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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/09/24

Applications Due12/31/24

Vacancy ID155852


AgencyInsurance Fund, State

TitleAuditor 1 / Trainee 1/Trainee 2 (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $52198 to $82656 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? Yes

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Monroe

Street Address 100 Chestnut Street, Suite 400

City Rochester


Zip Code14604

Minimum Qualifications For Appointment to Auditor Trainee 1:
• Reachable on current Civil Service eligible list for this title; OR
• One year of permanent, competitive class service in a title eligible for transfer* under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Eligible transfers to the trainee 1/trainee 2 level include, but aren’t limited to: Auditor Trainee 1/Trainee 2 Tax, Budgeting Analyst Trainee 1/Trainee 2, Accountant Trainee 1/Trainee 2; OR
• A bachelor’s or higher degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation; OR
• A bachelor’s or higher degree (in any areas of study) with proof of 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing and/or taxation courses*.

For Appointment to Auditor 1 (SG-18):
• Reachable on current Civil Service eligible list for this title; OR
• One year of permanent, competitive class service in a title eligible for transfer* under Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law. Eligible transfers to the journey-level title include, but aren’t limited to: Internal Auditor 1, Management Specialist 1, Senr Budgeting Analyst.
• A bachelor's or higher degree (in any area of study) with proof of 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, and/or taxation courses* AND two years of professional experience in accounting/auditing or financial internal or field auditing, where you were responsible for the full range of activities in the design and/or review, analysis and management of accounting systems, resulting in the preparation of, or recommendations on, financial statements in accord with generally accepted accounting principles; OR
• A master's or higher degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation AND one year of professional experience as described above; OR
• A currently valid Certified Public Accountant license and registration issued by New York State.

*Please note, candidates in a transferable title may also require the additional qualification of 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, and/or taxation. Please note that 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. Experience NOT considered qualifying are activities restricted to teaching, bookkeeping, maintaining/auditing payroll records or accounts receivable/accounts payable, or preparing tax returns.

Please be advised that the New York State Insurance Fund does not offer sponsorship for employment visas to employees or potential employees. Candidates sponsored for employment by an organization should be aware of their sponsorship status and the relevant expiration date(s) of that sponsorship before applying to this position.

Duties Description The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) provides Workers Compensation Insurance to New York employers, and premiums are determined by employers' applicable payrolls. Premium auditors perform reviews of employers' payrolls, financial and other pertinent records, as well as physical operations, to verify reported payrolls and operations for specified policy periods. This is done in compliance with Workers' Compensation Insurance laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines. Auditors will need to apply professional accounting and auditing standards and principles alongside the Workers Compensation guidelines. These reviews are usually done in a meeting with the employer or a designate at their location. An employer may opt for a virtual interactive video conference where they provide records on their computer screen for the auditor’s review or choose to have the review done remotely by uploading all records to our secure site for the auditor to review and discuss with them thereafter.

Appointees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

This position requires frequent travel. You are required to maintain a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle while employed in this position.

Additional Comments 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.

NYSIF has a telecommuting program.

This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Fringe Benefits:
• Competitive Compensation.
• Future Career Growth Potential.
• Open and Supportive Team-Based Environment.
• Plentiful Vacation, Personal, and Sick Leave Accruals.
• Paid State and Federal Holidays.
• Full Medical, Vision, and Dental.
• Retirement Options.
• Possibility of Telecommuting, Flextime, and Alternative Work Schedules.

NYSIF Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) prioritizes and champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout our agency. NYSIF provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state, and local law. We believe that embracing our differences brings richness, new ideas and experiences to NYSIF, which energizes a creative and innovative work environment. We strive to foster a workplace where diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making process and have ample opportunity for advancement. We are committed to investing the necessary resources and attention to improving the engagement, retention, and promotion of the extraordinary talent we have.

About NYSIF:
The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) was established in 1914 as part of the original enactment of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law. NYSIF's mission is to guarantee the availability of workers’ compensation insurance at the lowest possible cost to New York employers and to provide timely, appropriate indemnity and medical payments to injured workers, while maintaining a solvent fund. Since inception, NYSIF has fulfilled the dual roles for which it was created: to compete with other carriers to ensure a fair marketplace and to be a guaranteed source of coverage for employers who cannot secure coverage elsewhere.

NYSIF is the largest workers’ compensation carrier in New York State and among the top ten largest workers’ compensation carriers in the nation, insuring approximately 131,000 policyholders, with more than $1.6 billion in annual earned premium and over $22 billion in assets. A self-supporting insurance carrier, NYSIF operates without taxpayer funding.
In addition to workers’ compensation insurance, NYSIF provides disability benefits coverage for off-the-job injuries to more than 57,500 New York employers. In 2018, NYSIF added paid family leave as a component of its disability benefits product, providing New Yorkers with job-protected, paid time away from work to care for their families.


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Name Meg Corcoran


Fax (518) 437-1618

Email Address


Street 15 Computer Drive West

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12205


Notes on ApplyingPlease send cover letter, resume, and transcript(s) to, including the position title and Vacancy ID number in the email subject line. Please note, if you are unable to provide proof of 24 completed college credits in accounting, auditing, and/or taxation courses, you will be unable to be appointed to this position. If you wish to provide a transcript from outside of the United States, please provide a transcript evaluation from one of the approved NYS Civil Service evaluation services.

If you are applying for permanent appointment through transfer eligibility, please also include your official NYS position title in the body of your submission.

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