delivery at annual fiscal training sessions;

• Provide technical assistance to district staff on various financial systems and accounting functions;

• Read and become familiar with agency directives and fiscal reference material.

Additional Comments A full-time, permanent appointment will be made. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title. Travel is required. Travel includes areas that may not be served by public transportation. The amount of travel is estimated at 25% or less and includes both day trips and overnight stays.

Candidates should reference posting 21-144 when submitting your application. Please do NOT reference the Vacancy ID number.

If submitting electronically, please reference posting 21-144 as part of your subject line.

This position meets the criteria for appointment under 55-b and 55-c of Civil Service Law.

Veteran’s may be entitled to additional compensation if this position is filled via a traineeship. Applicants should identify themselves as a Veteran if this applies to you.

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

Name Recruitment Unit

Telephone (518) 474-6822

Fax (518) 474-9374

Email Address


Street 40 North Pearl Street, 12B

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12243


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume. Include a current, Civil Service title and grade level and clearly state how you meet the minimum qualifications.

You may be required to provide acceptable proof of education, experience, credential and/or license to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for appointment to this position.

Applicants will be required to prove their eligibility for employment based upon acceptance of a position in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

In accordance with state law, Governor’s Executive Order No. 6 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance does not discriminate against disabled individuals. If you are disabled and require reasonable accommodation at the time of the interview, please contact OTDA's designee for reasonable accommodation at (518) 473-6364.

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