GOT-IT

Payroll Examiner 2

Grade 15

New York State has approximately 119 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Payroll Examiner 1

    Grade 12

  2. Payroll Examiner 2

    Grade 15

  3. Payroll Examiner 3

    Grade 18

  4. Payroll Examiner 4

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

As a Payroll Examiner 2, you would function as payroll program supervisor in an agency or facility with payrolls of approximately 500 to 1,500 employees; supervise Payroll Examiner 1ís and/or clerical staff; and perform the full range of payroll processing tasks and activities as workload requires. In larger agencies, you may work as an assistant to a Payroll Examiner 3 and perform most payroll tasks, but may specialize in the preparation of one or more of the payrolls or in making payroll determinations.

Payroll Examiners supervise the staff and operations of an agency or facility payroll program, or a segment of a payroll program, which entails the preparation of the regular, lag, and special payrolls. They also make related payroll determinations concerning salaries, miscellaneous payments, deductions, taxes, and other similar matters.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

For qualified employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

Either A. as a Payroll Assistant, Payroll Examiner 1, or former title of Payroll Clerk 3;

Or B. as an Office Assistant 2 (Calculations); or in a clerical, keyboarding, or paraprofessional title allocated to Grade 11 or higher. Qualifying titles are available at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/37846titles.cfm.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

37-845

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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